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      01-22-2020, 01:29 PM   #1
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Axle stands

So I have done a search and found the threads about centre lift points etc but havenít found what Iím looking for. I want to do a wheels off detail just one corner at a time so not putting the whole car on stands. So if I want to jack the car at the side lift point just doing one corner at a time where do I put the axle stand? Just need a reliable place to put the stand purley as backup to the jack which Iíll leave in place too, whilst I clean the arch and wheel and put it all back again. Thanks.
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Thanks for that. Seems the centre jack points are the way to do this then. I was worried to use the centre pints as a mechanic warned me itís easy to get the wrong point and damage the car. Looks pretty simple though. Iíll do front two wheels then back two wheels separately.
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I do wheel and pad swaps by lifting the car only from the front jacking point. If you have a decent jack I would trust it enough to stick my head in the wheel well and give everything a wipe.

For extra safety just chuck a tire/wheel under the car. So if it does come down it lands on that and stops the brakes/suspension from touching the floor.

BTW I never put my head anywhere it could get crushed by a failing jack.
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