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Old 09-23-2008, 12:18 PM   #1
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Default Stinger lifts?

Does anyone have one of these? http://www.stingerlifts.com/residentialmodels.htm#ST
Good or bad? Looks like they are about 2 hours from my house so picking one up my not be a problem.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Stinger lifts?

I own five Stinger four-post lifts. I purchased the first one when Dave first started Stinger over ten years ago. He has since sold the company. Although they are not certified, they have a sound design and have been a good value to me. They have been trouble free and have served me very well.

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Old 09-23-2008, 12:40 PM   #3
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Default Re: Stinger lifts?

I think you've said this before OldCarGuy, but I believe a lot of the four posts out there are designed the same way as these lifts....
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:34 PM   #4
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Lots of four-post lifts have derived from this design. The fella that started Stinger worked for one of the larger lift companies that made lifts for the home user. I believe it was Auto Lifter, that has since closed their doors over a year ago. He took their design and made improvements to the locking mechanisms, increased the cylinder size, and improvements to the cable system. And came up with some new options like aluminum ramps and wheels. I know that he produced them in his own shop and was forever increasing his capacity. Because he couldn’t keep up with the orders. He saw the writing on the walls and sold Stinger with the invasion of cheep re-badged Chinese copies. And I have no idea where Stinger lifts are manufactured now.
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Old 09-23-2008, 07:43 PM   #5
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Default Re: Stinger lifts?

I have a Stinger lift in my garage, it's an older one just like what Oldcarguy has. It's well made and I've had no problems with it, but that may not have much bearing on their current product.
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