Lift - 4 Post or other - Megathread


soroush

Ford Gt Owner
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Aug 8, 2007
5,184
Rotary two post, with three stage arms.

Fantastic!:banana
thats very nice ted :thumbsup, I worked(at my friends shop) on my car while it was on a rotary two post very much like your and it makes working on the car 1000 times easier than a four post, although I like my four post(for storage mainly) I will be getting a two post next for working on the car.
 

paul b

GT Owner
Nov 2, 2006
810
I'm 6' tall with a 9'6" ceiling height, anybody have similar numbers with a 4 post lift, is that enough height to work under comfortably?
 

Mullet

FORD GT OWNER
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 21, 2008
2,464
Houston Texas
I'm 6' tall with a 9'6" ceiling height, anybody have similar numbers with a 4 post lift, is that enough height to work under comfortably?
i would say tall enough for a Gt and something else within reason on the top/bottom.

measure the height of the 2 cars you want to use in the lift. Add maybe 10-12 inches and there is your minimum height required.
 

Superfly

HERITAGE GT OWNER
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Jun 23, 2008
2,210
Edmonton, Alberta
I'm 6' tall with a 9'6" ceiling height, anybody have similar numbers with a 4 post lift, is that enough height to work under comfortably?
GT is 44 inches or so, so almost 4'. That means at least 10' if you're 6 feet tall. Unless you're sitting on a roller chair.....

i would say tall enough for a Gt and something else within reason on the top/bottom.

measure the height of the 2 cars you want to use in the lift. Add maybe 10-12 inches and there is your minimum height required.
Def. tall enough to use as a storage lift at 9'6" ceilings with a GT and something else reasonable (ie - NOT an Expedition!!). You could be 4 feet or 6 feet or even 8 feet tall then. Wouldn't matter :biggrin
 

Mullet

FORD GT OWNER
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Oct 21, 2008
2,464
Houston Texas
guess I misread the OP statement but my calculations are correct for storage purposes. :wink
 

Mullet

FORD GT OWNER
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Oct 21, 2008
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Houston Texas
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yes, it is enabled in my user settings.
 

Superfly

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Yeah, sorry, I could've been less obvious, but hey, it's almost the holidays, I was feeling 'mirthful'!! :wink

All in good fun my friend. :cheers
 

Superfly

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why is my signature not showing?

yes, it is enabled in my user settings.
I think it only shows ONCE per page view. Mine's not there after my first post on this page either.
 

Spirit

Heritage GT Owner
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I think it only shows ONCE per page view. Mine's not there after my first post on this page either.
:thumbsup

You Canadian guys are pretty darn smart :biggrin [....now, as for Trent.....well.....:eek:lol:biggrin:rofl:willy] - .......it may be the alcohol content.
:cheers

We Still Love You Trent.
 

Superfly

HERITAGE GT OWNER
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Jun 23, 2008
2,210
Edmonton, Alberta
:thumbsup

You Canadian guys are pretty darn smart :biggrin [....now, as for Trent.....well.....:eek:lol:biggrin:rofl:willy] - .......it may be the alcohol content.
:cheers

We Still Love You Trent.
LOL, if we were so smart, we'd be living in Texas or California where it's nice and warm! (it's -4F today, and I expect about 3 inches of snow.......:bored)

As for Trent, if he's got alcohol in him today, HE'S the really smart one!! :cheers
 

B O N Y

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Sep 5, 2005
12,110
Fresno, Ca.
why is my signature not showing?

yes, it is enabled in my user settings.

It only shows up once on a page. Then it is automatically disabled.
All is good:thumbsup

Since this is the Christmas season, you might just take another second,
and ask in a nicer fashion. Such as:

Wonder why my signature is not showing up?:wink
Bony, PLEASE advise when you have a chance.
Appreciate it, many thanks:thumbsup

Always glad to help!
God Bless America,
Bony
 

MAD IN NC

Proud Owner/ BOD blah bla
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Feb 14, 2006
4,188
North Carolina
I'm 6' tall with a 9'6" ceiling height, anybody have similar numbers with a 4 post lift, is that enough height to work under comfortably?
Yes - Same stats here. Get a rolling stool like I do. The FGT when on the lift at full height and the stool is perfect!

other cars - you don't have the height and are in the "tweener" state ala get the stool!
 

Not 4N

Tungsten GT Owner
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Apr 5, 2006
885
Calgary AB
:thumbsup

You Canadian guys are pretty darn smart :biggrin [....now, as for Trent.....well.....:eek:lol:biggrin:rofl:willy] - .......it may be the alcohol content.
:cheers

We Still Love You Trent.
Hey wait a second - now come to think of I did have a little anti-freeze in the system when I plowed the 5" of snow off of everything yesterday.
How do you know all this stuff Fred? :biggrin

:cheers
Trent
 

Spirit

Heritage GT Owner
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How do you know all this stuff Fred? :biggrin

:cheers
Trent
Mrs. Spirit says I'm HAUNTED. :secret:

:huge:
 

gtjoey

Keep Smiling - GT Owner
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Oct 14, 2005
3,381
Well with the extra day, bolted down the lift:thumbsup if theres one thing I can say.LOVE IT!!!! Big difference, im old things that shake and rattle make me nervous. I out rubber washers between the bolts and washers so theres a little give...p.s. went with bolts not studs coming up incase i wanted to move things. :thumbsup ENJOYGTJOEY1314
 

FM99

GT Owner
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Mar 4, 2008
132
Iowa
Joey,
What lift did you get? I have been following this thread and am interested in a lift also. Would like to know what you choose and why? Thanks for sharing.
 

Mullet

FORD GT OWNER
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Oct 21, 2008
2,464
Houston Texas
4 post lift installed....Merry Christmas to me

Finally got the Backyard buddy lift delivered and installed (8 weeks to make it). The installation guys did it on Christmas eve.

I'm definately getting a second one. I was waiting to get the first one to make sure the garage would not be too compacted with 2. Looks like it will be just fine on space (when I clean out those boxes and junk on the right).
 

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B O N Y

MODERATOR & FGT OWNER
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Sep 5, 2005
12,110
Fresno, Ca.
congrats on the install and Merry Chistmas!
 

johnk

Member
Nov 11, 2007
9
Congrats! I have a pair of BB lifts as well. They're the best and well worth the $$ IMHO.
 

ByeEnzo

GT
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Dec 10, 2005
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Fort Worth, TX
Just had a Direct Lift ProPark Plus installed in my garage. I'm 6'4" so the additional lift height makes it easy to work under cars. I'm definitely thinking of getting a 2nd one.