Garage Lift Recommendation

Discussion in 'Garages, Workshops & Tools' started by mgd1790, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. Glava

    Glava Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Direct Lift

    I have had my direct lift now for almost 2 years and it is great. It included the ramps, (4) drip pans and one HD movable pan for a bottle jack.
    At that time it was about $2,500.00 delivered and installed.
    My attached garage was high enough, but had to change the track and lift. I also went with a heater so I could work in the winter when the cars can't be driven -but it is nice to have the extra parking space too!
     

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  2. fester

    fester Veteran Member

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  3. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    I have a DIRECT Pro Park..Standard Length, Std Height.
    DIRECT made in China is owned by ROTARY Lifts, made in USA.

    DIRECT does offer Taller and/or Longer Lifts

    Greg Smith is a big dealer understood......His Private Label
    4 post lift looks like very much the same as the DIRECT

    Same factory...Same Lift ?????..............Hmmmm!
     
  4. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm going to have a 9 foot 6 inch high garage ceiling in the near future. Any of you with a lift have any comments? Is that too low to be useful with the Camaro?
     
  5. 70pete

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    I have a 9-6 ceiling and went with the atlas sissor lift. Works great
     
  6. BigBlock73

    BigBlock73 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I have a 4 post lift and 11' ceiling height
    I just clear,the roof of the camaro,going to the top of lift height
    You'll need to stoop down a bit to walk under the car
     
  7. czizza

    czizza Veteran Member

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    It depends on how tall are you ... and the type of lift. I have a 2 post so mine grabs from the Chassis, a 4 post grabs from the tire. If you have a 9' 6" ceiling and jacked up the car to the max (giving about an inch of ceiling clearance) you should be about the 5ft 8" mark under the car. So if you are like me 5' 8" you might have to do the mechanic spread to fit but if you are taller then you might be tighter.
     
  8. mgd1790

    mgd1790 Veteran Member

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  9. czizza

    czizza Veteran Member

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    That's too tall ... A 2 post will give you more over a 4 post but at 6'4" you are SOL'ed.
     
  10. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I am guessing a two post would work the best for height, but does it have drip pan capability?

    I also would think a top crossbar two post is the strongest, and maybe I could modify the ceiling a bit to allow some more height.

    9 and a half feet is just not high enough to me. I will be on a chair or doing the mechanic spread underneath the car.

    I also originally wanted to use a four post to park another car underneath it. That may work, but I'm guessing I'll have limited height options.
     

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