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Soo, jacking, that really sucked, don't be an idiot like me. I figured there'd be jacking points behind the front wheels, but nothing was too apparent there. I look in the manual, and the jack point is down the centerline of the car, right around where the oil pan is.....kinda strange.
So I put the car on ramps, look under, and I see an indent that looks like a place where a jack would go. I press on it, seems pretty firm. Anyway, I start jacking from that point, and then smash! my damn jack goes up into the underneath of the car.
Turns out these are just plastic covers (which I knew) but with no support underneath, which I didn't know. I just missed puncturing my f'ing radiator by an inch!!
The actual jack point is on a cross brace about a foot behind this.
The shitty part is that I have a standard jack, and there is no way to get the jack back this far without first putting the car on ramps.
I'm sure there's prolly a decent place on the side of the car, but I figured I'd just follow the recommended jack point in the manual, which obviously I hadn't had enough coffee yet to comprehend.
I'm wondering, if I get a flat, how the fcuk do I jack up the car considering the location of this front jack point??
OK, I just picked up my 2011 IS350C, Matador Red/Alabaster and my first mod is to paint the calipers black (don't know if the red would detract or look funny with the Matador Red). Now that I've read the above, I'm wondering where to place the jack and car stands. Also, I'm only planning on doing the fronts. Can I only use car stands on the front and leave the back wheels on the ground? Since this is such a new car, I'm a little paranoid about putting the car on stands.
Thanks for any feedback.
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