: 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

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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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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.

ydaveitsu
03-11-17, 11:52 PM
Hi,
I'd like to know what you used for the distance between the post, Inside or outside distance of the base plate. I have a STS-V. What you have seems to work pretty well. I've had my lift for awhile and it's time to install.

AAIIIC
03-12-17, 10:03 AM
The original poster hasn't logged in in about 2 years, so I don't know that you'll get a response. Maybe if he was subscribed to the thread he'll get an email notification and come back?

branland
03-13-17, 09:33 PM
~ 94.5 inches inner, ~ 120.5 outer

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/445337d1489454961-love-my-max-jax-img_20170313_180955803.jpg

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/445345d1489455063-love-my-max-jax-img_20170313_181535230.jpg

Going to mount the pump on the wall next week. Great idea

Cadispeedster
04-11-17, 04:01 PM
That's freaking tight! So you just unbolt them when you're done with the project? tits...

branland
04-22-17, 08:40 PM
Just unbolt and store in the front of the garage. Getting back after it in May. Will start a thread.

Mandrake
06-02-17, 11:15 AM
The Max Jax are nice but I also want to lift the car high enough to work under. I'm thinking about the Redline MSC-6KLP. (http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog/lifts-c-290/automotive-c-290_138/single-post-lifts-c-290_138_198/kernel-mobile-low-profile-single-column-6000-lb-lift-p-917?gclid=CKSopa-0n9QCFUM8gQod92UA-A) Its a pallet jack style lift so its mobile too.

I have a 4/6 car garage and I'd prefer to keep all of the parking spots. A regular 2 post lift will take up the entire back row (3 spots). So I could have one car on the lift and one under it, but nothing on either side unless I install the lift offset. If I install it offset, I could have one parking spot on the side, one car on the lift and one under so I'd be even for parking.

The other problem is the ceiling is just 8' and any lift is at least 8'6" tall. With a 2 post lift, I'd have to raise half the ceiling of the garage. Its 38' deep so I'd have to raise 19' of that which should be about 8-9 ceiling joists.
With the single arm lift, I can install it or put it against the back wall of the garage and lift the cars sideways. Then I only need to lift about 1/4th of the garage ceiling or 3-4 ceiling joists. I was quoted $5,000 to raise the ceiling of the garage so it makes more sense to buy the $2,300-$2,500 single post lift vs the $1,500-$,1800 2 post and save some of the construction costs while gaining a parking spot.

http://i.imgur.com/dygIVbe.jpg
3 Spots wide if you park cars with passenger doors on the walls (one is LHD one is RHD). Then one in the middle. These are big cars too of course.
http://i.imgur.com/m0sMpBK.jpg
The lift would go against the back wall and lift the car like this. So technically, you could still park 3 cars under it. You'd have to move them out to get a car up there of course. You'd also probably have to parellel park the car you want to lift over the lift, which is a trick because the lift arms are 4.9" tall. You don't have to do that though because you can actually move the pallet jack with the car on it. So you could drive the car straight in, lift it 6" off the ground, swing the whole pallet jack lift 90 degrees against the rear wall and then lift the car straight up 6'.

I guess this might not make sense for most people but in Minnesota, you really need a warm garage if you want to be a car guy. Otherwise, it sucks and you're less productive. If this is was Florida, I'd just install a lift outside on a concrete pad. But it gets like -20 here sometimes so the lift needs to be indoors and everybody wants to park their car in the car garage too.

rjoffe
06-02-17, 01:50 PM
The main issue I see with that list is the amount of space it takes when not in use. Leaving it in place and driving over it looks like it would be a problem with low clearance cars.

How about a scissor style lift ?

http://www.redlinestands.com/catalog/lifts-c-290/automotive-c-290_138/scissor-style-c-290_138_141/twin-busch-6k-double-scissor-lift-p-2375

Mandrake
06-02-17, 04:23 PM
Good point. I don't really drive cars that are lowered to that extreme however. Actually I just doubled checked and its 3.9". not 4.9".

About the scissor style lifts, I have to admit I've always disliked them. They take up so much space in all 3 dimensions that you don't have much left to work with.

Mandrake
06-02-17, 04:39 PM
How about this. Next year, I'll get the scissor lifts in another bay.

branland
06-18-17, 12:00 PM
Next stop the machine shop

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/465001d1497801495-love-my-max-jax-20170617_153404.jpg

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/attachments/2004-2007-cadillac-cts-v-general/465009d1497801515-love-my-max-jax-20170617_174403.jpg

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07cadv
06-19-17, 08:00 PM
What are your plans with the motor?

branland
06-19-17, 10:35 PM
Still undecided. Was just going to do a rotating assembly, minor headwork and through the blower back on, then a good friend of mine bought a ‘17 Grandsport. So I’m debating sending the blower out for a rebuild, going all forged with the Nitrous Outlet dedicated fuel system and a 100 shot. That will put him in the rears.