: WHO(on this forum)HAS THE CAR LIFT I SAW???



V-Love
06-25-04, 04:38 AM
Someone(I think one of the heavies:worship: ) on this forum has a great looking car lift. I need a portable lift and 2k is a lot and they are too big. Someone was showing pics of the V's from the side with the wheels off. The car was on some type of jack that hoisted the whole car. I think they also showed pics of the catalytics. I want more info. on that lift if possible. I searched for the thread with no luck. I have also looked on the internet. Every V owner should have this lift. Please help.

Silver Baron
06-25-04, 11:17 AM
I got one:
Hydra-Lift http://www.hydra-lift.com/lowrise_16&17.html

another one is Rotary VM6 www.rotarylift.com (http://www.rotarylift.com)

V-Love
06-26-04, 12:58 AM
[QUOTE=Silver Baron]I got one:

Which one do you have and are there any problems driving on? Can you post a few picks of how it sets up? Do you drive onto it? Where do you place the arms? Thanks again.

Brett
06-26-04, 01:04 AM
i think cal has one

V-Love
06-26-04, 01:09 AM
i think cal has one
CAL, Any pictures you could post or advise on a model? Monday is ordering day. If you drive onto it, how do you remove the tires? Thanks for any help.:worship:

Cal
06-26-04, 01:47 AM
I think everyone just assumes I buy all this crazy stuff.

It was the guy who talked about checking for the clunking under the car I think, Rob Ketcham perhaps?

Dreamin
06-26-04, 03:05 AM
Will this work for you?? :D :D

http://home.comcast.net/~mkennedy02/ramp/cobra_ramp2.jpg
I have a lift... but I wasn't showing "pics of a V from the side..." :hmm:
http://www.mohawklifts.com/consumer/hr6.php

DgtalPimp
06-26-04, 04:32 AM
I think everyone just assumes I buy all this crazy stuff.

It was the guy who talked about checking for the clunking under the car I think, Rob Ketcham perhaps?
cal you bought the watch cause you thought it would make your car faster. A life can only make is weight less right :hmm:

Dgtal

lasstss
06-26-04, 12:07 PM
If anyone has the room, I will shortly. This is a great buy and you can park under it also.

http://www.autolifter.com/4postLifts.html

I had A scizzor lift for 4 years. It was great for wheel & a little suspension work but not to access the center of the car. Trans and exhaust work are out.

2004ctsv
06-26-04, 01:56 PM
Hey Dreamin
Where do you store that thing when you're not using it?

TNT V
06-26-04, 03:06 PM
Don't buy a lift until you have had a chance to see many of the different ones that are available. I was ready to order one when before I went to the Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale last year. Most of the manufacturers were there and I was not satisifed with the quality or construction of the highly touted one I was about to order once I saw it. I park under mine so I wanted one that I felt was exceptionally sturdy and most of the ones I saw were a little scarier as far as there stability went. I won't get into the ones I liked or disliked but just walk into to this with your eyes and mind open. Cheap ain't the best nor is expensive a guarantee that it's great.

Dreamin
06-26-04, 08:17 PM
Hey Dreamin Where do you store that thing when you're not using it?
2004ctsv: That's not my lift... just found that picture on the internet... it was supposed to be a joke... :D
This is my lift:
http://zeemr.home.comcast.net/z2.jpg

V-Love
06-26-04, 11:50 PM
Don't buy a lift until you have had a chance to see many of the different ones that are available. I was ready to order one when before I went to the Barrett Jackson Auction in Scottsdale last year. Most of the manufacturers were there and I was not satisifed with the quality or construction of the highly touted one I was about to order once I saw it. I park under mine so I wanted one that I felt was exceptionally sturdy and most of the ones I saw were a little scarier as far as there stability went. I won't get into the ones I liked or disliked but just walk into to this with your eyes and mind open. Cheap ain't the best nor is expensive a guarantee that it's great.
So, what lift did you wind up with? It looks nice. Do you have to bolt it to the floor and can it be kept outside? Now I'm thinking 4-post. The Autolifter M6 mentioned earlier in this thread looks good too. I won't be able to compare a whole bunch of different lifts where I am so recommendations are welcomed by all.

V-Love
06-26-04, 11:56 PM
2004ctsv: That's not my lift... just found that picture on the internet... it was supposed to be a joke... :D
This is my lift:
http://zeemr.home.comcast.net/z2.jpg
That wood ramp is great. I believe this is the photo I saw. Nice Vette(not V). Can you drive right on that lift or is that what the wood is for? How is access with that model(mohawk lift)? How much?

c5 rv
06-27-04, 12:03 AM
Don't forget the Kwiklift:

http://www.kwiklift.com/

Cal
06-27-04, 12:53 AM
With a nice 4 point lift in the 1.5-2k range I don't see what the problem is. Those are shop quality.

If I had room in the garage I would have one fo sho!

Guess I need to upgrade my house to accomodate the V.

Dreamin
06-27-04, 04:36 AM
V-Love:

I am very happy with my lift... makes working on the car *so* easy.

It's the Mohawk HR-6, with 48" max lift and 6000lbs capacity. It is completely self-contained, uses 110V - the hydraulic fluid used is ATF. The advantage to this type (vs. 4 post) is that you can get the wheels off and swap wheels or work on brakes/suspension very easily. Access to under the car is pretty good... but not as good as a 4 post obviously. See pics below.

I did a lot of research - and liked Mohawk the best. Size, specs, price, warranty were all very good. They have a lifetime warranty on the hydraulic cylinders, and 5 years on everything else. They are members of a bunch of lift safety/standards organizations. And they have dealers who deliver it to your house and set it up. (Meaning it wasn't a no-name online company - there are lots of junk "knock-off" lifts online). And for many lift companies, delivery is to a local trunk depot and you figure out how to get it home.

See dimensions below... height of the lift, all the way down, is 4.7 inches... you should measure, but i think this will be enough clearance for the V to drive over. This was enough clearance for my Z06 stock, but I lowered it and with hoosiers (shorter that stock tires), I needed the 2x12s for the extra clearance to clear the lift. I just leave the wood in place now and park over the lift. The arms are very adjustable - they swing to any angle, slide up and down the length of the lift about a foot, and the pads move along the length of the arms... I'm sure there won't be a problem lifting the V.

I paid ~$2200 (including tax and delivery to my house)

Issues:
The lift is not very portable... it does have wheels, but it is *very* heavy. Once you position it in the garage, dont expect to move it around a lot or into a corner after work is done. Most likely, you'll position it into place, leave it there, and park over it. With that said, it's a lot more portable than a 4 post!
Also realize that you have to position the car more or less centered over the lift length-wise and side-to-side (for lifting, not parking over it). This is kind of a pain, but you get used to where the car needs to be.

The question is: what are you going to be doing with the lift? Raising the car to work on it every 3 months? I'd say use a floor jack / jack stands.
I do at least one road race event a month (pretty much year-round)... so between changing to race wheels/race brake pads before the event, and going back to street setup and changing fluids after each event, I must use the thing every week!

Here's a pdf specsheet on it: http://zeemr.home.comcast.net/lift.pdf

Dimensions:
http://zeemr.home.comcast.net/lift0.jpg

Random pics of Z in the air:
http://zeemr.home.comcast.net/lift1.jpg
http://zeemr.home.comcast.net/lift2.jpg

Access to front of car:
http://zeemr.home.comcast.net/lift3.jpg

Access to rear of car (or drive over the lift backwards for better access to the back):
http://zeemr.home.comcast.net/lift4.jpg

Here's a close up of the Norco lift... not my Mohawk, but gives you a better view:
http://zeemr.home.comcast.net/lift5.jpg

A few more lift companies to research:
Norco: http://www.norcoind.com/norco/portlift.htm
Ben-Pearson: http://www.ben-pearson.com/6000mr.html
Snap-on: http://www.snapon.com/

Probably way more information than you wanted, but I was on a roll :) :)

V-Love
06-28-04, 01:57 PM
Dreamin,
I like a lot of information. I appreciate you going to the trouble. Thanks for the links.

BeagleBrains
06-29-04, 09:56 PM
I did a Google Search: Car Lift
Obtained a significant number of home-use Hydraulic Lifts.
Scissors Lifts are the most economical; some around $1000.00-$1500.00
Try: www.kwiklift.com
www.asedeals.com/low_rise_lifts.html