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09-23-2011 06:38 PM
60srestorer YES THEY SURE DO I just wonder what their problem is. Each time you call its a different story and no two conversations coinside. There's a guy who is trying to get people together (on RipOff Report) to file a class action lawsuit against AAE. I'm going to look into it.
09-23-2011 12:27 AM
Dave57210
American autolifts

Quote:
Originally Posted by 60srestorer
Some of these posts sound all too familiar. I ordered a lift in February, it finally got delivered in March, (damaged), tried everything I know to get it replaced and it is still laying on my garage floor unused. Been lied to numerous times, every time I talk to them its another story. They've been promising to send a replacement for over 2 months and told me to keep calling every two weeks because the shipment (container) from China was not filled so there was delay after delays. Now they are telling me that they can't replace it, "we are so sorry". HA! Sorry, right, but in a different way. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY to my worst enemy. I don't care what kind of great deal they offer anyone, they should run screaming in the opposite direction!!! (I feel like a hot potato that has been passed around...no one wants to take responsibility for what happened) Now I have no other option but to seek legal action.
BUT... I bet they still e-mail you daily or weekly reminders of what's on special this week and how great their service and equipment is!
09-22-2011 07:47 PM
60srestorer
American Automotive Equipment issues

Some of these posts sound all too familiar. I ordered a lift in February, it finally got delivered in March, (damaged), tried everything I know to get it replaced and it is still laying on my garage floor unused. Been lied to numerous times, every time I talk to them its another story. They've been promising to send a replacement for over 2 months and told me to keep calling every two weeks because the shipment (container) from China was not filled so there was delay after delays. Now they are telling me that they can't replace it, "we are so sorry". HA! Sorry, right, but in a different way. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS COMPANY to my worst enemy. I don't care what kind of great deal they offer anyone, they should run screaming in the opposite direction!!! (I feel like a hot potato that has been passed around...no one wants to take responsibility for what happened) Now I have no other option but to seek legal action.
02-21-2011 01:47 AM
JohnnyM
my 9000 lb lift

I bought a 9K baseplate lift from these guys last year. A couple of scratches on the paint job, but mechanically, it's excellent.
09-24-2010 09:57 PM
pro auto
Not Recommended

The lift i purchased, (TP011X) is not anything i would recommend unless you plan to use it for some minor home projects. It is flimsy at best and scary at worst. It is supposed to be rated for 11,000 lbs but seems unstable with half that.
The customer service is equally disappointing. My lift was not shipped when promised, I was told 3 different stories, and was lied to about the shipping. I received NO INSTRUCTIONS with the lift and could not get anyone on the phone at 3:45pm on Sept. 22. When someone did answer, they just picked up and hung up, twice.
I had to research the the pump motor on google to see what type of fluid to use. That's when i found that it was made in
China.
I wish i had spent the extra $1300 for a Rotory Lift. I won't make the same mistake again!
09-24-2010 07:02 PM
fastlaners
2-post lift

HI; I agree that a US built lift would be the best choice; but being a lower budget father/son resto team; we went with a $1500 China unit. It's been in service for 2yrs. and 25 plus lifts of our 79 elky and 69 camaro restos, amoung others including full size pickups; we always put a 2-ton jackstand under each side; for insurance; after vehicle is up in the air. besafe John sr&jr
08-26-2010 08:38 AM
joe_padavano
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave57210
AND - of course there is always the cheapest insurance - esp for a 4 post - available at your local Home Despot or Lowz or similar
Yeah, I already figured on using tall jackstands like that, though the Home Depot solution is a very inexpensive option that I hadn't thought of. Thanks. I can see welding some stabilizing legs onto these jackposts.
08-25-2010 09:02 PM
Dave57210
Hoists

AND - of course there is always the cheapest insurance - esp for a 4 post - available at your local Home Despot or Lowz or similar

Pick up 4 jackposts - the kind that support the mainbeam in many houses - put one under each corner - they will hold up to a zillion pounds each . The ones I use are rated to 8555 lb each, so 4 of 'em will ensure the whole shebang (she do?) won't come down on me, no matter what!

Just set the sliding parts to the "best size", put the big pin thru, then screw out the top part to get a snug fit between floor and the underside of the hoist.

Even the cheapest ricer hoist can hold for a long time if it isn't actually supporting anything!

I use'em even tho I have industrial hoists - cheap insurance!
08-25-2010 08:55 AM
T-bucket23
Quote:
Originally Posted by joe_padavano
I didn't find anything when I searched, so here goes. Anyone have any experience with lifts from American Automotive Equipment (AAE) or American Products lifts? The prices seem too good to be true (yeah, I know - that's why I'm asking), but frankly, if I can get an 11,000 lb lift for $1600 and I only use it for vehicles up to 5,000 lbs, that's still an additional 2:1 safety margin. This is the one I'm considering:

http://www.americanautomotiveequipme...-p/tp011-d.htm

I think you logic is flawed. If you are nervous about the quality of the lower rated lift, why would you think the 11000 is any better. Probably the same guys or machines welding them and testing them. You really cant be sure that it isn't the same lift with a larger cylinder, painted a different color.
An 11K lb lift for 1600 is very suspicious. I dont think Iwould want to work under it. We have a Mohawk and a Rotary and they both are well constructed.
You are playing with at best your car and at worst your life. You can buy a good lift for $3500-$5000, why mess around.

Another thing is the 2 cylinder lifts can be a pain in the butt. We had one and the two sides of the lift often would get out of sync, (one higher than the other) and you would have to put it all the way up and all the way down a couple time to get it back in synch
08-25-2010 07:36 AM
Overdriv
Quote:
Originally Posted by joe_padavano
And yet, you DID!
Sorry Joe, I just couldn't resist.

I do hope you'll get over it. I'll try to do better.

I started a new thread.
08-24-2010 09:02 PM
Dave57210
Aerican Auotmotive equip't

Only problem with them is that - if you e-mail them like I did, you will have a free lifetime of reading every day about all their latest specials.

Never did buy anything from them and I eventually set my spam filter to weed out their "latest 'n' greatest deals" e-mails, but their bulldog persistence is a tad off-putting.
08-24-2010 11:37 AM
joe_padavano
Quote:
Originally Posted by Overdriv
Not trying to hijack this thread...
And yet, you DID!
08-23-2010 07:20 PM
Overdriv Not trying to hijack this thread but does anyone know anything about Rotary Lifts and Revolution Lifts.

If I should start a new thread, just say and I will.
08-21-2010 08:47 PM
302 Z28
Quote:
Originally Posted by joe_padavano
That was my point about getting an 11,000 lb lift.
That only works if the welds and metallurgy are up to par.

Vince
08-21-2010 05:47 PM
joe_padavano
Quote:
Originally Posted by Centerline
At any rate, with a Chicom lift, I would purchase a heavier duty unit, at least one weight capacity more than you think you'll ever use, just to be safe.
That was my point about getting an 11,000 lb lift.
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