Okay, so with a good weekend weather forecast and concluding we are most probably over our late winter/spring snowstorms, last night I changed Montgomery’s winter wheels/tyres for his summer set. As these FFEs don’t come with an emergency jack (at least mine didn’t) I used a small hydraulic floor jack which is my preference even when I do have an OEM jack. While everything went okay I am just wondering what are the best places to use as jacking points on these cars? The front seemed pretty straight forward. Just inboard of the sidesill in line with the jacking point arrow head is a flat area of the monocoque that was used. (A soft wood pad was placed between the jack and car of course.) The rear was a bit more of a challenge but eventually I used the heavy “frame rail” that appears to hold the lower battery segment and battery shield on the car. I was quite circumspect of this one so the jacking was done quite slowly paying plenty of attention for any untowards sounds and visually checking for any signs of weakness or incipient component failure.
Any alternatives or best practises recommendations?
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