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Old 01-07-2016, 04:27 AM   #1
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Powder coating wheels

I want to have my rims powder coated but have a problem. Have to take off all 4-wheels and drop them off. Then wait a week and put them back on. What is the best & easiest way to jack up and block the car while the work is being done? Any help is appreciated

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Old 01-07-2016, 05:46 AM   #2
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If you have a harbor freight nearby you can get 2 pairs of 3 ton jack stands and a floor jack, and lift the car and put it on the stands. Walmart also sells jack stands and jack stands as well as most auto parts stores. I guess you could also round up 3 spare tire/wheel combos and put those on.

To jack the car there are several good threads here, and also this article:

Jacking Up and Lifting the Porsche Boxster on Jack Stands - 986 / 987 (1997-08) - Pelican Parts Technical Article
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:52 AM   #3
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I borrowed another flood jack and did what steved0x recommended. Just go slow especially when lowering it on to the jack stands.

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In my head. 'That garage is HUGE... That guy has TWO red S's... oh."
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Old 01-07-2016, 10:30 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by alm001 View Post
In my head. 'That garage is HUGE... That guy has TWO red S's... oh."


Yes, I wonder if I install a checkerboard floor, and floor to ceiling mirrors in my garage, it will be bigger?

Hmmmm........maybe not.

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