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Old 10-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #1
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EZ Car lift

Does anybody have or used an EZcarlift before? Just trying to get some real feedback.

http://www.ezcarlift.com/
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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I been looking at the bigger ones at harbor freight...
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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I been looking at the bigger ones at harbor freight...
http://www.harborfreight.com/6000-lb...ift-91315.html

I've broken quite a few hand tools from Harbor Freight so I'm partial to their products but this one lifts up it up a lot higher and the reviews are good. It just looks so unsafe at that height and you can't go vertically and horizontally.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:41 PM   #4
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Oh wow, I want one of these!

But at $2000 before optional accessories that we'll need like the $239 drive over kit it looks like the harbor freight one oddly beats that price. I wasn't expecting the EZ Car lift to be that expensive....

That said I think the EZ car lift is way better for lowered cars and for tight garage spaces, and I have both.
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Safety is first and that looks to tall for jack stand. I would not feel safe
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Old 10-16-2012, 04:16 PM   #6
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1 year warranty on the ez lift, 90 days on the HF one. I've yet to have great luck with anything besides some basic hand tools sold by HF so I'm not sure I'd want to even risk the HF one.
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Looks very cool but I wouldn't take a risk. Much safer in a commercial setting for professionals imo.
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Wouldn't feel safe with one. Nice idea though.

Don't buy anything from Harbor Freight, the tools there are really crappy. I learned the hard way about cheap tools...
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I really like the EZ Car Lift. I like the concept of the simple, mechanical lifter using an electric drill. The 220V Harbor Freight unit, while less expensive, seems to have more opportunities for failure. I don't need to get the car so high that I can walk under it, but just high enough to use the creeper or to clean the wheels and underbody.

My vote is for the EZ Car Lift.

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Looks great, but costly. Im sure its plenty safe, especially with a car this tight.
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At that price you can get a nice 2 post hydraulic for around $2100-2200... Only downside is installation+shipping cost.
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Slightly late to the party in replying here, but at a weight of only ~150 lb., the ez car lift seems like a good option for suspension and even exhaust work. Having the open center allows it to do a lot of things that a traditional scissor lift can't do.

I do wish that the lifting mechanism was hand-pump (like a traditional floor jack) and not the drill-driven mechanism. And it would be nice to have mechanical safety stops to supplement the mechanical lift, once you have ut at the desired height.

I was waffling between this and the MaxJax 2-post portable lift and am leaning this way after thinking about the ease of setup and the portability. You can even wheel this into the driveway and use it outside.

The cost of this unit is not that bad if you compare it to other lifts that allow the same functionality. Sure, scissor lifts are cheaper, but you can't do as much. 2-post (permanent) are very useful but take up a lot of space. And the ~20-minute setup and teardown time of the MaxJax makes me think that I'd probably not bother setting it up half of the times when I might use the ezcarlift.

Just my thoughts.
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you should be able to pick up a 2post rack new or used for 1200-2500K. once you use a real 2 post you wont ever want to settle for a little lift like that.
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you should be able to pick up a 2post rack new or used for 1200-2500K. once you use a real 2 post you wont ever want to settle for a little lift like that.
True...if you have the room for one. If not, you make due with what you can fit.
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