Jacking up / jack point ?

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Having some winter tires put in and the tech let me snap some pics. Interestingly he advised to jack the car up on the side points only. Missing the back side of the car, sorry.

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Do you happen to have the jacking points for the 5-door? I'm planning ahead for my first oil change and tire rotation, and not having a rear jack point would be hard to work around.
Yeah, here it is:

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I've read over this thread and I'm
Still trying to figure out exactly what to hit on my jack stand for the front tires. My craftsman jack won't fit under the front to install the engine motor mount so I want to jack up from the side one of the front tires and and then jack up the front itself. Where exactly behind the front tire on the Coupe do I place the Jack? I'm having issues determining what part is the actual body of the car.

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I've read over this thread and I'm
Still trying to figure out exactly what to hit on my jack stand for the front tires. My craftsman jack won't fit under the front to install the engine motor mount so I want to jack up from the side one of the front tires and and then jack up the front itself. Where exactly behind the front tire on the Coupe do I place the Jack? I'm having issues determining what part is the actual body of the car.

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If you're asking about the side jack point
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Harbor Freight has their low profile 1.5 ton jacks on sale this weekend. The listed curb weight of an EX-T is 2899 lbs. So if you're only lifting the front end to put on 3 ton jack stands, do you think this is enough jack to handle that? 1.5 tons is 3000 lbs of lift. I don't have anything else in my car really. Thoughts. I'd go for a bigger jack, but by my measurements, they won't fit under the front end.
 

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Harbor Freight has their low profile 1.5 ton jacks on sale this weekend. The listed curb weight of an EX-T is 2899 lbs. So if you're only lifting the front end to put on 3 ton jack stands, do you think this is enough jack to handle that? 1.5 tons is 3000 lbs of lift. I don't have anything else in my car really. Thoughts. I'd go for a bigger jack, but by my measurements, they won't fit under the front end.
Yes, it will work. Jacks have to be able to lift quite a bit more than the rated weight in order to qualify for the rated weight. Plus, you're only lifting half of the car. That being said, getting a jack that's rated much higher than what you're lifting is always a good idea.

If your car is stock height, the regular 2.5 ton Pittsburgh jacks will fit under. There's very little room to start the handle, but there's enough. Go back to my previous post in this thread, post #12 for pics.
 

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Yes, it will work. Jacks have to be able to lift quite a bit more than the rated weight in order to qualify for the rated weight. Plus, you're only lifting half of the car. That being said, getting a jack that's rated much higher than what you're lifting is always a good idea.

If your car is stock height, the regular 2.5 ton Pittsburgh jacks will fit under. There's very little room to start the handle, but there's enough. Go back to my previous post in this thread, post #12 for pics.
I saw that post, but I'm looking under my car and there is a piece of black material that hangs lower than the rest of the vehicle that drops the clearance on the car. I measured it out at the store and it didn't appear like it would fit. I'll look at it again. Maybe that piece is flexible and I can squeeze the jack under there. Thanks for the advice though.
 

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I saw that post, but I'm looking under my car and there is a piece of black material that hangs lower than the rest of the vehicle that drops the clearance on the car. I measured it out at the store and it didn't appear like it would fit. I'll look at it again. Maybe that piece is flexible and I can squeeze the jack under there. Thanks for the advice though.
I do remember the jack rubbing something slightly the first time, but it was just a splash guard. Definitely didn't scratch anything, and if you need to you can just press it up a bit while you push the jack forward that first bit.
 

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I do remember the jack rubbing something slightly the first time, but it was just a splash guard. Definitely didn't scratch anything, and if you need to you can just press it up a bit while you push the jack forward that first bit.
Got it. Appreciate the info. I'll run and grab one in the morning. Harbor Freight is having a sidewalk sale this weekend. So pretty big savings involved.
 

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Got it. Appreciate the info. I'll run and grab one in the morning. Harbor Freight is having a sidewalk sale this weekend. So pretty big savings involved.
Gotta love Harbor Freight. Regular deals are great, but those sidewalk sales are nuts!
 

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If you need a bit more room to get the jack under the car, just get a couple pieces of scrap 2x10 boards and drive onto them. Will give you an extra 1.5" of height under the car.
 

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^ that's what i did. Worked great. Bur pleeease use jack stands. I knew a guy who was crushed because he assuyhis jack alone, was sufficient. Slowly suffocated by a vehicle... What a way to go.

One drawback to low cars, eh?
 

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Not that it's low, it's that the jack point is all the way behind the wheels

like wtf!
 
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