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#1 juanitos

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 09:44 AM

hello all

im shortly going to be replacing rear bearing on my mk 3. just a quick question on the correct placement of axle stands. as i'll be raising the car on one side is it suitable to jack up the car and place on stand under the jacking point on the sill?? or somewhere else??

any advice appreciated!

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Posted 21 September 2010 - 11:54 AM

 put them on the sill. anywhere along the sill is fine just lower the car carefully onto them and you wont bend the sill. did it about 20 times while i was breaking my old car im loads of different positions no problem with bending or anything. 
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Posted 21 September 2010 - 12:53 PM

 put them on the sill. anywhere along the sill is fine just lower the car carefully onto them and you wont bend the sill. did it about 20 times while i was breaking my old car im loads of different positions no problem with bending or anything. 




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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:49 PM

Looking for some information on axle stand positions i found this post.
Does the same apply to the front of the car, should i place the axle stand on the cill near the jacking point.

I'd normaly place them under the sub frame but in this case I need to drop that in order to get the front hub out for a bearing change.
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 05:56 PM

at the front to support it, i use the overlap of the chassis rails for stands and jacking, you've 2 good bits of plate there, i believe the same is along the mk3, this is under a mk1/2 you can just see the overlap

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:03 PM

i quite like this on the back for jacking/stands, mk3 has similar iirc.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 12:09 PM

Looking for some information on axle stand positions i found this post.
Does the same apply to the front of the car, should i place the axle stand on the cill near the jacking point.

I'd normaly place them under the sub frame but in this case I need to drop that in order to get the front hub out for a bearing change.

I always position mine under the subframe too, right under the rear bolt as it's easy to locate. I had to avoid using the subframe when I changed my front struts and so, had to fit them under the sill. I cringed as I lowered the car down as I have always hated the idea of fitting axle stands here but, it was perfectly fine and didn't even mark. These sill's are much stronger nowadays.

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