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I installed it in a 25 year old slab, with a few cracks.
5 threaded anchors are inserted into to the slab, for each post. You draw up a bolt in each anchor to expand them into the 7/8 inch holes drilled in the slab, like a Rivnut. The lift posts are just bolted to the slab anchors, and the lift is rated for 6,000 pounds capacity. Most Commercial shop lifts are similarily just bolted to floor anchors. The bars you see on them across the floor or the top, are just for running cables or hydrolic lines. As shown on the Youtube, you can unbolt the posts and store the whole lift aside. I just leave it up, and keep the race car parked there, or up on it.
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THX. This is great. I am ordering one today.
I got mine at Garage Equipment Supply:

MaxJax Portable 6000-Pound Capacity 2-Post Lift by Dannmar Equipment - The Max Jack

Costco has them on sale now:

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THX. Yes I saw the one on Costco. Great price too...

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Reviving the thread. Anyone have a good procedure for getting all four wheels off the ground and the car on stands? A lift is not an option.

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Disclaimer: I don't own an Evora YET

but these are good to elevate a car to get a jack underneath cenet front or center back. Then place jackstands at four corner jack points

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No place to put jacks underneath the center of the Evora that I'm aware of. At least none without removing the trays under the car.

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I have not used these before but looks like they would accomplish what you seek to do.

http://www.jackpointjackstands.com/
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/\/\ Love that but looks pretty tall.
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I have not used these before but looks like they would accomplish what you seek to do.

http://www.jackpointjackstands.com/
Squidward posted that these would not work due to their size I believe. And at $600 to get the car all off the ground, it's a bit expensive.

Seems to me there would be something out there that would allow you to get all the wheels off the ground for $200-$250.
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Squidward posted that these would not work due to their size I believe. And at $600 to get the car all off the ground, it's a bit expensive.

Seems to me there would be something out there that would allow you to get all the wheels off the ground for $200-$250.
I have been asking and looking around, but no one seems to have a solution to this. I have thought about wheel jacks and then sliding a low profile jack at the jack points, but I don't think there is a wheel jack made that will lift the car high enough.

I am going to poke around on the car to see if I can find an alternative jack point with the panels left on.
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See procedure described in post #4 on p1 of this thread.
It's a bit tedious, and might require a bit of garage space, but should work.

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True that it probably will work but jacking by the suspension can be a bit risky due to movement and load bearing. I did find this though:
Racecar Pit Lift Jacking System - QuickJack- Ranger
Which I might try if all else fails.
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What if the jack points on it don't match up to the ones under the car? It would be the same as using your floor jack at that point. The web page shows the length of it as 46 inches. No idea what the distance is between the pads under the Evora.
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True that it probably will work but jacking by the suspension can be a bit risky due to movement and load bearing. I did find this though:
Racecar Pit Lift Jacking System - QuickJack- Ranger
Which I might try if all else fails.
Don't know if it will line up on the lift points besides long. span, lateral spacing
G is different front and rear. Also, how will you pull the under pans.

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I ordered a set of Jackpoint jack stands today

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Since this tread is active, I used to have a 1959 Lotus Elite. For those not familiar, it is a fiberglass monocoque chassis Three fiberglass molds bonded together with no other supports. There were a couple of jack points where there was a reenforced area where the doors and windshield were mounted.

When I had to get it onto stands, I would drive the car onto a ramp. From there, I had a 2x6 board, with some carpet tacked on, that was cut to the length that ran width of the car. I using a standard floor jack, I lifted the car from the center with that board and placed jacks under the boards at the appropriate jack points.

So, this worked because the bottom of the Lotus Elite was flat. I haven't had the Evora up in the air yet, but I will eventually. Any reason this would not work or cause damage? Note the Elite was around 1500lbs total.

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I ordered a set of jackpoint jack stands today
Did you order the low profile? Which pad? Definitely post a review when you get them. Squidward didn't think they would work due to the size of the stand and the location of the lift point. Sure hope it does - it would be an ideal solution.

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Ordered comb of pads, normal height and recessed. Figure normal height pads gets car up higher and worst comes to worst I drive up on boards or my race ramps to get clearance.

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This worked for me:

I bought a jack set from AC Delco for $50, and it includes the floor jack, two stands and a set of wheel chocks. I use a wood strip (actually a stake) which I position in the groove along the jack point and lower my car onto it.

Just be careful and pay close attentionto the other wheels so that you don't jack the car too high on one side at once otherwise you'll find both the rear tire AND passenger of the ground which is very dangerous. I admit I did this promptly lowered the jack so that the rear wheel sat down. But as for the method the stake distributed the weight nicely along the chassis.
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Squidward - that's not what my jack points look like. Mine are more like a metal pad with ridges on it. I guess they changed between 2010 and 2011?
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