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BigBud

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Yeah, I finally pulled the trigger. Local guy that a friend recommended installed a ProPark 8S four post. Should have done it years ago. I looked at BYB but they didn't install in NJ, plus the price was much higher.
I'm very happy with the lift they installed in a matter of hours.

We built the garage knowing we would install a lift. It has a 14' ceiling with a high lift garage door. Got the extra tall lift so I don't even have to duck.

Best of luck with yours!
 
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BigBud, we should have had a higher ceiling put in when we built this house a few years ago. Instead I had the garage door tracks modified to go above the ceiling to give more headroom.

We had to use a side load motor with more power to handle the increased weight caused by higher door travel.
 
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BigBud

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I have the same thing, works great so far but when the weather's bad and panels freeze together the motors slip and won't open the door.
 

Ryan Bentley

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Check out Challenger Lifts

Since you’re looking for an automotive lift, I’d recommend checking out Challenger Lifts. Above-ground automotive lifts are typically mounted or anchored to a concrete surface. Various styles of above-ground automotive lifts include two post, four post with runways, short rise and mid rise, scissor and moveable or mobile column.

Automotive Lifts - Automotive Lift - Challenger Lifts
 

vet'svette

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You only need one drop to realize that a good lift is the only way to go.
BYB is American made, not sure of the others, but I understand they
use steel from China. Let's keep jobs here in America.
 
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I have been using my Backyard Buddy lift for a couple of months now. Excellent ease of operation, quite and a great locking system.
No problems at all. :w
I fabricated some 2x4's to have the 1959 Corvette stop where I want.
 

timemender

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BYB well worth the cost.

Yes the Backyard Buddy lifts are priced higher, but they are of the highest quality.

With a vehicle on the lift it is VERY stable.

Other lifts that I tested can be made to sway quite a bit, which is damn scary.

And those locks on the BYB at all four corners are second to none.

Well worth the extra money. I was so impressed, I purchased my second BYB 5-years afterthe first.

Custom heights are available. They will custom cut the incremental height notches if you require that.

And no, I don't work for nor do I even know anyone at BYB.
 

Bob88vette

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I have a 7,000 lb four poster from Direct Lift. It fit my needs perfectly, was affordable, easy to assemble and is a nice stable lift.

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Backyard Buddy lift, epoxy painted floor. :w

2012 Corvette Grand Sport on top, 1962 Corvette Restomod on the floor
 

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King Plastic

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I bought an Eagle four post years back. It was a bit shakey all the way up and painted advertised as powder coated. They offered a cash rebate but I sent it back. For the price I didn't feel it was the quality I had anticipated. I bought another brand similar in construction for half the price. It works well but I am on the trail of a two post. My ceiling is 12'6", no worry there and concrete is 6+ inches thick.
 

King Plastic

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Backyard Buddy lift, epoxy painted floor. :w

2012 Corvette Grand Sport on top, 1962 Corvette Restomod on the floor

Is that what they mean by dream car garage ? Looks like the interior of a hospital. I could never be that uncluttered.
I'm impressed to say the least !
 

vettesplus

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this is my lift set-up, Double 2 park is the maker but I know they are out of business. I guess my point is, make sure you buy a lift that is made in America. there are some china made lifts for discounted prices that are nothing but a death trap....


 

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