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    Default Lowered 40mm plus VXR skirts = Jack no longer fits under the car...

    Just what I need

    It would appear that since fitting my VXR side skirts what with the car already being lowered 40mm, my trusty Halfords trolley jack no longer goes under the car and by quite some margin too.

    Went to do my oil change at the weekend and couldn't get the car up in the air. Eventually managed by turning the front wheels and jacking on the lower suspension arm just enough to get an axle stand under the car.

    So, anyone got any ideas on trolley jacks lower than the halfords one. I can't be in a situation where I don't have one that works on my car.
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    I know draper do low profile trolly jacks, but they are about £400!!!

    Here is one on amazon

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    scissor jack for the first bit then use the trolly jack? or carry a bit of wood to drive on to. You have me worried now though lol

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    Can't really help unfortunately but i once witnessed a suspension change (lowered) where they couldn't get the jack out because the wheel wasn't on the floor. They put a breeze block under the wheel then drove it off after removing the jack. You could always drive it onto a block then try jacking it?

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    Slightly cheaper one here

    http://www.diysolutionsltd.co.uk/sea...archterms=jack

    Plus I may (no promises) be able to get you a discount from here

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    yep i have that problem - drive onto some wood/brick to lift up the front enough to get the trolley jack under

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    pm sent Ian ...arcan jack

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    I can get hold of the following Ian if they float ya boat..

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    there are low profile ones, or what about an air bag jack like the 4x4 people use?

    i havent used one for years but afaik they go under just about anything

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    Thanks guys, will look into these options
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