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This is a guide on how to jack up your car properly.


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InstructionsEdit

ALWAYS put your vehical in gear and lock your E-brake when jacking your vehical up, and use jack stands.

Jacking PointsEdit

Photos of the jacking points

RearJackPoints
Rear Jack Point: for use with a floor jack
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SideJackPoints
Side jack point, one on each corner. This is where you stick your stock jack. There's four places, one for each tire.
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ResultsOfBadJackPoints
If you do not use the side jack points, this will happen
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FrontJackPoint
The front picture is kind of dim. It's right behind the tow point. It is designed for a bottle jack, but a standard or shop floor jack will function just fine.
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Using a Floor Jack Edit

Pictures explaining how to jack up your car with a floor jack

FloorJackWheelChocks
Place wheel chocks in front of vehical
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FloorJackRearJack
The rear jacking point
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FloorJackOnStands
Vehical on jackstands
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Note: You should use jackstands in pairs and never go further then 2 clicks from the end. Always use the steel reenforced areas of the vehical.

Using a Lift Ramp Edit

Have a buddy ground guide you onto a lift ramp ensure your vehical is centered, use wheel chocks, and lift your vehical up.

LiftRampWheelChocks
Wheel chocks are your friends and they prevent accidents.
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LiftRampLiftVechicle
Lift your vehical to the desired hight and then go past that until you hear another set of clicks. The clicking point is where your vehical will settle when fully raised.
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LiftRampLowerVechicle
Lower the lift until it comes to rest on the hard stops (clicks)
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LiftRampFinished
Should look like this when finished
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LiftRampFinished02
When you get to desired hight, go a little higher and then operate the release to let the lift land on the catches.
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LiftRampLowerVechicle02
When it's time to lower the vehical, lift it up a little, then operatate the catch release and lower the vehical.
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