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Old Wed, Jun-06-2007, 07:56:14 PM   #1
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Is it ok to use the differential as a jack up point, my bro does it all the time in his S2K i may sound stupid but i jus wanna make sure before i go ahead with it. Cuz i dont have access to a lift as of lately
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no..the diff is not designed to hold the weight of the car (the rear)
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cant see why not
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I can't tell from this image if the jack point is the diff or the bolt point just in front of the diff. I've been using the bolt point.

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^^ It's the bolt point in front of the diff. I've used that several times. I would never use or recommend using the diff itself!
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You will crack the lower diff frame / cover if you use the diff to raise the car. I have seen it happen...
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I used these these jack points this week and it works great. Just had to pull the car on some wood to get clearance for the jack.

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Jack from the U-brace for the rear, not the differential.
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here you go. Detailed pics of the jack points right before the diff. The madrussian saves the day again

http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_jacking.shtml
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here you go. Detailed pics of the jack points right before the diff. The madrussian saves the day again

http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_jacking.shtml
Great picture. That really clears it up. Guess I need to spend more time on madrussian. Haven't been there in a while.
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