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Hey, anybody used one of these?? http://www.kwiklift.com I saw one today...looks like a sweet set-up, just wondering if anybody has one or has used one, also interested in anything else out there they may be the same type lift, I don't want to spend a ton of money or have something that has to be permanently installed..........thanks in advance
 

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A buddy of mine has one.It's probably the same brand.They are just the trick for detailing under the car,changing oil,etc.If you don't have the height for an above ground lift or the budget,this is the next best thing.I wish I had room in my garage for one..

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SWEET!!!

Will that fit on Santa's sleigh?


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Heck forget Santa's sleigh... they are less than 20 miles from my door!

[This message has been edited by MytMini (edited 11-16-2002).]
 

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I wanted to revisit this old thread to see if anyone since has used them - Pros/cons. My pro-tour is so low, I can't even get a low profile jack under the front end unless I go from the side with the back on jack stands. Problem is the jack wants to roll sideways causing the back jackstands to buckle - not safe at all. I need to do something. Here is an updated link:
https://www.kwik-lift.com/products/kwik-lift/
 

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Don't really see the value in having one. Plus always in the way when not parked on it.

Why not just drive your cars front wheels onto a 2x6 then your low pro jack should work?
 
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Don't really see the value in having one. Plus always in the way when not parked on it.

Why not just drive your cars front wheels onto a 2x6 then your low pro jack should work?
Tried that but I need something I can do by myself. My floor is epoxied and the boards slide. Kind of a pain to move everything to prop against the wall and I would hate to shoot it to the floor. Also looking for an alternative to jack stands - used them for years but now that I am older, I am more and more reluctant to climb under the car.
Another thought was to keep the car parked on it over the winter as a mouse deterrent - Make those suckers work for the prize lol

Check out Quick Jack

https://www.quickjack.com/car-lift-systems.html

This is what I use because I do not have room for a lift.
My exhaust comes out in front of my rear tire - not sure that would work unless packed out enough. Also not to keen on each side going up independently. What happens if one side fails?
 

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Another option is a Scissor Lift. It'll take the car up about 48" and lock there. Thats a pretty handy height to do brake work, remove/swap wheels, wax the sides without squatting, and actually get under the car and sit on a roll-a-bout stool. Probably not so great for transmission work.



I've seen one in action up in New Hampshire when I was looking around for a car 4-5 years ago. Harbor Freight brand, I think it was $1200 with a coupon. But on a low car you definetly need a wooden ramp. Capacity is 6000# IIRC. They are quite heavy, and the fellow up in NH said he uses a ordinary hand truck to drag it around. So when you work under the motor you reverse it so the hydraulics are under the rear and vice versa.
 

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I had a 4 post in my Vegas house. Was great but was in the way when not using it and always had to park on or raise it and park under

With my new Florida house with high enough ceiling for a 4 post I decided on the maxijack so I can move and store it when not in use
 
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I've had a Kwik-Lift for years. It has performed well and is a very durable piece. A good choice if you don't have the ceiling height. I do park on mine as it would be in the way otherwise and it's really too heavy to be moving around.
 

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Another option is a Scissor Lift. It'll take the car up about 48" and lock there. Thats a pretty handy height to do brake work, remove/swap wheels, wax the sides without squatting, and actually get under the car and sit on a roll-a-bout stool. Probably not so great for transmission work.

The restoration shop had my car on one when I was at the point of making my exhaust. Was a major PITA to get any real measurements. The other thing about these is that they seem to lock at an awkward height for working under the car. Looking for something all around that will not be restricting.


I've had a Kwik-Lift for years. It has performed well and is a very durable piece. A good choice if you don't have the ceiling height. I do park on mine as it would be in the way otherwise and it's really too heavy to be moving around.
How is that center crossmember thing for raising the vehicle to take wheels off while on the lift? Ever use it? Is it in the way and more trouble than it's worth? Did you get the version with the casters so you could roll the car around?
 

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my issue is not just ceiling height but overall space. I'm jammed up in what the call an "oversized" one car garage. I'd have to measure but I'm thinking my whole space is about 12'x24' or so. i have room to open both doors all the way and if i pull the car in to where the rear bumper is right at the door I've got about 8' in front but my work bench / tool box and everything is there. the motorcycle has to live in the shed out back with the lawn mower and stuff. feel crummy about that. I'm not sure if i realistically have room for even the maxjax. running out of storage. really inconvenient and other than the garage, i love my house and property. don't want to move but i might have to build in the future......maybe I'll dig a pit...lol
 

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How is that center crossmember thing for raising the vehicle to take wheels off while on the lift? Ever use it? Is it in the way and more trouble than it's worth? Did you get the version with the casters so you could roll the car around?
Looks like they changed the product a bit. I have the powder coated version but mine is rated at 7000#'s which was optional at the time. I have 1 center bridge but I have never used it. The bridge is very stout and stable but I didn't feel comfortable using a bottle jack on it. I did not get the casters but you can scoot it around a bit with the end jacked up on your floor jack (no car onboard).
 
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Honestly for the difference in price I'd go with the Max Jax!!!
yeah i would agree with that - only think that would be of concern is if you could open the door to get in/out of the car or if you would have to pull a Dukes of Hazzard
 

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yeah i would agree with that - only think that would be of concern is if you could open the door to get in/out of the car or if you would have to pull a Dukes of Hazzard
You can open enough to get in and out just not all the way open

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I picked up a scissor lift about 5 years ago off of CL for $250. I did have to build full length car ramps for clearance but it works great. For transmission or exhaust work under the car you need to use jack stands on the corners and lower the lift so you can get under the car. But even that is so much easier than doing it the old fashioned way of slowly lifting front and back manually. I've R&R'd the tranny twice (don't ask), replaced the exhaust, front and rear springs, dropped the 12-bolt for cleaning and painting, all brakes, a-arm pushing etc. It's been a delight to use and takes up little room.
 

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Scissor lifts look like they would be great for body work, cutting and buffing etc.

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