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      10-03-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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Going to put car on lift.... here to place lift???

I am going to install my Meisterschaft GT2 exhaust on the car this weekend and have access to a lift. Is there a preferred place on the chassis or bottom of car to place the lift pads on?
I am concerned that I will place the pads on the wrong area and do undercarriage or even worse... body damage to the vehicle.
On many cars, you can see the frame, but I looked under the car and it does not seem as if I can see exactly where the frame is which concerns me that I will place the lift pads on the wrong part of the car.
Someone please help!!!!
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Car has 4 plastic jacking points/pads underneath, only place it should be jacked from. Located front and rear along the sides
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This is what they look like
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Dumb question: what about the rear differential?
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Dumb question: what about the rear differential?
What about it?
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I'd be very careful about lifting from the rear diff. The fins on the diff cooler are thin and delicate. If you do lift from the diff, find a hard point and be sure not to touch the cooler with your jack.
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Edwin... those pics help a ton. Thanks!
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Edwin... those pics help a ton. Thanks!
Anytime
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Dumb question: what about the rear differential?
I would not use the diff as a jacking point, you're risking hurting the diff or hurting the diff mounts
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If I want to lift the rear or front of the car in order to put it on axle stands, where do I place the jack?

For winter storage, I want to lift all 4 corners of the car slightly and to do so I need to jack the car up to put 4 axle stands at each corner. I was thinking of using the 4 jackpad adapters as shown on the pics in the post above to set the axle stands. But in order to do so I need to lift the front of the car positioning the jack in the middle of the car (and then do the same thing at the rear)....Not sure where to set the jack. Any ideas?
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This is what they look like


2 or 3 of my jack point jackpad things are DESTROYED
they chunked off
but i just placed the jack under where the destroyed jack pads are and lifted my car

should i replace the jackpads?
i think at this point i'm better off just leaving the destroyed jackpads alone since i had a flat surface for the jack to lift
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you can safely lift from the rear diff, just don't do it when swapping rear exhausts, it will be in the way.

if your jack pads look like the above pic, they are still fine to use.
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This is what they look like


2 or 3 of my jack point jackpad things are DESTROYED
they chunked off
but i just placed the jack under where the destroyed jack pads are and lifted my car

should i replace the jackpads?
i think at this point i'm better off just leaving the destroyed jackpads alone since i had a flat surface for the jack to lift
It's a straight forward process to replace the pads. They aren't too pricey. Then either get some pad "pucks" or make your own from hockey pucks. There are several videos out there that go over the process. For jack stands I used some small blocks of wood to set minimize any further damage to them. When I replaced the pads I found some cheap pucks on eBay.
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If I want to lift the rear or front of the car in order to put it on axle stands, where do I place the jack?

For winter storage, I want to lift all 4 corners of the car slightly and to do so I need to jack the car up to put 4 axle stands at each corner. I was thinking of using the 4 jackpad adapters as shown on the pics in the post above to set the axle stands. But in order to do so I need to lift the front of the car positioning the jack in the middle of the car (and then do the same thing at the rear)....Not sure where to set the jack. Any ideas?
There is no need to lift the car up for winter storage. Modern car's suspensions are designed to take the weight of the car. I read somewhere before that you will actually do more harm than good by storing the car on jack stands and let the suspension dangle.

I store both my weekend cars for winter and I never put them on jack stands. Just inflate the tires before storage and place carpet under each tire. One of my car is 2001 and have been stored every winter that way, no issues till this day.
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