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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:56 am    Post subject: Axle stands Reply with quote

Looking for axle stands for my 993. Any recommendations? How much height can you get on these - for diy jobs etc?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have some ratchet stands from SGS, very easy to use and sturdy, like these:

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/axle-stands/jsr2-axle-stands
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usual question - if you use axle stands to raise the back of the car, where do you place the trolley jack? I have the rear under tray so I cannot use the engine (and I don't know enough anyway to know where to safely place the trolley jack under the engine even if I didn't have the rear under tray in place.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterg1955 wrote:
I have some ratchet stands from SGS, very easy to use and sturdy, like these:

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/axle-stands/jsr2-axle-stands


Thanks they look like a saddle so wouldn’t that damage the car? I’m reading that I should use Hockey puck type blocks which are flat? Some on eBay I see made for the 993.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

H0ME wrote:
peterg1955 wrote:
I have some ratchet stands from SGS, very easy to use and sturdy, like these:

https://www.sgs-engineering.com/garage-equipment/axle-stands/jsr2-axle-stands


Thanks they look like a saddle so wouldn’t that damage the car? I’m reading that I should use Hockey puck type blocks which are flat? Some on eBay I see made for the 993.


Polyurethane Jacking Pads are manufactured by 993 owner and forum member ARP: http://911uk.com/profile.php?mode=viewprofile&u=33095

Shoot him a PM and i'm sure he'll be able to sort you a set. Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hopeydaze wrote:
Usual question - if you use axle stands to raise the back of the car, where do you place the trolley jack? I have the rear under tray so I cannot use the engine (and I don't know enough anyway to know where to safely place the trolley jack under the engine even if I didn't have the rear under tray in place.


I've got the safejack axle stand that allows you to jack at the lifting points and place the stand in the same location. See pic of it in use at the rear lifting point...https://photos.app.goo.gl/JiFumCpt1gogNxap2
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wilsonny wrote:
hopeydaze wrote:
Usual question - if you use axle stands to raise the back of the car, where do you place the trolley jack? I have the rear under tray so I cannot use the engine (and I don't know enough anyway to know where to safely place the trolley jack under the engine even if I didn't have the rear under tray in place.


I've got the safejack axle stand that allows you to jack at the lifting points and place the stand in the same location. See pic of it in use at the rear lifting point...https://photos.app.goo.gl/JiFumCpt1gogNxap2



Thanks for the photo. That looks like a useful piece of design. How much?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've got the safejack axle stand that allows you to jack at the lifting points and place the stand in the same location. See pic of it in use at the rear lifting point...https://photos.app.goo.gl/JiFumCpt1gogNxap2



Thanks for the photo. That looks like a useful piece of design. How much?[/quote]

You can order them on here...https://safejacks.com/products/the-rennstand-by-safe-jack

With shipping it ended up as 212 dollars and then import duty... so it was a bit pricey but its been absolutely perfect for working on the 993 brakes. I've also got a set of MR1 lifting ramps to raise the entire car off the ground.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Website says out of stock till Christmas! USD249 for 2 Rennstands, plus of course shipping and UK tax. Certainly an interesting option and probably better then the Scissor Lift I was thinking about. That costs over £1000 and needs to be stored
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Website says out of stock till Christmas! USD249 for 2 Rennstands, plus of course shipping and UK tax. Certainly an interesting option and probably better then the Scissor Lift I was thinking about. That costs over £1000 and needs to be stored


I think it always says out of stock, but you can place an order and in my case it was about 3 weeks before they came back to say mine was ready.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hopeydaze wrote:
Usual question - if you use axle stands to raise the back of the car, where do you place the trolley jack? I have the rear under tray so I cannot use the engine (and I don't know enough anyway to know where to safely place the trolley jack under the engine even if I didn't have the rear under tray in place.


You jack it from the central rib on the crank case
I use a rolled up rag on top of a piece of softwood between the jack and engine this prevents any damage from metal to metal contact.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is where i use axle stands on a 996t - might help ?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly related but forget the axle stands. I'm looking for a scissor lift as we have just acquired a 2 car garage with workshop and cellar, comes with a house.
A confusing selection are available so any recommendations would be much appreciated. I need to have minimum lift of around 36" as I'm pulling the engine. The one from BH Engineering looks ok as does the Bendpak.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
Slightly related but forget the axle stands. I'm looking for a scissor lift as we have just acquired a 2 car garage with workshop and cellar, comes with a house.
A confusing selection are available so any recommendations would be much appreciated. I need to have minimum lift of around 36" as I'm pulling the engine. The one from BH Engineering looks ok as does the Bendpak.


Some options & opinions here: http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=125532 Thumb

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Endoman wrote:
Slightly related but forget the axle stands. I'm looking for a scissor lift as we have just acquired a 2 car garage with workshop and cellar, comes with a house.
A confusing selection are available so any recommendations would be much appreciated.


Have you seen this discussion on lifts?

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=125532&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

My lift is 1000 mm (39.5") from ground to top of ramp - even more to base of engine which actually hangs out of the back of the ramp.

Occasionally I also remove the swivelling "access" and "depart" part of the ramp to allow more clearance whilst working at the back of the 993.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far it's looking like a choice between Automech AS-7650 and The Eurotek MRS3. The Bendpak has a bar which would interfere with transmission drop, though some in the States have chopped it. I'll probably have to recess it in the garage floor or run the car on planks as my groung clearance is pretty low. The Quickjack looks good for acess but lift is too low (just)
Just found a local manufacturer, SJR in St Helens looks promising.
Sorry to have highjacked the thread but some very useful info. Thanks.
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