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Asymmetric -VS- Symmetric 2-Post Car Lifts

Which type of two-post car lift is better, asymmetric or symmetric? This is the most asked question. The answer is neither. Your application and your preference will determine the style of two-post lift that will be best for you.

Here are the facts of each style. You decide which one is best for you. If you still have questions, feel free to give us a call!

THE SYMMETRIC LIFT

  • The very first 2-post lift design was a symmetric design
  • Columns are straight across from each other
  • All 4 arms are the same length
  • Load % is 50/50
  • Symmetric lifts can be used on an Overhead or Floorplate design.
  • The symmetric design was made for older, heavier steel vehicles
  • BEST USES for a symmetric lift – SUV’s, ¾ ton – 1 ton size trucks and commercial vans
  • On standard cars, the door will be in line with the post, making it difficult to get in and out of the vehicle while it is on the lift, resulting in damaged vehicle doors. Trucks and heavier vehicles, the door is positioned in front of the lift post, making it a better design for these types of vehicles.

Check out Eagle’s Certified Symmetric ALI/ETL Two Post Car Lift.

Below is an example of one our symmetric Eagle Lifts:

symmetric car lift diagram Continue reading Asymmetric -VS- Symmetric 2-Post Car Lifts

Four Maintenance Tasks For for Your 2-Post Car Lift

Mechanics Car Lift UsesIf you own a mechanic shop or you like to do work on your own vehicles, you might be in the market for a car lift. Car lifts make performing routine and complicated maintenance much easier because you do not have to get down on the ground or under the car. There are several different types of lifts, but the most popular are the 2- and 4-post lifts. At Eagle Equipment, we carry both.

4-post lifts are more suitable for vehicle storage, and 2-post lifts are a lot better for major reconstruction and mechanical repairs. Realize which projects are easier when you own a 2-post lift and make the right investment.

Below, find four common repairs that can be done more efficiently with a 2-post automotive lift.

1. VROOM! VROOM! Working on the Engine
If the full frame is under the body of the car and you are working on the engine, a 2-post application will make it easy for you to lift the car up off of the engine and the suspension sub frames. This makes the job less involved and complicated.

2. Transmission Repairs
Hoisting the car off of the ground with a 2-post application will also make for easier transmission repairs. They will provide easy access to the transmission from the undercarriage of the vehicle and will prevent causing damage to other vehicle components you would have to bypass when working under the hood.

3. Tire Rotations
When you are doing tire rotations you need all of the wheels to be off of the ground. These lifts are far more convenient then using a car jack and will prevent errors and injuries when you are rotating tires. It will take less time to complete this type of project. Using a car jack can be dangerous because it can easily slip while you are working under the vehicle.

4. Quick and Easy Oil Changes
If you do not want to get dirty while you are doing an oil change, a car lift is the answer. These lifts will give you easy access to the oil pan so you can perform oil changes in less time.

Working on difficult projects or even routine tasks is much easier when you have the right equipment, so it’s time to invest in an automotive lift! You can keep your customers satisfied and get your home projects done quickly so you can enjoy your free time. Shop Eagle Equipment Lifts now.

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