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post #1 of 13 Old 10-25-2014, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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Any suggestions on lifts?

Thinking of a Bendpak for my Mac. Wondering if anyone has any experience with them and or can suggest a better option.

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post #2 of 13 Old 10-26-2014, 04:40 AM
 
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I have a bendpak and it's great.
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What's great about it?
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I have a Rotary/Revolution 9, four post, with sliding jack. About 90 seconds to raise (220V circuit), less to lower. Works great, but the 12c needs to go on top because of the dihedral doors.

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Definitely go with Bendpak - after doing a lot of research it's really a no brainer to get the BendPak lift. They offer limitless options in terms of height, length, width, type of car, etc.

If you need help let me know.

We are thinking about adding a second BendPak 4-post in the garage for the extra cars. Luckily for us roof height is not an issue.
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After significant research, I'm in the process of getting a single-post American Custom Lift. My garage ceiling is only 9 feet so it had to be customized. It's on order, and I have been treated very well by the folks at ACL. Hopefully the installer will be as helpful to deal with as my contact there.

http://aclifts.com/

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great choice, I got one a few months ago...


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After significant research, I'm in the process of getting a single-post American Custom Lift. My garage ceiling is only 9 feet so it had be customized. It's on order, and I have been treated very well by the folks at ACL. Hopefully the installer will be as helpful to deal with as my contact there.

http://aclifts.com/

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post #8 of 13 Old 06-25-2016, 01:32 PM
 
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Bendpak 4 post as well. Bought it with the lift tray. No issues. Will be buying a second lift in the near future
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post #9 of 13 Old 06-24-2017, 06:03 AM
 
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After significant research, I'm in the process of getting a single-post American Custom Lift. My garage ceiling is only 9 feet so it had to be customized. It's on order, and I have been treated very well by the folks at ACL. Hopefully the installer will be as helpful to deal with as my contact there.

http://aclifts.com/

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great choice, I got one a few months ago...
These single post lifts are intriguing. How much do they cost with installation? How much prep work is needed with the concrete slab? Is a typical home garage concrete slab suited for these (i.e. Is it thick enough)?

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post #10 of 13 Old 07-18-2017, 02:14 AM
 
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These single post lifts are intriguing. How much do they cost with installation? How much prep work is needed with the concrete slab? Is a typical home garage concrete slab suited for these (i.e. Is it thick enough)?

I was reading over on the R8 forum that someone had one delivered and installed for around 8k.
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I just had two installed, I paid for some custom options like a super low profile base and more weight capacity (6000lbs) and some diamond plating - all said with install it was about a $19k ticket. Check out the garages forum over on Rennlist - there is a great picture of one a guy did in his pool house - you'll find in some of the recent posts. I don't think you'll go wrong. If your planning on doing maintenance on it as well go with a four poster, bendpak, challenger, etc
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Anyone find the tracks for their 4 post a bit narrow for the 12c/650s? I bought a Dannmar 4 post which is the sister company of Bandpak (I think same dimensions) and i find its kinda hard to line up the car exactly on my own. Always afraid of scratching a wheel against the side plates where the spring/locks are.

Thinking of maybe adding a camera or mirror above to help self park on the lift. Any other advice appreciated.
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-22-2017, 04:58 PM
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I have a four post American Custom Lift, www.aclift.com., that I bought more than 9 years ago. Works fantastic and still looks new. The model then was GM7000, which holds 7000 lbs but it's rated even higher. They may not have this model number anymore given the year I bought it but this is really a great lift. It held every car I'ved owned including my 12C now. Wide columns, portability and custom under pinnings to hide the ramps underbelly. I don't know about the Bendpak brand; seems a number of McLaren owners on this blog have it. But you can't go wrong with American Custom.
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