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Not really too Armada related, but I'm chomping at the bit about this so I figured I'd post. I bought my dream car this weekend, a 2006 C6 convertible Corvette with Z51 package, 6 speed in Monterey Red. WOW, what a ride, talk about torque, and speed!!

For you car guys out there, has anyone installed a lift in their garage? I want to park the Armada under the vette which will be on the lift (to keep it away from stray handlebars etc). Obviously the Armada is a BEAST, so I'm not going with a 4 post lift, I found a single post lift that looks really slick, and the size of the beast wont affect it (other than height). My garage has a really high ceiling so height isn't an issue. Just wondering if anyone has experience with these?
 

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dmarmada04le said:
Not really too Armada related, but I'm chomping at the bit about this so I figured I'd post. I bought my dream car this weekend, a 2006 C6 convertible Corvette with Z51 package, 6 speed in Monterey Red. WOW, what a ride, talk about torque, and speed!!

For you car guys out there, has anyone installed a lift in their garage? I want to park the Armada under the vette which will be on the lift (to keep it away from stray handlebars etc). Obviously the Armada is a BEAST, so I'm not going with a 4 post lift, I found a single post lift that looks really slick, and the size of the beast wont affect it (other than height). My garage has a really high ceiling so height isn't an issue. Just wondering if anyone has experience with these?
No experience, but congrats!!! Enjoy the new ride!
 

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If you put one of those in your garage...you gotta post some pics....too cool.

Joe
 

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I wouldn't go with anything less then a 2 post lift just because I'd be parniod of the car falling onto the mada.

You need to check on the requirements for the slab (cement) thickness and load capibilities.

A lift would require poured footings in most residential poured garage floors. I would get a lift large enough to support the Mada as well. This is very nice to have for maintenance.
 

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Thanks, I looked at a couple and they claim a residential garage floor with 4" of concrete (3000 psi) is more than sufficient for a single post. Plus when I built I had the builder pour 6" of concrete with wire mesh, fiberglass in the mix, and 4000 psi concrete, The unit I'm looking at is rated for 6000 lbs, and another I'm looking at is rated for 9000 lbs. I'm leaning toward the 9000 lbs unit so I have some safety factor for the Armada. The Vette only weighs 3000 lbs so either unit is obviously ok with that. I'll post some pics after I get it installed, will be great for maintenance on the beast and my other cars. Also should make waxing a lot easier (no more bending down for the rocker panels etc.)
 
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