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#1 coldel

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 09:24 PM

Seen the diagram with jacking points on the side (checked and the stickers are still there!)

 

Anyone got advice on the best way to jack up just the front? Not sure lifting one side, axle stand, then jacking the other side and repeat is a good idea?

 

Can the car be jacked up from the front and two axle stands put under at once?

 

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#2 martinroger

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 09:27 PM

Personally I jack one side from the door handle corner, put an axle stand with rubber on low height near front lower wishbone rear mount, then same story on other side. If I need the front higher I just then reiterate, but raising the axle height this time.

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 10:02 PM

OK so you do the jack raising from the side, put the axle stand under, remove the jack so the car is up on one side at the front on the axle stand. Then take the jack around to the otherside and repeat - car is ok sat on one axle stand at the front then?



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Posted 08 June 2020 - 10:10 PM

Actually found this, makes sense http://www.driftopia...he-step-method/



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Posted 08 June 2020 - 10:26 PM

Yes, however I wouldn't use the points near the baffle plate in the middle, in general, as the car is unstable around those (sways back and forth).

As long as you don't try to jack one side 40cm in the air while the other one is still on the ground, you run minimal risk. And use hockey pucks or rubbers on your stands to avoid slippage, not tea towels like some others have tried on this forum :)

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Posted 08 June 2020 - 10:35 PM

I have a sticker under the car which shows the mid point to jack up from.


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Posted 08 June 2020 - 10:53 PM

Roughly aligned with the door handles, at the corner of two beams, forward of the "middle" undertray? That is the spot.

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 07:51 AM

Having a million jacks its easy, jack up a side enough to get a jack under the front, i have some large round wood cut outs i pjt on top of the jack, position it under where the battery sits and lift it up entire front will raise and stick a axel stand either side

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Posted 09 June 2020 - 08:21 AM

What Chris says. I have a wooden beam that fits across the front under were the battery goes with a routed out hole in it. I drive the car onto my home made ramps (give about 5cm of height) and then slide the jack under with the beam spreading the width. I then also have points for the jacks to fit into the beam. Just remember to chock your wheels. 



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Posted 09 June 2020 - 08:50 AM

One jack, two low level ramps, and 4 axle stands is what I will have at my disposal...



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Posted 12 June 2020 - 10:16 AM

A jack on either side of the centre jacking points at the same time works too as the car balances on these and then you can axle stand the rear followed by the front without the annoying "step" method. thumbsup






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