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Apr 3, 4:13pm - #143904 
Jack stands with WW sides - how?

Ok I wanna paint my brake calipers, so I need to put all four wheels up in the air (no lift, sorry laughsilly).

How can I jack up the front wheels and get them on jack stands (the front jack points don't seem big enough to accomplish this)?

The rear should be no problem.. I'll just use a jack to raise the entire back end at once.

If anyone has pics, this would be great. thumbsup I read the installs section already, but didn't really see an answer to my question.

Thanks in advance! wave


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Apr 3, 5:12pm - #143905 
are you using the stock jack or do you have one of those w/the long handle? if you have the long handle one you lift the car underneath the front arm (it holds your strust in place, you know what im talking about) and you just slide the stand next to it.

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Apr 3, 5:15pm - #143906 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
are you using the stock jack or do you have one of those w/the long handle? if you have the long handle one you lift the car underneath the front arm (it holds your strust in place, you know what im talking about) and you just slide the stand next to it.


well that answers another part of my question which was:

can I just use the jack stands right behind the wheel (on that black "arm" you described)?

I'm assuming yes.

I was going to probably use the stock jack because it will fit into the "grooves" of the jack points under the car. I also have a longer jack but I don't know if it will work well because of how much the ww sides hang over (I'm afraid to crack them).


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Apr 3, 5:32pm - #143907 
use the stock jack and just lift the car high enough to slide the stands on the black arm thing. that's what i had to do 'cuz my car is really low in the front, so the stock jack is the only thing that I can use to lift the front high enough to slide stand underneath the black arm thingy.

hope this helps

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Apr 3, 5:38pm - #143908 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
use the stock jack and just lift the car high enough to slide the stands on the black arm thing. that's what i had to do 'cuz my car is really low in the front, so the stock jack is the only thing that I can use to lift the front high enough to slide stand underneath the black arm thingy.

hope this helps


yea werd...put it on the black thing i dunno what its called...i did this when i was putting my body kit on...had to jack all 4's up...worked ffine for me


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Apr 3, 5:58pm - #143909 
^ Ok thanks guys.

Sorry, I'm stupid laughsilly, but do you put the jack stands in the MIDDLE or on the edges (right behind where the tires go)?


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Apr 3, 6:01pm - #143910 
you are dumb tongue j/k dude

in the middle of what? are you talking about the arm thing? I put mine right behind the wheel (right behind the disc brake)

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Apr 3, 6:02pm - #143911 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
you are dumb tongue j/k dude

in the middle of what? are you talking about the arm thing? I put mine right behind the wheel (right behind the disc brake)


rofl Thanks tongue

Yes, I meant on the arm, but you answered my question, thanks! thumbsup


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Apr 3, 6:06pm - #143912 
everyone is allowed to act a little blonde here and there happywink

no problem, ask any time smile

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Apr 3, 6:15pm - #143913 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
everyone is allowed to act a little blonde here and there happywink

no problem, ask any time smile


lol i didnt want to say anything...he must be blonde


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Apr 3, 6:40pm - #143914 
the stock jack works with VS sides front and rear...

so uh, idk.


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Apr 3, 7:48pm - #143915 
use the chassis to hold the car... not the side skirts.

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Apr 3, 7:53pm - #143916 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
use the chassis to hold the car... not the side skirts.


no duh lol, if you were talking about me, i meant the jack works with the skirts...meaning it doesn't touch them.


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Apr 3, 7:55pm - #143917 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
Originally Posted by spaztikid
use the chassis to hold the car... not the side skirts.


no duh lol, if you were talking about me, i meant the jack works with the skirts...meaning it doesn't touch them.


i was talking to evan, not you thumbsup

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Apr 3, 10:10pm - #143918 
Yeah, it's hard to explain about the sideskirts if you don't have them, but they kinda hang over the edge where you are supposed to jack it up, if that makes sense.

I know you don't jack it up ON the sideskirts. Refer to my above post happywink

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I also have a longer jack but I don't know if it will work well because of how much the ww sides hang over (I'm afraid to crack them).


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Apr 3, 10:11pm - #143919 
Originally Posted by celicaTRDgts
Originally Posted by v3n0m
everyone is allowed to act a little blonde here and there happywink

no problem, ask any time smile


lol i didnt want to say anything...he must be blonde


Thanks for the help v3n0m (and everyone else) thumbsup

No, I'm not blonde, I just like to make sure of things before I go out there and waste time trying to figure it out for myself. To me, that's smart idunno


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