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Old 05-06-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Default The MaxJax Portable 2-Post Lift



When the MaxJax lift was announced in our forums a few months ago, I decided I had to have one. It's compact size was perfect for my low shop ceilings (9') and I figured its portable posts wo...

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Old 05-06-2009, 03:17 PM   #2
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. . Sure wish I had one... Unless it has a mattress label on it, could it be as easy as to drill some more holes at your desired hight for additional lock stops??



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At the top hole, the car was too high and the heavy tranny was awkward to lift. At the bottom hole, the car was too low to smoothly slide the tranny in and out. We solved the problem by breaking all kinds of international laws (Iím sure) and just lifted the car to the needed height while ignoring the safety bars for a few minutes.....
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:33 PM   #3
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Cool, that would work in my shed!
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:03 PM   #4
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. . Sure wish I had one... Unless it has a mattress label on it, could it be as easy as to drill some more holes at your desired hight for additional lock stops??



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At the top hole, the car was too high and the heavy tranny was awkward to lift. At the bottom hole, the car was too low to smoothly slide the tranny in and out. We solved the problem by breaking all kinds of international laws (I’m sure) and just lifted the car to the needed height while ignoring the safety bars for a few minutes.....
I also have a 109" high ceiling. I was about to drill another set of hole in between the first and second set of holes as well, but I hesitated because want to make sure the warranty will not get void if I do so. Also. the new holes will hit the safety procedure and warning label. Time to call Danmar.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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looks like a nice setup. For those of us who will be currious... what was the total cost involved here?
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:23 PM   #6
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I also have a 109" high ceiling. I was about to drill another set of hole in between the first and second set of holes as well, but I hesitated because want to make sure the warranty will not get void if I do so. Also. the new holes will hit the safety procedure and warning label. Time to call Danmar.
Would love to hear about what you think of the lift. Thoughts? Same as mine?

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looks like a nice setup. For those of us who will be currious... what was the total cost involved here?
Just under $2k.
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I spoke to Gabe about drilling additional holes, and he told me to hold off until the engineering department decides on the safety issues. Personally, I don't think that there would be a safety issue, but today, with the way people sue at the drop of a hat, companies must cover their butt. If you drill without them saying it is OK, then you will void any warranty on the unit. Manufacturers don't like user modifications..
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How did you get blue posts? All I have ever seen is black???

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How did you get blue posts? All I have ever seen is black???

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This unit is one of four prototypes, and we decided on Black and Yellow for Production units to match our existing product line.

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I like the blue better, but that's just me.

What do you do to cover, seal or otherwise protect the mounting holes when the lift is not in position and you're driving in and out on a daily basis, dropping stones, dirt, water, road salt, snow, ice (we northerners have that particular cross to bear)?
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I do believe that I got cheated. The blue one has more safety labels on it than my black one. I want a refund or more labels.............
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There's irony... I like the black!
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There's irony... I like the black!
I think it is just that "Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence" thing myself.

BTW: I think the blue one looks nicer too.
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Black is the new blue
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I personally like the blue, it stands out a little more so no one walks into it by accident.
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This is by far,....the best tool I've ever bought. I can take out my engine and transmission out at my home rather than trailering it to my buddy's auto shop. Everything from major work to simple cleaning can be done with the MaxJax. I even have laid a sheet of plywood on the arms for a large work bench. All of this can be at a height that I'm comfortable at.

Thanks Dannmar and Ryan !
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psst - your blog post is showing your hamb
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:29 AM   #20
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How deep is your slab, btw?
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