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Old 08-10-2015, 04:00 PM
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Default Single Post Lifts

Does anyone here have a single post lift?

This is the style that I am interested in, do to a used two car garage. I am looking at it for storage, not so much work.
Mainly this one do to the wider base plate
Gemini Auto Lifts: SP-4 & SP-7 Single Post Auto Lifts
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Old 08-12-2015, 06:57 AM
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Four post lift is safer, easier, more practical, and 40% cheaper and available in sizes that fit.
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I would ask why also. It is cool but that post is in the way of the door.
I have a Challanger 4 post.
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unless your situation is extremely specialized wouldn't a four post give you more flexibility and options?
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I have a single post lift. It is out of the way and more convenient than a 2 or 4 post. Although it seems like a 2 or 4 post is safer.

Every time that I open the garage door, I wonder if the post will be tipped over with my car on top and with the post laying on the truck! Lol

As long as your foundation is fairly new/strong it should be fine
The one I have will lift the Cobra fine, it will lift the NASCAR as well, but anything heavier won't go up more than a foot

I have some pictures of it in my gallery with a cobra on it
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I have a single post lift. It is out of the way and more convenient than a 2 or 4 post. Although it seems like a 2 or 4 post is safer.

Every time that I open the garage door, I wonder if the post will be tipped over with my car on top and with the post laying on the truck! Lol

As long as your foundation is fairly new/strong it should be fine
The one I have will lift the Cobra fine, it will lift the NASCAR as well, but anything heavier won't go up more than a foot

I have some pictures of it in my gallery with a cobra on it
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Someone was telling me that the normal 4" of concrete wouldn't work anchoring a single post lift. That you need at least 6".
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Old 08-19-2015, 04:07 PM
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My garage is 6". Gthompson, who makes your lift?

I have a two car garage door and with the wife parking her SUV in the garage, I would rather take the chance of the single post falling than the 4 post or two post getting hit. The single post would be on the passenger side and practically take up no room in the garage at all which is nice. If I had two single doors I would be more inclined to do the 4 post.
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I have a 2 post hoist. But putting the arms under the car every time I store it would be a pain. I'm looking at adapting some ramps to it. It looks scary with only one post, but I guess it looks solid enough. My brother in law had a hoist drop from the highest position. The safety catch jumped the detents as it fell. I now always lower the car onto the safety catches. Lucky he wasn't under the car at the time.
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My garage is 6". Gthompson, who makes your lift?

I have a two car garage door and with the wife parking her SUV in the garage, I would rather take the chance of the single post falling than the 4 post or two post getting hit. The single post would be on the passenger side and practically take up no room in the garage at all which is nice. If I had two single doors I would be more inclined to do the 4 post.
I will get the name of the manufacturer and a model number along with some additional pictures in the morning for you
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I have a Challenger home 4 post. It has been good so far.
I added to it a rolling scissors jack. Very handy you can lift the wheels off the ramps to work on it.

It is depicted on this page.
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I could not imagine owning this car without a lift. Unfortunately I have had lots of reasons to be under the car so far.
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Here is the manufacturer and Model of the single post lift
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That just looks wrong.
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Thanks for posting the picture so quick. I have seen a lot of those lifts and haven't heard of any failures yet. HOWEVER, I am trying to stay away from models that look like that. I want one of the versions that has the base plate that is about 6 to 7 feet wide.
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That just looks wrong.
That's what I'm saying! Lol

It does work well and it really is solid
I have never heard of a failure with the single post lifts

I have a 4 post lift at a Eagle Canyon Racetrack that works well. When the 4 post lift is on the ground, you can move each of the posts back and forth 3"-4", but when the lift is up, it seems pretty solid
You can put wheels on each post to move it around when you want to
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Looking at that it might let me get another fun car in the garage without too much maneuvering for the wife.
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Do they all come with a Ricky Bobby poster? Sweeeet.
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Do they all come with a Ricky Bobby poster? Sweeeet.

Yes, it comes with the lift! Lol
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