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Old 06-21-2015, 03:04 PM   #1
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Just finished installing my MaxJax. Pleased with it so far.
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Old 06-21-2015, 06:09 PM   #2
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Nice. Jealous!
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That's sweet! Congrats, you have a garage that the rest of us only dream of.
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Nice! the only downside is now you can never go back to NOT having a lift lol.
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Congrats!

Is the lift semi-permanently installed or is it still removable?
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Please give WAYYYYYYY more details about that.
Cost/install/lift height/weight rating/EVERYTHINGGGGGG
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http://www.maxjaxusa.com/ For all the specs.
I found a place out of state (no tax) with free delivery for right around $2060. My garage has a single 16' wide door so I strategically placed the lift to lift between the track and the opener. If you have only a single car garage or a garage with single width doors for each bay this would get much more involved with modifications to your door/opener/track.
My ceiling height is higher than standard 8 ft at around 8' 10" which was helpful as well. The more permanent lifts which have a base plate were just slightly too tall and my wife was against having a post in the middle of the garage (though it is still possible in my installation to have the lift in place and park 2 cars in the garage normally but is a bit tight for everyday use).
It required installing anchors in the concrete using a 7/8" SDS bit which I had to buy for $30 (already owned the drill) and then I had to purchase about $50 in hydraulic fluid but that was it on additional costs.
The manufacturer says your concrete needs to be 3000psi and 4" thick minimum. When I drilled I found mine to be around 4.5-5" and this may be unwise but I'm assuming it also meets the 3000psi rating because my house is not that old (late 80s).

The main reason I purchased this was to do the rod bearings on my M5 as they are known to fail in the S85 engine. (I hear they are also prone to failure in the S65 powered M3 which is similar with 2 fewer cylinders from what I understand. )
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Nice. Any way to remove the lines out of the way? Looks like they would get annoying.
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Nice. Any way to remove the lines out of the way? Looks like they would get annoying.
Yes! Once it is at one of the locking positions you can disconnect the hoses.
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This is mega cool, I've got one of these in my sights hopefully down the road. Seems like a good solution to all my garaging needs.
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Been looking at this lift for a while now. Interested in your reviews.
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This would be an awesome setup to have. Thanks for going into specifics - for those of use house shopping in the near future or building garages, we know what to look for.
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