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Jacking Up An A3

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Smoothie, Mar 3, 2011.

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    Ok as the title suggests, the jacking points are clearly marked on the sills! But jacking on the pinch weld with a trolly jack can damage it as far as i can see! The little emergency jack is specially adapted for the pinch weld but i wouldn't be too keen on using it TBH

    So is there a jack pad i can buy for the trolly jack to save damage to that area? Or is the old fashioned block of wood the only option?

    Thanks in advance
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    mate even my emergengy jack seems to hit my side skirt!
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    yes just noticed that, ahh **** now i'm going to have to buy one of those lifts polished bliss have lol

    Portable Car Lift
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    block of wood
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    Where can you buy one of these from?
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    Is there nowhere under the front that you can put the trolley jack under? I can do this on my FTO and thought it was standard across all cars. A big fat plate with a cross marked on it for trolley jacks and then i just put a couple of stands under the sides once jacked up.

    I've not jacked up my A3 yet so dont know.
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    You can do that on my MR2 aswell, but don't think there's anyway on an A3 like that, might be a Jap thing.
    The emergency Jack is alright for changing a wheel but I wouldn't trust getting under it. Does it not go high enough to get axle stands under it?
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    I would love a little lift like that.

    There are people that sell pinch weld adaptors to go into your trolley jack to save buggering up the sill etc, I will see if I can get a link, I know there is a guy on DW that sells them.
    You could just blue peter it and make your own with a solid block of wood, just cut a channel for the car to sit on?
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    yes like that on a lot of cars but the A3 jacking points are on the pinch weld as i said! Found the job here on goole images, but cant seem to find where to buy:

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    Must look into some axle stands, i don't need to get underneath the car as such! Purely for a cleaning session of arches, wheels etc
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    I have mailed the guy who does these, see if he doesnt mind me posting his email addy, i will keep you posted.

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    Can get those on ebay without the section cut out, only £6! As its rubber i couldn't see it damaging the pinch even without the section cut out! Could be just what i'm after for the trolley
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    Just stick the jack in and fire it up - been doing it to my last 2 audi's and they are grand

    The jack in the boot is useless, catches the side skirt :(
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    no chance lad, it damages the pinch breaking off the protective stuff! Jack Pads FTW
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    To be honest i would just use a block of wood
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    I could do with one of those with the cut out, ive measure my trolley jack and need one about 4 and a half inches accross
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    I got some of those off Bero on DW too, I had offered to post details of the pads on a couple 4x4 forums I use which he was more than happy with.
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    I would never trust hat drill lift thing ! not without axel stands ...
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    Anymore info on these mate?
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    This is where my air ride comes in handy :wub:
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    I have PM'd him this morning, as i thought Brett was sorting it and didn't want to tread on anyones toes.
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    Part nos :-

    8N0 803 855 mounting for service lift £3.54
    8N0 804 583 mounting for service lift £1.80

    Two pieces of solid rubber, one forces firmly inside the other to provide stable fixing for trolley jack.

    As per this photo Volkswagen Golf V 2.0T > Exterior > Body > Jack Pad > ES#2583 OEM Jack Pad Kit - MK4JPPK

    Obviously the price quoted in the picture is for 4 sets but still cheaper at Audi !
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    Excellent Mike
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    Brilliant!!

    I jacked up my car yesterday with a trolley located at that section under the flap without any blocks. It worked but it didn't feel too secure to be honest.

    Thanks Mike.

    If I wasn't on a crappy Windows PC running IE6, then I would click the Thanks button (but it's missing) :)
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    Glad to be of help boys - I'm ordering mine tomorrow so I'll let you know the exact prices :icon_thumright:
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    yes post when you get them finalised mate
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    I wondered where the buggers fixed into, I'll have a looksy tomorrow.
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    Hi guys - just ordered the parts

    The cheap one is £1.84 inc vat and the expensive one is £3.60 inc vat !

    Leeds Audi tell me they should have them by 10.00 am in the morning !!

    Cheers
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    Strangely shows 1 as a TT bung & other as S3.
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    Clearly they're all the same then ! :icon_thumright:
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    Unless I am very much mistaken I thought I saw some 'rubber jacking points' on my S3 front and rear??

    Still didn't use the front ones that being said...

    **Definitely got these on my chassis already - just double checked.
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    Not neccessarily mate, 1 part comes up ONLY on the TT & other ONLY on the S3, so who knows huh as page shows for S3 has multiple versions aswell, investigations needed.
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    Will let you know when I've got them tomorrow.

    BTW both come up on A3 on my ETKA !! (update 847)
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    Yes they do mate in atp, but when you check the model column it says S3.

    Update 848.
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    Have you got ETKA version 7.3 ?

    I've been updating regularly but can't download update 848. A pop-up in German seems to say something like please install version 7.3 before trying to update !
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    UH oh, I havnt had that message as yet & yes I know there is an update now of 7.3, been hunting it down, no success as yet.
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