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Use a jack and put stands underneath for support. You'll find it easier to change the plugs if you remove the front driver side tire!
But, if you're comfy with it, and have small hands, ramps are fine. I have the stock bumper, and I've had no issues going up ramps. Just make sure you chock the rear tires for safety!
Thanks for making NEVER want to jack up my car again
Yeah nice eh? My brother is the person I know who did it. Thankfully he just screwed up his shoulder and nothing more.
I wouldn't do it without jack stands. But honestly I don't expect to get under the car very often so a hydraulic jack seems a bit spendy. Plus I don't have a garage and woud have to haul the jack out of the basement whenever I'd want to use it. Ramps just seem easier.
but one time, I was lazy as **** that day but I need to do some quick oil change. So what I did was I jack it up one side, put a jack stand there, then go to the other side, I was like meh i will just need to break the bolt loose how long can that take, I should be fine, so I just jack the car up and went straight to try to break it loose. before I even have a chance to touch the bolt, the jack fall off (slip, actually) and the car came down. ******* scared the **** out of me, if I dont have a jackstand on one side, 99.9999999% chance I be dead.
So after that incident. I always ALWAYS use Jackstand, 4 at all corners plus 2 in the middle for "just in case" support.
So NEVER NEVER NEVER use Jack as support, ALWAYS use a jackstand.
As for Ramp vs Jackstand, I have both, sometimes I use Ramp for oil changes, but I still always put 2 jackstand on the side for support.
Remember no matter how much you love your 8 or any car, its still a piece of metal with at least 2-3 tons above your head. so it's better be safe than dead.
Feel free to ask every single little thing on this forum. a lot of cool dudes will answer your questions accordingly
You can use a jack if you need to raise one corner and you're not going to get under it. That's what you do when you change a flat tire. But even then, make sure the parking brake is set firmly and you've got room behind you if it does topple.
When I use jack stands, I always give the car a test shove before getting under it to make sure it's stable.
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Proper placement is also key. Learn where to, and where not to place jacks or jack stands. We left for lunch one day and a guy I used to work with named tobby had just put a corvette up on a lift. He had worked with us for about two weeks at that point. When we came back from lunch the corvette had fallen off the lift. Mainly because he used points on the frame, but not the proper lifting points. Its important to learn the correct spots to put jack stands and to jack a vehicle from! Just because you put a jack stand there, doesn't mean that part of the car is strong enough to support the pinpoint of weight. If the stand slips, or punches through that part of the car its just as dangerious.
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