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Is it possible to get MX on jack stands using air suspension (no floor jack)

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by ctn531, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. ctn531

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    I want to powder coat my rims. I'd like to get all 4 wheels off the ground at the same time in order to remove the tires and get the rims coated. It is unfortunate that there are so few jacking locations on this vehicle.

    My thought is to drive all 4 wheels on top of concrete blocks that are only about 4-5" off the ground. From there I was thinking I'd set the suspension as high as possible. Hopefully this will raise the frame of the car high enough to place 4 jack stands at the approved locations. The final step would be to lower the suspension and ideally the wheels would raise off the concrete blocks allowing them to be removed.

    Anybody try this? Would it work?

    Thanks!
     
  2. P85_DA

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    I wouldn’t do this with a 5000lb plus car
     
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  3. ctn531

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    I have heavy duty jack stands that are more than capable of supporting the weight - I'm not concerned about that aspect at all.
     
  4. ninefiveone

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    The wheels won’t raise off the concrete when you lower the suspension.
     
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  5. ctn531

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    Dang ... I was hoping they would. Thanks for the input.
     

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