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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Apr 26, 2019 9:11 am

I prefer to use a scissor Jack and a plank of wood to spread load under the Sill.
If you jack up under the cross member put something under the cross member first.
If you have a spyder chassis the cross member is round so could slip.
The original jacks are justvto change a wheel if you have a puncture NOT to support the car while you work on it.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:38 pm

I am surprised most dont carry a multi use 12v air compressor for tyres etc and an air bag jack
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PostPost by: Lottyone » Wed May 01, 2019 1:05 pm

Just a thought , but to achieve the required ground clearance to install a jack , would carrying a foot pump to temprarily inflate the tyre be good enough to quickly achieve the requied clearance ??
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed May 01, 2019 4:13 pm

Lottyone wrote:Just a thought , but to achieve the required ground clearance to install a jack , would carrying a foot pump to temprarily inflate the tyre be good enough to quickly achieve the requied clearance ??

But you have a puncture . A Scissor Jack will easily go under.
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