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Old 09-25-2018, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by 928 GT R View Post
What about the "Velocity Lift"
For those with quick hands...

I guess if you are airborne the speed and load limits don't apply?
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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwK5qezi_vknpbSr3J9rWhQ?view_as=subscriber

I picked up this lift for $400 off craigslist. Had to drive a ways to get it though. I have never seen another one exactly like it. Herkules made it I think. The guy that sold it to me said it was Snap On, but doubt they actually made it. On the unit it is stamped DEMO. Anyways, it works great and thankfully before I bought it the airbag was replaced. I don't get under it without jack standing the arms for extra insurance. It does have safety bars in case the airbag blows. Good to 6,000 lbs

Anyone else ever seen one like this? I have searched online and never found an exact match.




Here it is after painting.


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Old 09-26-2018, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Sagres74 View Post
Interesting idea... wonder how much it goes for. Any guesses?
website shows $1500. Seems steep, considering you could get a maxjax, or other 2 post lift for close to this.
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Old 09-27-2018, 01:02 PM
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I had a man made lift fail many years ago as I was getting out from under a Pontiac Grand Prix. The rear bumper cut my shoulder. I will never use a man made stand as I am only comfortable with a car (I intend to be underneath) being perched upon pressure treated 6x6's. If ships and buildings are cribbed with them, thats what I use. The extra time it takes to mount the car is inconsequential relative to the peace of mind and redundancy. I can easily take the blocks with me wherever I go and configure the mounts as I need at the particular moment, not to mention they cost next to nothing.
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Originally Posted by Ryan Thompson View Post
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwK5qezi_vknpbSr3J9rWhQ?view_as=subscriber

I picked up this lift for $400 off craigslist. Had to drive a ways to get it though. I have never seen another one exactly like it. Herkules made it I think. The guy that sold it to me said it was Snap On, but doubt they actually made it. On the unit it is stamped DEMO. Anyways, it works great and thankfully before I bought it the airbag was replaced. I don't get under it without jack standing the arms for extra insurance. It does have safety bars in case the airbag blows. Good to 6,000 lbs

Anyone else ever seen one like this? I have searched online and never found an exact match.




Here it is after painting.
I hope your life insurance is paid up. That lift looks deadly, and only two jack stands just makes for a fulcrum point. Not a safe looking set up at all.
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Old 09-27-2018, 06:35 PM
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^^^^ What Ed said ^^^^ Life insurance usually has a suicide disclaimer.


I've seen too many home-brew lift kluges over the years, and I've seen the pretty grizzly results when a mistake is made. Spindly pantograph arms and such won't ever be holding a car I'm under. Just sayin'...

The Max-Jax is solid, and for most things I have safety stands under the lift carriages and the car isn't very high.


I'm good with Walt's idea with heavy-duty cribbing. Done well, it will hold a LOT of weight. Lots of stacked low roll centers and local overturning moments. Done well you can't work on the middle of the car between jack points, but otherwise no worries.
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Default +1 for the quickjack

I've been using mine for 6 months or so, on my '86S, LX470 and LS430. I paid the few extra bucks for the 7000 model. With my LX470 lifted to full height, I can barely wiggle it..
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Originally Posted by Alumin8 View Post
I've been using mine for 6 months or so, on my '86S, LX470 and LS430. I paid the few extra bucks for the 7000 model. With my LX470 lifted to full height, I can barely wiggle it..
Is the car jacked-up for a deep cleaning of the windows?
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The QuickJacks are awesome, see a few at every DE event now.
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I can see how you would think this by looking at the pictures. It looks larger in person and it is very heavy. I am guessing it weighs 4-500 lbs and uses very thick metal. Despite how it may look in pictures this lift is very heavy duty and safe. I would not get under a car if this were not the case.
There were 2 additional jack stands under the lift in another spot. Not easy to see in the previous picture, so here it is same night different angle. Also the lift has lockout bars for safety; if the airbag were to blow. In the front I had a large rubber bumper dock connecting the arm and lift.


This is how I use it now, to spread the weight and 4 jack stands far out for stability. It is rock solid with the 4x8's.



Here you can see the lift bars, 6 jack stands and safety bars. The arms on the lift are nearly 2" thick solid metal.


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Originally Posted by WALTSTAR View Post
I had a man made lift fail many years ago as I was getting out from under a Pontiac Grand Prix. The rear bumper cut my shoulder. I will never use a man made stand as I am only comfortable with a car (I intend to be underneath) being perched upon pressure treated 6x6's. If ships and buildings are cribbed with them, thats what I use. The extra time it takes to mount the car is inconsequential relative to the peace of mind and redundancy. I can easily take the blocks with me wherever I go and configure the mounts as I need at the particular moment, not to mention they cost next to nothing.
Walt, any pics?
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For clarification this lift is not "home made". It is made by Herkules, a German company. It also has a new airbag installed.


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This is another way of lifting your 928.
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Old 07-12-2019, 09:15 AM
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Why you use a dead man...
https://www.foxnews.com/us/nevada-ma...ack-police-say

Nevada man died while fixing vehicle after 6.4 earthquake likely caused the car to fall off jack, police say

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Old 07-12-2019, 06:54 PM
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Notwithstanding the the extra consideration needed when using any lift or even jackstands in earthquake territories (!!!), I received some promo from Garage Equipment Supply yesterday bragging up their new MaxJax Tilt for $1399, save $100. Looks a lot like the Autolift 3000 that's the subject of this thread.

Guessing you could figure out a way to get the car sitting on 4 stands plus the lift itself for the times when your world moves unexpectedly.
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