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Old 02-06-2016, 10:57 AM
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Default How To Jack Up a 993....Redux

I was not able to edit my previous thread from 2011 so I made a new one.

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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.
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Excellent thread, Cactus!
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Nice write up.
Are u happy with the Jack>?
Can u get the jack under the back bumper cover without brushing the paint?
Thanks TJ
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Originally Posted by TJ993 View Post
Nice write up.
Are u happy with the Jack>?
Can u get the jack under the back bumper cover without brushing the paint?
Thanks TJ
I have had this jack for about 11 years and yes no complaints. As long as the front wheels are on the boards the jack goes right under without touching. I also have the Turbo S lip which makes it a little lower.
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Excellent thread Cactus and beautiful 993 I remember seeing it at Hershey last year.
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Hmmm. I've never seen the front lifted that way. I like it, but any issue with the board denting the front tub?
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Old 02-06-2016, 11:55 AM
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I raise mine the same way. Only difference is, when raising the front I push the board back to just in front of the lower control arms.
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I use the FPB to jack the front up at times. Watch it while doing so, and never see any signs floor pan deformation. I really wish I could get a rear jacking block made for the TT. The ones that they used to have on Robins site are NLA, and I couldn't find any CAD drawings of them. If anyone has one (drawings), let me know. Thanks
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Re the front lift, I have an old towel that I wrap around the 2x4 before I place it under the front. No danger of dents/dings.
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Originally Posted by shadow993 View Post
Hmmm. I've never seen the front lifted that way. I like it, but any issue with the board denting the front tub?
No issues and I don't even use a towel. You could mount a piec of carpet on there as well if it makes you feel better. The bottom of my bumper/lip is far from concours so it doesn't bother me.
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Cactus,

The rear stands Look inside the the rear jack points, is that illusion or placed elsewhere?
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I generally use thick cardboard instead of hockey pucks. I've even used the Sunday newspaper!
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Originally Posted by bjornebo View Post
Re the front lift, I have an old towel that I wrap around the 2x4 before I place it under the front. No danger of dents/dings.
I use a gel pad on the board and wrap the jack board in chinchilla fur.

I had one of the alum Costco low-profile jacks; though limited use, it self destructed for no apparent reason . I left it out to be immediately snapped up by the metal recyclers, and replaced it with the rennlist recommended low profile, extended reach, steel unit from Harbor Freight. While I miss the relative light weight alum unit, the new steelie unit is far superior in ease of rolling movement, and actuation.

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I'm going to use my moms 80's mink coat.

It's a Porsche after all.
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