Well Dad and I hit an auction today of a dealership that just moved. Lifts went for fairly crazy amounts. We've planned to put a lift in the new pole barn we just built so now we are shopping. Found this one on Ebay, called the place, $1900 shipped to the local freight depot(which isn't far). http://www.completehydraulic.com/cl10000oh.htm Looks like a nice unit, but hey, looks can of course be decieving. Anyone know questions I should be asking here? I put cars up and down all day long on a 9000lbs, cable 2 post lift. Means I know a slight bit more than my Dad, and thats not a lot. The biggest thing that will ever go up on it is my Dad's truck and anything I get down the road. Dad's is a 2500HD, 6.0L gas, long bed extended cab with a work cap full of tools. So, I know a good 9000lbs will lift it fine. I've lifted similar trucks on my 9,000 at work plenty of times. For us a lift will mostly be, projects. First planned project is Dad's street stock race car(simple little circle track car). Second is Dad's 1969 Firebird(he wants to tub it, I want to minitub). So its nothing like what I do at work all day, but still we don't want a crappy lift. Dad was hoping to spend around $2000 or 2500 but if it NEEDS to be more I could see it happening. Help anyone?