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Old 01-09-2005, 10:00 PM   #1
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I tried jacking up my car several times using spots recommended by Subaru. However, it ended up bending and damaging the jack up points. Is anyone else having the same problem?
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Old 01-09-2005, 10:51 PM   #2
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Don't use the stock jack points unless you really, really need to.

Though for a Forester, this link applies to the WRX:

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2673
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:17 PM   #3
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Ramps are your friend, as is the rear diff and the jack pad behind the oil pan.
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:29 PM   #4
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Tried using ramps, but with lowered springs it never worked.
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:31 PM   #5
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Will jack fit under rear diff. with lowered springs?
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can someone post pix of the jack pad behind the oil pan please?
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:42 PM   #7
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Tried using ramps, but with lowered springs it never worked.

use some 3/4" or 1" X 6" boards or plywood stacked up in front of the ramps to get clerance....I have a bunch of scrap wood I picked up at Home Depot for this purpose...works great.
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Tried using ramps, but with lowered springs it never worked.
Rhino ramps, the plastic ones available for about $25/pair at Walmart, have a gentle-enough angle that they work with many lowered cars.
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:15 PM   #9
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I tried jacking up my car several times using spots recommended by Subaru. However, it ended up bending and damaging the jack up points. Is anyone else having the same problem?
Were you using a regular floor jack on the "Flange jack points"? If so, this will bend them. The flange jack points are ONLY for the OEM jack.
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Old 01-10-2005, 11:41 PM   #10
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use some 3/4" or 1" X 6" boards or plywood stacked up in front of the ramps to get clerance....I have a bunch of scrap wood I picked up at Home Depot for this purpose...works great.
A trick to solve this is get a small piece of wood. Place the piece of wood against the ramps and then just drive up on the little wood pieces, then right onto the ramp? I think this would work wouldn't it? I had tein-s techs on my wrx and the rhino ramps from wal-mart worked perfectly (although it was very close). also i went through several jacks till i found one craftsman jack that was able to go under the car completely and was able to jack the car up from behind the oil pan. Now when I need to work on the car I jack either rear diff, with a small piece of wood inbetween, or right behind the oil pan on the jacking plate, sometimes i'll use a ramp but jacking the car up seems easier for me.
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pieces of wood work, but I personally like hockey pucks... they don't break as easily. *shrug*

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Ramps don't do any good for changing tires or working on suspension
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