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[PICS] New 2 Post Lift installed! [PICS]

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by FLATOUT, May 18, 2011.

  1. FLATOUT

    FLATOUT Viper Owner

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    Well after researching and trying to decide for quite some time I decided to go with the Direct Lift Pro 10D 2 Post overhead 10,000 lb lift. When we built our house last year I put 13 ft ceilings in my garage and installed a Jack Shaft style garage door opener to keep the ceiling clear.

    I bought the lift through Derek Weaver company out of Fort Worth and they drove it down and installed it yesterday in about 5 hours. I don't use the lift for storing, but for installs and wrenching so finally having an asymetric 2 poster in my garage is about the coolest thing ever for me lol.

    I snapped a couple quick pics yesterday and today. If your in the Houston area and need to change your oil give me a shout :)

    Andy Wheeler :headbang::headbang::headbang:

    Here they are.

    Waiting..........

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    Parked it last night, went and had some 2 X 10's cut today to drive the car on to get the arms under my lowered SRT.

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    And were it spent most of the day, going over things and cleaning up the under side of the car. I am going to re route the power cord up through the attack so it won't be on the floor to clean up the install a bit.

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  2. F8L SNK

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    Looking good Andy!
     
  3. Joe_Joe

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    Looks great Wheeler. You should've had no problems doing this seeing as how you helped us do the lift at Neil's when you were still with us in MD. I think every house should have a lift in it!!!!
     
  4. Smokin' 2

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    Looking good. Beat me to it! I'm still in the approval stage for my garage remodel with The Woodlands.
     
  5. Blainne

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    Looks great. If I didn't have to move every 3-4 years I would have one put in my garage.
     
  6. hou99gts

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    Looks good Andy! Don't spend every day detailing under there now, ya hear?!?! :D
     
  7. AbsolutHank

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    Now, that should make your TT install a breeze!

    Looks good Andy
     
  8. FLATOUT

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    Thanks Tim.

    Hey Joe! Hell I didn't do much that day Brandon did most of the drilling. I did think about it but they didn't charge much with delivery so I just figured screw it lol. Great to see you over here!

    Man it will be great before and after track days Mike. Good luck!

    We finally settled down into a place for awhile, good luck in the future.

    HAHA Man I was just glad to get under there and take a look at everything, I saw that I had a rear half-shaft seal that is leaking, so I need to get that fixed. Hopefully i'll have Steve's new Coupe rear here before too long so I can get working on that. In between mods....... deatiling lol :)

    Thanks Eric :)
     
  9. FLATOUT

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    HAHA you must have been talking to Bourg again lol. ;)
     
  10. Tiago

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    looks good :)
     
  11. jknappster

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    Looks like you still have to drive up on some wood.
     
  12. FLATOUT

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    Yeh cars low.
     
  13. xlrashn

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    I have had a Direct Lift in my garage for a few years now and have had absolutely no issues at all. Love it. Use it alot and it is perfect for home/hobbyist use.

    Enjoy!!!
     
  14. TowDawg

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    Screw you Andy! :)
    It looks great! I really want to add one to my garage, but I'll probably sell my current house in the next year or so and build another one, so it's not worth setting it up, drilling the floor, and changing my garage door so it goes all the way to the ceiling.
    I will definitely set the garage up in the next house to be ready for a lift and put it in as soon as I'm done so I get a good 3 or so years of use out of it. I know I can take it down and move it on to the next house, but it's just not worth the extra work on the current one.
     
  15. FLATOUT

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    Great to hear! I hear that a lot! Top Dawg I understand we went through something similar.

     
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    Awesome!

    So jealous! Wish I had the space/capability in my current house.... some day.
     
  17. redtanrt10

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    Andy, looks great! I've got a direct lift 4 post that's served me well. I don't have the room, width and height, for one like your's, wish I did.

    When people ask me about lifts I always tell then to go your route if they have the room. So much easier to work on wheels, brakes suspension.

    Great you posted these pictures. Now people can find them and I can use them as a reference too.

    Mike
     
  18. vpower01

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    looks great! my brother has the same lift.
    I just have a storage lift so working on brakes I have to go to his house. :p
     
  19. Husker

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    Andy:

    I just sent you a PM.

    Larry
     
  20. 1buddyc

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    Outstanding! Have one in my Garage, should have done it 15 years ago.
     
  21. CEJ

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    Very nice setup! Did you get a 110V or 220V motor for the lift?

    Would you be kind enough to take a photo of your garage door motor...that setup sounds pretty cool. Thanks.
     
  22. FLATOUT

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    Thanks guys and pm's returned. I had them install a 220v motor since I added a 220 outlet when we built the house for it. I also made sure to take the door tracks all the way to the ceiling. I'll try to get pics later of the opener. It's made by liftmaster.
     
  23. X-Metal

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    looks great Andy. we have had a lift like that for 7 years and never had an issue. we even store vehicles on it. works great.
    congrats and good choice!
     
  24. malcoll

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    When we built our house I had the ceilings go as high as possible....12'3"..... I am torn between the two post and four post... leaning towards the two as I do a lot of wrenching on my cars....... Would your's fit under 12' ceiling? Enjoy!

    Thanks,
    Lance
     
  25. Tiago

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    that lift has always treated me well, mine is about 3 years old.
     
  26. FLATOUT

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    Lance it should but check with them the overhead brackets can be adjusted down and mine is on one step down from the tallest setting and my ceiling is 12' 8". So the way it sits is at 12' 5" and could come down some more.
     
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    Awesome...has anyone come up with a creative way to get the car high enough to get the arms under it without the wood blocks?

    Nice bike BTW.... ;)
     
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    I am really starting to like the looks of a plain, smooth rotor.
     
  29. FLATOUT

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    I was thinking the same thing. My car is lowered and I'm at about 3 inches of ground clearance. It doesn't bother me a's I just kick them out of the way once it's in the air.
     
  30. Nine Ball

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    Very nice. The 2-post lift is the most used tool in my shop, you will wonder how you worked on cars so long without one.
     

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