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    jacking point??!!

    Just thought of something, when i have this JDL kit put on in the next 2 weeks, how will i jack the car up if i have a punture, as there is no jacking covers to remove from the side skirts???
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    I would suggest an old skool scissor jack as that can be mega low and are next to nothing now as everyone has the new style jacks.



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    Agree with Chris....can easily slide the scissor jacks in between the wheel/skirt.

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    Make sure it's stable though and not too windy. I was changing my wheels the other day and the wind blew the car off the jack and made a mess of my skirt! :-S

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    you'll probably find there's a scissor jack in with the spare wheel. There is in mine
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    Gaz...the OEM scissor type jack is one sided, and designed to fit in the jacking point.

    Nowhere near as practical as an 'aftermarket' scissor jack

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertblay View Post
    Make sure it's stable though and not too windy. I was changing my wheels the other day and the wind blew the car off the jack and made a mess of my skirt! :-S
    Wooow that could have killed!!!
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    drive one wheel onto a bit of wood, and slide jack under if its mega low
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    Nice trick mate.
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    the OEM jack is prob the worst jack you can get, i hate using, it is only used when i really need to, i normally use a trolley jack, but its a pain to carry and prob wont go low enough with the skirts on

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