Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Minneapolis, MN
samakijoe--Using wood on top of the jack would probably work for most Spider owners but, like nealric, mine's been lowered and I wouldn't have the 3.5" clearance needed for a 4 x 4 and am a little wary of a 2 x 6. Probably unwarranted but, for a few dollars more, would rather play it safe(ish)...
beaner922--Thanks for chiming in. I'll probably have to jack up the rear of my Spider too in order to clear the tires, which I understand defeats the purpose a little, but should be good for the Giulia TI. As for reaching the jack points, their initial 5,000 lb model (BL-5000) had a max lift spread of 50.5" but the SLX one is 60" so, tire clearance aside, it should be able to pick up the jack points pretty easily for the Spider and just barely for the Giulia.
AkioOhtori--Nice setup! I considered something like that since I have the same 11-inch drop between parking spaces. But when both cars are in there I wouldn't have room to pull the rear one forward enough. And I want to avoid pushing either of them outside during the winter. But I've found it's useful for oil changes and other wheels on front end work to pull them up to the edge of the drop and crouch under there.
Appreciate all the responses. My lift is scheduled to be delivered next Wed. Hopefully will have it set up by next weekend and will post some photos.
'70 Giulia 1300TI