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MaxJax post spacing for a 2002

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The Graj Mahal is coming together, and it is about time to get the lift in.  I am pretty locked in on a MaxJax, based on the portability (small 2-car garage) and lift height (not small, myself).

 

While I will primarily wrenching on the '02, I'd like to also be able to work on other, larger vehicles as well and am looking to benefit from the experience of others that have installed the MaxJax in their garage.... so here are the questions:

  • What is the ideal spacing between the posts if the 2002 is the only car?... and at that spacing, where do the posts line up with the car lengthwise (for planning of fore and aft?)
  • What do you think is the widest you could go and still have it work well for a 2002?
  • Should I just put down multiple anchor points so that I can "have it all"?

 

Data points:

  • 2002tii - 64" wide (with lift points even further inboard)
  • X5 - 76" wide
  • Ram 1500 truck - 79" wide

 

MaxJax recommendations:

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TIA,

 

J

 

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The 2002 is one of the narrower cars out there.

 

However, a Datsun roadster or TR4 will need even narrower pads.

 

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1 hour ago, TobyB said:

....However, a Datsun roadster or TR4 will need even narrower pads.

 

Fair point.  I have a neighbor with a TR4, so it would be good if I could stretch to cover him as well.  I hear that they sometimes need work, too.

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I followed maxjax dimensions and it lifts our 991tt, 997s, 996tt, 996gt2, X5M, 2002, e30m3, e36m3, e46m3, m4 and a lonely Nissan Xterra without any drama. 

 

 It should handle a TR3 or 4 without out any problem.  I have not put a full size truck on it but, I don't see any issue other than it would be a little tight to get in and out once you drive through.

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1 minute ago, evil02 said:

I followed maxjax dimensions and it lifts our 991tt, 997s, 996tt, 996gt2, X5M, 2002, e30m3, e36m3, e46m3, m4 and a lonely Nissan Xterra without any drama. 

 

Do you recall what spacing you ultimately chose?

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I went 110. I use the bend at the front frame rail and the rear subframe as my lifting points. No issue with the length of the extension arms. But I would definitely suggest 115 minimum. 

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32 minutes ago, Guest_anonymous said:

I went 110. I use the bend at the front frame rail and the rear subframe as my lifting points. No issue with the length of the extension arms. But I would definitely suggest 115 minimum. 

 

Thanks.  That's just the kind of advice I was looking for.

 

I also note that we share the same taste in epoxy colors.

 

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23 hours ago, kaptanoglu said:

 

Do you recall what spacing you ultimately chose?

130"

Edited by evil02

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5 minutes ago, kaptanoglu said:

 

Thanks.  That would be plenty wide for everything.

 

Any issues getting to good lifting points on the '02?

Nope. I use the standard lift points and it goes right up. Albeit, my 02 is at stock ride height. If your car is slammed, you might have to use some blocks of wood to drive up on. My 996tt is pretty low and it still gets under it.

 

 If you give me a few days, I can snap a picture. I have an E30m3 on it as we speak...

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55 minutes ago, kaptanoglu said:

 

Thanks.  That would be plenty wide for everything.

 

Any issues getting to good lifting points on the '02?

FYI - I incorrectly measured and edited my post, I'm at 130"

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130" seems like plenty.  I worked on Sputter on Haas's MaxJax here in town, and his was also spaced for a 911.  His are spaced at 132" (104" inside to inside + 2 x 14" per base), and it was a bit of a pita just to get to the rail jack points, and could not get to the preferred ones further inboard (IIRC).  He suggested that his were pretty wide for an '02, and would recommend no more than 130".

 

It seems that I could go 125" - 130", and have plenty of reach on the '02, and still potentially be able to jam the truck on.

Edited by kaptanoglu

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(edited)

Reviving this thread as I just got a Dannmar M6. 

 

On 3/21/2017 at 6:17 PM, kaptanoglu said:

eems that I could go 125" - 130", and have plenty of reach on the '02, and still potentially be able to jam the truck on.

 

What spacing did you eventually go with?

 

Anyone else install a maxjax for their ‘02?

 

Would also be interested to hear what jack points you are using. 

 

Thanks!

Vince

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On 8/31/2019 at 7:59 PM, mvliotta said:

Reviving this thread as I just got a Dannmar M6. 

 

 

What spacing did you eventually go with?

 

Anyone else install a maxjax for their ‘02?

 

Would also be interested to hear what jack points you are using. 

 

I ended up realizing I was selling the house soon after we got the garage to a point, and settled on a low rise long reach floor jack.  Sorry I can't help

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