How do you like using that scissor lift for the jk?
Glad you asked. I'm bummed to admit it but it does not do me a whole lot of good on the JKU. While it's awesome having a legitimate (BendPak) portable lift, it definitely has it's cons. Let me outline them below:
- Absolutely no problem lifting a 6,000lb vehicle to 48" + lifting pad height
- Extremely safe and stable. Even if the physical lift lock failed, both rams would also have to empty before it came down.
- Great for front end or rear end work. I did Engine oil, new bushings, balljoints, control arms, coilovers, CV axles and front diff fluid on my 4Runner without ever having to lay on the ground or bend in an awkward angle. Worth it for that job alone.
- It's portable.
- I put down a couple sheets of plywood and use it as a motorcycle table / extra work table.
- I've used it as a scaffold, a liftgate and other oddball uses, which have been handy.
- It's f'n heavy. While portable, you will get a workout moving it around. If you need to transport it, you will need a way to lift it (i.e. forks).
- The lift is designed to sit between the wheel-width of the vehicle, so you have to fiddle with the adjustable arms to find s spot where both the lift is centered under the Jeep's CG + the lifting points align with the frame. What does that mean? It means you get zero access between differentials and limited access to the frame rails. That means I couldn't use the lift to remove my factory control arm brackets and install long arm brackets. I would need a post lift to get the clearance around the frame rails.
In summary, it's nice to have but it's not what I thought it would be.
If you're in Northern CA, I'm open to selling it.