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One post lift installed, P90D is back in the garage....

Discussion in 'Model S' started by fiksegts, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. fiksegts

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    #1 fiksegts, Dec 25, 2015
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    Finally got it installed, really happy with the build quality and install. The lift is a monster, weighs almost 4,000 pounds yet takes up minimal space. It's awesome to be able to walk around the cars without running into poles, etc.

    full write up: American Custom Lifts M1 4.5 Single Post Car Lift Install and Review

    video along with time-lapse video of the install:



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  2. stevezzzz

    stevezzzz R;SigS;P85D;SigX

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    That is some good looking machinery. The cars are nice, too. :biggrin:
     
  3. Nickjhowe

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    Very cool Brooks! Merry Christmas.
     
  4. benjiejr

    benjiejr Technogeekextraordinaire

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    Holy smokes this is awesome!!
     
  5. jsimon77

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    That's awesome. I've been thinking about doing the same in my garage...What is the height of your garage and the hight from the ceiling to the garage doors when open?

    Thanks!

    Jason
     
  6. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    Probably don't want to put my Model S underneath my vintage (read: leaky) Land Cruiser....:scared:
     
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    i would totally store some of my cars like that if i did not live in earthquake county...

    that is a super nice looking lift though!
     
  8. msnow

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    Really cool but my garage is 2 feet shorter.
     
  9. kwhftw

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    kinda jealous of the lift, not gonna lie. awesome!
     
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    That looks amazing, thanks for sharing!
     
  11. Quantum`

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    That thing'll knock your block off if you're not careful every time you walk in the garage!
     
  12. SabrToothSqrl

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    What's the price on these bad boys? It may be less for me to just build another bay :)
     
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    I found a price on line for the 6500 lb version for $8k installed - Single Post Car Lift (Pics) - Page 2

    I have friends who have 4 post parking lifts. A good one (ie, Bendpak HD-7, 7k lbs) will cost a bit over $3k installed.

    I was looking at a Bendpak HD-9XW (long, wide, tall version of the 4 post, 9000 lb HD-9) for parking and maintenance. Doing the installation myself would have been <$3k total, but I stumbled upon a used 2 post lift from an old GM dealer. Too good a deal to pass up.
     
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    thanks!

    my garage ceiling height is 10.5 feet, the column of this lift is 9.5 feet so that's the minimum you'll need. Although they will custom build you one any size. Since I put AC in the garage, I put in new insulated garage doors that are mounted as high as possible along with side lift master 8500 openers. The garage door is just a few inches from the ceiling. Cost is around $6k plus shipping depending on your location from them.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing... very nice, but no way I'd try it in SoCal.
     
  16. GreenT

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    Can you remove any of the "leaves" so you can work under the car? Or is its design only you can park one on top of the other?
     
  17. asudan

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    Very cool. That clicking sound as you raised the car is a bit unsettling however. Do you know what is causing that?
     
  18. Footbag

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    I am guessing it may be a safety latch dropping into place every few inches. At the end of lifting the car, it dropped slightly, which I presume was the lift settling into the nearest latch/notch.
     
  19. gaswalla

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    If I had those cars, I'd also have thre right sized garage
     
  20. Caligula

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    That's exactly what's going on. It's a ratcheting system.
     

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