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Wanted to reach out to see who here has a four post, and what brand/Style did you go with. Picture would be great also, and if you have a POC of any sort.

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Very happy with my Bendpak HD-7W standard width extra height 4 post. While the 7,000lb is sufficient for my purposes, Bendpak also offer lots of 9,000lb options.

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AND...if there's any advice I would offer, do NOT get a 4 post without a rolling bridge jack! Once I saw one while I was researching 4 post lifts and I was sold immediately! This is Bendpaks RJ7W (7,000lb jack) in-use when I was installing the C&R HX.

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I've had this lift for over a year: LIBERTY FP9K-DX-XLT-LIB 9,000 lb Deluxe Storage Lift Extended Length / Height - Poly casters, drip trays, jack tray

It's a rebranded "Tuxedo" which is probably rebranded from something else like Bendpak or one of the many other chinese-manufacturered brands. I went with a 4 post because I liked the idea of driving on a lift and not laying on the ground looking for jack points. Also, you can install the metal legs with wheels and move the lift around the shop, I did it a few times, but not recommended with a vehicle on the lift. Plus, once I caught wind of the rolling jack, I was immediately sold. You should really have two if you want to rotate tires or something, but I have one and I've had maybe 75-100 vehicles in the air so far. I ran a detail and undercoating business up until this spring.

It was just under $5k picked up from a warehouse 2 hours away and assembled with a buddy.

Pros: decent updated safety mechanism (Wildfire lifts use the old design), cost, OnTimeAutoEquipment is a good group of guys to deal with IMO, it'll lift more than 9000lb but use at your own risk, the finish on all the metal holds up well, assembly is decent but instructions are "translated"

Negs: The pneumatic jack I received was DOA and I specifically asked for an air/pneumatic jack, but they sold me a hand pump style instead (they shipped a new pneumatic jack ASAP without hassle), the jack can be temperamental with air in the line, I wish the ramps were longer (actually caught the lip of the V2V splitter on my V and broke it (on lowering springs), but my C6 Z06 lowered on coilovers was fine, never hurt a customer car), there are long threaded rods running the length of the lift and both front and rear sides which actuate the safety latch and can bend easily if you don't set them up properly, there's no clear hydraulic oil to run so use what's best for your climate.

Peasant V2 owner, here.

edit: evidently I misused "air" and "pneumatic" lol, meant to say I wanted an air jack but got a hand jack. Significant difference in cost between the two.
 

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Very happy with my Bendpak HD-7W standard width extra height 4 post. While the 7,000lb is sufficient for my purposes, Bendpak also offer lots of 9,000lb options.

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AND...if there's any advice I would offer, do NOT get a 4 post without a rolling bridge jack! Once I saw one while I was researching 4 post lifts and I was sold immediately! This is Bendpaks RJ7W (7,000lb jack) in-use when I was installing the C&R HX.

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I do like the Bendpak HD-7W standard width extra height 4 post, I have nothing but good things about Bendpak minus the price lol. But in todays world everything is high.
 

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Nothing wrong with Bendpak! A buddy of mine just put one in and it's what you'd expect in terms of build quality. Regarding price, I'm sure even my lift has increased dramatically in cost.
 

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I do like the Bendpak HD-7W standard width extra height 4 post, I have nothing but good things about Bendpak minus the price lol. But in todays world everything is high.
The cost was within a few hundred dollars of some alternates near me at the time (4 years ago) and when I bundled the bridge jack and dolly set the distributor offered a package discount (y). I really liked the push button pneumatic lock release where the alternates had a manual lever type lock release. I have friends with that type and they work just fine too.
 
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The cost was within a few hundred dollars of some alternates near me at the time (4 years ago) and when I bundled the bridge jack and dolly set the distributor offered a package discount (y). I really liked the push button pneumatic lock release where the alternates had a manual lever type lock release. I have friends with that type and they work just fine too.
Yea i am still on the fence about the bridge jack! But I do like bundles
 

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Yea i am still on the fence about the bridge jack! But I do like bundles
I'm curious, why would you get a 4 post without a bridge jack? Most come with jack tray, but it's a major PITA and you need to supply your own bottle jack. The jack trays are heavy and take up a lot of real estate.

Unless you never plan to do brake jobs and/or remove wheels, you may want to reconsider. Just my non-expert advice lol
 
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Bridge jack is a must. I got a cheaper direct lift four post, I think 8,000 lbs about 8 years ago. It’s been great. But I didn’t get the bridge jack with it. Don’t make the same mistake I did!

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I'm looking to get one in two years when I build my house upon returning from overseas. @SaskV how much clearance do you have underneath when locked up at height like that?

I'm looking to get an extra tall one that way I can lift to full height with my wagon on and park my Ram 1500 under it when a tornado comes around.
 

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@SaskV how much clearance do you have underneath when locked up at height like that?
About 4". I have a slightly lifted Tacoma on large tires that parks underneath the V daily . My ceiling height is 12'6", the lift isn't on the top locks due to ceiling height. I'm sure you'll have no problem getting a full size truck underneath, but do all your measuring (at least four times ) ahead of time ;)

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About 4". I have a slightly lifted Tacoma on large tires that parks underneath the V daily . My ceiling height is 12'6", the lift isn't on the top locks due to ceiling height. I'm sure you'll have no problem getting a full size truck underneath, but do all your measuring (at least four times ) ahead of time ;)
Awesome thank you. I wont have a ceiling height issue I believe. I'll have a 12' door on one bay so the ceilings if I read the plans correctly should be 16' or higher. My truck should be about 81-82" overall depending on the tires I use. Just hoping on the rare occasion I need to pull inside and under the lift that I will have room underneath. I guess if there was an issue, could just stick the wife's SUV under there instead.
 

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I have a BendPak HD-9TG, HD-9WX, and HD-7P. The HD-9TG has a pair of the RJ4500 rolling jacks on it. As mentioned above, if you buy a 4-post lift for anything other than storage, you owe it to yourself to get rolling jacks. They save so much time and energy. You can use them on engines, transmissions, exhaust, and to jack up the car. I use mine constantly. I'm moving, and will definitely be looking to buy another BendPak 4-post for the new house.

The nice thing about 4-post lifts is that I wouldn't have been able to put a 2-post in my garage. I enter through the single door. With the 4-posts, I put the posts right next to the garage door tracks or the wall, so only the center, staggered posts of the HD-9XW and HD-7P take up any meaningful space. With a 2-post, I couldn't have driven past/under it. By using a custom 4-post lift, I can move any car at ground level into or out of the garage without needing to move another.

The platforms on my HD-9TG are so that my cars clear the RJ4500 rolling jacks. They're much taller than the older RJ45 rolling jacks and all of my cars had clearance issues. Some wood and cheap carpeting solved that issue.

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I love the wood and carpet idea. Opting for the extra long model, I never destroyed something pulling up on the jack, but it's all in good time lol. I have used wood on the ramps though, specifically for my V2. I saw race ramps makes lift ramps, or extensions to help with angle. One day I'll spend my moldy money again lol.

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I have a BendPak HD-9TG, HD-9WX, and HD-7P. The HD-9TG has a pair of the RJ4500 rolling jacks on it. As mentioned above, if you buy a 4-post lift for anything other than storage, you owe it to yourself to get rolling jacks. They save so much time and energy. You can use them on engines, transmissions, exhaust, and to jack up the car. I use mine constantly. I'm moving, and will definitely be looking to buy another BendPak 4-post for the new house.
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I have a BendPak HD-9TG, HD-9WX, and HD-7P. The HD-9TG has a pair of the RJ4500 rolling jacks on it. As mentioned above, if you buy a 4-post lift for anything other than storage, you owe it to yourself to get rolling jacks. They save so much time and energy. You can use them on engines, transmissions, exhaust, and to jack up the car. I use mine constantly. I'm moving, and will definitely be looking to buy another BendPak 4-post for the new house.

The nice thing about 4-post lifts is that I wouldn't have been able to put a 2-post in my garage. I enter through the single door. With the 4-posts, I put the posts right next to the garage door tracks or the wall, so only the center, staggered posts of the HD-9XW and HD-7P take up any meaningful space. With a 2-post, I couldn't have driven past/under it. By using a custom 4-post lift, I can move any car at ground level into or out of the garage without needing to move another.

The platforms on my HD-9TG are so that my cars clear the RJ4500 rolling jacks. They're much taller than the older RJ45 rolling jacks and all of my cars had clearance issues. Some wood and cheap carpeting solved that issue.

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Hey we are kinda twins...I'm in GA as well and have a V and an S2k as part of the collection! I wish I had the lifts like you though.

What is on the top racks in the garage?
 
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