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post #1 of 19 Old 02-16-2009, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
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garage lift

building a new garage this summer and thinking about putting in a lift. the largest thing that i would be picking up would be my 08 f250.

what kind of lift would you recommend? two post/four post, brands, etc.
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Personally i like the inground 2 piston hydraulic lifts. but theyre so expensive and hard to put in.
Eagle has some pretty nice lifts.

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would probably have everything roughed in while the building was going up to make intalllation easier and less expensive.
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I just built a barn and i think im going to put in a 2 post frame lift. driveons are faster and easier but when it comes to doing suspension or anything to that effect i find them useless

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would probably have everything roughed in while the building was going up to make intalllation easier and less expensive.
Very True, i like them because they take up the least amount of above ground room. and there is no posts in the way when the lifts down.

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Nice 2 post is the only way to go IMO

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what about brands. please consider a fresh install. i understand that some lifts may be harder to install into an existing floor, but i have yet to form and pour any concrete.
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What about Bend-Pak?

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Personally i like the inground 2 piston hydraulic lifts. but theyre so expensive and hard to put in.
Eagle has some pretty nice lifts.
Those type are really sweet, very little on the ground when they are lowered. But yeah, they are very expensive!

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dont the in ground lifts pretty much cover your whole tranny/transfer case area? i like 2 posts but really like the idea of a 4 post with 2 sliding jack on it so you can get the wheels off the ground as well, and you always have work area around you.

i think mohawk, gemini and rotary lifts are good.

stop by some local shops & dealerships and ask the techs what they prefer and why.

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