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More pics of the install available on my website
http://www.itainteasy.net/pict....html
****UPDATE*****
It seems after over a year of writing this piece that we were mistaken in the application of the jack pads. They are supposed to be simultaneously with a jack at the DEALER. Weight must be distributed equally across the four pads else bending of the body is likely to occur. That being said there are specific jack places to be used on the rails running under/behind the rocker panel between the wheels. I apologize for not publishing this issue sooner.

Well here it is, people said they wanted it so I'm writing it up, hope people get some use out of it.
Parts:
4x 8N0-804-583
4x 8N0-803-855

You can get these from Impex at www.vwparts.com or you can call them at 800-736-3550
You will also need a floor jack which I'm assuming you have else why would you do this??
Step 1: Look underneath you're car near any tire, (behind front, infront of rear) You want to pull off the flat black cover.

After you pull the plastic cap out this is what you will see!!

Step 2: Get one rubber gasket and one hard plastic piece and set the plastic piece inside the gasket like shown.

Slide the jack underneath the car and position it under the hole. Now in the pic we have the pad seated in the jack cup but we found it works a little better if you put the jack cup edge in the middle of the pad and jack slowly.

Part 3: Now slowly pump up the jack, and i mean slowly making sure that the pad is going in the hole, you'll hear a hiss that's the plastic piece seating into the rubber grommet, once you get to that point slowly lower the car back down and put a thin piece of wood between the jack and the semi seated rubber pad. Now slowly jack the car up, once the tire is almost off the ground you'll feel a slight give and that's the pad seating into the whole. It will look like this:
Front

Well that's it, me and 00BoraVR6 did this to both cars in about half an hour, I would say that you should have someone else with you to place the pads while one person uses the floor jack.
POSITIVE comments are appreciated. Hope this helps and good luck.



Modified by rgrubb at 10:17 PM 1-6-2005
 

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Re: The Official Jack Pad Install Write Up, for those who wanted it. (rgrubb)

Just the info. I needed, my rails are jacked up
Awesome post
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[Modified by SurrealGTI, 11:31 PM 10-10-2002]
 

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Re: The Official Jack Pad Install Write Up, for those who wanted it. (rgrubb)

so, i take it the smaller hard "male" pieces stay permanently embedded in the ribbery "female" carriers stuck into the bottom of the car?
wont those male bits fall out?
 

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Re: The Official Jack Pad Install Write Up, for those who wanted it. (ArsinGTI)

they dont hang low enough to clear the side skirts but when we installed these on my car the way the actual jack arm swings upward there is no issue clearing the sideskirt that i have (votex sideskirts) ---
blitzen there is no way that the male piece will fall out try to push the mall piece into the femal coupling with your hands and you will see that high density rubber is not easy to manipulate at all----this is the exact reason that you have to use a jack to install these parts because it requires that much pressure to install them and have them properly seated---hope this helps guys it is really a nice addition to the car and fun to do since it is pretty easy
 

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Re: The Official Jack Pad Install Write Up, for those who wanted it. (00boravr6)

ok, so if im understanding this correctly, all parts stay PERMANENTLY on the car, and then you just position your floor jack's cup shaped "cradle" right there when jacking up the car in the future?
 

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Re: The Official Jack Pad Install Write Up, for those who wanted it. (teqeeler)

I got mine from my UK dealer contact...... but any VW or Audi dealer in the US can order these for you....


[Modified by Blitzen155, 7:51 AM 10-12-2002]
 

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Re: The Official Jack Pad Install Write Up, for those who wanted it. (Blitzen155)

$24.38 w/ shipping - my parts are on their way!
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Awesome!!! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif major http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif up. I was going have an old tire cut in the shape of my floor jack, but you just saved me a shiate load of grief. I owe ya a
or two... thanks for sharing!!!
 

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Re: The Official Jack Pad Install Write Up, for those who wanted it. (Jeebus)

thats the way his car came he has never had anything painted....well other than a grill thus far but that ha dnothing to do with the car..it came form brazil like that
 
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