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jacdaw
12-16-2010, 09:22 PM
Not for my Hilux, for my daily driver. Right now I'm just not physically capable of crawling under this thing. I've got something loose like a skid plate or ??? and need to get under the car to find it. Would take maybe 5 minutes. My schedule is fairly flexible. I could compensate you with :beer: or we could grab lunch/dinner during my visit.:bowdown:

Inukshuk
12-17-2010, 12:02 AM
no lift but could we just put it on the jack and jackstands? Then I'd crawl under for you.

jacdaw
12-17-2010, 12:11 AM
no lift but could we just put it on the jack and jackstands? Then I'd crawl under for you.Certainly, Daniel. I just didn't want anyone to get dirty but me. I'm hoping it's a couple loose bolts. Worst case is loose bolts, stripped threads where loose part has been sliding on bolt shaft every time I hit a pot hole.

Can certainly wait until after the holiday too. I just keep forgetting to ask. Today seems to be my forum catch up day.

OilHammer
12-24-2010, 11:20 AM
You know....I've been thinking of importing a bunch of lifts. I think I can get a 4 post for around a grand, less the more I bring in. Everything is made in China these days, so pretty tough to get around that. Assuming the quality is there, I wonder how many people would buy a 2 post or 4 post at that price....just for the reasons stated above.

frontrange
12-24-2010, 11:38 AM
The problem with a lift is most of us don't have the clearance for one. Even if you have high ceilings the garage doors always seem to have all of the hardware hanging too low. I use one of these and find it a better solution for me:

http://www.kwiklift.com/

Has some minor draw backs, but is generally practical for the home workshop.

Air Randy
12-24-2010, 11:55 AM
You know....I've been thinking of importing a bunch of lifts. I think I can get a 4 post for around a grand, less the more I bring in. Everything is made in China these days, so pretty tough to get around that. Assuming the quality is there, I wonder how many people would buy a 2 post or 4 post at that price....just for the reasons stated above.

Can you get one of these 10K 2 post lifts? If so how much? I might be interested.

Old40Dog
12-26-2010, 12:08 PM
I'd be interested in one that price range. Not sure about 2 or 4 post at this time. Want to be able to lift an 80 though.

You know....I've been thinking of importing a bunch of lifts. I think I can get a 4 post for around a grand, less the more I bring in. Everything is made in China these days, so pretty tough to get around that. Assuming the quality is there, I wonder how many people would buy a 2 post or 4 post at that price....just for the reasons stated above.

OilHammer
12-26-2010, 06:48 PM
Okay, so I completely hijacked this thread. Sorry about that. Yeah, 2 and 4 post are available. The 2 post lifts are even cheaper b/c there is a lot less metal. A 4 post is cool b/c you can get the caster kit and roll the whole thing into the driveway. But...you need the trolleys if you want to change tires and stuff. A 4 poster is more for oil change, detailing, things where you don't need to pull the wheels off. It's also good for storing two cars one over the other. The 2 post assymetrical lift is better for all around service.

Pricing wise, it really depends on how many. I think a grand is a good number from what I'm seeing and based on buying 4 of them. I'm taking two myself....want a double decker garage (basement) ;)

ScaldedDog
12-26-2010, 10:39 PM
Everything is made in China these days, so pretty tough to get around that.

Actually, that's not true (http://www.rotarylift.com/uploadedFiles/News/Press_Releases/Make_Sure_Your_Lifts_Are_Made_in_America.pdf). Personally, I want a lot more than a thousand dollar Chinese lift holding a three or four ton truck over my head.

Mark

jacdaw
12-27-2010, 07:34 AM
I'm not at all upset about the hijack. And that QuickLift would be a fun addition to my small garage after my transplant is done. Although the more I look at it, it doesn't seem to give much more lift than a pair of good ramp stands, especially the solid hard rubber ones. And since you drive on, wheel changes are out of the question.

Corbet
12-27-2010, 10:32 PM
I still have a twinn post lift in storage in Denver I'd like to get rid of. I would have to see what kind of condition its in as its been outdoors:(

anyone can PM me if your interested. Its a Challenger lift I got out of the Dodge dealer in Silverthorne. It worked for 3500 series Rams so I'm sure it will lift a Cruiser.

corsair23
12-28-2010, 01:55 AM
John,

Did you find something to use to lift up the car? If not, I've got some of those car ramp dealyos you could borrow. I actually use them when working on the :Princess:'s low rider 80 :hill:

Heck, if we could find a day/time that worked for both of us you could come by, pull in the garage and on the ramps, and we'll check it out. Pretty far south for you to come but if it works out :thumb:

jacdaw
12-29-2010, 09:00 AM
Thanks Jeff. Daniel offered the same thing. I said we could waiy until holidaze are over.
I don't care how far I drive. As long as the loose bits don't fall off on the way. :LOL:

frontrange
12-29-2010, 09:37 AM
I'm not at all upset about the hijack. And that QuickLift would be a fun addition to my small garage after my transplant is done. Although the more I look at it, it doesn't seem to give much more lift than a pair of good ramp stands, especially the solid hard rubber ones. And since you drive on, wheel changes are out of the question.

It gets the bottom of the front and rear wheels a little over 20 inches off the ground IIRC, much more room under the vehicle than trying to work under a set of ramps. I've been able to drop a couple of transmissions out from under the 40 and the vette with it. Overall its a good height for doing a lot of work.

I've had both vehicles stored long term on the QuickLift and done lots of projects that included axle work. Getting the axles supported is a PITA with the Qwicklift since they end up way too high for a jack stand without rigging some kind of stable platform for the jack stands to sit on. I home brew so I use empty kegs which work out to be a good height. Commercial truck type jack stands would be another option, but they are heavy and pretty large to store.

jacdaw
01-03-2011, 07:35 PM
I was tightening my lugs nuts today (30 days of 4 miles/day on new wheels/tires) and stumbled upon what's loose. The front lower rubber shock bushes are ruined and the shocks are rattling in the lower mounts. I can't tell if the shocks leaked or something else got on the bushes. So no lift needed, I just need to get some urethane bushes or worst case, new shocks.:thumb:

Thanks for the offers to get my car off the ground! :risingsun