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How To Put Your Mini On Jack Stands


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#1 stevestonmotorco

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 01:55 AM

We are starting to make monthly tech tips and decided to start out simply with a how to jack up the mini and put it on jack stands (have seen enough dented floor pans to know that not everyone knows how to do this correctly). 

 

Anyways enjoy the video and stay tuned for more! 

 

 



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 11:54 PM

Nice, simple but very well put together, subscribed

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:01 PM

good video but music is crap



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:24 PM

mmm i see that it has been jacked on the tie-bar mounts before.

 

and bent the bars. not the best point to jack on without mentioning possible tie bar damage.  type of jack has different results..



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 09:01 PM

These guys posted a great vid of them driving to Alaska in their classic Mini and Triumph.....at one point they lost the Mini around a corner and almost put it in a lake, a local came with their Dodge Pickup and pulled them up a steep embankment like a toy!



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Posted 06 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

mmm i see that it has been jacked on the tie-bar mounts before.

 

and bent the bars. not the best point to jack on without mentioning possible tie bar damage.  type of jack has different results..

Well spotted Nick - I was about to point that out too.  



#7 stevestonmotorco

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Posted 06 October 2017 - 06:34 PM

Thanks for the comments! The previous owner (I assume) jacked the car up from that point and hit the tie bar. Its not ideal place ill admit but because of the huge JDM autobox sump guard the jack wouldn't fit anywhere else :( Its hard to see from the camera angle but I made sure that nothing bent and no contact with the tie bar was made. On my own car (the one that almost went into a lake haha) I lift it from a different location. As long and you take care and make sure no undue stress is put on it, it will work in a pinch. 

 

Its a first go at the "Tech Tip" series, but stay tuned as we will be releasing at least one a month covering more and more detailed jobs. Appreciate the feedback and would love suggestions for future tech videos! Thanks again :D






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