Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday December 21, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Newbies & FAQs

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-11-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
perret318
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 23510
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: The Big Easy
Vehicle:
WHO DAT!

Default How do you get the jackstands under when the jack is in the way?

So simple question...

After you jack up the car on the jacking points, how do you get the jackstands in there? The jack point is only as wide as the width of the jack, so there's no room to put the jackstand next to it, especially if the jackstand has a pyramid-shaped bottom.

Thanks...
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
perret318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
armand1
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 10309
Join Date: Sep 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Seattle, WA
Vehicle:
'02 OBS 2-tone!
'95 Montego Miata

Default

Assuming you are using a floor jack, you jack up the car using either the recommended front (crossmember behind oil pan IIRC) or rear (rear diff) jack point under the center of the car, then place your jackstands at the recommended points under the edges of the car. However, you need to be sure that the car won't roll while you are jacking. This is easiest if you just jack up the front first, with the emergency brake on securely so the rear wheels won't roll. If you need to jack the rear first, just use chocks to prevent the front wheels from rolling. If you search for "jack points" or similar, you will find a number of threads, including some with pictures and/or diagrams.
armand1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 01:21 PM   #3
perret318
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 23510
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: The Big Easy
Vehicle:
WHO DAT!

Default

That's all good info, but I don't think you answered my question...
perret318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 01:30 PM   #4
jmolaver
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 19130
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Uphill Esses, VIR
Vehicle:
'01 TTE Miata
www.awesom-oracing.com

Default

What armand1 is saying is that you don't jack up the car using the jack points under the doors if you want to use stands.

Raise the car using the front crossmember and the rear differential and then place your jackstands in the jack points by the doors.
jmolaver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 01:32 PM   #5
BlackoutWRX
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 74589
Join Date: Nov 2004
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Richmond, VA
Vehicle:
2000 94 Infiniti G20
90 S13 Coupe

Default

yes he did. jack the car up from the front at the front crossmember, place a jackstand at the front two side jack points. jack the rear up at the rear diff, place a jackstand at the two rear side jack points.
BlackoutWRX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 03:28 PM   #6
tasq
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 62362
Join Date: May 2004
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2005 wrx
CGM

Default

If you can't figure this out, maybe you shouldn't be working on your car
tasq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 03:44 PM   #7
VSG
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 19435
Join Date: May 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Default

I'm going to assume you just have the standard jack that comes with the car. Get a floor jack and you're problem will be solved. It's probably not a good idea to jack the car up with the fron cross member with the scissor jack.
VSG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 03:50 PM   #8
sidewayz
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5810
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Easton PA
Vehicle:
2001 S366 2.5RS

Default

floor jack, under the rad there is a strong metal frame ie: front support frame. use that.
on the rear, lift it by the diff.
sidewayz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 04:19 PM   #9
ControlFreak
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 99200
Join Date: Oct 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Tacoma, WA
Default

Any of you guys have lowered cars.. mine is on STi pinks and I don't think theres a jack that has a low enough profile to get to that crossmember.
ControlFreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 04:20 PM   #10
Freon
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 88322
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Vehicle:
2009 BMW 135i

Default

My standard AC Delco (cheap crap) jack goes under all four jack points, the front crossmember, and the rear diff with JDM pink springs. I sometimes have to release the jack and push it down with my hand to get it to go all the way down, though.
Freon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 07:33 PM   #11
epaplia
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 91076
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Lake Forest California
Vehicle:
2006 WRX
OBP

Default

Dont know if any others have used this method....

if you wanna use the jackstands in the front......put the floorjack in the rear...and just jack it up really high. It will eventually bring up the front. Then place jackstands under the front. Then repeat for the other side.

Switch the sides of the jack if you wanna use jackstands in the rear.

Its what I always do...it works good if you dont have a jack that can fit under a lowered car.


Hope this is clear enough.
epaplia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 07:34 PM   #12
grannyshifter
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 90312
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: International
Location: ( . Y . )
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tasq
If you can't figure this out, maybe you shouldn't be working on your car

12345
grannyshifter is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 08:01 PM   #13
makanai
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 65277
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Vehicle:
2004 WRX Wagon
Platinum Silver

Default

Assuming you don't have a floor jack, there is, if you look at it closely, just enough clearance that you can jack your car up with a regular jack and still get a jackstand under it. It's a very tight fit though, and has to be done "just so". Overall, probably a better idea to spend a little extra dough and get a floor jack. If you plan on being under a lot, it will be a ton faster.

MAK

Quote:
Originally Posted by perret318
So simple question...

After you jack up the car on the jacking points, how do you get the jackstands in there? The jack point is only as wide as the width of the jack, so there's no room to put the jackstand next to it, especially if the jackstand has a pyramid-shaped bottom.

Thanks...
makanai is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2006, 08:08 PM   #14
austinpike
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11279
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: MN
Vehicle:
2o11 wrx dgm
2oo8 tribeca swp

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pkd^R3x
mine is on STi pinks and I don't think theres a jack that has a low enough profile to get to that crossmember.
get a couple 2x10 boards and drive up on those first.

make sure the boards are in place when you lower the car or you will end up with a jack nicely stuck under your car.
austinpike is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 02:29 AM   #15
perret318
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 23510
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: The Big Easy
Vehicle:
WHO DAT!

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tasq
If you can't figure this out, maybe you shouldn't be working on your car
Thanks assface. I guess you popped out in the delivery room knowing everything already. Please excuse the rest of us who have a different starting point. It's a perfectly reasonable question. With the stock jack, it's impossible to fit a jackstand with a wide base next to the jack and still have it under the jack point. If the answer is to get a better floor jack and use the rear diff to get the car in the air, then great. Question answered.

Thanks to everyone who gave me actual info. Looks like I'm off to get a floor jack.
perret318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 02:36 AM   #16
00Maddog
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 62410
Join Date: May 2004
Chapter/Region: AKIC
Location: its bristol baby
Vehicle:
2004 wrx w/o engine
psm/carbon

Default

i use a 2x4 about 2 feet long, at a slight angle against the grain, and jack just behind the front jack point. (with a floor jack of course, it has to roll for this or things will get ugly) both the front + rear will raise on that side, insert two stands, and repeat for the other side. the support under the rad will bend a little if you use it, and the crossmember is more effort then it's worth.
00Maddog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 02:46 AM   #17
MattDell
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 16803
Join Date: Mar 2002
Chapter/Region: International
Location: London, England
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pkd^R3x
Any of you guys have lowered cars.. mine is on STi pinks and I don't think theres a jack that has a low enough profile to get to that crossmember.
After I lowered my RS, I couldn't fit my jack underneath my car anymore. So I bought some low-profile Rhino Ramps and drove the car up on them, then I'd jack up the car, and then put it up on jack stands.

-Matt
MattDell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 02:53 AM   #18
i_c_the_light
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 88618
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: New Zealand
Vehicle:
1994 Legacy
"The Silver Slug"

Default

This is silly, but I've once used a jack only to discover that couldn't go HIGH enough to get the tyre off the ground.
i_c_the_light is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 03:02 AM   #19
perret318
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 23510
Join Date: Aug 2002
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: The Big Easy
Vehicle:
WHO DAT!

Default

Yeah, up to this point, I've only used Rhino Ramps (which I love by the way.) First time I've had to jack up the back.
perret318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 03:12 AM   #20
i_c_the_light
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 88618
Join Date: Jun 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: New Zealand
Vehicle:
1994 Legacy
"The Silver Slug"

Default

I keep on forgetting to get myself a set of ramps!
i_c_the_light is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 02:43 PM   #21
tasq
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 62362
Join Date: May 2004
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2005 wrx
CGM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by perret318
Thanks assface. I guess you popped out in the delivery room knowing everything already. Please excuse the rest of us who have a different starting point. It's a perfectly reasonable question. With the stock jack, it's impossible to fit a jackstand with a wide base next to the jack and still have it under the jack point. If the answer is to get a better floor jack and use the rear diff to get the car in the air, then great. Question answered.

Thanks to everyone who gave me actual info. Looks like I'm off to get a floor jack.
No problem butter bunz... Glad we know you have no common sense. You know the fisher price tool box won't work too right?
tasq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 04:52 PM   #22
Turn in Concepts
NASIOC Vendor
 
Member#: 93646
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Vehicle:
Many Track Records
Let us help you go fast!

Default

on the frame rail.
Turn in Concepts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 04:54 PM   #23
epaplia
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 91076
Join Date: Jul 2005
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: Lake Forest California
Vehicle:
2006 WRX
OBP

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tasq
No problem butter bunz... Glad we know you have no common sense. You know the fisher price tool box won't work too right?
Perret is right. Give the guy a break. It is a legit question that he obviously didnt know the answer to. Thats why there is a newbie question forum that is provided to us. So questions that some people think are stupid, (like yourself) do not go unanswered, or made fun of for asking it.


Just my $.02
epaplia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 06:32 PM   #24
STirocket
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 84006
Join Date: Mar 2005
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Auburn, WA
Vehicle:
2005 Impreza WRX STi
WRB with Goldies

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by epaplia
Perret is right. Give the guy a break. It is a legit question that he obviously didnt know the answer to. Thats why there is a newbie question forum that is provided to us. So questions that some people think are stupid, (like yourself) do not go unanswered, or made fun of for asking it.


Just my $.02
+1... Nubies and FAQs is a no flame zone! For dillholes like tasq, if you have nothing to contribute stay out of here...
STirocket is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2006, 06:37 PM   #25
tasq
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 62362
Join Date: May 2004
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Denver, CO
Vehicle:
2005 wrx
CGM

Default

I didn't get harsh until he personally attacked me.

sheesh.
tasq is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Do you get a half-chub when threads you create get to multiple pages? Strider Off-Topic 113 09-20-2006 01:49 AM
Please help, how do you get rid of moisture in the car? BrysImpreza Interior & Exterior Modification 13 12-30-2004 04:33 PM
HOW? Do you get STI OR WRX ON THE thing undder the hood scoop MilfordSubaru Mid West Subaru Owners Club Forum -- MWSOC 20 07-25-2002 03:44 PM
Dents in my Wagon tailgate: How do you get the interior panel off? NYWRXTASY Interior & Exterior Modification 6 05-15-2002 08:11 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.