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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:21 pm    Post subject: garage lift Reply with quote

just about to buy myself a new lift of some sort for my garage when working on the 993. I had been thinking of going for a mid rise scissor lift but I'm wondering how much access is blocked by one of these and have started to rethink and considering either the ezcarlift or the quickjack which both just fit under the sills (largely).

has anyone got any experience of these or any other recommendations ?

I can't accommodate a post lift as I'm working in a single domestic garage.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't help you, however please let us know what you decide because I'm also thinking about a scissor lift.

Th team at Center Gravity told me to buy one - probably so I can clean the underside properly which will make their job easier.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was looking at one of these a while back but got distracted by other household purchases, might still go for one at some point

https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/as-7630-mobile-scissor-lift/
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting a Quicklift when my garage gets redone over the summer. It meets my needs which are just basic, wheel changes, etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roro wrote:
I was looking at one of these a while back but got distracted by other household purchases, might still go for one at some point

https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/as-7630-mobile-scissor-lift/


I've also been looking at this one which looks cracking value compared to most others.

Quite a few of the lower priced units including the QuickJack need a seperate air tank/supply whereas this unit does not.


A couple of threads here that may be of use:

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=125532

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?p=897829

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=122245

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Roro wrote:
I was looking at one of these a while back but got distracted by other household purchases, might still go for one at some point

https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/as-7630-mobile-scissor-lift/


I've also been looking at this one which looks cracking value compared to most others.

Quite a few of the lower priced units including the QuickJack need a seperate air tank/supply whereas this unit does not.
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there's a 'supply/tank unit' thing in the third picture (top left) in the photos for that lift so I think you'll find it exactly like all the others...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not with you Peter?

The pics and description are as follows:

£995.00
This compact mobile scissor lift is ideal for tyre and body shops. A great favorite with DIY and classic car enthusiasts.
Features
• Lifting capacity 2.7T
• Lifting height 1300mm
• Minimum height 118mm
• 240v single phase
• No installation required
• No air supply required



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roro wrote:
I was looking at one of these a while back but got distracted by other household purchases, might still go for one at some point

https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/as-7630-mobile-scissor-lift/


The mid-rise scissor lifts are all quite similar, except that some like the ones sjr supply (http://www.sjrgarageequipment.co.uk/scissor-car-lifts/) are designed without end bars on the lifting frame, so in theory they make access a bit easier.

I've also been looking at the next level up from the scissor lifts (http://sm-t.co.uk/product-category/vehicle-lifts/mobile-lifts/) which leave the centre section clear.

However my dilemma is that both of these lifts are big and heavy and pretty much will need to stay in place, probably channeled into the garage floor if I want to be able to roll the car in an out manually (which I do).

This is why I've ended up thinking more about the EZcarlift and QuickJack which are light and removable. As far as I can see, the ezcarlift (http://blog.holden.co.uk/order-your-ezcarlift-now/) goes up higher and goes up without horizontal movement. However it's more expensive. Quickjack (https://www.quickjack.com/) comes with all the hydraulics etc, goes up quick, not as high, but it does involve some horizontal movement, so that's going to need some faffing when working in a small domestic garage.

Quickjack is significantly cheaper that ezcarlift though and their marketing is a lot more "slick" if that means anything of course.

I've seen both these with a 993 on, so I know both CAN work quite well, but still can't decide which way to go at the moment.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cableguy wrote:
Not with you Peter?

The pics and description are as follows:

£995.00
This compact mobile scissor lift is ideal for tyre and body shops. A great favorite with DIY and classic car enthusiasts.
Features
• Lifting capacity 2.7T
• Lifting height 1300mm
• Minimum height 118mm
• 240v single phase
• No installation required
• No air supply required

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ah sorry for the confusion, I was commenting in relation to "Quite a few of the lower priced units including the QuickJack need a seperate air tank/supply"

I have a Quickjack and it doesn't have/need an air supply as it's hydraulic and the motor/tank is a small unit that's easily carried to wherever you need to lift the car..
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent quite a bit of time looking at all the lift options and settled on this version:

https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/as-7532b-3-2t-mid-rise-scissor-lift/

The weight capacity is quite higher than I would ever need but that means its nice and sturdy so swinging on breaker bars under the car feels as safe as it ever could. The separate bases (only linked by hydraulic hoses) means you have some flexibility in the spacing and there is nothing to get in the way when dropping an engine etc.

In use:
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an amazing picture worship

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for clarification Peter. Thumb

Great info Jev and that's an awesome pic. Must have taken a while to stage.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the same boat but with a bit more flexibility as the garage is huge.
The garage floor may not be up to a 2 poster but I don't want to clutter the space with a scissor jack. I'm looking at a recessed system like:-AS-7532B 3.2T Mid Rise Scissor Lift but the Ezyjack looks interesting. Will it lift high enough for an engine drop?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more input from elsewhere on this forum.

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=125532&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been looking for a while now and the Quickjack looks like a winner for me, I can use in my garage or out on my drive for cleaning.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
I'm in the same boat but with a bit more flexibility as the garage is huge.
The garage floor may not be up to a 2 poster but I don't want to clutter the space with a scissor jack. I'm looking at a recessed system like:-AS-7532B 3.2T Mid Rise Scissor Lift but the Ezyjack looks interesting. Will it lift high enough for an engine drop?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My garage is an old cow shippon. I'll have to do a bit of test drilling to establish the slab depth but I doubt it's anywhere near 250mm and the quality of the concrete unknown. I can get a short 2 poster which supposedly would be ok with a slab depth of 150mm and the posts are moveable. It will lift to 1.5 metres
http://www.sjrgarageequipment.co.uk/2-post-lifts/
Looks like a bit of digging out and relaying will be required whatever I choose. You never know the old slurry channel may have been filled with concrete or perhaps the cow ***** was just skimmed over.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

another part of my thinking is to question how much lift height I need. if I'm working under the car, presuming I can't go high enough to stand up (garage wouldn't accommodate that) then most of the time I want the car at a comfortable height when lying on a creeper. so the portable lifts can do this and it's what I've had up until now with my MR1 lifting ramps. it's always going to be handy to go up a bit if tackling the engine coming out of course. i think ezcarlift looks like it might go high enough for engine removal at a pinch.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Height of engine is approx 65cm + engine jack or whatever. Removing rear PU will give more room. So I reckon around 90 cm lift unless you remove the inlet manifold. Perhaps less.
PS. TwinBusch site very useful and good prices considering made in Germany.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
Height of engine is approx 65cm + engine jack or whatever. Removing rear PU will give more room. So I reckon around 90 cm lift unless you remove the inlet manifold. Perhaps less.


so looks like neither quickjack(21 inch lift) nor ezcarlift(26 inch) would allow you to get the engine out cleanly... might be able to drop and then workaround a solution I suppose.
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