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    Good jack/jackstand lift points on 2011 WRX?

    I'm a DIY'er and I'm nearing my first oil change & time to put snow tires on. I have to get the car up on jack stands so I can take all 4 wheels off to get the tires put on. I've never had trouble with my '99 Grand Am, but had my '03 Odyssey practically fall off the jack on me and have been freaked out ever since. I'm very new to this car and have only glanced under the car to find a good lift point. So, my question is, where are the good lift points that I can prop this car up on jack stands? Has somebody found pics somewhere...? I'm open for suggestions and/or comments...
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    dont think im being a **** here but check the manual, first section shows all of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by binjoau View Post
    dont think im being a **** here but check the manual, first section shows all of them
    I did. I really only references the crappy, unibody points for the supplied jack. I don't trust those things. I've destroyed them, using the traditional jack, in the past.

    Heck, if they'll work with jack stands, without messing them up, I'm cool with it. I've never owned a subie before, so I could be wrong...
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    Heck, maybe I need to get some special jack stands (mine are flat on the top) with the thingamajigs that fit onto the whatchamacallits...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmateurX View Post


    Heck, maybe I need to get some special jack stands (mine are flat on the top) with the thingamajigs that fit onto the whatchamacallits...
    Yes, flat top jack stands are unsafe, they have a greater tendency to shift. I would get good stands and you should have no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmateurX View Post


    Heck, maybe I need to get some special jack stands (mine are flat on the top) with the thingamajigs that fit onto the whatchamacallits...
    I hate using those jack points (I literally bent the side of of those jack points by using a flat jack )

    It would be much easier to use a piece of wood and jack up the subframe crossmember and use the jackstands there...



    For the rears, again, use a piece of wood and jack up the rear diff housing and set up the jack stands there.
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    I jacked my car up yesterday and the stock points are partially covered with plastic on the 11's. Total retard design choice there but since it's under the car people won't see that you've scuffed them up. But it does cause some concern if you don't use your hand to feel around to confirm the metal frame is there.
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    my 09 is so low i have to use the factory crappy jack on the under sill to raise the car up enough to put my realjack under the subaru points lol
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