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Old 12-03-2012, 01:13 PM   #1
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Default jack stand placement 2013 WRX.

can someone explain, preferably with photos, where jack stands need to be placed when lifting the front and when lifting the rear of a 2013 WRX.

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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Should be just behind the front wheels and just in front of the rear wheels. If you jack it up and look under there you should be able to spot the jack points. They're reinforced and look different from the rest of the undercarriage.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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the jack points are clearly marked on the body seam. those are also the spots designed for jack stands.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:40 PM   #5
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what about the sub frame up front?
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:51 PM   #6
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what about the sub frame up front?
no.

jack stands (ideally) should be placed at the OEM scissor jack jacking points.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:00 PM   #7
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no.

jack stands (ideally) should be placed at the OEM scissor jack jacking points.
This^

To lift the car with the actual jack, there is a spot in the front and the back. The front is just after the plastic under tray, there is a metal plate that is made to lift the car. Then place your two jack stands at the seam welds on the front just behind the front wheels.
Next jack the rear of the car from the rear differential, make sure to not let the jack touch any part of the cover. If the jack lifts with the cover then you could loosen it and leak fluid. Then place your remaining stands on the seam welds in front of the rear tires.

Remove the actual jack and you should be good. I like to give it a good bump on all the fenders to make sure its steady. I also put 2x4's stacked under the lift points as a failsafe for a jack. They aren't supporting the load, but if it does fall they are there to help. You can never be too safe.

Just google "2011 WRX jack points"
They are all the same for 08+
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:03 PM   #8
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no.

jack stands (ideally) should be placed at the OEM scissor jack jacking points.
So do you jack the car up by the subframe then? My sub frames are covered with a sticky black tar like substance.

Never mind, thanks ^^^
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:36 PM   #9
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Do you need to put a wood between the jack and the jack point right behind the plastic frame?
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #10
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Do you need to put a wood between the jack and the jack point right behind the plastic frame?
I did when i changed my oil a couple weeks ago. It helps keep things from getting scratched
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:36 PM   #11
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On both my 11 and 02 I place my jack on the trans crossmember to jack up the front and the rear diif for the rear. The front stants I place just behind the front wheels and the rear cant remember its been a while since I used the stands on the rear
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Old 11-01-2013, 11:50 PM   #12
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Most of the time you are jacking up the car you will have a tire off... put the tire halfway under the car, just in case.
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