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    My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

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    Re: My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

    I was very "mehh" on it until he started jacking up the stands and I was a whole new level of impressed. They look super stable, easy to use, and get the car way off the ground.

    Any idea what pricing looks like? I checked his website and it says "Email for pricing and availability." I love them, but I'm guessing they're going to be more than I could justify spending.
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    Re: My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

    I'm kind of lukewarm also. Great idea but looks like a lot of work. I'm automatically suspicious whenever I see "call for pricing" too. If these cost more than those pneumatic scissor lifts we've seen recently then I would be out. My current two-piece, long Race Ramps gets the car up 12" just by driving up.

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    Re: My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

    http://norcal-lsx.com/forum/showthre...t=85396&page=2

    Post 19 said they are $260.00 a pair plus shipping. Reasonable if it was for a set of four.
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    Re: My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

    Ehh, I like them but it's tough to justify $260 vs some $20 jackstands.
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    Re: My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

    With jack stands you can take the wheels off.

    Have seen an actual used lift on sale on Ebay for $1000.00. Would need a tall ceiling in the garage and increase the depth of the concrete in the slap at the mounting point to at least 6-8 inches. Four inches of concrete is mighty flimsy for that kind of service in the average garage.
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    Re: My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

    The garage I am looking to put is going to have 12 foot walls, the footer for the building support and then 4 inch slab. A lift is on my wish list. If the primary vehicles will be Miatas, maybe my little Ford Rangers and once in a blue moon a tire rotation on the sedan will a 4 inch slab be enough? Would a four post versus a two be a better choice?
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    Re: My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

    What about GearHead Diva's video on the kiwi-lift lift?
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    Re: My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

    If you check manufacturers specs, they will tell you what the thickness of the footings are required. If you go by those for a two or four post lift, you will be playing it safe. Don't second guess this and do it right. Might even require a permit since it is part of the structural part of the structure.

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    Re: My Lift Stand - Great idea for lifting a car

    Quote Originally Posted by Pmarcuzzo View Post
    The garage I am looking to put is going to have 12 foot walls, the footer for the building support and then 4 inch slab. A lift is on my wish list. If the primary vehicles will be Miatas, maybe my little Ford Rangers and once in a blue moon a tire rotation on the sedan will a 4 inch slab be enough? Would a four post versus a two be a better choice?
    4" slabs are not load bearing. Typically that's 3000 PSI mix with 6 x 6 or 10 x 10 mesh. How many cracked driveways or sidewalks have you seen?
    The good news is that its an easy slab to cut and pour footers. 24 x 24 x 24 with rebar mats in the bottom and top. Dowel them into the existing slab. Depending on the max load you can engineer the footers accordingly. Its not cheap BUT if I am the one standing under it, its a great value. While you are cutting the slab, consider cutting a trench and dropping in a conduit to run power or any other future needs.
    I am not an engineer but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Select last night.
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