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.
Below is an example of one our symmetric Eagle Lifts: