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    Does anyone use indoor storage lifts? Read the article below on the advantages and disadvantages and let us know your thoughts and opinions.
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    I found this article very interesting. I do not have a garage let alone a lift. But it sounds like a good way to go. There was no mention of a price range. That may be helpful if someone is contemplating a purchase.
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    4 post are safer overall. 2 post need extensive cement work to install. Your 4in slab in the garage is NOT gonna cut it!
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    I have an advantage 4 post lift,very safe,not going to drop.

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    4 Post Lifts are mostly storage lifts...

    You will find 4 post for things like Alignment Setups and for exhaust work...

    Most shops use the 2 post lift that's asemectical (spelling ???)... They allow the doors to be opened easier to get in and out and to work inside the vehicle...

    I think the most common ones are 8 to 10 thousand pound ones...
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    I would love to have one of these. May be a bit tricky to use. Especially with a van and lifting it up in out garage below the house. It I went to high the van would be in the living room. Talk about an angry wife.

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    I had a 4 post one for years...used as added storage...one car on top of the other...plus could change oil and work under car easier...Cost was pretty good...less than $3000...used 110 power, fairly easy to put together....only reason I don't still have one is that my garage is not tall enough...too many cross beams...I loved mine and felt that it was a great investment.

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    I would love to have one myself but I have the same problem, HEIGHT. But my buddy has a two post in his garage so I can get access to it just about anytime I need it, Thanks to good friends.........

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    I helped a buddy install a four-post lift at his cottage in Caseville Michigan about 10 years ago. JUSTA is correct, a two post would require special concrete work to support it. A four-post does not.

    I think 4-post is the way to go for me as well. Cost is around $1500-4500 depending on the brand. The need to clear beams at full height with your car and truck on it is a huge consideration. Making sure you have a 110V source run close to the hydraulic switch is another. I would also invest a fluid catch pan(s) that straddles the two main rails so that oil, tranny fluid, grease, power steering fluid, axle grease, antifreeze, or even dirt or mud doesn't drip down onto a stored car below it.
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    When I built my garage I planned on a lift, even though it took about 5 years to finely afford it...

    I built with 14' high ceiling and 8" of concreate in the lift area and a 10' X 12' door...

    I just couldn't lay on my back to do repairs any longer with my back...


    Deb gave it to me as my Birthday, Christmas, what ever day for the rest of my life Present . .

    One of the best things I ever bought...

    Now I just need to pick up some old kitchen cabinets from the ReClaim Center or Build some myself... I can do either, it will just be easier to get old cabinets and than frame them and add a heavy top...

    Then I can clean up some of the mess and stack things better... I've got a bunch of bins and stuff like that's just waiting till the other stuff is done...

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