I swear I saw this somewhere but forget. I also was going to mention this to Cougarfest goers on getting their car up onto the grass, but they had other ways they used instead.
You have these wooden planks that are stacked like so. They have enough space between them so that each tire rests fully on a flat surface. When the car gets up top you can put her on stands or work underneith it. You'll just need to use fix-a-flat to get it home. Granted it's not too portable, but it would work.
That is exactly how I get my SW kit cougar raised when its sitting 4 inches below stock... I used 1/16th inch boards... If you get a flat on the road.... unless you have boards you are stuck until you cna get the boards
ok lets say your on the highway and you get a flat, then you use a fix-a-flat to get it home now once you get it home how do you get the tire off where do you put the jack...remember you have a body kit on your car?????
Well, in reality it wouldn't raise the car that high (it looks like a whole foot in the pic). I would give you enough clearence to get jack under the car.
Find a spot to balance the car & raise it untill you can swing the front pieces out. Use jackstands to stablize the sides if you have to. I rotated my tires with just one jack by balancing the car (i used crates to prevent tipping too.) So I had the entire front end off the ground for both tires.
"The baddest luck"....what the hell does that mean?
Actually there is a wicked easy way.....but they are hard to find. There is an airbag car lift that works off your exhaust. Basically it is a big ass balloon that you hook up to your tail pipe, your exhaust gases fill the balloon up and lift your car off the ground. You can put it just about anywhere under the car. They are some what hard to find, because they are basically a tool for stealing rims.....you can lift one side of a car off the ground, take off the rims, lower it back down on the brakes, then repeat on the other side. You can snag a complete set of rims in a few minutes...very quietly, almost as good as the center punch. Of course I would not know anything about those.
The jack should go right where it is supposed to along the pinch weld. The body kit just makes it harder to get the jack under and a flat tire doesn't help it any more. You could always carry to small boards with you if you have room in the trunk, or better yet lay they in with the spare tire. Just put them in in front of or behind the tire that is flat and pull up onto the boards. That should give you enough room for your jack. Even carrying a floor jack with you won't help once a body kit is installed or car has been lowered. And who wants to carry a floor jack with them. If you don't have a boards to pull onto I would find something that would work, call a friend to help, or call a tow truck. I tow a lot of imports that have been slammed or have body kits for one of our accounts. They are no fun to load onto the truck or to change a tire on unless you you know what you are doing. I wish I had pictures of the eclipse GSX with full body kit that I had to take to the dealer. It only had three wheels on it and I didn't damage anything while loading or unloading it.
2X8.... use em love em use em again and love em some more....
i drive around from full slam to 1" from full slam all the time, and I jack up the car often also...
First off DO NOT THROW OUT YOUR STOCK JACK...... it can get in places no other jack can... sure it's hard to use, but it has a very low profile... Second if you can't get any jack under, then drive the front wheels up onto the 2X8s... if you still cant then use a 4X8 just in front of that...
finally go to the store and buy another floor jack, but get one with a very low profile... anything under 5" and you have a score of a jack....
Well u could always just get airbags, j/k. For real though, if your stuck with a flat and no boards just look for a curb( not a 90 degree curb, one like in an entrance to mcDonalds) or if your on the highway drive to where the pavement ends and depending on what side of the car u need to lift drive one tire off the road. For instance if u need to lift the back tire drive the front off at enough of an angle to have the back tire still up on the road. Viola room for a jack!
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