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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Tue, Jan-30-2018, 01:34:18 AM   #21
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Only gripe with your wheel dismount/mount machine use is room for error (reliance on operator pry bar work).

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While I can not agree more that this is beyond awesome, it is just a TAD more than I am looking to spend. There is an automatic head upgrade for the one I ordered offered in Europe and I have asked if the US distributor can get it for me. Waiting to get an answer... If they canít I will buy it the next time I go to Europe and ship it home. Slow and steady wins this race???



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Man those tire machines have come a long way. I used to do everything with a bar. You have to be careful when the bar pops of the duck but they make plastic protectors that the bar drops onto instead of the wheel. My shop wouldn't buy one so I used a rag. Never scratched or chipped a wheel.
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Im lucky enough to have covered parking for 4 cars but my ceilings are too low for anything but a low rise portable lift.
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Old Sat, Feb-03-2018, 07:14:08 PM   #24
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been seriously considering RaceDeck for the garage floor. I know most people opt for the floor treated epoxy stuff. But there is A LOT of work to do that to get it right and last. (sanding floor, sealing it, ect), plus in the future if i might move houses i could take the RaceDeck with me.

what do you guys have as far as flooring goes?


PS, that Corgi tire machine is awesome.
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been seriously considering RaceDeck for the garage floor. I know most people opt for the floor treated epoxy stuff. But there is A LOT of work to do that to get it right and last. (sanding floor, sealing it, ect), plus in the future if i might move houses i could take the RaceDeck with me.

what do you guys have as far as flooring goes?


PS, that Corgi tire machine is awesome.
Eh. Isn't that the shit AdamLZ has? I'll take a hard pass. Static electricity, noisy to walk on, creates a huge effing mess, edges are lifting (in his videos).

A properly prepped epoxied floor will be better and easier to clean. If you want maximum durability then porcelain tiles are ideal.
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I am thinking about a fancy floor for my 19x29 garage. Torn between armorpoxy Supratile, which is about 5/16 thick and made of pvc, or paint, or epoxy. Ease of installation is a consideration. I would have to empty my garage for several days and refinish the concrete to paint or epoxy. I use my garage, so I need something for a working shop — it’s not a man cave where I park my collector car. I follow the discussions over at garagejournal
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I am thinking about a fancy floor for my 19x29 garage. Torn between armorpoxy Supratile, which is about 5/16 thick and made of pvc, or paint, or epoxy. Ease of installation is a consideration. I would have to empty my garage for several days and refinish the concrete to paint or epoxy. I use my garage, so I need something for a working shop ó itís not a man cave where I park my collector car. I follow the discussions over at garagejournal
exactly.. wont porcelain be weak under a jack lifting a car? i would think it would crack

Braymond, i dont think you are thinking of the same thing i am talking about.. Racedeck is locked in place, wont have corners coming up, kind of impossible with their locking system to have that plus its not flimsy. these are not the thin bendable crap that look like gym mat.

this is racedeck
http://racedeck.com/


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Porcelain tile is probably the best but also labor intensive to install. I have a lift but sometimes have another car halfway under it on a jack so I need something durable enough to jack on. With some plastic tiles you may need a piece of plywood under the jack.
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exactly.. wont porcelain be weak under a jack lifting a car? i would think it would crack

Braymond, i dont think you are thinking of the same thing i am talking about.. Racedeck is locked in place, wont have corners coming up, kind of impossible with their locking system to have that plus its not flimsy. these are not the thin bendable crap that look like gym mat.

this is racedeck
http://racedeck.com/

No, it is the same product, but those are the filled faces versus the open. And yes along the edge is where they lift, it's just plastic. I wasn't saying the center portion lifts where all four edges are snapped into each other.

While the crud accumulation isn't as severe as their open deck, everything I said still applies. Hard pass.
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No, it is the same product, but those are the filled faces versus the open. And yes along the edge is where they lift, it's just plastic. I wasn't saying the center portion lifts where all four edges are snapped into each other.

While the crud accumulation isn't as severe as their open deck, everything I said still applies. Hard pass.
Not that I want to start a flooring debate... BUT, polished (colored if you want) and densified concrete is the most durable garage floor. You need to re-apply the guard every 3-4 years based on use and it is done!
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