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Rear differential as a jack point

Raguvian

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Bay Area, CA
Ride
2019 GSW 4MO 6MT
Just curious for you R/Alltrack/GSW 4Motion owners -

Can I use the rear differential as a jack point? I've always used the differential as a jack point on every other car I've owned. I noticed on the Project Alltrack video, DAP says they use the rear differential as a jack point.

Thanks!
 

GTI Jake

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
Just curious for you R/Alltrack/GSW 4Motion owners -

Can I use the rear differential as a jack point? I've always used the differential as a jack point on every other car I've owned. I noticed on the Project Alltrack video, DAP says they use the rear differential as a jack point.

Thanks!
It’s cast aluminum.

So, no. I would never use the rear differential on any VW or Audi as a jack point.

Of all the terrible advice coming out of DAP, this is definitely top 5
 

Raguvian

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Bay Area, CA
Ride
2019 GSW 4MO 6MT
It’s cast aluminum.

So, no. I would never use the rear differential on any VW or Audi as a jack point.

Of all the terrible advice coming out of DAP, this is definitely top 5
Well, that's good to know (and slightly depressing). Any other spot I could use to lift the entire rear end up at once?

Also, what is the other terrible advice from DAP? Their video on lifting their GTI looked pretty sketchy to me to be honest.
 

GTI Jake

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
Well, that's good to know (and slightly depressing). Any other spot I could use to lift the entire rear end up at once?

Also, what is the other terrible advice from DAP? Their video on lifting their GTI looked pretty sketchy to me to be honest.
I don’t watch any of their stuff, but I do spend an outrageous amount of time helping people avoid & or correct mistakes they’d make from said videos.

Most common are suspension related (DAP loves impacts, and that’s how you end up with suspension noise and ruined mounts).

I don’t wanna start a whole bash thread, we’ll just leave it at that.
 

Raguvian

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Bay Area, CA
Ride
2019 GSW 4MO 6MT
I don’t watch any of their stuff, but I do spend an outrageous amount of time helping people avoid & or correct mistakes they’d make from said videos.

Most common are suspension related (DAP loves impacts, and that’s how you end up with suspension noise and ruined mounts).

I don’t wanna start a whole bash thread, we’ll just leave it at that.
No worries, I'm just struggling to find a good way to lift this car onto jackstands.
 

anotero

Drag Racing Champion
Location
SoCal
I don’t watch any of their stuff, but I do spend an outrageous amount of time helping people avoid & or correct mistakes they’d make from said videos.



Most common are suspension related (DAP loves impacts, and that’s how you end up with suspension noise and ruined mounts).



I don’t wanna start a whole bash thread, we’ll just leave it at that.
Start a thread about their bad advice. I've used their videos in the past, curious about what to avoid.
 

Faceman

Go Kart Champion
Location
Long Island
Ride
'17 GSW 4Motion
With the correct jack pad, it could be okay. I definitely wouldn't use the standard metal cup on the rear diff.

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cbass

Couple Loose Screws
Location
Rochester, NY
Just saw a post where somebody had that new safe jack renn shit. Looks good, except $300 shipped for two jack stands, when I have a pile of like 8 of the cheap ones already makes me sad inside.

I used to jack up my mustang from the diff. Aluminum case and IRS, didn't hurt it at all. It's not like these cars are unobtanium, just have the part number ready for the cover and gasket if you fuck it up?
 

ecsta

Ready to race!
Location
Toronto
I don't think its recommended so personally i wouldn't risk it. I'm jealous of my friend with a WRX who has jack points at the front/rear of the car which looks way easier.

I just rage bought the Audi jack pad kit. I guess that solves my problem.
It's not too expensive especially if you order from E-Acca. I've had it in my car just not sold on it yet lol. For others these are the part numbers i have written down, double check before you order it.

Code:
Audi jack pad kit
~59usd = 77cad (plus shipping)
(1x) - 8V0825271 - Outer Trim Left Side
(1x) - 8V0825272 - Outer Trim Right Side
(2x) - 8V0804631B - Rubber Bungs
(1x) - 8V0802845 - Jack Socket Left Side
(1x) - 8V0802846 - Jack Socket Right Side
(2x) - 8V0802847A - Audi Wedge Pads Rear
 

GTIgolfmark7

New member
Location
UK
Pretty sure I seen someone on FB cracking the housing this way, think it was an MK6 though read it year ago
Not recommended either way!
 
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