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Old 05-30-2013, 01:34 PM   #21
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I just started renting out a 1250sqft industrial space rather then messing with low ceilings and pissed off neighbors.

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I'm not sure it's transferable.
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It's only transferable if fluids are exchanged in the process.
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I bought this Bend Pak P6 for $1300 brand new. I've had it for a year and it has already paid for itself in time savings and reduced hassle. Can I stand underneath it? No. Does it save time on a ton of common jobs? Absolutely. It takes me all of about 10 minutes to change four wheels and tires (and two front brake pads) now to get ready for the track.

The center section is entirely open, so no problem using it for working on transmission, clutch, exhaust, suspension, or the underside of the motor/ engine bay.

For a value option, this one is hard to beat.





Hmm, I can get one of those style for free from my buddy's body shop. It's air over hydraulic though. They changed all of theirs out for standard hydraulic. I hve been saying I'd stop by to look at it but never found the time as I thought it would be kind of worthless.
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Old 05-30-2013, 02:37 PM   #25
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I just started renting out a 1250sqft industrial space rather then messing with low ceilings and pissed off neighbors.
Was the lift included?
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Lol no. That was another $2300.
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Man if industrial space like that wasn't so damn expensive around here I'd be all over it. Houston is exploding right now though, everything is getting crazy expensive.
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I bought this Bend Pak P6 for $1300 brand new.
How the hell did you find that for $1300? They're about $2200+ as far as my searches show. I'd be all over one for 1500 bucks.

Is it bolted down, or can you move it around?
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Still leaning towards an Ezcarlift. Too expensive for what they are (unpowered), but they're cheaper than the P6 by about $500, portable and leave the center open for access.
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I'm still looking for a nice 2 post lift for the shop.

We need something that will handle at least 5-6 tons though.
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I've been considering this for awhile:

MaxJax Portable Two Post Lifting System by Dannmar

It's expensive for only getting the car 4' off the ground, but it's better than jackstands and the ~ 2' of that bendpak. Plus it fits in a normal sized garage and rolls away for storage. Costco has them for $2k shipped (cheapest I can find):

Dannmar MaxJax
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My problem with 2 post lifts is that my garage floor is crap. Can't bolt into it to secure the posts.

Been looking at the Atlas mid rise lift. This one: Auto Lift 6,000lb. Portable Mid-Rise Frame Lift

Has open center, powered, no mounting requirements. Still can't get myself to pull the trigger on 2 grand just to save myself the effort of putting the vehicles up on stands.
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I've been considering this for awhile:

MaxJax Portable Two Post Lifting System by Dannmar

It's expensive for only getting the car 4' off the ground, but it's better than jackstands and the ~ 2' of that bendpak. Plus it fits in a normal sized garage and rolls away for storage. Costco has them for $2k shipped (cheapest I can find):

Dannmar MaxJax
thats another decent option! i assume it bolts into the floor as well. the FAQ reads it needs 4inch thick concrete.
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Man if industrial space like that wasn't so damn expensive around here I'd be all over it. Houston is exploding right now though, everything is getting crazy expensive.
I'm paying just over $5 a sqft per year. That is actually a tad above average for the area but these are some of the nicest kept parks I've seen. I started splitting it with one friend at first and after I got the lift got another "roommate" and it keeps costs very reasonable.
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I've got this lift: Atlas 9KOH

I was able to pick it up, so no delivery charges. Was under $1800 including taxes, hydraulic fluid, and hammer drill bit.

After using it for 6 months, I'm kicking myself for not getting one sooner.
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I want this when I get my own garage.

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I wonder if that would fit in my 1 car garage...
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I bought this Bend Pak P6 for $1300 brand new.
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How the hell did you find that for $1300? They're about $2200+ as far as my searches show. I'd be all over one for 1500 bucks.
Yeah, seriously, where did you find it for $1300? $1500 is a steal compared to what I'm seeing online and $1300 gives me another $200 in the beer budget
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