Centre front jacking point

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Centre front jacking point

Post by stupot67 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:22 pm

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I've had a search through a few threads but can't find a definitive answer...... Do face lifts have a centre front jack point, I see the recessed area on the under tray, but can't see if there is anything substantial behind it to take the load?

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by markeg » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:24 pm

Believe it's only on ///M cars, rest have a central rear jacking point, but no central front.


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Post by pvr » Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:56 pm

Yes, confirmed. Only on the M, great feature :thumbsup:
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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by Bing » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:22 pm

Bloody stupid it's only on the M - never understood that :roll:
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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by cj10jeeper » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:41 pm

And for the avoidance of doubt don't look at the alloy cross member and think 'that looks like a nice lifting spot'. As a minimum you'll need to realign your steering and as a couple have found you can turn the cross member into a banana and have to buy another, then re-align :thumbsdown:
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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by pvr » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:44 pm

Bing wrote:Bloody stupid it's only on the M - never understood that :roll:
Another argument for when we have the M versus 3.0 discussions in the future :rofl:

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by stupot67 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:41 pm

Agree with Bing.......I tried jacking it the alternative way (Jacking the rear high enough to get a stand under the front), ended up about 30mm short - A**e :|

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by -Tom- » Fri Dec 20, 2013 10:19 pm

Isn't the facelift the same/ similar as the M though??! With regard to the front jacking point that it ...

Edit - Actually I'm more confused now I've gone onto the other forums. I'm sure I found some decent info a while back. Forget what I've said for now.

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by stupot67 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:07 pm

-Tom- wrote:Isn't the facelift the same/ similar as the M though??! With regard to the front jacking point that it ...

Edit - Actually I'm more confused now I've gone onto the other forums. I'm sure I found some decent info a while back. Forget what I've said for now.

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You and me both Pal - Im sure I read that face lift (Roadster and coupe) could be lifted from a central point at the front. But it seems that Isn't the case.

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by -Tom- » Fri Dec 20, 2013 11:10 pm

Cheers Stu, I'm not going mad. I've jacked from it with confidence ... Maybe I shouldn't have but I found something done time ago about it being different in the facelift. But don't go off my word at all - don't want to be responsible for anybody folding their zed like origami ;-)

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by stupot67 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:46 am

Just for the record, TIS suggest's that there is a central front jacking point on face lift models (I didn't think I was losing the plot).......So who's going to give it a go?

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by -Tom- » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:59 am

stupot67 wrote:Just for the record, TIS suggest's that there is a central front jacking point on face lift models (I didn't think I was losing the plot).......So who's going to give it a go?

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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by Bing » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:32 am

I need to change the front reinforcement plate at some point, I shall have a look when I do. Tbh I think my car is too low to even get a low profile car jack under the front though :lol:
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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by pvr » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:38 am

I have taken a picture before of the M jacking point, let me see if I can find it. I have NOT seen this on any non M though.
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Re: Centre front jacking point

Post by pvr » Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:41 am

Not my picture, but this is the M:

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