can u please let me know how this lift works out for you and your cobra. I have been wanting to get a lift for my Cobra but can't decide on one. I have a regular size 2-car garage and the 4 post ones I think would take up too much room.
I just ordered a kwik lift, he is going to drop it by my house on the way to the Charlotte Good guys show in a couple of weeks. I saw one at the Charlotte show last year and it seemed a good way to safely work on my car without the space concerns of a 4 poster. There is probably no safer lift out there.
I really like mine. It gets the car a bit higher than standard jack stands. On a car this small, it can really save your back.
Any kind of suspension work is so much easier. Even something as simple as changing tires. I'd hate to be crawling around on the ground trying to do a front end alignment. I repalced all the brakes a couple of weeks ago. Let me tell you, it was a lot easier.
It does take up a bit of floor space. Something you need to work around.
I cannot pull the engine on the KwikLift. But it only takes me about 15-20 minutes to take it apart and move it out of the garage.
Also, it doesn't always work well with unibody cars. When I had my wife's '01 Cougar on it, I couldn't find jack points to rotate the tires. Had to do it the old fashioned way.
I saw these at the Goodguys show in KC. They look pretty cool, very tempting. However, I think you can get a ProPark7 for about $500 more depending on options - and that gives you the option of lifting your car higher and doubling up your parking space.
Great concept, looks very safe and sturdy. If you can not afford a full 4 post lift or do not have the space or height for one, I think the kwiklift is a great alternative.
I don't see the Kwik-Lift as a second choice to the four post, each have advantages. My favorite things about the Kwik-Lift are:
Very easy to get onto with very low clearance cars
Very nice to not have to work around posts or cross beams.
I love my Pro Park 7; very handy. It's taking some getting used to, walking under a car suspended above my head, but I really like it. They claim you don't have to anchor the posts to the floor, but I just didn't feel comfortable doing that, so 16 Redheads later, mine's solid as a rock. Between the lock stops and the cables, I can't imagine how it would be unsafe, so long as the car's in gear and the e-brake engaged.
I have a Kwiklift. I think it's probably the best tool investment I've made. My garage is under the house, so headroom is an issue. I use it to service all my cars. Makes oil changes effortless. I keep it set up and park the Roadster on it.
I have a small 2-car garage, but my ceiling is 11'.
For the price, I find my Pro-Park works best for me.
I have a friend with a Kwik-Lift and it's a well made piece of equipment. You still have to lay on the floor to work under the car though.
My feeling is that if you have the ceiling height, a 2/4 post lift is more useful, for not much more $$.
Well, I just ordered it powder coated dark blue, with the second bridge.
I'm having it shipped to my friend's business address. They told me that they are selling them faster than they can make them and they have no inventory, so it will be three to four weeks. I'll let you all know what I think after I get it in the garage.
That is cool Jim, I am sure you will be happy with it. The fact that both are very good products is what makes the decision hard - but the good part is their is really no wrong or bad choice. Everyone I have talked to loves the lift they chose.
though car only has 1200 miles, I have been wanting to get under it for quick look-feel on everything but have been procrastinating primarily due to the effort it would take to lift the car with floor jack and stands and being in tremor capital of the US, there safety concerns involved as well.
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