Which is better a symmetrical or asymmetrical lift?
Symmetric lifts position the vehicle centered, so that approximately the same amount of the vehicle is in front of the posts as is off the rear. Asymmetric lifts position the vehicle further back on the lift, allowing you to open the doors easier.
What does asymmetrical lift mean?
For Lift Columns, the term asymmetric means that the columns have either been turned on an angle facing more towards the rear of the vehicle or the column has been manufactured with a built in angle facing more towards the rear. This allows a different load angle for lifting a vehicle asymmetrically.
Why is lift symmetrical?
Symmetrical lifts equalize the pressure on the lift’s posts and carriage. They also allow for a wider drive-through area. Both of those benefits make this type of lift perfect for trucks and other longer-wheelbase vehicles.
Where should I place my car on asymmetric lift?
If your lift has asymmetric arms, then we recommend the center of the columns should be set about 9-10 feet off the front wall. If your lift has symmetric arms, then we recommend that the center of your columns should be about 12 feet off the front wall.
Can you put a car on a 2 post lift backwards?
An asymmetric lift is designed to have the front 30% of a vehicle in front of the column and the rear 70% behind it. If you were to load a vehicle backwards on these lifts you’d easily bend the extended rear arms, have overloaded pulleys and terrible vehicle sway. For your own safety do not do it.
What’s the difference between asymmetrical and symmetrical?
If you know that symmetrical means that both sides of something are identical, then it should be easy to learn that asymmetrical means the opposite: the two sides are different in some way. Asymmetrical things are irregular and crooked, and don’t match up perfectly when folded in half.
What benefit does an asymmetrical hoist provide?
Similar with the rear arms positioned at the lifting points near the rear of the vehicle. This configuration would allow the driver’s front door to open wider clearing the columns giving better access to the inside of the vehicle if required.
How do you know if you have a 2 post lift?
2-post lifts are either considered symmetrical or asymmetrical. Symmetric lifts are easy to identify because the posts or columns face each other dead-on, and the support arm assemblies each hold 50% of the load.
How much clearance do I need for a 2 post lift?
Typically, a 12-foot minimum clearance, floor to ceiling, is required for your general two-post lift.
How much clearance do you need for a 2 post lift?
For a 2 post, you’ll need to go down at least 2 feet. For a 4 post, you’ll need to go down at least 6 inches. New concrete also must also cure at least 28 days before installing your car lift.
Where should a 2 post lift be placed?
Usually, you have to position the lift about 13 feet away from the door. This way you can have enough space to drive the car inside the shop and not have it sticking out of the back door when you have it elevated. Once you have decided where you want to install the two columns.