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Username Post: American Automotive Equipment SS8000 4 post lift        (Topic#251836)
rogggair 
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10-30-10 02:01 PM - Post#1997181    

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Question for you experts...
I recently purchased a 1 1/2 year old American Automotive Equipment SS-8000 4 post lift. The lift appears to be in excellent condition, indicative of a newer 4 post lift. Although I think I know the history of this lift as used @ once a week or so lifting a Volkswagon, I decided to disassemble the pulleys and pins on which the cables ride. Although there appeared to be proper lubrication of the pins, the picture above is part of what I found...(the parts were pressure washed for the picture)

For now I will spare you all the dismal response and finally physical and financial threats made by "John" calling himself a co-owner of American Automotive Equipment / American Products. Needless to say if I even infer anything about "design defect", etc... unspeakable things will happen to me... So; anyone have an opinion?





Edited by rogggair on 10-30-10 02:02 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




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10-30-10 08:12 PM - Post#1997343    
    In response to rogggair

REMINDS ME OF THEM CHEAP'LY MADE COME-A LONGS !!!
BUT WITH THE PIC YOU PROVIDED SEEMS THE CABLE WORE THRU OR SPLIT THE PULLY.FEW MORE LIFTS/DECENDS ON THAT SUCKER & THAT WOULD OF BEEN IT !!!

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bowtieollie 
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11-02-10 07:45 PM - Post#1998841    
    In response to rogggair

Lifts require maintenance and based on that photo - it was either poorly maintained or the pin was defective (the metal was too soft)

Glad you caught that before you found the car laying on its side.....

THis is a very good post- because it makes those of us who use lifts think about what we are doing - or maybe what we are not doing.

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wings59 
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11-02-10 09:54 PM - Post#1998895    
    In response to rogggair



Amazing...someone should have noticed the scraping, grinding.
Thanks for posting this, I'm gonna check my rollers tomorrow.

Larry

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rogggair 
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11-04-10 08:15 AM - Post#1999494    
    In response to wings59

There were no scraping, grinding or unusual sounds. I showed the pins to a mechanical engineer. He spent 2 seconds with a file and concluded the pins were Definitely not hardened, and worse yet made from very soft steel... (He mumbled something about "butter")



Edited by rogggair on 11-04-10 08:16 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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11-13-10 01:45 PM - Post#2003690    
    In response to rogggair

http://forum.grumpysperformance.com/viewtopic.php?...

obviously you never read all the posts in this thread

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IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!


 




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