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Before the flames start, I have searched, but all content found was not conclusive or had no working pics, which is what I am primarily concerned about. So...
Can someone tell me the jack points for a floor jack in front an rear with pictures? In the rear, I need a point that will allow the suspension to drop. The floor lift points are not an option, since all four need to be lifted in order to evenly distribute the weight and I have seen what happens when only one corner is jacked up at that point. PICS PLEASE.
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Re: Jack Points (KKPsi1.8T)

I've looked around too and it seems like there really is no good place to lift these cars other than the pinch rail. Like you said, the floor lift points will buckle even if you use the TT jack pads. If there is a point, I'd love to see it too.
Currently, I use a floor jack on the pinch rail with a 18" piece of 2x4 between the two to distribute the weight. The 2x4 has a groove ripped down the center that the pinch weld fits into. This keeps the metal from bending and makes for a snug fit.
 

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Re: Jack Points (KKPsi1.8T)

Quote, originally posted by KKPsi1.8T »
The floor lift points are not an option, since all four need to be lifted in order to evenly distribute the weight and I have seen what happens when only one corner is jacked up at that point. PICS PLEASE.
Thanks in advance. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

I have the TT pads in there and have been using those spots to change my street wheels/tires to track wheels/tires prolly 20 times by now
No deformation ... you're only picking up one corner of the car by that point at a time, so same weight load if the entire car was picked up by all 4 points
The other thing I do is throw a hockey puck onto the jack saddle and lift on the standard frame rail ... keeps everything nice and cushioned
Or, for the front, there is a unibody rail that's a third of the way in and very strong
For the rear, the rear beam close to the wheel is purty good spot
And yes, this would be a nice thing to document with pics for newer DIY'ers
 

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Re: Jack Points (protijy337)

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dude your kidding right
first hit
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2194097
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pure luck

Those pics don't really depict the proper way to jack up the entire rear at the same time while letting the suspension drop. I am trying to adjust the suspension if you guys haven't guessed the basis of my question by now. thanks for the input so far. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Jack Points (KKPsi1.8T)

Quote, originally posted by KKPsi1.8T »

Those pics don't really depict the proper way to jack up the entire rear at the same time while letting the suspension drop. I am trying to adjust the suspension if you guys haven't guessed the basis of my question by now. thanks for the input so far. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

Gotcha' ... no pics, I'll try via words though
Underneath the car, running across its full width is a steel, C-shaped beam
It is is quite adequate for lifting one side of the rear at a time
Follow it as it approaches the side of the car, and jack at that point, once the wheel is up high enough, place your jackstand as close to your jack point as possible
Repeat same on other side
I recommend a hockey puck, folded piece of inner tube, a towel, etc be placed atop of your floor lift saddle so as to protect the paint of the C-shaped beam
Per above, I'm assuming you have a floor lift. The jack that comes with our car is pure stamped mild steel crap ... mine flexed about the third time I used it
You can find good floor jack for $30 - $40 at Sears or even Autozone that also has low height and a nice storage case to use to take it to the track without damaging your car. I've got a simple, old school Sears and it rolls right underneath my 337
If you're going to do even a little work on your car ... rotate tires yourself, perhaps replace your brake pads, you men need to get a floor lift
 

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Re: Jack Points (0106)

I've got advice also for those of you who use the pinch weld.
there's a piece you can get from protech that sits on top of your floor jack and grips the pinch weld.
 

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Re: Jack Points (GriffinMoss)

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I've got advice also for those of you who use the pinch weld.
there's a piece you can get from protech that sits on top of your floor jack and grips the pinch weld.

now that is awesome.
 

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Re: Jack Points (GriffinMoss)

Quote, originally posted by GriffinMoss »
I've got advice also for those of you who use the pinch weld.
there's a piece you can get from protech that sits on top of your floor jack and grips the pinch weld.

Looks like my 2x4, only safer.
 
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