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3.2 jacking point

clem2192 Sep 23, 2010

  1. clem2192

    clem2192 Member

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    All,

    Planning to get my new wheels on this weekend, have done a search on the forum but cant find the answer so.......

    Where is the jacking point / best place for jacking the 3.2 using a trolley jack?

    Cheers

    Ryan
     
  2. diggerbucket

    diggerbucket New Member

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    Bump, I'd quite like to know this too.
     
  3. Vertigo1

    Vertigo1 Well-Known Member

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    If you check the sill closely you'll find a couple of arrows pressed into the metal which show you were to put the standard jack - I'd just put the trolley in the same place under these arrows tbh.
     
  4. davej_anderson

    davej_anderson Member

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    careful there, if you put the trolley jack nearest the bodywork you will crease the body work, the correct loading point is on the arrow
     
  5. BACKSTEP

    BACKSTEP New Member

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    Also ideally use a rubber block or wood as the sill can get damaged especially 3.2 is very front heavy.
     
  6. diggerbucket

    diggerbucket New Member

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    That can't be the typical place to put a trolley jack, surely?!
     
  7. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    It's where I always put it!
     
  8. edition

    edition Active Member

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    I always used the car jack is I was putting it on stands as like you say there doesn't seem to be 2 areas...

    Watch using that standard jack they look lethal!!
     
  9. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    The reason the oem jack has the channel in is it is purposely designed to fit around the ridge/crease you can see hanging down, thus no damage down, but the jacks arent exactly the best to work with, but to date havnt caused me an issue, but I do use a trolley jack these days & the correct place is indeed marked by an arrow on the bottom edge of the car front & rear, as already advised a piece of rubber is advised so as to not damage the underside.

    I do use stands on the front purely for safety even if the trolley jack is meaty as hell, anything can fail at anytime, so I always like to have 2/3 safety precautions in place.
     

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