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Old 12-16-2010, 09:22 PM
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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 or we could grab lunch/dinner during my visit.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:02 AM
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no lift but could we just put it on the jack and jackstands? Then I'd crawl under for you.
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:11 AM
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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.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:20 AM
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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.
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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.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:55 AM
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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.
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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.

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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.
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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)
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Everything is made in China these days, so pretty tough to get around that.
Actually, that's not true. Personally, I want a lot more than a thousand dollar Chinese lift holding a three or four ton truck over my head.

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Old 12-27-2010, 07:34 AM
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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.
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