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June

Car and Driver’s Garage Mahal Makeover Featuring BendPak Garage Equipment

If you’ve been following along on Twitter, Facebook and of course the blog, then you’re already eagerly anticipating this Friday’s episode of Garage Mahal with Car and Driver Magazine. Their garage was in serious need of renovation, so DIY Network called in only the best equipment from BendPak / Ranger to help turn it into a bona fide testing facility with all the works. At the heart of this newly anointed workshop is none other than a BendPak XPR-9FX Two-Post Car Lift.

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Old BendPak Car Lifts Spotted at Willow Springs Raceway

Here at BendPak, a lot of us put as much love into our own vehicles as we do into the BendPak car lifts we make. And there’s nothing like seeing all that love and tender care pay off during a hard day at the track. One of our own intrepid BendPak team went down to Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond this past weekend for a particularly pulse-pounding Memorial Day.

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Garage Mahal Episodes Featuring BendPak Equipment Air Dates

As you might recall, we reported a couple months ago that BendPak / Ranger equipment was going to be featured on an upcoming episode of DIY’s garage makeover show, Garage Mahal. You may also recall that we promised to let you know when they were going air. Today, we’re proud to announce that we’re here to fill that promise.

Mark your calendar! Set your DVR! The Car & Driver Magazine garage renovation episode featuring a BendPak XPR-9FX Two-Post Car Lift, Ranger RS-500 Spray Wash Cabinet, TriMax Air Compressor and a number of Ranger Hose Reels airs June 18th on DIY Network at 6:30 PM PST / 9:30 EST.

But we’ve got more great news. The fine folks at DIY / Garage Mahal loved our equipment so much, they decided to use it in another episode with WIRED Magazine. You can see a RML-600 Motorcycle Lift from Ranger on June 11th, same time and channel.

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May

Review: BendPak Car Lift & Direct Lift Head-To-Head Comparison Test

As we reported a couple months ago, we’re not afraid of a little friendly competition. So from time to time we pit our most popular car lifts against the other guys for a battle royale of automotive lifting metal. This one’s been in the works for a while and we’re very pleased to bring you a new, comprehensive chapter on the Study in Lift Design website. In this head-to-head challenge, we take a closer look at a lift we’ve heard quite a bit about, the Direct-Lift Pro-Park 8 Plus.

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Introducing the RL-8500XLT Brake Lathe by Ranger

What can this baby do? On the surface it looks and acts very similar to the RL-8500 Combination Brake Lathe: the same great, time-tested design; super-duty construction; unsurpassed safety features and conveniences to help you get the job done faster than your competition; infinitely variable speeds and the accuracy to form perfect cuts on the first pass. But the real big news on this brake lathing machine is the extended capacity spindle. The RL-8500XLT brake lathe is capable of handling brake drums that are up to a massive 10 inches deep! Now there isn’t a brake drum in the world that can’t be trued and refinished to perfection by the incredible Ranger RL-8500XLT Heavy-Duty Brake Lathe from Ranger.

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New Polypropylene Drip Trays for Four-Post Car Lifts

BendPak developed a new line of affordable, impact-resistant polypropylene drip trays that are both rugged and light. Sold in packs of three, each tray comes with 56 articulated catches and gutters to restrain excessive fluid motion. So all that oil, coolant and other muck stays neatly contained in individual compartments, even when being carried or bumped. In other words, all that oil, coolant and other muck stays neatly contained in individual compartments to keep them from sloshing out or making a mess if bumped. We also chose a smart, black color for these new trays in order to better hide the appearance of stains and blemishes.

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New BORLA ATAK Mufflers: Music to Our Ears

Obviously the guys at BORLA couldn’t divulge all of their muffler secrets, but they did drop a couple informational nuggets about what contributes to their exhaust system superiority. ATAK mufflers are built with BORLA’s patented multi-core technology, which already yields better flow performance than a straight piece of pipe. In a BORLA ATAK muffler, the specific configuration, perforation patterns, dimensions and amount of those inner cores are varied by BORLA’s engineers to create an optimal acoustic experience.

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New HDS-14 Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes

BendPak HD-14 car lifts already feature dual-hub cable sheaves to reduce stress and fatigue on the axles and the cables, delivering reliable performance. Now, to improve further on the longevity of critical components, we’re making the new generation of 14,000-lb. capacity car lifts with some of the largest sheaves ever seen beneath a runway. With the launch of the new HDS-14 car lifts from BendPak on the horizon, we had an excellent excuse to update our catalog with brand new product pictures, featuring none other than a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro.

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April

Eddie Paul on Cut It In Half

Many consider Eddie Paul to be Hollywood’s best kept secret. A unique combination of mechanical genius, wild imagination and unbelievable skill, Eddie Paul has been constructing some of the world’s most exciting set pieces for four decades. And as you can see from the header picture, Eddie also happens to be the proud owner of BendPak car lifts.

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