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    trolley jacks and axle stands

    where is the best place to use these under the car? I've got one of the halfords trolley jacks and it doesn't seem long enough to get under anything thats really solid. Any pics would be very useful.
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    Having mine up at the weekend so if i remember i'll get some pic's.

    Not saying where I put mine will be right though
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    On the sill on the little thin line of metal, thats where you jack it up from.
    Cant Think of Anything Funny To Say

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    if you look where the sill is go about 6'' in towards the centre of the car you will see the chassis member...its a box section running along the length of the car..use that

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    yeah i saw the box section, couldn't get the jack under it! think the car was at an angle or something. The jack i've got has got four little bits that stick up on the bit that touches the car, looks as tho it'd damage the car. I always put a bit of wood on top just in case. Any one got a better jack, I might invest in a better one, only got the crap £20 odd quid one from halfords

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nrj
    On the sill on the little thin line of metal, thats where you jack it up from.
    Whenever i used that point on my old MK3 the metal just bent away
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks
    Quote Originally Posted by Nrj
    On the sill on the little thin line of metal, thats where you jack it up from.
    Whenever i used that point on my old MK3 the metal just bent away
    you supposed to put a piece of wood between the sill and the jack
    Cant Think of Anything Funny To Say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nrj
    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks
    Quote Originally Posted by Nrj
    On the sill on the little thin line of metal, thats where you jack it up from.
    Whenever i used that point on my old MK3 the metal just bent away
    you supposed to put a piece of wood between the sill and the jack
    I did that on my MK3, but it still bent away

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew
    Quote Originally Posted by Nrj
    Quote Originally Posted by Autosparks
    Quote Originally Posted by Nrj
    On the sill on the little thin line of metal, thats where you jack it up from.
    Whenever i used that point on my old MK3 the metal just bent away
    you supposed to put a piece of wood between the sill and the jack
    I did that on my MK3, but it still bent away
    not doing it in the right place then, i've lifted hundreds of cars this way and never bent it.

    Look along the line of the sill to see a small oval cut out(your get what I mean when you see it), jack it up there.
    Cant Think of Anything Funny To Say

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    I normally jack the front of my astra where the box section, also I have used where the front suspension meets the chassis to jack the car up on aswell.
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