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Where do you MaxJax owners jack up your cars? I installed my jack, if I reach the rear jacking points, torsion bars, I can't reach the front. What gives?

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Max Jax Use..........

Don't the arm inserts slide in and out? Because of the rear weight bias, I keep the rear arms pushed in and extend the front arms. One thing that can affect your setup is the distance between the lifting columns. I set mine at the minimum recommended distance. Don't remember what that was but probably about 110".
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Max Jax............

I measured my Max Jax installation today. The verticals are 100" apart measured from inside bottom to inside bottom.
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My posts are 92" apart, measured at the baseplates. This lets me position the car with the center of gravity (jacking sockets) beween the posts and still reach the lifting points by the front wheel wells. I roll the car backward a bit to swing the rear arms past the tires then roll forward. Car is 911SC.

I measured mine post to post and got 100" like Fred.


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Can you show your lifting points from underneath?
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You may choose different locations, but this shows where the arms reach.

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Don't happen to have a more underneath shot do you?
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mine are at 105" inside-to-inside edges of baseplates

lifts 914, Civic, Accord, Miata, MGB, Meyers Manx just fine

on initial install i set 'em at 110 - it was too wide for my cars above - so then i measured all the cars to see what would work best

if narrower, like 100 or less, i would not be able to pivot the arms under the miata or manx cuz they'd hit the tires
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I'm so glad you posted this thread. I'm getting ready to drill the holes and mount mine this weekend. It appears 100" is the magic number.
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Diagram supplied by fellow pelicanite.

There's another thread "two-post lift points with pictures" that I found helpful.
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I spent a lot of time calculating this very issue. It was a challenge as the longer the vehicle the longer the arms need to be. I finally decided on 95 1/2" inside edge of floor flange to inside edge of floor flange.

I can pick up all of my (and my kids) smaller vehicles but i don't use it for the SUV's or full sized pick up.

For the 911 I made custom supports that pick off the torsion tube cover. This makes it very safe to wrench on.

Awesome addition to my garage - absolutely love it. I mounted the power pack permanently on the wall and ran new hoses. The hoses with the kit are crap. I was looking at a larger Bend Pak hoist but i didn't have the height and didn't want to commit the space as my wife parks her X5 on the other side in the winter.







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My base plates are 104" apart. For my '84 Cab, I have fabricated a set of rear mounts similar to Lake Guy's. In the front, I spread the arms out as far as possible center a 15" Length of 2" X 10" wood over each of the rubber pads and position them between the drains which spreads the load out without damaging the floor.

On my 996 GT3RS and E93 M3 I simply position the arms so that rubber pads align with the factory jacking pads.

In each case I've marked the position for each car on the garage floor. I love the MaxJax, I think that its one of the best investments that I could have made.
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Exclamation maxjax custom support

love that custom support - will copy it!

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For the 911 I made custom supports that pick off the torsion tube cover. This makes it very safe to wrench on.
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97" between the inside of the base plates on mine. I also made an adapter for the t-tube, works great.
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I know this is an older thread but I would appreciate anyone can share the build plans for the rear custom torsion tube lift pad like pictures above. I’d like to make one, I just installed my MaxJax lift.

Thank you,
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