Jacking Up All Fours Techique
knotnook at traverse.com
Wed Mar 17 06:30:08 EST 2004
What about placing the jack stands under the subframe "anchor spots" after
jacking up via the jacking points? I was advised by several on this list
to put the jackstands under the inboard edges of the subframes on my 4kq.
So I jack it up at the corners using the jacking points and then put the
stands under the subframes. Someone even referred me to a website with a
picture of jackstands being used that way.
At 06:58 AM 3/17/2004 +0100, Phil Payne wrote:
>>> I pop the undertray off, then jack the entire front using the subframe,
>>> jack the entire back using the rear diff. Jackstands go at the normal
>>> jacking points at the front and rear of the door sills.
>I'm involved in a few "get it back" ur-quattro projects at the moment -
>middle-aged owners who are trying to get their ur-quattros back to factory
>Most - oddly - are 1988 cars. The MC engine turns the ur-quattro into an
>One just had ALL the rubber in the suspension replaced. I advised that he
>should drive the
>car for a couple of hundred miles and then take it for a proper 4-wheel
>alignment. He took it
>to Roger Galvin for this to be done.
>A couple of weeks later he asked me to test-drive the car. It was a PoS.
>My party trick in
>the Torsen ur-quattro is a controlled slide balancing the ends of the car on
>the throttle. No
>chance - the car felt dangerous.
>I was about to slame Roger's technical ability when the owner said he'd just
>had new tyres
>fitted. So I grovelled underneath, and sure enough - trolley jack marks on
>Kwik-Fit. The alignment was utterly ruined.
>But the annoying thing?
>THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT IT SAYS IN THE WORKSHOP MANUAL. LIFT THE CAR BY THE
>SUBFRAME AND YOU
>****-UP THE ALIGNMENT!
> Phil Payne
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