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    Electric Car Jacks?

    Hi all,

    Seeing as I can't get to the jacking points to jack up my car even with a very low aluminium jack and on a 2" wood block, because of the stupid skirts, I think a scissor jack is the only way to jack it up.

    However, I can't use a manual scissor jack because the skirts are in the way of the handle

    So does anyone know if the electric car jacks are any good?
    Are they safe? (I plan to use it to jack the car high enough so that I can put the can on axel stands)
    Do they wobble around?
    What is the minimum entry height?

    Any comments appreciated.

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    Why not get a bottle jack? Never used electric. I wouldn't trust them to be honest. The day you need it urgently will be the day the fuse blows leaving you at the side of the road.

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    Bottle jack's minimum height is too high
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    drive the car onto a couple of wooden blocks with tapered front ends then your normal jack will work fine
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    How about one of these?
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    I have driven the car on a 2" wood block, and have one of these aluminium low trolley jacks - but I still can't jack the car up because the arm of the jack catches the skirt.

    And I can't get the skirt off either - I need to remove the wheel to undo the screws! (Plus it is glued on)
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    I used a manual scissor jack when I had the kitted mk4...you can always get in with one of them.

    ...and you dont have to use the sill jacking point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    I used a manual scissor jack when I had the kitted mk4...you can always get in with one of them.
    The skirt is in the way of the handle bar

    Quote Originally Posted by Coo View Post
    ...and you dont have to use the sill jacking point
    Can you tell me where else can I use with a scissor jack other than the sill jacking point?

    Thanks.
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    I know you can buy an AirBAG Jack, which wouldn't damage your car in anyway, then when high enough you could place an Axle Stand or another type of Jack under for added safty.

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    Not being arsey mate but don't you have coilovers on? Can't you just wind them up to the max enough to get a trolley jack under???? I don't own coilovers and don't know how they work but I know they're adjustable.

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