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Alternative jacking points for install of new wheels


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Planning to change my wheels on my mk2f coupe, car is too low to get under the sill jacking points, are there any alternative points on the car I can safely jack from?

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Rear axle is strong.  Rear beam mount point.   At the front drive or roll car onto a plank to give you clearance for the jack.   Consider a low entry jack (eg Clarke) if you i

Arb or arb mount, rear axel from the middle and get both wheels at the same time, use axel stands where the axel mounts the chassis to be safe    Be careful jacking from the arb or mounts as

Make sure in gear and chock the front wheels if you do this. There's no handbrake on a rear wheel to stop it rolling away 

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Rear axle is strong. 

Rear beam mount point.

 

At the front drive or roll car onto a plank to give you clearance for the jack.

 

Consider a low entry jack (eg Clarke) if you intend doing lots of front end work. Draper do an inflatable bag jack. You might want to invest in one for puncture underway.

No good when engine does not work as driven by exhaust gases! 

 

And never rely only on a jack if any part of you will be under the car like a dropped wheel nut - retrieve it with a stick.

. Get some axle stands. 1 to 2 tonne rating is fine for a little Polo.

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Arb or arb mount, rear axel from the middle and get both wheels at the same time, use axel stands where the axel mounts the chassis to be safe 

 

Be careful jacking from the arb or mounts as it can slip off sudenly

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5 hours ago, kiran_182 said:

 rear axel from the middle and get both wheels at the same time

Make sure in gear and chock the front wheels if you do this. There's no handbrake on a rear wheel to stop it rolling away 

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