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    how to jack up an astra with rieger infinity kit on.......?

    anyone know what type of jack to use as i cant seem to see many jacking places to jack the car up?

    i had a problem with my exhaust the other day and couldnt jack the car up for the life of me so i just drove the back end onto 2 paving slabs on top of each other.

    this obviously aint gonna work if i get a flat on the motorway, so i am just asking for advice on what type of jack to use and whereabouts on the underneath of the car is good enough to use the jack on

    thanks for any help

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    Well i bought a small bottle jack from my local halfords which depending on how low you are can be used to jack it. Having said that it all depends on your ride height. I have a theory that if i get a flat i will try to mount one side of the car on the kerb and get my bottle jack under it that way! But then that means your only alowed a puncture on the left side of the car! Doh.
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    the safest places are the chassis rails, jacking points or rear sub frame. That's what I used to use at my old job and never once had a problem.
    I try not to use the actual scissor jack points on the sill cos they have a nasty habit of bending. Most bottle jacks are too high for low cars, but they're a nice size to store!!
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    how about a air bag ???

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    well my car is steve mayo's (slimshady) old astra and is lowered 65mm front 55m rear.

    i have thought about an air bag jack that inflates from the exhaust fumes but im not sure on whether they do adaptors for 5" exhausts.

    i just need to solve this problem of not being able to jack it up as i will be travelling a lot of miles soon and dont fancy being stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere.

    Thanks for the advice and any more advice on whether a bottle jack would fit would be brilliant.

    Thanks

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    best bet is to go somewhere that sells em and ask to try it, see if it fits.
    maybe make an adaptor or have one made for the air jack. Or go to a motor factors and ask if they can suggest anything else.
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    Have u thought about tyre weld mate, not to sure how good this stuff is but worth a go??

    Does the scissor jack that comes with the car not fit??

    Hows the car going mate, any new mods??

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    i cant get to the jacking points as the side skirts are covering them. the jack that comes with the car hits the sideskirts first before touching the underneath of the car as its so low.

    i have had a look at tyre weld but i havent heard much about it so dont know if its any good.

    all i have done to the car since having it is put an install in the boot and put dvd player and sunvisor screens in it. there wasnt much i could do really, only personal touches as i think the car is near perfect as it can be.

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    iirc when steve had the car he had to drive it up a couple of bits of wood just to get the car high enough to put the jack under, but like you say cant really do that if you get a punture on the motorway

    How is the car by the way! it sure is one of the best mk4s about

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    good point, you got any recent pics?
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