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    Jacking up a lowered car

    Hey, I am about to do my first oil change since my car has been lowered, and was waondering what techniques you guys use to get the jack under the car. Is it ok to just lay some blocks out and drive up on them to gain a few inches? How about using the stock jack to jack up one wheel, then use my 5 ton jack to go from there? Any help or suggestions would be great. Thanks.

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    its ok to use blocks. i use blocks and i lifts the car enough to get the jack under there. i use a low profile floor jack and it works great
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    Alright, thanks, I just used blocks and it worked out fine.

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    If I just need to do an oil change I use ramps. If I need to do something that requires taking the wheels off I jack the rear end up first and that gives me the clearance to get my floor jack under the front end.
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    I dont even jack my car up to change the oil. I just pull it up onto two small planks of wood and its enough to get the oil catcher under there.
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    i know craftsman and low profile/racing style type jack...you could try that...they have em at sears
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    My wrx on s-techs you could fit a regular jack under so do you have a body kit? Otherwise yeah sears sells low profile jacks which are really nice. My old corolla had a kit and was slammed but I could still fit the factory scissors jack under there.
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    my old lancer used to practically sit on the ground. i used to drive up onto 2 wood planks. this gave me enough space to slide my jack under.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASPEN524
    my old lancer used to practically sit on the ground. i used to drive up onto 2 wood planks. this gave me enough space to slide my jack under.
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    I use the scissor jack that came with the car to jack it up enough to fit my floor jack under there.
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    i watched a scissor jack give out on my friends arm once. he broke his arm in 3 places... since then, i stay away from those things. they scare the crap outta me.
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    i just use it to raise the car about 6 inches then use the floor jack and jackstands.
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    i'm lowered on eibach pro-kits.i have to jack up the car one of the side jack points near the fender, put a jack stand under the car, and then jack the rest of the car up from the center.

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    I have a body kit and the Eibach prokit. I have to drive it up on 4" wooden ramps, then jack the front up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXSleeper
    i'm lowered on eibach pro-kits.i have to jack up the car one of the side jack points near the fender, put a jack stand under the car, and then jack the rest of the car up from the center.
    ive dont this before too... very annoying. try the ramps.... much easier!
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