- 28 September 2004
what kind of 2 car storage units do you guys recommend. im getting anouther car but only have a 3 car garage thats full now...
PaulL said:I would recommend a 4 post lift for storage, however.
Good brands are Backyard Buddy and Autolifters.
I wouldn't put any car on a budget lift. Especially, if you or another car is going to be under it. JMHOANYTIME said:I disagree on the brands. There are many high end companies that sell lifts, and BB and Autolifters aren't at the top of my list. I would look into BendPak or Ranger for example. I wouldn't want to put my NSX on a budget lift that's for sure.
PaulL said:I wouldn't really consider those 2 "budget" brands. Mid-range, perhaps. They both use steel manufactured in the USA, and assemble the lifts themselves.
- They use a sleeve fitment over the posts ... different from the overseas styles that use a slot inside the post.
- The ramps are steel plate welded to angle channel, not just bent plates.
- Each cable is good for 16,000 lbs (there are 4 cables).
I'm sure the more expensive brands have some good features, but I couldn't justify the price of a Rotary or Ranger, when these 2 lifts appeared well made, in my not-so humble opinion. I'm a Mechanical Engineer, so I feel somewhat qualified to evaulate them in this respect.
Top of the list? No, I agree with that. But if your list stops at $3,500, for instance, they would be very high on it.