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Jacking the car using the diff.... yes or no?

Jacking the car using the diff?

  • Yes

    Votes: 12 85.7%
  • No

    Votes: 2 14.3%

  • Total voters
    14

Tripxit

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The manual doesn't say you can but have read a lot of people do it?

It would make life easier.
 

Milo 6.0

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I have a garage sized trolley jack,ive jacked the rear up using the diff plenty of times,most times it sits on the diff housing and the cradle.Mine is a wagon.
 

stooge

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I have a large shop jack and i use the diff with a rubber pad on the jack.
I have done it for many moons and never had a problem.
 

BlackVXGTS

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I've always jacked up the rear of my VS/VT/VX/VF cars using the diff without problems.
 

immortality

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With a proper hydraulic jack yes, with the standard scissor jack in the boot no.
 

ybl8te

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Be suing the warrant of fitness place if jacking the car up by the diff does cause problems, as the inspectors only jack up by the diff..........
 
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