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post #1 of 11 Old 16th November 2018, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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New garage lift ideas please.

Hi all. I'm about to have a shiny new garage built at my place and I'm looking for a car lift for the S5 so when I'm not out enjoying it I can be indoors fettling. I regularly take wheels off to clean things and I'll be doing the same to the underside. I also want enough height to easily carry out maintenance etc. I won't have loads of height so a full size four poster is out but I'm interested in those midrise scissor lift type thingies. Does anyone have one or is anyone using something else that's good. All ideas welcome thanks.
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Uh man, that's the dream....a lift in the garage!!! A friend of mine has the scissor lift and it's very impressive and def worth the investment. However, before taking the plunge, take a wee look at the Quick Jack...

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk

If I had a garage with limited height, I think this is what I would go for. It gets amazing reviews. Take a wee look at some of the videos and see what you think.

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Thanks Ian.
Yes these do look interesting I've not seen them before.
Very neat.
I reckon I could get a bit more height with extra blocks if necessary too.
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Uh man, that's the dream....a lift in the garage!!! A friend of mine has the scissor lift and it's very impressive and def worth the investment. However, before taking the plunge, take a wee look at the Quick Jack...

https://www.quickjacklift.co.uk

If I had a garage with limited height, I think this is what I would go for. It gets amazing reviews. Take a wee look at some of the videos and see what you think.

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Yep, the QuickJack has been on my wish list for a while, and I particularly love that the components can be put away after use without cluttering up the garage. Sweet!

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Wow very interesting, lovely product indeed. Comes from the States I think, I found
https://www.quickjack.com/car-lift-systems.html

Wonderful products!!

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Hi guys, just an update on progress for anyone that's interested. Been slow going but I might have my garage back soon and I absolutely can't wait. My car has been sat outside and neglected all winter as I've not even been able to use my drive so a big cleaning session is on the cards soon.
As for the lift I've still not decided. I think I'm going to wait and see just how much space I'll have first.
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This is a garage???? Looks more like a tunnel to New Zealand! 😄
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SJ, I’ve seen the quickjack on line and it looks impressive, don’t forget to include some real decent lighting in that tunnel as well. I just upgraded to LED from 6ft strip lights and it makes such a difference. I got these on eBay at about £9.80 each. 24 watt LED. You maybe have a lighting solution in mind?

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F323365866420
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This is a garage???? Looks more like a tunnel to New Zealand! 😄
Haha it almost was but my wife has managed to twist my arm into having a utility room so I've had to compromise a little and agreed she can have 1.5 metres from the bottom end.
I know I know Mr generous right. 😂
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SJ, I’ve seen the quickjack on line and it looks impressive, don’t forget to include some real decent lighting in that tunnel as well. I just upgraded to LED from 6ft strip lights and it makes such a difference. I got these on eBay at about £9.80 each. 24 watt LED. You maybe have a lighting solution in mind?

MrF. I can't open that link for some reason, but the lights I'm having are 6 foot long led objects and plenty of them.
I'm also having a 5 foot roof window so hopefully the lighting is covered.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F323365866420
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Glad to hear that SJ. Decent lighting is a must. Let us know what lift option you go for.
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