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Old 11-15-2017, 02:07 PM   #18
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While it (usually) works, that jack is complete garbage

You guys worried about safety here...that jack would lift up but slowly release while trying to place the jack stands. The little swivel wheels are sketchy too.
I ditched it ASAP and bought the bigger/heavier low profile 3 ton jack for the garage instead.

For a spare tire change or a jack for in your car (since it's light)....POSSIBLY, but that's all it's good for.
I would NOT be using that in my garage to lift the car though
No issues with mine ...but I never keep the car on the jack for that long. I always put the jackstand under right away. If yours won't hold long enough to fetch and place jackstand then something is wrong with your jack.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:53 PM   #19
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Is there a good front and rear jack point? For example, I jack up my truck from the rear diff so both rear wheels leave the ground at the same time and then I stick two jack stands under the frame. Then I jack up the front from the cross member and do the same thing. Keeps the whole thing balanced. How would you accomplish that on the Golf?

Also, what jack stands do you guys use once you have the car in the air? I have some that use the shallow U shape design but I've always hated them.
We sell the Schwaben Pinch Weld Protectors, Set Of 4, these work great.
Here is the link to the set: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben...uck_11_16_2017

We also sell a great looking and very functional Schwaben Low Profile 2 Ton Aluminum Floor Jack: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben...uck_11_16_2017

These Aluminum 3-Ton Jack Stands - Pair, fit perfectly with the pinch weld protectors: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben...uck_11_16_2017

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Old 11-17-2017, 04:21 PM   #20
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These Aluminum 3-Ton Jack Stands - Pair, fit perfectly with the pinch weld protectors: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben...uck_11_16_2017

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Those are nice, lightweight stands.



Perfect for taking to the track to support the car for a suspension setup or tire change.
But I would never use them while I'm under the car. That 7" diameter base is too small to be safe for that.

My 6-ton stands have a 9.5" x 10.5" base and look like this:



Their wide stance makes them very stable.

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Old 11-17-2017, 05:04 PM   #21
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Makes life so much easier... ~$80 each on sale

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Old 11-17-2017, 11:32 PM   #22
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Those are nice, lightweight stands.



Perfect for taking to the track to support the car for a suspension setup or tire change.
But I would never use them while I'm under the car. That 7" diameter base is too small to be safe for that.

My 6-ton stands have a 9.5" x 10.5" base and look like this:



Their wide stance makes them very stable.

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Neil;

When I work on my VW at the house I always use the ECS Tuning Jack Stands and I also use 2 of the Aluminum Floor Jacks as a backup for safety.

I have those big jack stands but they chipped my concrete. Now that I use the ECS Tuning Jack Stands the concrete stays nice.

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Old 11-18-2017, 07:39 AM   #23
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Neil;



When I work on my VW at the house I always use the ECS Tuning Jack Stands and I also use 2 of the Aluminum Floor Jacks as a backup for safety.



I have those big jack stands but they chipped my concrete. Now that I use the ECS Tuning Jack Stands the concrete stays nice.



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Use a piece of plywood under the stands Neil stated. No more chips


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Old 11-18-2017, 08:47 AM   #24
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Makes life so much easier... ~$80 each on sale

Exactly what I was referring to earlier (and what I use too)...low profile for the lowered cars & lift pretty high as well
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:39 PM   #25
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got a set of those aluminum 3 ton stands. They work perfectly with the jackpads.
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Old 11-21-2017, 06:31 PM   #26
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got a set of those aluminum 3 ton stands. They work perfectly with the jackpads.
Yes they work great.

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