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How do I move a NSX sideways in the garage?

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Looks like I'm going to be playing how many NSXs can you store in a garage this winter? Problem is that there is one space which is 20' X 8' and can fit an NSX. However, I don't think we can manuever the NSX into the space on its own. So we're trying to come up with ways to move it sideways into the spot. I saw a item at Griots Garage (http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=77730) that lifts each wheel onto a small dolly but it's pretty expensive. Are there any jacks similar to to this. I was thinking maybe we could jack it up and push it into the space or drive it onto a platform w/wheels.

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Originally posted by Ag NSX:
Looks like I'm going to be playing how many NSXs can you store in a garage this winter? Problem is that there is one space which is 20' X 8' and can fit an NSX. However, I don't think we can manuever the NSX into the space on its own. So we're trying to come up with ways to move it sideways into the spot. I saw a item at Griots Garage that lifts each wheel onto a small dolly but it's pretty expensive. Are there any jacks similar to to this. I was thinking maybe we could jack it up and push it into the space or drive it onto a platform w/wheels.

It is certainly possible to do this with one or two trolley jacks but it is dangerous!



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<center><img SRC="http://www.nmwcardolly.com/car_dolly/car_dolly-03-02.gif" height=402 width=514></center>

Available here.

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Thanks, Lemans. That's exactly what I was looking for! The item at Griot Garage was over $600, but those actually jacked up the car also.

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And for the really low tech solution... It is Winter, correct? Just throw some water down on the garage floor and leave the door open over night.. In the morning drive the cars in get out and and slide them where ever you want.
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Wow, thanks for posting that lemansnsx. I've looked at the ones from Griot$ before but the price seemed a bit steep for the amount I would use them. The price on the ones you posted is very reasonable.
 
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How about a real low tech method? A buddy bought a bunch of those plastic "furniture mover" discs, glued 4 each to a 12 x 12" square of wood, and drove his car onto the 4 squares. His floor was painted, however he could slide his miata around easily.
Total cost- less than $75. And the satisfaction from knowing that you are a true trailer park engineer!
 
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Originally posted by Ag NSX:
The item at Griot Garage was over $600, but those actually jacked up the car also.


FWIW, my buddy who works for a top NASCAR team says that they use the ones that Griot$ sells and he likes them a lot. He had no idea that they were as expensive as they are!!
(they do a lot of moving of cars in the shop)



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I just bought a set of wheel dollies for my car. The only problem is that I can't jack my car up high enough to slide them under. I think I might have to take each wheel off and then slide them under. Does anyone know if you can jack the car up under the lower contol arm?
 
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Originally posted by Dman:
The only problem is that I can't jack my car up high enough to slide them under.


Huh?? What are you using to lift the car??


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If you're using a small jack, because the larger jacks don't fit under the car I'd suggest buying a larger jack so you can jack it higher once the small jack has lifted it up enough to get the large jack under it.
 
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I am using the stock jack. The one that comes with the car. I need about 5.5 inches to get the dollies under the wheel. I only get about 4 inches then I run out of jack. I guess I could just use a block to get it to lift higher.
 
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Can't you just borrow someones jack? I don't like the risk of a wood block being where the metal plate should be? Are you really risking Jenga with a $90K vehicle?
 
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Originally posted by Dman:
I am using the stock jack. The one that comes with the car. I need about 5.5 inches to get the dollies under the wheel. I only get about 4 inches then I run out of jack. I guess I could just use a block to get it to lift higher.

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Get yourself one of the trolley jacks described in the FAQ. Make sure to check the FAQ before buying one or else you might end up with one that will not fit without lifting the car a little bit first!!



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Well, I got the car on the dollies and let me tell you it's not that easy to push around by yourself.
 
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What you really need is called a GoJack. It comes with jack and dolly. You can buy a pair and get the job done for about $350. I bought all four and I can spin it around by myself in just minutes. If you want a pair, I can get you in touch with a distributor. The Gojacks are used by repo guys to slip out of blocked driveways and used on t.v. during crash tests to move demolished cars around. These are built to last. Feel free to email [email protected] if you want a set.
 
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Originally posted by Andy Buzz:
What you really need is called a GoJack. It comes with jack and dolly. You can buy a pair and get the job done for about $350. I bought all four and I can spin it around by myself in just minutes. If you want a pair, I can get you in touch with a distributor. The Gojacks are used by repo guys to slip out of blocked driveways and used on t.v. during crash tests to move demolished cars around. These are built to last. Feel free to email [email protected] if you want a set.

Ok, now we've gone full circle - no pun intended! Gojak is the manufacturer of the jack/dolly device that Griot$ Garage sells that was discussed at the start of this thread.
Worth noting that their web site specifies the wheel size range for these things as 13"-16" so you guys with upsized wheels might want to inquire before purchase.



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Originally posted by lemansnsx:
Worth noting that their web site specifies the wheel size range for these things as 13"-16" so you guys with upsized wheels might want to inquire before purchase.
Diameters should not be a problem with our low-profile tires -- they can do truck/SUV with max diameter of 35"

Tire WIDTH might be an issue -- the low-end model only handles 9" (230 width tire); the bigger models handle up to 32 cm (a 320 width tire)
 
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Originally posted by Dman:
Does anyone know if you can jack the car up under the lower contol arm?

Dude, don't do that! I think those control arms run about 1k. And i'm not sure how jacking there would do anything but compress the suspension, i don't think the wheel would even come off the ground. ???

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