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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:11 PM   #41
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Cool... i was just introduced to the "Northern Tool and Equipment".... Dammmmn they got a lotta stuff!
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:35 PM   #42
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I'm still riding the fence on a 2 post or a 4 post drive on for my shop. I use both at work and both have their advantages, I just need to sort out which one and find the money for it.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 03:56 PM   #43
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I'm still riding the fence on a 2 post or a 4 post drive on for my shop. I use both at work and both have their advantages, I just need to sort out which one and find the money for it.
You cannot remove a vehicle body with a 4 post, or let suspension droop. It can be very challenging to remove a tran or tcase on a 4 post same with axles.

If you are doing alot of oil and brake changes and want to store a vehicle underneith, then get a 4 post.

For everything else, a 2 post to better.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:04 PM   #44
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You cannot remove a vehicle body with a 4 post, or let suspension droop. It can be very challenging to remove a tran or tcase on a 4 post same with axles.

If you are doing alot of oil and brake changes and want to store a vehicle underneith, then get a 4 post.

For everything else, a 2 post to better.
I'm thinking of suspension loading and set up. They have jacks so it all can go up on the hoist. I use the 4 post at work for tire jobs on trucks because it's more stable not to mention all the lifts I do. The 2 post gets used but the 4 post gets used 10x more.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:25 PM   #45
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I'm thinking of suspension loading and set up. They have jacks so it all can go up on the hoist. I use the 4 post at work for tire jobs on trucks because it's more stable not to mention all the lifts I do. The 2 post gets used but the 4 post gets used 10x more.
yes but those jacks are extra cost
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:39 PM   #46
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yes but those jacks are extra cost
Better than crawling around trying to sort things out. After you've used that style for a few years, you have tricks. Working on it at eye level and sorting out angles with the vehicle loaded makes things much nicer. Extra cost isn't a big deal. I can't afford the hoist yet, the jacks just add to the bottom line.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:54 PM   #47
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Better than crawling around trying to sort things out. After you've used that style for a few years, you have tricks. Working on it at eye level and sorting out angles with the vehicle loaded makes things much nicer. Extra cost isn't a big deal. I can't afford the hoist yet, the jacks just add to the bottom line.
I say get a 4 post and 2 post, best of both worlds
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 04:55 PM   #48
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If I had the room at my shop and the funds I would do this in a heartbeat.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 05:10 PM   #49
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can I put a 2 post on a 4 post??

I want to stack cars until I get the 98" Super swampers for my rig, figure I'll need a double hoist/lift to install my 6 foot body lift.
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Old April 3rd, 2013, 05:19 PM   #50
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can I put a 2 post on a 4 post??

I want to stack cars until I get the 98" Super swampers for my rig, figure I'll need a double hoist/lift to install my 6 foot body lift.
Not a problem. This is often done. Add a cow bell (medium sized usually works, and have a spot for dune flag. Check with local ordinanced and see if an ORV sticker is required.
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