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Old 04-25-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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Default Lift for a low-height ceiling?

Hey all, I just moved and have a beautiful three-car detached garage that I'd like to add a lift to. Problem is the ceiling is rather low -- 7.5'. Obviously whatever I get I won't be able to lift very high, but I still think it'd be a heck of a lot better than mucking around with jack stands.

I've been poking around a bit and MaxJack looks like a potential option:

http://www.maxjaxusa.com/


Anybody have one or something like this? Other suggestions? I'd have liked a four-poster so that I could park another car under the first, but honestly with ceilings that low I don't think that's an option, so a two-poster would probably be more convenient for me, if only so I can do wheels/brakes easily.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:05 PM   #2
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you could also get a sizzor lift, though you wouldnt be able to park anything under, because your ceiling is so low
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:10 PM   #3
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Is it attic above? If so then potentially rip down the ceiling and see if its a drop ceiling. That'd be annoying but you'd make some more room for yourself.
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There is attic above, no drop ceiling. There's drywall above and a big metal I beam running the length of the garage, which supports everything and is the lowest part. That's boxed in. I would not be opposed to punching holes in the ceiling for a higher left, but that I beam isn't going anywhere.

And I looked at scissor lifts, but they look like they make it a PITA to move around under the car.
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Damn so much for that idea. I liked the Maxjax when I saw videos on it but I haven't read up on its performance.

F scissor lifts, you might as well just get a good floorjack.
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Found another option, but a rather more costly one:


http://www.mohawklifts.com/wp/consum...post-lifts/a7/

They happen to be built right down the road from me. It's a much nicer lift, and asymmetrical so I can open the car doors more easily. Minimum ceiling height is 8', which I miiiight just be able to make work if I take out some of the drywall. I'd need to get a 220 line run out there too, but the cost is significant: $5,600. That is, at least, delivered and installed.
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