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RE: 200q supporting with floor jacks
Kind of hate to differ with you on this one, but using the jacking points on
the sills for long term elevated support is risking damage (crush) to the
sills (or rocker panel). The rubber pads are (IMHO) more suitable for any
extended lifting, as in jack stands, keeping in mind that the factory
designed those lift point for servicing and repairing the vehicle at
garages. Most garages (and dealerships) will not use jack stands for
repairs. They do not tend to keep cars in the garage unless they are being
worked on by a mechanic at a workstation that, if lifting is required,
includes a hoist for long duration elevation of the vehicle.
ETKA describes part number 443 804 584 A as a "Bracket for elevating
I personally would still use the jacking point (or suitable suspension
mounting point) for the lifting and the rubber pads for any extended work.
They also have the benefit of compressing to take any unevenness in the
driveway or garage floor effectively out and make for a "rock steady"
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Behalf Of Fred Munro
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 7:59 AM
To: email@example.com; don & lori
Cc: Quattro List
Subject: Re: 200q supporting with floor jacks
As per the Bentley, the rubber pads are the jacking points for floor
jacks and hydraulic lift arms. I use a piece of 2x4 in the cup of my floor
jack to make sure the edges of the lift cup don't contact the body when the
rubber pad compresses.
I usually put the jack stands under the lift points for the OEM jack on
the body sills, but have also used suitable suspension mounting points upon
'91 200q 281k km
----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Berrevoets <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: don & lori <email@example.com>
Cc: Quattro List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 2:25 AM
Subject: RE: 200q supporting with floor jacks
> the rubber pads are for the jack stands, use the lifting points on the
> sills for the jack itself or if using a hydraulic jack, consider using
> outboard portions of the sub frames for lifting.
> Peter Berrevoets
> 1990 200TQ
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On
> Behalf Of don & lori
> Sent: Sunday, September 05, 1999 1:11 AM
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> Subject: 200q supporting with floor jacks
> where is best place to support stands on a
> 200q. will be lifting with floor jack
> and can see rubber pads on underside
> of car for using jack. not sure where to
> place support stands.
> apprec. any help.
> ps raising car to change parking brake