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Old 07-11-2011, 09:03 AM
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My problem is my jack doesn't have a low enough profile to get it under either end of the car if the other end is already on stands. I really need to spend some dough for an AC jack!
My problem EXACTLY and as low as my car is I don't think they make a jack low enough to get under there at that point, ergo the teeter-totter approach.

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Great write up and pictures, thanks for taking the time to do this.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:51 AM
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Why oh why did Porsche see fit to eliminate the side jack tube that makes jacking a 65-89 911 so easy?
Maybe because the jack plugs are unsightly and are easily lost.
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 911Dave View Post
Why oh why did Porsche see fit to eliminate the side jack tube that makes jacking a 65-89 911 so easy?
Originally Posted by H.H.Chinn View Post
Maybe because the jack plugs are unsightly and are easily lost.
You think the factories want us working on our own, or will make it the least bit easier to avoid the "expertise" of their dealer network?
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DanL993 View Post
My problem EXACTLY and I as low as my car is I don't think they make a jack low enough to get under there at that point, ergo the teeter-totter approach.
Use taller boards for the front tires to rest on. Jack from rear jack point, slide boards under then do the Cactus method.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:48 PM
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I have this jack and have NO issues getting it under the car ever. Love it.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...5429_200345429

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Use taller boards for the front tires to rest on. Jack from rear jack point, slide boards under then do the Cactus method.
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Old 07-11-2011, 05:20 PM
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I have the same Jack from Northern Tool. Best one I've ever used for the money, dream about the AC jack all the time!!!!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 01:27 PM
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So this question is asked over and over so I will do my part to help some peeps since so many have helped me. I will keep it short but sweet. Things needed....
4 -2x6x24 Make sure they are no shorter....more on this later.
4 - ESCO flat top stands
1 - Low profile jack. I got mine at Costco for $99 and it works great.
1-5 Hockey pucks.

First thing to do is drive the front wheels up on 2 of the 2x6x24" boards and make sure you pull all the way up to the front of the board. Reason is when you jack the back up it pulls the car backward.

A small detail I did but not necessary was bevel the edge to make driving onto the board easier. Next throw a hockey puck on the jack pad and place under the engine as shown (people in Switzerland are screwed)


Jack up high enough to get the stands under the rear and set the rear down.

Next go up front and remove the two rubber drains sticking down. Now place a 2x6x24" board on the jackpad (without the puck this time) and place under the pan behind the front bumper as shown

Now place the front stands in place and lower the car. All done and if you want to go higher just repeat the process while raising the stands each time.

A final detail is placing a hockey puck on the top of each stand which makes the contact smaller allowing more clearance for removing the undertrays. Hope this helps.
This is an excellent post. Very helpful and easy to follow. It would be great if this was posted in the DIY and "How To" Archive for easy future reference. Thanks!

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Old 07-19-2011, 04:59 PM
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This is an excellent post. Very helpful and easy to follow. It would be great if this was posted in the DIY and "How To" Archive for easy future reference. Thanks!

Jim
Not sure how to get it put in the DIY section but I figured when someone searches it will pop up.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:41 PM
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I used this method to jack my car up yesterday and it worked perfectly. I chocked the front wheels at the backside to avoid the "backward creep." Thanks again for an excellent write up.

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Old 11-06-2011, 07:45 PM
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Glad it helped!
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:27 PM
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Cactus...do you remove the drains at the front before putting the board there? I couldn't figure out how to remove them so I just put the board a few inches back.
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:13 PM
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Yes I pulled them out. Easy in and out.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:37 PM
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This method works surprisingly well. I have tried other methods and this is by far the best. Just used it today with an oil change as it's getting close to storage time. For me, it's one step easier w/o having to drive up on 2x6's since I am sadly still SUV height. The pics of the 2x6 under the is helpful. It's so hard to believe how light the front becomes.
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Old 11-12-2011, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ryano View Post
I have this jack and have NO issues getting it under the car ever. Love it.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...5429_200345429
It works perfectly with this jack. Followed this method the first time and it is much better, safer and faster. Oil change was a piece of cake. My car is RS right hide plus 10mm and a 2x10 under the front tires worked perfectly. The northern tool Jack had about 3mm clearance to the rear bumper cover which is just good enough. thanks again for sharing this method.
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