Originally Posted by glorkar
Dude, if you work on your own car, you can install a hoist yourself. Just drill about 8 holes in the concrete and bolt her down.
Just make sure your concrete is more than 4" thick. For a decent lift, you'll want to have atleast 6" of reinforced concrete underneith those legs to keep the concrete from being to weak and possibly dropping your car. That would be bad... Mmmkay...
Better yet, if you are building a garage (like I hope to someday), just build in footers into the concrete slab for the future installation of a lift. Just make sure that you pour them wide enough and long enough to facilitate the use of various different lifts so you aren't locked in on one design only to have it be discontinued when you are ready to purchase it.