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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 19, 06:23 AM Thread Starter
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is it bad to leave a car stored on a 2 post lift ? I hear different opinions
looking at lifts for the garage
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 19, 06:49 PM
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How long are you storing it for? Personally I wouldn’t ‘store’ on a 2 post for more than a few months. Not sure what it could really hurt though.

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Weight off the tires and suspension..... Sounds good to me. I see no reason not to store on a two post assuming it will rest on the mechanical locks the whole time and it's installed to manufacturers spec for concrete thickness and fasteners.

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What Jeff said, its not the lift, its the installation, compounded by how off center the load is. I couldn’t do it.

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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 17th, 19, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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looking at lifts for winter storage/small maintenance
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Re: storage

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If your ceiling height won't allow a two post with a clear floor I would opt for a four post. In my experience a two post with the crossover on the floor is useless for any transmission area work as that crossover is right where the wheels on the oil drainer or the jack need to be. Brake work is more difficult on a four post but not that bad with a trolley jack which are available from most manufacturers.

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As Jeff posted , get a clear floor if you go 2 post. I have one of both. Clear floor, and no so clear floor. I have not used my not so clear floor in almost a year. It's a pain.

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I am curious as to opinions on having suspension droop. Is it better to have no weight and suspension drooping all that time? I would think that is not a good thing, but maybe it is.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 03:07 PM
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There's are a few things to be aware of when leaving the suspension in full droop.
If the shocks are extended to the point that they are supporting the wheels and or
rear axle it's not good on them. On the front end the upper control arm bumpers will
end up with a flat on them. Be sure the front brake flex lines and the rear brake flex line
isn't taught. The rear line is pretty short so easy to get too much pressure on it.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old Nov 18th, 19, 05:05 PM
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Re: storage

I have two 4 post lifts so I can park 1 on the lift and 1 under it.

So 4 cars only taking up 2 parking spaces.

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all good info
have not got far on this due to overhead door companies not showing up or not getting quote for door fix
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