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I thought it would be great to have a thread where owners can post random pictures of their TLX. Anything goes as long as it has a TLX :D
 

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We have seen lots of pictures of TLX's, but have you seen pictures of the underside of a TLX? Two days after I got my TLX I put it on my lift to take pictures.
 

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We have seen lots of pictures of TLX's, but have you seen pictures of the underside of a TLX? Two days after I got my TLX I put it on my lift to take pictures.
These will come in use very soon when some guys here start looking into servicing their TLX, seeing placement of undercovers and what's covered...helps.
 

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We have seen lots of pictures of TLX's, but have you seen pictures of the underside of a TLX? Two days after I got my TLX I put it on my lift to take pictures.
Nice!

A couple of questions if you don't mind.

Do you have to remove any plastic panels to change the oil?

How much was it to get that lift in your house? Was it hard to get it to fit? :D
 

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Nice!

A couple of questions if you don't mind.

Do you have to remove any plastic panels to change the oil?

How much was it to get that lift in your house? Was it hard to get it to fit? :D


Since I have a lift and rotate the tires at every oil change, when I remove the right front wheel, the oil filter is sitting right there and very easy to get to. That is how I do it. I have a great picture of this and will post it this weekend here.


As for the lift, we built our house with the knowledge that we were going to be putting in a lift, meaning, extra concrete and special barrels under the concrete where the lift footing was going to go. We also built the ceiling in the garage extra tall so to accommodate fully standing up under a car. If you can see in the picture, the header of the lift goes through the ceiling into the garage attic. I sheet-rocked up the holes. I use the lift for my work, but even without my work, the lift actually paid for itself in money saved in less than one year. The lift was about $2600. The wife and I installed it in 6 hours or we could have paid someone about $300 to install it. She really has a strong back!! Had to call an electrician to hook up the 240v. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. If you have any questions, let me know.
 

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Always wanted a lift especially back when I was really hands-nn with my cars, now that i've gotten lazy and take my cars to get serviced rather than servicing them myself..... hearing about your setup makes me want to get my hands dirty again!
 

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We have a three car garage and when a hail storm approaches, we put a car on the lift and then drive one under that car to get four cars in a three car garage. So yes, it does add more storage. As you get older, you will appreciate the lift even more. No more back pains or crawling under cars with creepers or having ramps move on me trying to drive up them without them moving. I also made sure my garage is connected to my HVAC, a sink with hot and cold water, good stereo system, and a phone. The wife got me a large GULF gasoline sign for my birthday that you can see in a few of the pictures. I mounted it to the wall and put lights behind it. I guess you can say my garage is sort of my man-cave. Just need to find a place for a fridge!!


If you have any specific questions about the lift, I'm happy to answer. Below is a picture of where the oil filter is on a 3.5 liter engine. Just remove the right front wheel. That happens to be a WIX filter. The silver thing to the left of the picture is the right front caliper.
 

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My old car (1998 Maxima) leaked oil all over the place in that garage. It was quite a mess. It was too painful to park the TLX on that mess, so I basically cleared everything out (including the old cabinets), and had a guy come in and repaint and epoxy the floor.

Feels much nicer driving the TLX in there now!
 

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That is the cleanest garage I have ever seen. And the TLX looks great in there too.

What are the hooks on the ceiling for?

Hooks in the ceiling were there to hang a few bikes up. I'm nervous hanging them over the TLX, so haven't decided whether or not to put them back in yet...
 
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