Should be getting my new wheels/tires today... jacking question.

  1. unholy79

    unholy79 Senior Member

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    Sam
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    2019 Honda Civic Type-R, 2012 Kawsaki Vulcan 900 Custom, 2008 Chevy Silverado
    I've no issue jacking the car up using the lift points, done it a million times (ok, thats an exaggeration). Question here is in regard clearing the side skirts. I felt under the car and it feels like clearance is adequate for a scissor jack to the pinch weld. Other thought was a low profile hydraulic jack, only issue there being anything I find will have a castle style cup on it. I figured checking here would be a good plan before I took a quick run over to auto zone. :)

    Looking at these two:
    https://www.autozone.com/engine-and...t-2-25-ton-low-profile-garage-jack/410336_0_0
    https://www.autozone.com/engine-and-vehicle-lift/jack/duralast-2-ton-scissor-jack/562308_0_0

    I'm aware of the jack points front/rear to pick up the whole car, may entertain that as well, but just going tire to tire in my driveway isn't a huge deal to me.

    Thanks,
    Sam
     
  2. Si_chRis

    Si_chRis Senior Member

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    I have this one from Harbor Freight that works well: https://www.harborfreight.com/15-To...iNTkuOTkiLCJwcm9kdWN0X2lk IjoiMTMxNzEifQ==

    I don't jack directly on the pinch weld per say, but on the rectangle reinforced plates that are integrated into the pinch welds on the front and rear that stick down a bit. The car chassis is also stiff enough that if you lift at one of the side points, it will lift both wheels off the ground.
     
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