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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking for good and bad feedback on any car lifts. Not something too radical, just enough to lift my el camino and change some parts when I need it. I won't use it for storage of another car on top, scares me too much with my 6 year old. thanks Dino
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 06:46 PM
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 02, 06:49 PM
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 02, 02:25 AM
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WHEW! I thought you were looking for a lift kit for your car.

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 02, 05:35 AM
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I have one from Eagle Equipment. I really like it. However, if I had it to do again, I think the Backyard Buddy that Clill has is a little nicer. It goes up faster (which is probably due to his being 220V and mine is 120V), but the jack trays are also nicer.

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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 02, 09:01 AM
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My brother has one of the Gemini lifts. He had it modified so it's down in the ground under the garage floor. He can park a car on it and lower it down. When it's closed it has a steel diamond plate top that becomes the garage floor and he parks his other car on it at ground level. Pretty slick.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 02, 09:37 AM
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What about a dual post lift? That gives you the added flexibility of being able to work on axles, brakes, and other jobs that require tire/wheel removal.

Would a dual post lift work with the camaros?

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 02, 09:51 AM
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I bought the Perfect Park 7000 after looking at several at Carlisle and am very please with it.

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I looked at the 2-post lifts but it seemed like a hassle to always have to set the thing correctly under the frame areas every time you want to lift your car. If you were doing almost all brake jobs, etc. where the tires had to be removed constantly it might be a better way to go. They have jack trays that allow you to remove the tires and wheels very fast on the 4-post types anyway.

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 02, 07:55 AM
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Try www.kwiklift.com I have one and I like it.

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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 02, 01:40 PM
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I purchased the Perfect Part 7000 and have no problems. 4 post and works with 110v. A couple of us put it together in an afternoon. Hard to unload from the truck it was pretty heavy. Needed a few neighbors, but well worth it.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 02, 05:15 PM
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If you're going to spend the money for a lift, get one that will allow you to walk under the car (you're back will rejoice). Even if you have to modify you're garage to do it, it is well worth it. They're not that much more than the brake job type lifts.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 10th, 02, 01:27 AM
 
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I also have the Perfect Park 7000. Nice lift and I was able to assemble it myself, although having another helper would have been nice.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 02, 03:27 PM
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