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post #31 of 48 Old 7th April 2019, 08:49 AM
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Well that’s unfortunate. I was getting excited that this may fit my needs/wants for a “budget” friendly option. A two/four post lift just won’t fit in my garage or make it otherwise useless for storing actual cars and other non vehicle related work. I guess it’s time to move to a bigger house (or smaller house with bigger garage)


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To quote my friend who owned this, it's better than not having a lift at all. But by all means, do not expect this to be a high quality product, it's not. Expect to have to do some tweaking, he ended up getting extra hydraulic hose so he could move the pump farther back, the hoses they give are kind of short and you end up tripping over them all the time.


I remember putting my e23 on this lift, the lift pads were so big that the car was being lifted by the rubber corners of the lift pads.


We have done a ton of jobs on that thing though. Engine pulls, engine installs, auto to manual trans conversion, rear end refreshes, you name it.

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Never even heard of maxjack. Anything that obtrusive wouldn't be good for my garage space. I really need to have stuff I can tuck out of the way.

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Of course I just bought a quickjack and now I read on here my m5 won't fit on it, so that's awesome.
You just need the extensions, right? I know that's like another $200 or so but that should take care of it.

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Just going to state the obvious, you have the space and clearly the coin, buy yourself a two post lift. My convenience is worth three grand easy. The space would cost me 20 more and that is not worth my convenience.


Cayman and Pittsburgh jack seen in the pic doesn’t quite say he has the coin.. can you say fancy Miata ? Lol


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Can you say fancy Miata?
Think you meant a "poor man's 911."

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You just need the extensions, right? I know that's like another $200 or so but that should take care of it.
I think they make the jack too tall to get under the car and lift properly. I've seen people either using long piece of rectangular tubing metal or 2x6 plywood so if it becomes a problem, I'll look into something like that. Or I could try and center it to split the difference, it goes 60" wide and the jack points are 61" apart.

We'll see, first I must assemble it.

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Tried out the jackstand+integrated Jack previously mentioned in this thread (Powerbuilt Jackstand+Jack and it's a fantastic item. My main need was the rear jack points since there really is no central rear jack point other than the differential which really isn't an ideal jack point as it's suspended in rubber bushings. As mentioned these jack stands are a little too tall so some initial jacking is required on the diff but barely. Just a couple inches max which doesn't even max out the rear suspension travel. Then you throw the two rear jackstand+jack combos and let 'em rip. So awesome. One of my favorite car-related buys in a long time.

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Cayman and Pittsburgh jack seen in the pic doesn’t quite say he has the coin.. can you say fancy Miata ? Lol


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The pittsburgh jack is my favorite jack so don't be hating on it.

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Tried out the jackstand+integrated Jack previously mentioned in this thread (Powerbuilt Jackstand+Jack and it's a fantastic item. My main need was the rear jack points since there really is no central rear jack point other than the differential which really isn't an ideal jack point as it's suspended in rubber bushings. As mentioned these jack stands are a little too tall so some initial jacking is required on the diff but barely. Just a couple inches max which doesn't even max out the rear suspension travel. Then you throw the two rear jackstand+jack combos and let 'em rip. So awesome. One of my favorite car-related buys in a long time.
Side note, never jack by the diff despite what the interwebz says unless you want cracked subframes.

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Side note, never jack by the diff despite what the interwebz says unless you want cracked subframes.
I'm guilty of doing that a couple times, but I don't like it.

Have there been actual documented cases of cracked subframes from doing that?

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