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#1 Oli18

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:09 AM

Hi,

Am going to try and do some work on the car this weekend and was wondering if axle stands should be placed in 1 particular spot under the car or is it anywhere which has a solid metal area i.e. chassis?

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#2 harpersimon

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:35 AM

It depends what you want to work on - I always go for placing them under the jacking points. being the points that are designed to take the car load on a support
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#3 treetotreef

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 10:29 AM

likewise, I've used the standard jacking points on many occasions with no problems...

#4 RJP

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:07 PM

Hmm.. OK, then where do you place the jack?

#5 harpersimon

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 02:23 PM

hahaha good one..and fair point. Ok - at the rear you can jack the bottom swing arm bush like in the attached pic, for the purposes of getting the axle stand in, and at the front under the cross member or other solid looking area of metal work!+++

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#6 treetotreef

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 03:33 PM

I use the rear diff for the rear and slightly to one side of the front cross-member...

#7 harpersimon

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 04:00 PM

I use the rear diff for the rear and slightly to one side of the front cross-member...


I would use the rear diff.. when my car grows up and has one.. :-(
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#8 treetotreef

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 04:13 PM

Feck! sorry mate! If it makes you feel any better...I'd rather have a FWD that works rather than a 4WD that doesn't !!!

#9 Oli18

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 05:23 PM

Hey guys,

Thanks for the tips - I'll try and stick with the jack-points!

Muchos gracias! :-)

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