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#1 locarno


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Posted 27 November 2020 - 05:42 PM


How do you lifting your cars ? On my Mk4 this element on photo was distorted. On my B5.5 someone put jack too far and pushed floor to the inside along with CCM (ccm in B5.5 is under the driver carpet).




I got fixed this part on mk4 and I want to ask how to prevent it from distorting again? Especially when you giving car to a workshop.

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Posted 27 November 2020 - 05:45 PM

I jack the subframe bolt , if lifting at the front . I don't like jacking the sills, they are so delicate. On the rear I jack the front of the trailing arm, but u don't have the same arm on 2wd golfs.

U can't stop a garage doing what they do.

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Posted 28 November 2020 - 10:54 AM

If you use the widow maker it's not so bad, but they're not meant for persistent jacking.  If it's going to a shop, it'll go on a ramp and they won't bend in.  Only using a floor jack kills them., ig:@adam_g4fku, Adam's Anthracite Grey 1.8t Build Thread...

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