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Old 01-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Car lowered, jack won't fit

I just lowered my car.
It completely caught me off guard. After installing the suspension, I lowered the car off the jack and bam! Jack was stuck. I somehow managed to get it ou though.

I usually use the crossmember for the front jack point and in front of the differential for the rear.

Note: it's a low profile jack for lowered cars.

Any suggestions? I need to change my oil and swap downpipes soon.
Should I invest in some ramps? But u like to have the car on four stands. Are there other jack points I could use that're closer to the front/rear end? Going deep into the crossmember to jack up the car would be troublesome now.

Is there a jack with a long low-profile base? Any input appreciated
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:16 PM   #2
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2x10s are your friend.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:17 PM   #3
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Drive on them, yeah?
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:21 PM   #4
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Yah...
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:05 PM   #5
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Sounds good thanks
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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Yup, I feel for you, I have had the jack stuck under my car many times but because the car rolled back off the wood that I drove up on. I just made some the other day to solve my problems.

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #7
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2x10s are your friend.
x1000.

learn to love em.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:05 PM   #8
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Here in Canada I just picked up this Michelin 2 ton low profile jack that jacks up to 24".

http://m.canadiantire.ca/mt/www.cana...ocale=en#video
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:07 AM   #9
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Yup, I feel for you, I have had the jack stuck under my car many times but because the car rolled back off the wood that I drove up on. I just made some the other day to solve my problems.
I like what u made, and sweet car!

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Here in Canada I just picked up this Michelin 2 ton low profile jack that jacks up to 24".

http://m.canadiantire.ca/mt/www.cana...ocale=en#video
I want this!! Does the big part get stuck still?
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:40 AM   #10
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:30 AM   #11
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Yup, I feel for you, I have had the jack stuck under my car many times but because the car rolled back off the wood that I drove up on. I just made some the other day to solve my problems.


I've got the same ramps...
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Old 01-02-2013, 06:41 AM   #12
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2x10s are your friend.

or old phone books

or the ex


or whatever

this isnt rocket science


i have a couple 2x6's screwed together and cut at an angle

cost me nothing for the kickers at lowes and had the screws in a jar in the garage....took all of 5 minutes even using a hack saw to cut the angles
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:45 PM   #13
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Ah yes. It's even more fun when the car's too low to drive up 2x10's or still too low even after driving up on them. Then you get to do the double jack, one on the tow hook till the car's high enough to get the big jack under.
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Old 01-02-2013, 10:06 PM   #14
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Ah yes. It's even more fun when the car's too low to drive up 2x10's or still too low even after driving up on them. Then you get to do the double jack, one on the tow hook till the car's high enough to get the big jack under.

If its that low and you are trying to think its a street car....you need your head examined
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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and hes in snow country! must be a summer car only.
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #16
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If its that low and you are trying to think its a street car....you need your head examined
Mine was pretty close... I don't have insurance, woulda had my head examined YEARS ago if I had...
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Old 01-03-2013, 12:51 PM   #17
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and hes in snow country! must be a summer car only.
Nah, it's more fun to plow the streets before the plow gets there. The neighbors love you for it. Tow hooks are great for busting up compact snow/ice as well
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:57 PM   #18
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I jack on the pinch welds, no problems if your jack has a large pad or put a 2x4 square on the jack pad.
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