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Old 05-19-2016, 11:42 AM
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Here's a solution to raise the vehicle sufficiently to get additional jack clearance. Four of these were fabricated with finished 1"x10" boards (3/4"x9-1/4") x 24" long. They effectively give you an additional 1-1/2" clearance. With 3M anti-skid material on the bottom, they stay in place as you drive onto them and, when stored, the four ramps nestle into a very small package.
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Old 05-19-2016, 12:26 PM
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I must admit that in the past I have changed wheels using just the floor jack, no jack stand. That's never going to happen again, but hopefully the jack point stands will make easy work of it.
Fox, I have no safety concerns with changing wheels without a jackstand. But I never get under the car when on Jack only. Even something marginal like changing mufflers where you are 'mostly' out, I put it on stands in the back. I guess to be safe, there can be no marginal.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by NC TRACKRAT View Post
Here's a solution to raise the vehicle sufficiently to get additional jack clearance. Four of these were fabricated with finished 1"x10" boards (3/4"x9-1/4") x 24" long. They effectively give you an additional 1-1/2" clearance. With 3M anti-skid material on the bottom, they stay in place as you drive onto them and, when stored, the four ramps nestle into a very small package.
Yup - Great suggestion from a true trackrat! Funny because Jackpoint Jack Stand is basically telling me the same thing, and just drive the front tire onto a crude 2X6 to get a little extra height. I like your fabrication a lot more, and so will my rims. The theory is that once one of the corners are up, there should be enough clearance for the rest.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:20 PM
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Nobody uses this method? (-:
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Old 04-26-2018, 02:08 PM
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Hi Guys, I'm a newbie and saw Cactus' post about jacking up the rear by the engine. I thought I remembered reading about this in my owner's manual and sure enough, there is a fairly direct warning against it. Of course, I'd prefer to jack up the rear end by the engine because it's easier and more secure. Is the manual wrong on this?
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:50 PM
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Originally Posted by vnelson View Post
Hi Guys, I'm a newbie and saw Cactus' post about jacking up the rear by the engine. I thought I remembered reading about this in my owner's manual and sure enough, there is a fairly direct warning against it. Of course, I'd prefer to jack up the rear end by the engine because it's easier and more secure. Is the manual wrong on this?
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I am not sure if the manual is wrong but I have done it plenty of times for my 993s and knows from my buddies that it is common practice and I have never heart about an issue.
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:12 PM
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Based on the experiences of a bunch of guys on the internet, I would (and have) jacked my car up using the engine as a lift point. If something were to go wrong, would I feel that it was Porsche's problem and not mine? Of course not.
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Old 04-26-2018, 06:28 PM
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I never feel comfortable jacking it up from the engine. I'm probably going to get one of those attachments that used to be a combo jack point and tow ring.
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by vnelson View Post
Hi Guys, I'm a newbie and saw Cactus' post about jacking up the rear by the engine. I thought I remembered reading about this in my owner's manual and sure enough, there is a fairly direct warning against it. Of course, I'd prefer to jack up the rear end by the engine because it's easier and more secure. Is the manual wrong on this?
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I have only ever jacked my car from the engine....probably 100+ times in 11 years and my engine has not fallen out yet. Think yer good!
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Old 04-26-2018, 11:14 PM
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I also notice the pix are down yet again. I give up on posting pictures on forums.....
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Originally Posted by NC TRACKRAT View Post
Here's a solution to raise the vehicle sufficiently to get additional jack clearance. Four of these were fabricated with finished 1"x10" boards (3/4"x9-1/4") x 24" long. They effectively give you an additional 1-1/2" clearance. With 3M anti-skid material on the bottom, they stay in place as you drive onto them and, when stored, the four ramps nestle into a very small package.
The anti-skid material is a great idea. I don't know why I didn't think of this before!
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Old 04-27-2018, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Cactus View Post
I also notice the pix are down yet again. I give up on posting pictures on forums.....
Hey Cactus,
Your excellent pictures are still on your redux thread.

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-foru...993-redux.html

ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO POST ABOUT JACKING UP A 993 SHOULD POST THERE!!

Maybe the admins can lock/merge/redirect this thread?????
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Old 04-28-2018, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by bobbyp View Post
Hey Cactus,
Your excellent pictures are still on your redux thread.

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-foru...993-redux.html

ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO POST ABOUT JACKING UP A 993 SHOULD POST THERE!!

Maybe the admins can lock/merge/redirect this thread?????
I thought I made another one but couldnĺt find it on search. Getting sloppy in my old age....
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Old 04-28-2018, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by e9stibi View Post
I have never heart about an issue.
The rubber bladder internal to the hydraulic motor mounts will either tear or separate and then leak. Its not really a question of if but when.
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Old 04-29-2018, 03:31 AM
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I've seen mechanics jacking up 911s using the engine several times in different historic rallies I have attended. I've seen also a few pictures on the web showing this kind of thing; have a look for example here:
https://petrolicious.com/articles/th...ion-of-porsche
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