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Old 07-10-2007, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default STi/WRX jack points

Hey everyone!

After waiting over 5 minutes for the search function to not do anything, I'd like to ask a question of you all: Where are the jack points located on a STi/WRX for a floor jack?

I know the location of the mount points for the jack that comes with the car, but those sure don't fit the little cup of the floor jack, and I am pretty sure bad things would happen if I were to try those points. Kinda like forcing a square peg into a round hole.

I got this floor jack for free and it sure will beat having to crank that manual jack for changing my tires twice a year for the seasons.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks everyone!
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:20 PM   #2
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Behind the front wheels and in front of the rear wheels, where the sheet metal bevels up.

They are one in the same as the points meant for the scissor jack that the car comes with. You may or may not chew it up a bit, but that is where you jack. Or you can get a block of wood on your jack and jack the cross memeber under the engine for the front and the rear diff. Use the block of wood.
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:31 PM   #3
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The front pinch welds that are used with the supplied jack WILL bend if you use a typical floor jack on them. My car has proof of that. The front jack plate in the center near the steering rack is the good front point, and the rear diff is the good rear point. I've never used wood blocks.
Also, the rear jack point on the sides before the wheel (plates holding the rear diff crossmember in place) are some of the best for changing the rear tires, and if you keep pumping, the front tires will lift off the ground too.

Scoobymods has a thread or so about some of this.
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:26 AM   #4
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hockey puck in the jack cradle!
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:23 PM   #5
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I used the front cradle for the engine/trans. For the rear I used the rear diff.
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:04 PM   #6
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I always used the regular points behind/in front of the front/rear wheels respectively without a problem.
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Old 07-16-2007, 08:12 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone for the input. I will first see if there is something I can do that will provide space for the crease on the normal jack points. Otherwise, I will use the rear diff and the engine cradle.
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Old 07-17-2007, 12:58 PM   #8
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As firestrike mentioned, wood works well. A couple of short hunks of 2x4 fit right up in the cutout area at the normal lift points. Provides a cushion between the jack and car. I do it all the time.
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