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Old 28 Dec 2012, 01:53 am
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Alright guys i tried to get a jack under the pt to change my filter and its a pain mind you i had half a foot on each side bc its 12 outside and wanna do it in the grage is there any good spots to sneak the jack under like the right or left side by the tire.

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Old 28 Dec 2012, 02:33 am
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Well, mine had been dropped 2,6" on the front and the only way to jack it up is using the OEMjack in the trunk, that is low enough. Than I put my hyraulic under the support of the swingarm and take over.
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 03:20 am
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The only way I can jack mine up is that I have a couple of 2x4's that I drive up on then the floor jack fits right under. I am going to cut a 4x4 at an angle like a small ramp. That might be safer to drive up on.
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 07:29 am
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Mine's lowered also but I have 2 low lift hydraulic jacks that can get under either end needing only 3 3/4" of space. Actually bought them for the Corvette and works well for both cars. You can always find them at www.harborfreight.com and usually there's a sale going on. Right now, $74.99.

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Old 28 Dec 2012, 09:22 am
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I have a floor jack, slides right under, I jack it up at the frame under the front door.

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Old 28 Dec 2012, 10:03 am
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Alright guys i tried to get a jack under the pt to change my filter and its a pain mind you i had half a foot on each side bc its 12 outside and wanna do it in the grage is there any good spots to sneak the jack under like the right or left side by the tire.

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if you only have 6" on each side of the car you might rearrange stuff first so you have adequate room to work. im not trying to be a jerk. i had a friend get pinned to the side of his storage space when his car fell off a jackstand because he didnt have enough room to see where he was putting it. if we hadn't come over, he'd be in there dead still pressed against the wall.
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 10:26 am
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driving itp on 2x4s is the easiest way to gain floor space under the car
the low floor jack is great as well
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Old 28 Dec 2012, 11:57 am
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Thanks guys im gonna mess around b4 i go to work but yet again its snowing here in wisconsin yay lol......not
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