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Do you have any shots off using the Jack on the Lotus?
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I have MaxxJax two post lift and love it. Portable and I lift car 48" and can roll around working underneatrh with a short roller chair.

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I have MaxxJax two post lift and love it. Portable and I lift car 48" and can roll around working underneatrh with a short roller chair.
what is the max clear height underneath that you can store a car up on the maxxjax? if you lock it in the up position?

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I've made the decision to go with the 4 post.
BMan thanks for the pics and details.
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I've made the decision to go with the 4 post.
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Your welcome. Glad the photos and details helped you make a decision.
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I installed a 2-post Bendpak XPR-10A asymmetrical lift and couldn't be happier. The access from below the car is incredible. With MWR 2-post lift adapters on the car, the whole process of lifting and getting access is super simple. No more crawling around on the ground...

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...[*]Slide rubber lifting blocks between Lotus and lift runners. The front blocks aren't quite to lift point B up front because of the runner length, but work fine just behind there. The critical ones are lift point C to keep the car from flipping backwards. For this, I position the rubber blocks on the outside edge of lift point C....

That exact procedure has crushed my shear panel (where you put your aft blocks) and the fiberglass rocker panels. Since mine was done at the dealer, Lotus replaced the shear panel, but has done nothing for the rocker panels...

I wouldn't lift a Lotus like that and not recommend this procedure to anybody...

I looked at your shear panel, and it does not look crushed yet...
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IMO, if you're getting a lift to work on the car, and don't mind fixing it to the floor, nothing beats a 2 post for access:


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That exact procedure has crushed my shear panel (where you put your aft blocks) and the fiberglass rocker panels. Since mine was done at the dealer, Lotus replaced the shear panel, but has done nothing for the rocker panels...

I wouldn't lift a Lotus like that and not recommend this procedure to anybody...

I looked at your shear panel, and it does not look crushed yet...
Yes... and that is why if you go on to read you will see that I recommend AGAINST doing this and that one should install support pucks between the engine panel and shear panel. I even gave links to the various support pucks in post 164:
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Here are three links to some of the pucks that go between the shear panel and the engine access panel:
TAT Concept > >Homepage > >Catalog > >Lotus Elise & Exige > >Elise S2 Toyota > >Exterior

Moto Concept Racing - Lotus Tuning für Elise, Esprit und andere Sportwagen

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I will just make my own similar to the TAT-Concepts pucks (first link). They use existing bolt holes. I will make then from a block of Delrin or King StarBoard (both high density polymer material).
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However... all that being said... I wouldn't want someone else doing it just because have. I would definitely recommend making and installing pucks that go between the shear panel and the engine access panel like I mentioned and linked to above. The puck would mount to the shear panel at lift point C filling the gap between the shear and engine access panels. This would allow you to lift using lift point C with the engine access panel on.

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what is the max clear height underneath that you can store a car up on the maxxjax? if you lock it in the up position?

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The max clear height under the arms is 42" and 45" under the car. It's perfect for us with an Esprit on top and a Seven underneath:

Note that the Esprit easily clears the 7' tall roll up garage door when it is open and the lift is all the way up at maximum height. Our garage ceiling height is 95"

You're welcome to come by and inspect sometime if you wish.

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Just got my lifts installed. Ordered from Derek Weaver - they are also known as Direct Lift, Rotary Lift, etc. I believe the only four post lifts to be certified. Great price at $2,195 each, including nice casters, jack tray, and four drip trays. My installer said that his cost on these lifts is $2,895 - he has already started ordering from Derek Weaver.Name:  ImageUploadedByAutoGuide1458243292.703162.jpg
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I took some new shots, posted in this thread: https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f218...ml#post5110009

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I love my lift (installed in early Feb'12). It has casters and can be moved around relatively easy (with a car on it!) however un-anchored at full lift it will sway if I were to jump around on it. It will not budge when it is at waist height. I like where it is so I did finally anchor it a week after I got it... and can always unbolt it if I really want to move it again. I hear the more expensive ones (like Backyard Buddy etc) have less of a tendency to sway when un-anchored and at full lift. Mine is now solid as a rock.

Mine is sold under several names, mine is an "Auto Lift": Car Storage Lifts | 4 Post Parking Lifts at Best Buy Automotive Equipment
Same thing: Atlas Garage Pro 8,000

Cars are dirty.. sorry. Ceiling is 10ft. I could raise the Lotus one notch further if I backed it in (would better clear the raised door), but I rather have the tires stored where they are so I don't need to remove them to remove the car.



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Just got my lifts installed. Ordered from Derek Weaver - they are also known as Direct Lift, Rotary Lift, etc. I believe the only four post lifts to be certified. Great price at $2,195 each, including nice casters, jack tray, and four drip trays. My installer said that his cost on these lifts is $2,895 - he has already started ordering from Derek Weaver.Attachment 679753Attachment 679761Attachment 679769
Mike, that's the same setup we're planning for our residents, would you mind sharing garage dimensions?
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Just had my second lift installed, it is the same as my other lift. It is a tight fit, but it works for me.

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Ron, how tall is your ceiling?
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That exact procedure has crushed my shear panel (where you put your aft blocks) and the fiberglass rocker panels. Since mine was done at the dealer, Lotus replaced the shear panel, but has done nothing for the rocker panels...

I wouldn't lift a Lotus like that and not recommend this procedure to anybody...

I looked at your shear panel, and it does not look crushed yet...
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