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Jacking whole car onto axle stands



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stiej

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Mon 21 May 18 13:51

Jacking whole car onto axle stands


What is the best procedure to get the car onto four axle stands? Where must each axle stand go front and rear? Iíve got a convertible so does presence of x brace change anything? Also can I open the bonnet after Iíve got it on axle stands?



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roppa440

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Tue 22 May 18 09:37

Re: Jacking whole car onto axle stands


I'm not familiar with the C4 chassis but in general I use chassis or subframe points to support with axle stands. Jack up one end or side at a time. In stages depending how high you want it.

Because my C5 is so low I have to jack up one side at a time and put blocks under the wheels. Then I can get the jack under the front to lift it in the centre of the subframe high enough to get it in stands. Then I do the same at the rear.

Once supported evenly on the frame you can indeed open doors and bonnet.



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BlackZeD

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Tue 22 May 18 12:40

Re: Jacking whole car onto axle stands


Google C4 jacking points, plenty info and pics there.


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stiej

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Fri 25 May 18 22:27

Re: Jacking whole car onto axle stands


Thanks. Found some good ones.

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Mon 25 Jun 18 20:54


What I do on the C4, to make things safer, I use concrete blocks with timber on top and use that to support the car from the front crossmember in between the wishbones and axle stands at the rear.


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