: Love My Max Jax!



soulja
05-15-12, 02:49 PM
I should have purchased this along time ago. Have had it for about two months now and love it! I will be doing my 8.8 install with it for sure. I have done a lot of work on my daily driver (Maxima) and my wife's Pacifica already.

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CancerJCC
05-15-12, 04:43 PM
I should have purchased this along time ago. Have had it for about two months now and love it! I will be doing my 8.8 install with it for sure. I have done a lot of work on my daily driver (Maxima) and my wife's Pacifica already.


Hell yeah! How much did it set you back?

odthetruth
05-15-12, 05:38 PM
^ This. How much did it set you back?

perfect
05-15-12, 05:51 PM
I read about these on GarageJournal (garagejournal.com/forum/)(awesome forum, check it out guys!) all the time.

Is that as high as your car can go? Any reason you chose not to get a taller unit and raise it up even more?

Twitch
05-15-12, 05:56 PM
Yeah well, your walls aren't painted! Show off ;)

rand49er
05-15-12, 09:59 PM
Dang, would I love one of those.

soulja
05-15-12, 10:03 PM
I paid just under 2k for it. Yes that's is the highest it goes. Which is plenty. I have a roller seat and can roll under. Also perfect height for suspension/wheel work. I got it because I can unbolt the beams and move them out of the way. As for the walls, lol, yeah, I am actually painting the floor in a couple of weeks. Maybe the walls next.

jcollege
05-16-12, 10:18 AM
Talk about garage envy, I want one!

Claimslngr
05-16-12, 12:05 PM
Nice!

Ceiling height for a reference?

And again, Coooool!

JDB
05-16-12, 01:34 PM
*next house

When are we going to finally stop paying for daycare???

Faber
05-16-12, 01:48 PM
jealous I am...

soulja
05-16-12, 02:22 PM
Nice!

Ceiling height for a reference?

And again, Coooool!

This lift will work in any garage as long as the concrete is at least 4 inches thick. As for my ceiling, it is high, maybe 10-11 feet, never measured. The garage door is 8 feet and you can see that the car is not even close to it. The lift raises the car about 42-44 inches off of the ground. They lift comes with extensions for the pads to raise the vehicle another 4-5 inches but I never use them because my V sits to low that they won't get under.

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*next house

When are we going to finally stop paying for daycare???

I can't wait to stop paying too. $600 plus a month. Sigh...

EdmundGTP
05-16-12, 04:13 PM
Holy shizzle. I need one of these..

D3l7a3ch0
05-17-12, 02:08 AM
we've decided to install one in our garage to help with tranny removals. initiated with this thread--thanks

howanicm
05-17-12, 02:37 AM
Everytime i log into this forum i am inspired to spend more money. This forum is the most expensive part of owning my v. Far more than gas, insurance and maintenance. Haha.

soulja
05-17-12, 11:40 AM
we've decided to install one in our garage to help with tranny removals. initiated with this thread--thanks

Great! My race jack and stands have been collecting dust. Make sure when you put the anchors in, you put in some concrete epoxy with them, just for insurance, but not needed.

D3l7a3ch0
05-17-12, 02:39 PM
who knew costco sells these? haha

//edit hey we went with http://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/car-storage-lift-car-park-8-parking-lift-8000-lb-p/autolift-car-park-8.htm

8,000 lb four post for $1920.00 with tax. we're picking up since it's local-ish, and we have trailer business down there next week.

soulja
05-17-12, 11:26 PM
who knew costco sells these? haha

//edit hey we went with http://www.bestbuyautoequipment.com/car-storage-lift-car-park-8-parking-lift-8000-lb-p/autolift-car-park-8.htm

8,000 lb four post for $1920.00 with tax. we're picking up since it's local-ish, and we have trailer business down there next week.

That's okay I guess. How will you do your suspension work or tires on that? Two posts are so much better in regards to flexiblitily of repairing.

D3l7a3ch0
05-18-12, 12:10 AM
true, I'll have to work around that. I'm looking at a press for wheel bearings. I guess I'd use a jack on the runners.

we also wanted a lift that was safer for parking another car underneath. I also don't like the idea of a two-post lift when I'm removing a transmission or motor and the center of balance changes.

soulja
05-18-12, 11:06 PM
true, I'll have to work around that. I'm looking at a press for wheel bearings. I guess I'd use a jack on the runners.

we also wanted a lift that was safer for parking another car underneath. I also don't like the idea of a two-post lift when I'm removing a transmission or motor and the center of balance changes.

I don't think temoving an engine or transmission would be an isse with a two post. That be the case the car would have fell off while the engine is in the car. The front is much heavier than the rear.

JD03Cobra
05-20-12, 07:39 PM
Good to know! I'll see you soon so I can drop my stance. :thumbsup:

D3l7a3ch0
05-21-12, 08:31 PM
I was thinking bolts pulling loose from the concrete

http://i.imgur.com/5hNoW.jpg just picked up today.

killernoodle
05-21-12, 09:55 PM
I was thinking bolts pulling loose from the concrete

http://i.imgur.com/5hNoW.jpg just picked up today.

I put that exact lift together for my dad. Its pretty good for storing cars, but sucks for working on them. The ramps get in the way and you can't work on tires/wheels/suspension/brakes without jacking up the car on the lift.

Have fun assembling it! Its quite fun! (sarcasm :) )

D3l7a3ch0
05-22-12, 01:36 AM
you're right, the two post would be better for that. when it comes I'll deal with it--for now it's an engine -and- trans rebuild in my near future.

I just... don't trust a $2k 2-post, is what it is.

perfect
05-22-12, 09:18 AM
you're right, the two post would be better for that. when it comes I'll deal with it--for now it's an engine -and- trans rebuild in my near future.

I just... don't trust a $2k 2-post, is what it is.

Get a quality 2-post lift and you'll never have to worry about it!

Junior1
05-22-12, 12:12 PM
Get a quality 2-post lift and you'll never have to worry about it!

The BendPak 2 post XPR-10 (10k cap) is 2,999 with free shipping...

D3l7a3ch0
05-22-12, 01:05 PM
I'd rather pay less for what works...

soulja
05-22-12, 03:12 PM
Good to know! I'll see you soon so I can drop my stance. :thumbsup:

Hey, man, I am cool with that. If you are thinking of lowering the ride.

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I was thinking bolts pulling loose from the concrete

http://i.imgur.com/5hNoW.jpg just picked up today.

Never had any issues with bolts coming loose. It comes down properly installing the anchors. I put concrete anchor epoxy in with the anchors for extra insurance. Many other ppl have this list and never had issues with bolts coming loose.

soulja
06-01-12, 11:49 PM
Okay, so I painted the walls of 2/3 of the garage and the floor also. Updated pics:

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2435.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2432.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2438.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2439.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2441.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2442.jpg

CTSV_510
06-02-12, 12:07 AM
Well done sir

thebigjimsho
06-03-12, 10:05 AM
That looks awesome!

jwilson2598
06-03-12, 03:51 PM
I've been eyeing one of these for a while, but hadn't seen any real world testimonials on them, so your post was a huge help. One quick question if you don't mind, how would it do with an SUV? I have a Jeep Cherokee on 31" tires, and do a bunch of Jeep work as well, would be nice to get them off the ground for brake/suspension work.

soulja
06-05-12, 10:05 AM
I've been eyeing one of these for a while, but hadn't seen any real world testimonials on them, so your post was a huge help. One quick question if you don't mind, how would it do with an SUV? I have a Jeep Cherokee on 31" tires, and do a bunch of Jeep work as well, would be nice to get them off the ground for brake/suspension work.

Oh man, you want real world testimonials, google Max Jax and Garage Journal. There are a ton of guys that have this. It should be able to handle a Jeep Cherokee no problem. The limit is 6000lbs, so that shouldn't be an issue, not larger SUVS are a no no.

soulja
06-30-12, 01:24 PM
Yeah well, your walls aren't painted! Show off ;)

Well Twitch, you sparked a fire in me, so now the walls are painted and the garage remodeled. I can finally start this 8.8 swap now.

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2422.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2452.jpg

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http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2490.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2493.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2491.jpg

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m326/nlspears01/Cadillac%20Forums/IMG_2494.jpg

bcarv87
06-30-12, 03:08 PM
wow looks great man!

xbladr
07-01-12, 10:29 PM
looking great guys when I get my shop cleaned up I will try to snap a few pics as well

SevillianSTS
07-01-12, 10:31 PM
Dear Santa Claus..... ;) I would like.....

shadybx7
07-02-12, 02:07 PM
im driving over now with my 8.8 kit in the trunk.. haha lets get these installs done

soulja
07-04-12, 01:10 PM
im driving over now with my 8.8 kit in the trunk.. haha lets get these installs done Started my removal of axles and diff yesterday. Have everything off now. So Gen 4 diff will be up for sale.

V for victory
07-05-12, 10:18 AM
Man, I'm I jealous.! Looks awesome....I bet your neighbors just stop and stare at your man cave. Congrats

soulja
07-05-12, 11:33 AM
Man, I'm I jealous.! Looks awesome....I bet your neighbors just stop and stare at your man cave. Congrats

Yeah, people slow down or even backup when I have the garage open and a car on the lift.

Cobrahunter
07-05-12, 02:01 PM
very nice. WHEN i finally get a farm shop built, its for sure going to have a 10k lb lift in it!!!! Tired of creepers on rough concrete floors

philistine
07-13-12, 11:54 PM
This forum is dangerous to my wallet...next project, remodel garage, install lift.