View Full Version : So I just ordered a Max Jax !!!


SWEET98SS
11-21-2011, 06:51 PM
Just like the title says, Just ordered a Dannmar Max Jax.

Anyone else have one of these? Looks like a great lift. I chose it because I have a 2 car garage that will need to store 2 cars also in the winter, this way its not in the way when I dont use it.

First project will be to pull the motor and take a look at the bearings to see whats going on with my oil pressure.

Build-it-Break-it
11-21-2011, 07:34 PM
I was thinking of buying one of those to. How much did you pay? Post pics once you install it!

SWEET98SS
11-21-2011, 07:39 PM
I checked around various places, all were with in $50 of eachother. There is a $135 fee for a liftgate truck, $40 for a residential delivery. So I paid $2400. I figured it will pay for itself in about 2 years of repairs. This year alone when I didnt have a garage I shelled out $2000 for repairs which would have cost me $600 on a lift.

jakeb
11-21-2011, 08:06 PM
You will love having a lift in your home garage. I must say having one in mine has more than paid for itself. The jack stands live out in the garden shed now. You do get spoiled tho. I don't want to do anything without the lift.

SWEET98SS
11-21-2011, 08:12 PM
I have pretty much wanted one for about 10 years, just got a new house with a 2 car, the motor problems kinda put things into perspective as it costs so much to have people work on it. It would be around $4000 to have someone fix the motor, new bearings and put it back together, this is from a sponsor.

jakeb
11-21-2011, 08:22 PM
And it is a lot more fun to do it yourself and you will learn a lot along the way. Post pics when you get it installed. I have heard good things about them.

msydow
11-21-2011, 08:22 PM
you are nuts if you think it will take two years for it to pay for itself. i dont know about you, but i work on all my buddies cars for free and my lift was worth it on the second ring and pinion swap. F*CK laying on your back. i am spoiled as sh*t now. you'll find a lot more "friends" that will want to use it. oh well sure you'll love it.

SWEET98SS
11-22-2011, 08:14 PM
Yeah, after pulling my tranny once on jackstands, that was enough. I actually offered the lift to my brother and also a buddy with a 73 camaro thats tubbed.

94'BLKBRD
11-23-2011, 12:30 PM
What is the max lift height on those?

SWEET98SS
11-23-2011, 03:11 PM
It is 48" without adapters. With I belive its 51 or 54.

DrillerZ
11-23-2011, 06:06 PM
Just like the title says, Just ordered a Dannmar Max motor fiend (http://motorfiend.com/).

Anyone else have one of these? Looks like a great lift. I chose it because I have a 2 car garage that will need to store 2 cars also in the winter, this way its not in the way when I dont use it.

First project will be to pull the motor and take a look at the bearings to see whats going on with my oil pressure.

Aren't those very expensive? Also, don't you think your going to need a nice big garage to put the max in their because I feel like it'll be damaged in the rain, just saying.

SWEET98SS
11-23-2011, 06:09 PM
it will be stored inside and used indoors. It wasnt too expensive seeing how much shops charge, it will pay for itself pretty quick.

SWEET98SS
12-05-2011, 09:39 PM
Well I finally was able to get the lift installed. Rented a rotary hammer and drilled the holes. It took a couple hours to drill and set the anchors.

So far I like it, its a little scary when its 48" high but I will get used to it. As you can see from the pics i had my garage door raised about 2 feet to put it up on the ceiling and I moved my lights and corded outlet out of the way. I have 10 ft ceilings. I could have went taller but I wanted it to be portable and there isnt anything out there.

This will come in handy as I need to take my engine out to do oil pressure problems.

01ssreda4
12-05-2011, 11:19 PM
Nice that you bought a lift instead of paying someone to fix the car. That's what I would have done too. :nod:

94'BLKBRD
12-05-2011, 11:31 PM
I'm jelly...

85CamaroZ28
12-06-2011, 01:16 AM
Extremely jealous. That seems about perfect for a small two car garage.

SWEET98SS
12-06-2011, 06:20 AM
Ive had people work on my car, one time they didnt adjust the wheel cylinders up so i had no back brakes when I drove away, the next time they didnt do new brake lines all the way up to the master, only half way. Im sick of people screwing up my car.

SWEET98SS
12-07-2011, 08:44 PM
So I started working on the car today removing the engine from the bottom, worked on it about 2 hrs and now wondering why I didnt by a lift sooner. Its so much easier. I just sit there, look up and start removing everything, tons of light under there so you can see.

383LQ4SS
12-09-2011, 11:19 PM
I have had the Maxjax for about a year now. I have done a ton of work with it... including putting a 5000lb SUV on it. I absolutely love it!

SWEET98SS
12-10-2011, 02:26 PM
It was well worth the money, I mean to not be stuck with 2" of headroom and trying to find tools under your axx is priceless. Its fun to work on the car.

Ryphraph
12-12-2011, 12:07 PM
Coscto Online sells them now too...

Ryph

SWEET98SS
12-12-2011, 06:31 PM
There are alot of places that sells them, advance auto does too. I wanted a place that deals with lifts and if I have any questions can ask. I have had great luck so far.

The Alchemist
12-14-2011, 01:37 PM
Putting a lift in my garage was the best car mod I ever did. Granted, it's a 4-post, so it's not as easy to pull an engine, but for most everything else, including suspension, it's a lifesaver compared to laying on your back on the cold floor.

http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/14127349743.jpg?1309775835

During the summer, my daily driver stays outside and I leave the lift in the air and park the T/A under it.
http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/14127339136.jpg?1295781866

But during the winter, the T/A hibernates and the daily driver stays inside.
http://www.fquick.com/images/vehicles/full/14127339133.jpg?1295781474

SWEET98SS
12-14-2011, 08:37 PM
Looks great, how high are your ceilings, mine are 10 foot. It takes a bit to get used to to going under the 2 post but now I am used to it. Your garage must also be deeper than mine. I have a 20x20 garage so I had to pick something small.

The Alchemist
12-15-2011, 06:25 AM
Looks great, how high are your ceilings, mine are 10 foot. It takes a bit to get used to to going under the 2 post but now I am used to it. Your garage must also be deeper than mine. I have a 20x20 garage so I had to pick something small.

My ceiling was only 9ft, but I don't have anything above it, so I lofted just the one side up to 12ft. The actual size of my garage is only 19x20. The lift is only 16ft long if memory serves me correct. It's definitely a tight fit, but it works.

One day I'd love to put a third garage on the house and make it 24x16 and move the lift into there, but for now this works.

Congrats on your setup, it looks like it works well for you.