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Old 02-14-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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Default How high did you get your WRX for clutch R&R?

Where did you place the jack stands? 4 jack stands?

Obviously I don't have a lift.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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4 jack stands at the pinch welds.

I didnt remove the transmission. I just slid it back 6" or so.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #3
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^^^^pinch welds and outrigger plates
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:03 PM   #4
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outrigger plates
Are those blocks with a groove that make contact with the channel on each side of the pinch weld?
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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Are those blocks with a groove that make contact with the channel on each side of the pinch weld?
Outrigget plates are somewhat triangle shaped and connects the rear diff outrigger bushings to the rocker panels..

Hard to miss if you look..

To be honest, its easier to pull the motor IMHO, ive done it both ways and getting the trans OUT is easy, getting it back not so much, especially when your arms are going numb from no blood and you haven't got the sucker to slide in yet...

Motor hanging off a hoist makes life a lot easier
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
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Agreed, assuming you have a hoist available. If not you can get the trans back in for the most part using a jack and 2x10. Lining things up is equally picky and you'll end up loosening everything.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:04 AM   #7
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I'd pull the motor, just recently did one where i dropped the trans from below because the trans needed work and without a lift its much easier to pull the motor. Then when installing the new clutch you can sit on a stool and bolt it up. From under the car you will be cramped and uncomfertable.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:44 AM   #8
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^^^^pinch welds and outrigger plates


n00000000000000000000000000000oooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooo

NEVER-EVER use those

doing that bends them and makes them contact the wrong things and makes the worst noises ever

do NOT do that.....i have had to fix that for many people who did that and bent them and had noises from the rear end

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:39 AM   #9
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n00000000000000000000000000000oooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooo

NEVER-EVER use those

doing that bends them and makes them contact the wrong things and makes the worst noises ever

do NOT do that.....i have had to fix that for many people who did that and bent them and had noises from the rear end

Yeeeeeeeeessssssssss ..... been doing it for years with no ill effects....

Better than rolling over a pinch weld IMHO..


And I wanna know WHEN... when did you have time to fix anyones anything when you spend so much time trolling here?
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:34 AM   #10
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Yeeeeeeeeessssssssss ..... been doing it for years with no ill effects....

Better than rolling over a pinch weld IMHO..


And I wanna know WHEN... when did you have time to fix anyones anything when you spend so much time trolling here?

cupcake.......you doin it wrong......not me

and im smarter than dong that........and i fix cars for d00000ds all the time.....and have had to pound these damned plates flat or order new ones several times

YOU be dumb.....me...not so much, no
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:06 AM   #11
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pinch welds are a great spot to stick jack stands, but not to lift on that point. notice that the pinch welds are lift points when there all used at once there is no issues. they get folded over from people using there jack on a single point on the pinch weld

but on another note pull the engine way easier, i can pull my engine in just under a hour
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:33 AM   #12
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the issue here is people who dont know what they are doing and doing it wrong


it is SO easy to come up with a better idea here....i mean really

and both my floor jacks work just fine under the pinch welds if i orient the pad at the lift point properly to fit over the pinch weld....but i guess that just goes back to experience buying the right jack so ya dont have this issue

are the pinch welds smashed flat on my car???
no
are they a little beat up from lotsa use???
yeah, sure

do i use an old hockey puck on the lift pad when i lift it under the rear end or the jack plate up front??
yeah

but what do i know, anyway....
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:05 AM   #13
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Actually I just swapped out a broken bugeye trans from under the car. Utilizing 4 jack stands. Yes its cramped but not too bad. I had no help so I used a pipe between the shock towers and a ratchet strap to lift the trans into position, along with a floor jack under the tail of the trans. This worked with no effort at all while working from under the car. Also at 130 pounds this trans is not that heavy for me. Im 50 years old and have kept fit just so I could do these types of things, gotta remain resourceful (Ya never know). Always remember to plan your work and work your plan. I follow this rule all the time.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:15 PM   #14
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all i'm saying is that if you know how to use jack stands and a jack properly there will be no issues with using jack stands on pinch welds
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #15
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about 2.5-3 feet in the air. used semi truck jack stands lol
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