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11-20-2013, 04:01 AM #1
Garage Lift Choices........single or 4 post?
As my car collection/addiction grows, I need more space and need to put in a garage lift for storage.
I have a 3 car garage and a separate 4th single garage. I want to put the lift on the left side of the 3 car garage bay. I was going to get a Bend Pak HD9 4 post lift, but then saw a very cool single post lift they make as well, though more expensive ($5400 vs $2900).
Problem is if I put a single post lift on the left side, I hear it is difficult to open the driver side door because of the post.
Any experience with either?
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11-20-2013, 04:27 AM #2
Back the car in?
11-20-2013, 05:39 AM #3Senior Member
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11-20-2013, 06:05 AM #4
I don't really see the point in the 1 post.
11-20-2013, 07:31 AM #5
11-20-2013, 07:35 AM #6
Four post. Though structural integrity and warranty may come along with the single post, I like the peace of mind that an extra three posts gives.
11-20-2013, 06:59 PM #7
Funny I was just doing lift research yesterday as I'm building another 2 bay addition on my house. I think i'm actually going to do a single post lift so I can park a car underneath it and then also do a scissor lift so I can work on the cars. One might wonder why but the garage is actually going to be smaller than I originally wanted due to setbacks on the property line so I don't want anything encroaching on usable space around the cars.
11-20-2013, 08:17 PM #8
4 post with a set of bridge jacks is on my x-mas list.
That way you can leave it up there without worry, AND work on it with wheels off if you want.
11-22-2013, 04:15 AM #9
Definitely a 4 post if you plan on parking another car under it.
I'm not real familiar with the single post lifts but I have a 2 and a 4 post in my garage. For changing oil and parking, the 4 post is perfect but for everything else, I prefer to work under the 2 post.Tell EVERYONE you know to tell EVERYONE they know that the left lane is for passing. Do so, then get the fvck over!!!!
11-22-2013, 02:00 PM #10
two post for service.
four post for storage and some service.
one post with parking flat surface for small garage.
Complete hydraulics are inexpensive and good way to go... not the best but works for me for 8 years holding heavy cars without any problem.