Peanu_Keeyes New Reader
4/3/23 5:32 p.m.

The situation is... I'm aging, and just finished another 4 corner brake job in a crouched position with jack stands. It's tough on my lanky 6'+ frame to spend all that time as a contortionist. Time for a lift! 

My garage port is tiny - 100" max ceiling height. The cars I plan to continue working on are my '96 Miata track car, and the Mrs' 2010 Yaris. 

currently looking at this:

Any suggestions? 

wearymicrobe PowerDork
4/3/23 8:13 p.m.

I have a lift similar to this in a garage with 10 foot ceilings and even those a a little low for really getting under the car at standing height. In a roller chair its about perfect. 


Unless you really need the two post capabilities I would say go quick jack or something similar which gets the car off the ground and you can work in a chair or standing depending on your preference. 


glyn ellis
glyn ellis New Reader
5/23/23 4:23 p.m.

I have a Bendpak mid rise lift ( that get the car about 45" off the floor. Its great for most work, and the lifting platforms also make a handy available working table. My garage has a 100" ceiling and my Corvette doesn't hit the roof. I've had a Durango on it but we could only lift that to the lowest level (approx 20". Brake jobs are a pleasure - just sit on the rolling tool box.

Toyman! MegaDork
5/23/23 8:33 p.m.

I have a MaxJack portable and it's about perfect. You can stand to do brakes. I sit on a creeper for underside work. When I'm done I unbolt it, roll it in the shop, and stick it out of the way in a corner.

birdmayne HalfDork
5/29/23 5:32 p.m.

+1 for MaxJax

759NRNG PowerDork
7/17/23 6:39 p.m.

Would y'all do a trans swap with this ?

birdmayne HalfDork
7/17/23 6:57 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

I would. But I also just did a trans swap on jackstands. Lots of benchpressing required

759NRNG PowerDork
7/17/23 7:06 p.m.
birdmayne said:

In reply to 759NRNG :

I would. But I also just did a trans swap on jackstands. Lots of benchpressing required

And if I had to venture a guess you're far younger than me (1953) .  Looking for minimal physical exertion for these procedures....standing straight up or almost..

mikerunt New Reader
7/18/23 10:40 a.m.

Just bought a used set of quick jacks and they work well so far but man - seeing the MaxJax I think I would have gone that route!


birdmayne HalfDork
7/18/23 10:49 a.m.

Working under the C10 on MaxJax is easy. We have a creeper seat that I can roll around on underneath with ease and comfort. The only downside is loss of lower body leverage when applicable. 

I absolutely love the system and intend to put one in my own shop at some point 

codrus (Forum Supporter)
codrus (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
7/19/23 11:47 a.m.
759NRNG said:

Would y'all do a trans swap with this ?

The problem with transmission swaps on lower-rise lifts is that as far as I can tell nobody makes a low-rise transmission jack.  All the ones I've seen have a minimum height which is too tall for this.


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