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#1 Dazza9t9

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:43 PM

Good evening all.

I hope this is the right section, I have just started a turbo build on my mk2.5. I am also considering dropping the rear axle and some other work under the car

The car is currently up on 4 axel stands. It's solid and I am happy working underneath it. However, the stands are not the tallest, and I am certainly not the smallest of chaps
I wonder what other (safe) options I have for getting the car a little higher.

Even another 3 to 4 inches would be great. I have looked at the taller axel stands, I trust they are safe?
Is there any other options I may not know about

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#2 Dickie

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 06:56 PM

Hi,

I have got two sets of 4 axle stands, one standard set, OK for working on brakes. and one set of tall axle stands which are 560mm at full height.

If you get a tall set of stands you will need a decent jack to match as most will not lift this high I bought a jack that will lift up to 800mm,

This jack will not go under the car so I use a small trolley jack under the suspension then put the big one under the diff.

The big stands give plenty of height for Gearbox / Clutch changes and pretty much anything else you need to do.

 

Stands in picture are at 500mm with another 60mm to go

 

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:08 PM

Hi again,

Just found another pic of Big Jack in place with normal axle stands with blocks of wood on them.

For the sharp eyed the exhaust system is from a MK 2 and its under a 1994 Eunos 1800, the manifold is from a VVT engine with a modified collector ( To remove the squashed section of pipe at the join )

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:31 PM

Thanks dickie.

That looks plenty of room. I will get on the look out for some taller axle stands
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Posted 12 January 2017 - 11:46 PM

Hi again,
Just found another pic of Big Jack in place with normal axle stands with blocks of wood on them.
For the sharp eyed the exhaust system is from a MK 2 and its under a 1994 Eunos 1800, the manifold is from a VVT engine with a modified collector ( To remove the squashed section of pipe at the join )
CAM00373.jpg


Any pics of said modifications to the manifold/collector?
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