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    How do you jack yours?

    Quick question guys, since fitting the side skirts on my MK5, I've realised the OE jack is now completely useless as I cannot turn the crank due to the limited space. I'm thinking that if I were to ever get a flat tyre, I would have to call out the AA to change the tyre for me! I'm sure there are others in the same boat so was wondering which type of jack would be suitable for such circumstances (one that can be kept in the boot).

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    Get a bottle jack. It'll fit neatly in your boot under your spare tyre.

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    You should be able to use the standard jack. I can still manage it on mine and there isnt that much room

    However to save ease i always carry a pair of caravan ramps in my boot.

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    Thanks guys, guess a I'll have to invest in one those bottle jacks just to be on the safe side

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    Quote Originally Posted by jran7337 View Post
    Thanks guys, guess a I'll have to invest in one those bottle jacks just to be on the safe side
    If you can't get the std jack under you wouldnt stand a chance with a bottle jack.

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    Still dont believe you cant get the standard one under, it goes virtually flat!!

    Got a picture of your car with the new side skirts on please?

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    i just keep a small wedge of wood (4x2) under spare wheel and just drive on it so gives an extra inch or so then use oe jack ,and i even have sections to remove to get to jacking points but not alot of room

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    my van is decked and the standard jack still fits under, No chance with a trolley jack or bottle jack (I have all 3)

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    Here's a pic:

    http://www.astraownersclub.com/vb/sh...ighlight=grill

    not a great angle but hopefully good enough. The trouble isn't so much getting the jack under the car, which is easily possible, it's more the being able to turn the handle to jack it up!

    Quote Originally Posted by redhotpanther View Post
    You should be able to use the standard jack. I can still manage it on mine and there isnt that much room

    However to save ease i always carry a pair of caravan ramps in my boot.

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    I got my new alloys fitted on friday and the guy at the tyre place had to first trolley jack it from the rear to get the jack in under the front.

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