​Challenger CL10V3 Two-Post Lift and Versymmetric Technology

​Challenger CL10V3 Two-Post Lift and Versymmetric Technology

Posted by Juan E. Chavez on 23rd May 2016

Challenger lifts are known throughout the automotive world for their superb build quality and innovation, and the CL10V3 Two-Post Versymmetric lift is a perfect example. With a beefy 10,000-lb. lifting capacity and helpful perks like space-saver column base plate design to keep floors clear, mechanical lock releases and an overhead automatic padded shutoff bar, the CL10V3 is everything you'd expect from a globally recognized automotive lift brand like Challenger.


But there's one thing about the product name "ChallengerLifts CL10V3 Versymmetric Plus Two-Post Lift"could use a little more explanation: Versymmetric Technology. What is Versymmetric Technology and how exactly does it help shops and garages who have a CL10V3 by Challenger installed? Is it just a meaningless buzzword for asymmetric or is Challenger Lifts onto something truly great and different? We did a little digging to find out.

The Challenger Two-Post Versymmetric Lift Difference

Versymmetric® is a registered trademark of Challenger Lifts as of 1992. Challenger refers to Versymmetric lifts like the CL10V3 as "Two Car Lifts in One." It's a bold claim. Usually, your car lift is asymmetric or symmetric depending on which cars, vans, SUVs, trucks and vehicles they are designed to service.

Symmetric truck and car lifts are perfect for vehicles in which the weight is more or less even throughout the vehicle. Two identical lift columns stand parallel, facing each other perfectly to accomplish this.

Car lifts deemed asymmetric lift vehicles with asymmetrical gravity centers, where weight is not evenly distributed, meaning the center of mass for the car, truck or van is not the physical center of the vehicle. Asymmetric lifts also allow car doors to be completely opened without obstruction, which is nice when you're trying to avoid damage to a clients' ride.

The problem is, no one lift could claim to lift them all. And if you're a busy shop or garage, now you're investing in different kinds of car and truck lifts just to lift everything you're clients bring in. Which sounds pretty great if you're a lift manufacturer but less so if you're trying to make a living.

That's where Challenger came in with two-in-one lifts like the Challenger Lifts CL10V3 Versymmetric Plus Two-Post Lift. By allowing users to choose between asymmetric and symmetric lifting methods on the fly, Versymmetric car lifts can be used to accommodate more--not just symmetrical or asymmetrical cars--but trucks, SUVs, vans, even crossover vehicles, all on one Versymmetric two-post lift in one service bay.

In fact, they ran the numbers and the Versymmetric Plus Two-Post CL10V3 Car Lift by Challenger can be used to lift all 20 of 2010's top selling vehicles without any strain on the lifting components. According to the Challenger website, this includes Ford F-Series, Ford Escape, Chevy Silverado/CK Chevy Impala, Toyota Camry, Dodge Ram, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Equinox, Nissan Altima, Toyota Prius, Toyota Corolla, Toyota RAV4, Honda Civic, GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Sentra, Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra.

So what can a normal asymmetric lift service? Only about 80% of the popular vehicles on that lift. And using the wrong lift on the wrong vehicle isn't just doing harm to the lift. Potentially, it's dangerous for the operator as improper use puts undue wear and tear on the non-Versymmetric lifts components.

Challenger Versymmetric VS. Everyone Else

There's nothing worse than turning away work because your shop lacks the right equipment. The Challenger Lifts CL10V3 Versymmetric Plus Two-Post Lift gives you all the tools you need to service the world's most popular vehicles. Simple, in-the-moment, on-the-fly lift arm configurations put you in complete control of your CL10V3 Two-Post Lift's capabilities. Hit the Spot Every Time with directSPOT™So how do you configure the arms for different vehicles with the CL10V3 Versymmetric Plus Two-Post Lift? Using a design method that Challenger calls directSPOT. The front arms are designed to be offset, giving superior door clearance and access to vehicle controls. Once a vehicle goes through the columns, the directSPOT design allows the front arms to be maneuvered from the stow position straight to the front lifting or jacking points. So now you don't need to waste time waddling the vehicle back and forth to hit the spot. Offset arms are always on target with the CL10V3.CL10V3 Versymmetric Lift ConclusionWith Challenger's unique Versymmetric two-post design, the CL10V3 gives automotive shops and garages the flexibility they need to tackle just about any lifting application. This makes the CL10V3 by Challenger the real deal for serious professional shops. The CL10V3 is the one lift that is designed for every car. Symmetric car lifts, asymmetric car lifts--why choose when you can have it all?

That said, not every business or DIY enthusiast needs a top-of-the-line lift like the Challenger Versymmetric CL10V3 Two-Post lift. It might be too much lift for your applications. That's why it's important to do research before making any lift purchase.

But if you are looking for a Swiss Army, all-in-one professional industrial two-post lift, Versymmetric technology on the CL10V3 by Challenger is the real deal. We cannot recommend the Challenger Lifts CL10V3 Versymmetric Plus Two-Post Lift enough.

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