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Working under car

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by utch, May 1, 2018.

  1. utch

    utch Member

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    I don’t have a lift and don’t want to work under a car on floor jacks. What do folks do to access the underside?
     
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    Dig a 6ft deep hole?
     
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    Random thoughts from a non-Roaster owner.

    Could you use low profile ramp stands or possibly a car hauler trailer (U-Haul rental)?
    Other than that, you need to jack it up and rest it on jack stands. Or jack it up, then place suitably sturdy boards under the wheels and rest it on those...
     
  4. Oricle

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    Ive used ramps to get under the car for suspension adjustments (they need to be pretty low profile to clear the front bumper), or a jack and jack stands if you need to remove the wheels.
     
  5. utch

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    What's the best placement for jack stands?
     
  6. Oricle

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    There are stickers on the bottom of the frame that tell you where its safe to lift and place jack stands

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  7. utch

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    Once raised with the jack on the jack-point, I don't see where to place the jack-stand since
    the jack occupies the safe jack-point. Can you clarify?
     
  8. Oricle

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    I place the jack and stands near the sticker on the same structural member (jack at the 6 o'clock position, and stand at 3 o'clock, for example) and haven't had any issues. Make sure you give the car a good shake when its on the stands before you get underneath, since the majority of the vehicles weight is over the rear, it can make sitting it on stands a little tricky.
     
  9. utch

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    Thanks!
     
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    I have some Rhino Ramps that I use with some old shelf boards (to make the angle less steep). Works great and super fast.
     
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    I too normally use ramps, just a basic pair from Advanced or O'Reily's
     

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