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Im looking to powder coat my wheels, only problem is, is I do not have another set to put on while it's being done. I have searched and found no answers. Where do I put jack stands at? I don't want to purchase the more expensive options for this 300 a pair of special jack stands. I already have 4 jack stands. Thanks!

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There’s really nowhere you can put them. Maybe if you removed the under panels you could find a spot but the car wasn’t designed to be jacked. It was designed to be lifted.

I’m struggling with the same issue. I was ready to swap my springs and ran into a hard stop in the first 20 minutes because I couldn’t find a comfortable way to jack the car up. I’ve got safe jacks and appropriate adapters on order.

There’s a Forza Exhaust controller install video on YouTube:



You can see the placement of at least one jack stand. I don’t trust it though. To me it looks like he puts it on the aero paneling.
 

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Get 2 pair of Jackpoint Jackstands. It is not a cheap solution, but it is a very good one.
 
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Get 2 pair of Jackpoint Jackstands. It is not a cheap solution, but it is a very good one.
I'm a big fan of these as well. Plus with different pads one can use them on various cars. My mistake is I only ordered one pair. One thing to consider is two pair of Jackpoint stands gets closer to the Quickjack price range. I ended up ordering Quickjacks a few weeks ago instead of a second set of Jackpoint stands. The nice thing about the Jackpoint stands is they can nest and not take up a lot of room storing them. I still don't know how I'm going to store my Quickjacks.

Edit: I should say two pair of Jackpoint stands plus extra pads gets closer to the Quickjack price range. I ended up buying the Porsche (I think) pads for the Giulia and generic empty pads for the other cars...it adds up.
 

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I'm a big fan of these as well. Plus with different pads one can use them on various cars. My mistake is I only ordered one pair. One thing to consider is two pair of Jackpoint stands gets closer to the Quickjack price range. I ended up ordering Quickjacks a few weeks ago instead of a second set of Jackpoint stands. The nice thing about the Jackpoint stands is they can nest and not take up a lot of room storing them. I still don't know how I'm going to store my Quickjacks.

Edit: I should say two pair of Jackpoint stands plus extra pads gets closer to the Quickjack price range. I ended up buying the Porsche (I think) pads for the Giulia and generic empty pads for the other cars...it adds up.
I see Jackpoint raised their price. Maybe they aren't continuously on backorder now?
There is also Rennstand.

Two pair of Jackpoint Jackstands are still 1/2 the price of a Quickjack, plus as noted above the Jackpoint Jackstand stores in a smaller space. The downside with Jackpoint Jackstands is that it takes some time to get the car up on them. You need compressed air for your Quickjack.

How steady is the car on Quickjack? They look like they might allow the car to wobble side to side.
 

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Don't yell at me too much here, but I see no reason why you can't lift the rear end up using the diff. I have done it with no nasty issues so I could place jackstands at the rear lift points. Now I need to figure out where to lift the front end where it won't destroy anything.
 

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Don't yell at me too much here, but I see no reason why you can't lift the rear end up using the diff. I have done it with no nasty issues so I could place jackstands at the rear lift points. Now I need to figure out where to lift the front end where it won't destroy anything.
Maybe OK, maybe not. My 1964 Etype had terrible damage from being lifted from "sturdy" points underneath.
 

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Don't yell at me too much here, but I see no reason why you can't lift the rear end up using the diff. I have done it with no nasty issues so I could place jackstands at the rear lift points. Now I need to figure out where to lift the front end where it won't destroy anything.
It’s been a couple of months since I crawled under my QV (Forza installation) but isn’t the rear diff inaccessible with the under side plastics on? Wouldn’t you need to Jack it up to remove the cover to access the diff?

I’ve used the rear diff to jack up numerous Audis and have never had an issue. But the price of the TVD, would discourage me from doing this on my Giulia.


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It’s been a couple of months since I crawled under my QV (Forza installation) but isn’t the rear diff inaccessible with the under side plastics on? Wouldn’t you need to Jack it up to remove the cover to access the diff?

I’ve used the rear diff to jack up numerous Audis and have never had an issue. But the price of the TVD, would discourage me from doing this on my Giulia.


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On a previous car, I jacked it up via the diff, but then got to thinking that the rear of the car is held up by the wheels and suspension, and not the diff. The diff isn't designed to support the possible several thousand pounds of the rear of the car. It is designed to be held in place mostly for lateral movements, not vertical. As such, the attachment of the diff to the sub-frame is perhaps not stout enough for vertical stress. Just my thoughts on this. NV
 

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On a previous car, I jacked it up via the diff, but then got to thinking that the rear of the car is held up by the wheels and suspension, and not the diff. The diff isn't designed to support the possible several thousand pounds of the rear of the car. It is designed to be held in place mostly for lateral movements, not vertical. As such, the attachment of the diff to the sub-frame is perhaps not stout enough for vertical stress. Just my thoughts on this. NV
Yep, always be cautious doing something that is not "approved" or condoned.
 

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On a previous car, I jacked it up via the diff, but then got to thinking that the rear of the car is held up by the wheels and suspension, and not the diff. The diff isn't designed to support the possible several thousand pounds of the rear of the car. It is designed to be held in place mostly for lateral movements, not vertical. As such, the attachment of the diff to the sub-frame is perhaps not stout enough for vertical stress. Just my thoughts on this. NV
Right. No way to know what the effect using the diff as a lift point would have on the diff mounts - which surely are very carefully calibrated to absorb NVH and not allow movement in the wrong direction. Modern cars are simply a pain to try to service using the old tried and true methods of garage lifting. This is one reason I bought a quickjack.
 

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Two pair of Jackpoint Jackstands are still 1/2 the price of a Quickjack, plus as noted above the Jackpoint Jackstand stores in a smaller space. The downside with Jackpoint Jackstands is that it takes some time to get the car up on them. You need compressed air for your Quickjack.

How steady is the car on Quickjack? They look like they might allow the car to wobble side to side.
The time it takes is also a downside to the Quickjack, but going from the Jackpoint I figured it was about a wash to lift all four corners of the car. The Quickjack doesn't need compressed air, just a bike pump to add air to some cylinders on initial setup. The car is steady, but I think anything should feel pretty solid with that much weight holding it down. That was my concern with the Rennstand vs Jackpoint, but I'm guessing once the car is on it they are solid.
 

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In other words, a wooden Rennstand. As illustrated I would be very concerned about it "rolling" and also must express doubts that it will fit under Giulia. Using my 3" high floor jack with ~ 1/2 inch thick Jackpoint puck I sometimes have to lift the car up a little to get it under. That is with a Q4 on stock (but settled) springs. Yes I know you can get somewhat lower jacks if you throw a bit of money at it or use a scares the [email protected]#$ out of me scissor jack.

To make the wood stand study you need a connection between the front and rear stacks, not just lumber on the ground. Jackpoint has some illustrations on their website of rigs that their customers created to be able to lift the car higher than the standard Jackpoint stand height. IMO, if you have a bandsaw, cut a U shape out of a bunch of pieces of plywood, then stack, glue and bolt them together.
 

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In other words, a wooden Rennstand. As illustrated I would be very concerned about it "rolling" and also must express doubts that it will fit under Giulia. Using my 3" high floor jack with ~ 1/2 inch thick Jackpoint puck I sometimes have to lift the car up a little to get it under. That is with a Q4 on stock (but settled) springs. Yes I know you can get somewhat lower jacks if you throw a bit of money at it or use a scares the [email protected]#$ out of me scissor jack.

To make the wood stand study you need a connection between the front and rear stacks, not just lumber on the ground. Jackpoint has some illustrations on their website of rigs that their customers created to be able to lift the car higher than the standard Jackpoint stand height. IMO, if you have a bandsaw, cut a U shape out of a bunch of pieces of plywood, then stack, glue and bolt them together.
I was thinking that I could make 2, maybe 3, jack stands for the price of one of the jackpoint units. Just need to trust your welding. :D
 
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