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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 06:18 PM Thread Starter
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I Plan on putting my classica on jack stands

How? I have the low profile hydraulic jack and the rubber grooved discs to fit between the jack and lift points; however, where do I put the jack stands? As always, I really appreciate and thank this forum and all you good folks for positive help and suggestions!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2019, 06:42 PM
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This may help.
https://21stcenturyfiat124spider.wor...he-124-spider/

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stevet: Would I put the jack stands as per the "flying miata" lift points are located? And thanks!
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Uff, I don't know, honestly. I just recalled seeing AmeriDan's link before and posted it, I haven't even read through it myself. I've not had an opportunity to put my car on jack stands. Sorry I can't be more help. (I probably should learn this, I may need it some day.)

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Get a jack that doubles as stands like I have.

https://www.quickjack.com/car-lift-s...-car-lift.html
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I did my gear box on the weekend and used the chassis rail at the back of the lower control arms... Held solid and no twist... Jack went at the back of the first skid plate on the black Cross-member to lift both wheels at the same

Not sure if this is an official method but it looked secure, didn't move, was solid and no ill effects
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Thanks fellas, zxtwou2 I can't afford that great idea! Smitty, That I will try. Thanks!
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I think the 124 is super easy to lift due to the center jack point. Just lift on the center and put the jack stands on the other two lift points.

A couple of weeks ago, I helped a friend change all pads and rotors on his 2011 A4 and lifted the whole car on jack stands. I had to be careful positioning the jack to still have some pinch weld for the stands.
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I lift from the center point of the sub frame. However, even a low profile jack doesn’t fit under the front (it’s not long enough to reach). Either drive it on to a 3” wooden ramp or jack up, put the blocks under the wheels, then jack from the front, place the stands at the sill jacking points. A low profile jack will easily reach the rear center jacking point.

A real pita if you want to do something quick.

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Hey gang, i've had no troubles lifting the car on the center points in the attached image.

But, i've heard that it's not recommended to lift cars here. Can anyone ease my worry here? This is extremely convenient. The concerns from videos and jack "experts" was rhat these could warp and mess up the alignment by bending at the center.
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