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RCZ Jack\Axle Stands Where?

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Post Tue May 21, 2013 6:00 am
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Hi Guys,

Where do you guys suggest the best spots would be for Jack stands on the RCZ. Car will be jacked up for long period of time and I dont want it standing on the hydraulic jack. If you guys can maybe help with pictures that would be awesome!

Thanks!
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 6:41 am
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That's how they do it in Poland:

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More seriously, why do you need to do this?
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 8:40 am
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Wheels need to come off to be cleaned properly, wheel arches need to be cleaned and i am not keep on washing and bashing against the car whilst on a scissor jack.
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 10:28 am
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We just bought two sets of Draper axle stands from a local car parts place.

http://www.drapertoolbox.co.uk/draper-6 ... 2130-67693

No mishaps yet!!
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 10:50 am
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Thanks Donna, where did you guys place the axle stands? On the jacking points or did you find a spot on the chassis?
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 11:22 am
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MaX83 wrote:
Wheels need to come off to be cleaned properly, wheel arches need to be cleaned and i am not keep on washing and bashing against the car whilst on a scissor jack.


I use something like this, but it won't help cleaning the wheel arches of course:


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Post Tue May 21, 2013 12:03 pm
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I put the stands on the chassis rails that run along the length of the car.
They're not ideal as they're closer to the centre of the car than I'd like but they seem to do the job. I'd be interested to hear what others do.

Post Tue May 21, 2013 12:25 pm
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Another tip is ... buy hockey pucks and cut channels into them, to use along with your jack (0058RON now swears by this too after I told him). The jacking points in the RCZ are really flimsy and by using these customised pucks, it helps distribute the weight.
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 12:28 pm
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mjcuk2000 wrote:
I put the stands on the chassis rails that run along the length of the car.
They're not ideal as they're closer to the centre of the car than I'd like but they seem to do the job. I'd be interested to hear what others do.


Is the chassis rail exposed from the front to the back of the car?
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 12:31 pm
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Can I use the cross brace just behind the exhaust? See below:

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Post Tue May 21, 2013 12:41 pm
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Trolly jack under the rear spring, and again trolly jack under the front wish bone thingy.
Only thing is you have to take one off at a time.
I remove all 4 wheels every 3 months to give them a good polishing and add a protection.
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 12:58 pm
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jactac wrote:
Trolly jack under the rear spring, and again trolly jack under the front wish bone thingy.
Only thing is you have to take one off at a time.
I remove all 4 wheels every 3 months to give them a good polishing and add a protection.


Just got off the phone with my old man and he told me exactly the same! Thanks! :thumbup:
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Post Tue May 21, 2013 1:19 pm
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MaX83 wrote:
Is the chassis rail exposed from the front to the back of the car?

Not the whole way, no. But there is enough accessible to use.


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