On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 3:17:59 PM UTC-5, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
I'll tell you what, it doesn't take 15 cars or even the need to be a very
"serious home mechanic" to have that thing pay for itself fairly quickly.
I just did all 4 rotors and pads on my Ody for about $250 in parts. Premium
rotors and ceramic pads. The average estimate at the cars.com Service and Repair site for rotors and pads for my vehicle/zip comes to about a grand.
Probably more for the upgraded parts.
I've got 3 other vehicles that will need brakes in the spring. At a $750
savings per vehicle, that lift would be paid for and then some. Yeah, I
know the floor jack and jack stands are essentially free, but the
convenience that the QuickJack brings to the table (driveway) would
sure be worth it. Just think about quickly you could rotate your tires
with one of those.
It's just pulling the trigger on the initial outlay that's tough. If my
2 sons still lived nearby and I knew it would get enough use, I'd buy
one in heartbeat.
On Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:08:04 -0800 (PST), DerbyDad03
For not that much more you can buy a "real" hoist that allows you to
work on ANYTHING under the car - and even allows you to "double park"
cars., one under the other. Harbor Fright usually has them for around
2 grand - less on sale a few times a year.
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 5:45:27 PM UTC-5, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
That assumes you have the room, both vertically and horizontally for
that type of system. My garage isn't big enough for any kind of lift system,
even if it was free. However, I could use the QuickLifts in my driveway and
store 'em just about anywhere.
BTW I looked on hf.com and didn't see any lifts that fit the description you
gave. Even their most expensive lift ($2K) is a scissor lift. You can't drive
under it and it appears to block portions of the underside of the vehicle.
Am I'm missing something?
Go big or go home:
Dannmar MaxJax 2-post Portable Auto Lift
Features: 6,000 lbs. Lifting Capacity, Industrial Grade Hydraulic
Cylinders, Fully Adjustable Lift Arms
On Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 4:59:09 PM UTC-5, Moe DeLoughan wrote:
I looked at that one also. The set up time is a lot longer for that
system. It has to be bolted to the floor so a decent concrete slab
or pad for the anchors would be required. In my case, neither my
current slab or driveway could handle it.
The QuickJack is a much more portable. Heck, you could take it to the
disabled car and work on it right on the side of the highway. ;-)
I saw that some time ago and thought the same of how cool it would be to
have one. Then I read another forum about someone who made one for a
fraction of the cost. I'm trying to find that forum as it turned out
I thought it was harbor frieght - mabee it was Northern Tool. I know
up here in Canada Princess Auto had them available - both Dannmar and
Torin - just over $2400 Canadian at regular price - which is
significantly less than $2000US and only about $200 more than the
Dannmar scissors lift
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