Optimizing Danmar M6 2 Post Lift

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Re: Optimizing Danmar M6 2 Post Lift

Post by ipman » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:25 pm

I have a 2 post as well and it does take a 2-3 times to ensure it's under the correct spots. Safety is imperative when using a tool like this. It's nice to not have to use jackstands or lay on your back anymore though so it's well worth it if you have the space.

I got a lot of attachments with mine, it came with the lift as a $600 perk.

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Re: Optimizing Danmar M6 2 Post Lift

Post by TheDeckMan » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:08 am

sweet victory wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:49 am
Dgi 07 wrote:
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Seems like you spend a lot of time adjusting the lift arms.
Tip from a mechanic. Use the rings on the base of the lift and pull up on them . This allows you to move the arm, without putting it back down to adjust.
Cuts your adjustment time in half.
I cannot just place the hockey pad on the lift and push it under the vehicle. I have to push the arm under the car, and then try to center the hockey puck. (Only on the rear since the side skirt sits lower) It's very difficult to see how the car is sitting on the hockey puck unless I raise the vehicle a few inches, and that's why it takes so much time. I don't adjust every corner, usually just one of the rears. I still appreciate the help.


I'm not expecting to have to make any adjustments after I get these new lift pads made. :)

I use some 3/4 x 8" x 12" pine boards, made some marks on the floor and then drive up onto the boards, this allows to swing the arms under even the lowest car the new Saab Aero with its massive side skirts.

Another trick is to get some car jack dollies that and slide as they will lift most cars up a full 1-2", I use these some times when dealing with something that is broken/dead to get the car positioned on the lift by my self.
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Re: Optimizing Danmar M6 2 Post Lift

Post by FRUNKenstein » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:35 pm

We use those car jack dollies at the museum all the time. I think we have 3 sets of them. They work well and on a wide variety of vehicles.
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Re: Optimizing Danmar M6 2 Post Lift

Post by sweet victory » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:07 pm

Got back home from a work trip to DC yesterday. Finally have time to work on this project again. Here are the first completed machined pieces.

The initial trial was very good. I got the vehicle in the air in a fraction of the time. Pins located the lifting puck on the first try on every corner. No adjustment was needed. You'll see the pins have a taper on them rather than the small chamfer you saw on the printed prototype. This helps them locate themselves into the hole on the bottom of the lift point better. Also, I've got the tolerance on the shaft that slides into the lift arm perfect. When you let go of it, the air just barely slips through the puck and lift arm, so the puck slowly drops. I will have to use it for a while to see if I want to make any changes.

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With the protective washer.

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Here it is located under the lift point.

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Slide up to confirm location.

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You can see there is clearance between the top of the lift arm and the bottom of the vehicle.

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Re: Optimizing Danmar M6 2 Post Lift

Post by gnat » Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:51 pm

sweet victory wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Got back home from a work trip to DC yesterday.
Damn. Wish I'd known.

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Re: Optimizing Danmar M6 2 Post Lift

Post by sweet victory » Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:43 pm

gnat wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:51 pm
sweet victory wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Got back home from a work trip to DC yesterday.
Damn. Wish I'd known.
I'm in DC a few times a year. I'll send you a PM next time I make the trip.
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Re: Optimizing Danmar M6 2 Post Lift

Post by gnat » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:40 am

sweet victory wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:43 pm
gnat wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:51 pm


Damn. Wish I'd known.
I'm in DC a few times a year. I'll send you a PM next time I make the trip.
Cool. I'll buy you a drink or dinner or something.

I'm over near Dulles. Or as KC likes to say, next door to VAG HQ :roll:

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Re: Optimizing Danmar M6 2 Post Lift

Post by sweet victory » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:15 pm

gnat wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:40 am
sweet victory wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:43 pm


I'm in DC a few times a year. I'll send you a PM next time I make the trip.
Cool. I'll buy you a drink or dinner or something.

I'm over near Dulles. Or as KC likes to say, next door to VAG HQ :roll:
Perfect. You're close to my favorite museum! (National Air & Space Museum) I usually stay in the Capital Hilton since the conferences are there.
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