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Old 09-18-2005, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default 05 sti wrx jack points

people on the board made several references to the manual stating to jack on the rear diff or some front jack plate. i can't find either in the manual so maybe i'm just being dumb again. anyway where is this front jack plate? was hoping to find a picture.

also do you guys put the stands at the factory jack points? or put them on frame rails?

does anyone go longer than 3k with suby oem oil filters?
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:04 PM   #2
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There is a picture in your manual if you keep looking. I don't know what page. I have gone longer than 3k with my filter although it is not recommended.
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:10 PM   #3
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look underneath ur side skirt in the front.. its a black area.. u can do it on both sides
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Old 09-18-2005, 05:25 PM   #4
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i thought it was a central jacking point/1 spot ?
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:26 PM   #5
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I think some people use the rear diff and the front jack plate or whatever it is so they can jack the entire front and rear, and place jackstands at the four locations for the tire jack without having to have two separate jacks.

As for the oil filter, I've been changing the oil every 4k, and I'm using the OEM filter. Speaking of which, I'm coming up on time for another oil change.

-Michael
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Old 09-18-2005, 08:34 PM   #6
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yah it's that front jack plack location i'm kinda sketchy on
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:05 AM   #7
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You can jack the car up by the pinch welds that run down the entire length of the car on both sides, as well..... No biggie......
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:28 AM   #8
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You can jack the car up by the pinch welds that run down the entire length of the car on both sides, as well..... No biggie......
That's where I've always put them.
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:35 AM   #9
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jack plate in the front (it connects to the crossmembers - easy to see) and the rear differential in the back
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Old 09-19-2005, 12:15 PM   #10
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jack plate in the front (it connects to the crossmembers - easy to see) and the rear differential in the back
Is that front jack plate any different in newer cars (vs. your '02)? I've seen pictures of it, & the one on my '05 Saabaru looks like it has more cut-outs, & it doesn't look as strong as the one in pictures of older WRX's.
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Old 10-06-2005, 05:44 PM   #11
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Someone take this pic:
http://www.gtspec.com/products/images/New-Image.jpg

And Photoshop in where this front jacking plate is Is it the square black plate directly below the oil pan?
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:23 PM   #12
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My service manual would indicate that that is it (the plate between the lateral links, connecting both front crossmembers).

Pretty much it's the only thing under there to lift with, aside from the front subframe or the body pinch welds.
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:45 PM   #13
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Impreza jacking points:

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Old 10-07-2005, 02:36 AM   #14
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^^ exactly

depending on your jack saddle you may want to use a piece of wood (or something) to buffer it against the rear diff / front crossmember..
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Old 10-07-2005, 04:46 AM   #15
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Anyone ever use the tow hook to jack up the car? A few of my integra buddies wanted to use that, I just looked at them as if they were crazy. I guess cause they don't have a rear diff??
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Old 10-07-2005, 08:55 AM   #16
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The jake plate is the plate where two bolts holding up the under cover attach. Like others have said, it is really the only thing there. I just used it last night to change my oil/filter and swap out tires.
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Old 02-06-2006, 11:09 PM   #17
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i have used the tow hook before it works fine just doesnt jack up as high
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http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...ht=jack+points
I think that it is the same for the STi.
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Re-opening this thread with a related question.

I want to install a lift and don't have access to my car to measure this myself. What is the distance, side to side, between the pinch welds on a 2005 STI?
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The jake plate is the plate where two bolts holding up the under cover attach. Like others have said, it is really the only thing there. I just used it last night to change my oil/filter and swap out tires.
^This. It's hard to miss once you're underneath the car with the cover bolted up or removed. If the car is too low or the jack is too short, it won't reach so it's safe to drive up on some wood or use the pinch welds on the sides of the car. The rear jack point is the differential. I've been doing it this way in my 06 since the first time it was up on jacks. I've also been using similar jack points on my E36, E83, CX-3, S2000, and Jeep XJ, except that I use the front axle on the Jeep but it's so high up that I don't need to jack it up
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