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Looking to get an asymmetric two post lift

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I'm looking to get an asymmetric two post lift for my garage and thinking of the Titan 9K unit. Anyone have any experience with these or any other brand of two post lifts? I use it only infrequently in my home garage to lift cars, nothing heavier. I already own a four post lift and a portable lift that work well. The portable is a no-name and the four post is a Bend-Pak but their two post is a little pricey. Thanks for any advice.

Mike

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If you do a search you'll find lots of discussion on lifts.....my opinion, spend the money and get the Bend-Pak. I'm sure you know but this is NOT something to go cheap on, lot's of crap chinese stuff being sold, lousy steel and worse welding.
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20 years ago I bought a BendPak, it has been used literally everyday since and the only thing I have ever had to do to it is change the rubber pads because this were worn out.

After I bought mine my buddy sees how nice it is to have a lift and wants to buy one. I told him to get the same one, well he finds a unknown brand for $200 less and buys it. What a POS, the arms literally sag with a car on it.
Now his lift usually is only used on weekends and seen 10% of mine. Recently he was lifting a 6000lb vehicle on his 9k lift when a weld that holds the pulley shaft failed when the vehicle was only about 1 foot in the air and the vehicle fell to the ground.
If I can find the picture I'll post it up.

IDK if anyone has ever seen a vehicle fall off a lift but I have seen it happen a few times over the years and its pretty scary.

I would also recommend getting the "stackable" type extensions vs the threaded type, it's much easier to just stick a extension under a pad vs threading the pad up to the height you need.
Also get a lift with locking arms so they can't swing out when you lift a vehicle.
I have seen guys drop a vehicle because they set the rear pads on the part of the frame that ramps up behind the cab of a pickup, the arms didn't lock and one kicked out. It bends the bed sides up pretty good.
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Ok you sold me. I'll spring for the Bend Pak. Better safe than sorry.

Mike
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Good man, you'll never regret it.
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There are some other brands that are good, but BendPak is probably the best bang for the buck when buying new. Maybe watch craigslist you may get lucky and find a deal.
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