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Old 08-08-2016, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by G55amg
Hey guys
I'm also planning on installing a lift I like the Bendpak HD 9.
I will be storing a 964 and a GT3.
I have 10'4" ceilings, do you guys think I have enough space?
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Absolutely. I have approx 10ft and no issues whatsoever.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:03 PM
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Absolutely. I have approx 10ft and no issues whatsoever.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:23 PM
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Interesting, will need to check this out. Is it a DIY or requires professional install?

Any chance you have further details you could share.

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The air bottle is optional. It is like $200. My installer plugged the thing in when the lift was put in place. Rather simple.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:25 PM
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I have just over 10ft and have no issues. HOWEVER, I have a P car on it and not have much headroom left. The air bottle needs the lift to go fairly high up to build pressure.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Just in time
The air bottle is optional. It is like $200. My installer plugged the thing in when the lift was put in place. Rather simple.
Thanks, sounds like an easy DIY.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Just in time View Post
I have just over 10ft and have no issues. HOWEVER, I have a P car on it and not have much headroom left. The air bottle needs the lift to go fairly high up to build pressure.
no problem just 911's going on it and I have an air compressor so no need for the air bottle.
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Old 08-08-2016, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by G55amg View Post
Hey guys
I'm also planning on installing a lift I like the Bendpak HD 9.
I will be storing a 964 and a GT3.
I have 10'4" ceilings, do you guys think I have enough space?
Thank you
JV
I have almost 11' and I can only fit a sedan/sport car underneath because of the garage door rails, so take that into consideration, and I do have the "high lift" motors/rails.
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Old 08-08-2016, 03:38 PM
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Anyone have a 4-post parking lift in their garage with a ceiling of only 9' or so?

I'm aware of having to raise the garage door rails to its maximum roll-up height to open/close.

My garage ceiling is 9' 6" (or 114")... the GT4 can be on the bottom so what's the max car height I can do for the top ramp?

Would love to also fit the GT350 there... but if not then that means I "have" to buy another car that's lower height. Maybe a .2 GT3 perhaps.
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Old 08-08-2016, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Bossing
Anyone have a 4-post parking lift in their garage with a ceiling of only 9' or so?

I'm aware of having to raise the garage door rails to its maximum roll-up height to open/close.

My garage ceiling is 9' 6" (or 114")... the GT4 can be on the bottom so what's the max car height I can do for the top ramp?

Would love to also fit the GT350 there... but if not then that means I "have" to buy another car that's lower height. Maybe a .2 GT3 perhaps.
Will check mine and post back but your 114 inches sounds very familiar.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Jpacione View Post
The HD-9 has an optional air tank that looks like a shock. Mounts under the rails so invisible. It uses the pressure from raising the lift and fills itself. As long as you use the lift somewhat regularly you don't need a compressor. I've had mine for over a year and haven't had any issues. Left the car alone for winter and didn't lose any pressure in the tank either.
Yup, I knew it was an option and researched it a bit before passing. I don't change cars off the lift very frequently (could go a month+ and all winter without moving cars - race cars occupy the top spots) and figured some of the question marks around the option made it not as worthwhile. I am super happy to hear it is working for you and others, though, as it seemed like an elegant solution.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Bossing View Post
Anyone have a 4-post parking lift in their garage with a ceiling of only 9' or so?

I'm aware of having to raise the garage door rails to its maximum roll-up height to open/close.

My garage ceiling is 9' 6" (or 114")... the GT4 can be on the bottom so what's the max car height I can do for the top ramp?

Would love to also fit the GT350 there... but if not then that means I "have" to buy another car that's lower height. Maybe a .2 GT3 perhaps.
114" should work, that's about what I'm at. At that height, I can hold a 964 Cup over a BMW 330i. It easily holds GT3 over GT3. My daughter parks her GTI under either the 964 Cup or GT3 Cup with no issue. I'm on vacation or I'd post my diagrams and some pics.
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:15 PM
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Any engineers in the group? I have a 10' ceiling but an 18" LVL (or four) running left to right dead center to hold up a couple bedrooms apparently. Possible to tear out the ceiling and move that into the actual joist area of the floor to achieve the same effect and have enough clearance for a lift?
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Old 08-08-2016, 07:45 PM
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Any engineers in the group? I have a 10' ceiling but an 18" LVL (or four) running left to right dead center to hold up a couple bedrooms apparently. Possible to tear out the ceiling and move that into the actual joist area of the floor to achieve the same effect and have enough clearance for a lift?
I have 116" clearance with a 991 gt3 on top, and 991 gt3 rs underneath. 120" is good for a 51" tall pcars.

I had 100" and raised my ceiling of part of my garage by 16". Don't ask me what that costs.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by awew911 View Post
I have 116" clearance with a 991 gt3 on top, and 991 gt3 rs underneath. 120" is good for a 51" tall pcars. I had 100" and raised my ceiling of part of my garage by 16". Don't ask me what that costs.
Don't ask because you don't know or because you don't want to remember? ;-)
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For the guys here that have high rise doors, how close are the rails to the ceiling? Mine are 12" which seems a lot, when I asked the installer he told me he needed clearance for the spring tool...
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