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Old 12-14-2010, 08:21 PM
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I also use the plate from the front down tube on the roll cage for a jacking plate. it's just inside the factory pinch weld (toward the middle of the car). But most of you guys don't have that option.
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:37 AM
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On my car, I use the frame rail thingy under the car to jack the car up, not that pinch weld. With my aluminum harbor freight jack, I just run the jack in until the thumbscrew for the jack handle is right by the fender. I line it up with the door/fender seam. then it's 3-4 pumps and both wheels are off the ground on that side of the car.
On my car, those are starting to deform also... It's had a rough life prior to me.

Sosideways, I don't think it would add 10 lbs total to run angle iron all the way down, stitched in 1" sections. It would make a very easy way to jack up the whole side of the car from the side. Unnecessary? Yup.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:24 AM
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You could Dimple Die stamp the piece the whole way down...wouldn't hurt chassis rigidity either
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:40 AM
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I use the rear diff and front radiator support. Requires splitter removal for the front, though.

If I'm too lazy to pop the splitter off (4 bolts), it's blocks of wood so I can get a jack under the front section of framerail.
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:44 PM
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Is it some kind of bolt in frame rail / ladder bar reinforcement?.
There was at one point...in fact I even had a set of the frame ladder bars here at the shop that I've simply NEVER put on the car...maybe this winter I'll finally get around to doing that as it would make for a great jacking point.

That, or I will be making jack blocks...odd that this came up as I recently was at a friends house and he just had a set welded into his civic...really neat setup!
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:39 PM
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There are knockoff S14 framerail "ladder bars" on ebay. Not sure you could jack off of them.
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:40 AM
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^I purchased one of those ebay ladder bars a while back for my s14. It was a piece of junk.... When standing it up I could easily get it to bend by pressing down on it with some weight. The mounting holes were also off. I think I ended up giving it away.


I use slit/grooved hockey pucks on the pinch welds if its sitting for a while... works great if you have jack stands with flat tops and your pinch welds are still decent.
If it's just to get the wheels off the ground I go for the diff/x-member.... I don't like the idea of jacking the car up at the radiator support.... seems like those spot welds could possibly pop apart.

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:33 AM
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I have to jack the car up via the rad support with a smaller jack, then I throw the low profile jack under the front cross member to jack the car up all the way.

For the rear I use the diff.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:05 AM
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^I purchased one of those ebay ladder bars a while back for my s14. It was a piece of junk.... When standing it up I could easily get it to bend by pressing down on it with some weight. The mounting holes were also off. I think I ended up giving it away.
The ones I have aren't terribly bad, but I remember them not fitting 100%...I was just gonna weld them to make them fit haha.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:33 AM
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Well if you were going to weld them in, you might as well just pick up some better metal tubing from your choice of raw metal retailer, then make your own brace lol

Some of this:
http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant...50&top_cat=197

And some 1/8" steel plates, boom, cheap braces and they will ALL FIT!!
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