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Axle Stands location

Postby dravidham » Mon 26.04.2010, 16:27

Hi Lads
I want to have all 4 wheels of for refurb, is there a plan of the positions for the Axle stands for the S2
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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby speed-demon » Mon 26.04.2010, 16:30

I would also love to know the answer to this question. ???
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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby saska » Mon 26.04.2010, 18:59

dravidham wrote:Hi Lads
I want to have all 4 wheels of for refurb, is there a plan of the positions for the Axle stands for the S2
thanks for looking Graham

In addition to the 2 jacking points behind the front wheels the alternate jacking points noted in the General service Manual should also apply which are B. & C. in the diagram below:
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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby John_W » Mon 26.04.2010, 21:07

Graham,
The method I use is:
- jack up one side at the front using the sill jacking point (A on Saska's diagram)
- insert axle stand to take the load on the bolt heads (B on diagram)
- same on other side
- move to rear and make up a load-spreader from two pieces of wood screwed together. Both about one foot long, one about 1" wide such that it fits inside the rear U-channel onto which the rear of the wishbones are fixed, and the other about 4" wide so that it doesn't.
- Jack up the rear by placing the jack in the centre of the U-channel, using the wood as a load-spreader.
- If you've cut the wood to the correct length, and your jack isn't too wide, there should be room to place an axle stand on each side of it, located on the wooden load-spreader rather than the metal (points C on the diagram).

Just make sure you're on level ground and have wheels chocked, as you can move the centre of gravity quite a bit while getting the car in the air.

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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby dravidham » Tue 27.04.2010, 08:34

Thanks for that John, I'll use that, is there another wheel that can be used to hold up a corner with spare?
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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby stevieg8571 » Tue 27.04.2010, 13:06

Won't Vauxhall wheels simply bolt onto the elan as they're also 4 x 100 PCD?

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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby DaveB » Tue 27.04.2010, 13:15

I don't know about Vauxhall wheels... but

Remember MINI wheels are also 4 x 100, but the spigot is just too small to fit. You also need to be careful about the wheels fitting over the brakes etc...

David

PS, come to think of it, the spigot should not matter on Vauxhall wheels as the front hub is a direct match for Vauxhall... but as for everything else ?? :smt102
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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby bobbrown » Tue 27.04.2010, 14:48

Vauxhall 4 stud wheels will bolt straight on as they have the same center diameter and have the same PCD
FYI they can be found in 50mm offset which is about the same as the Mini rims but offer better caliper clearances.
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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby dravidham » Tue 27.04.2010, 20:14

Thanks for all of the replies.

Regarding Vauxhall wheels as a temporary measure whilst not driving the car/waiting for the refubs to be returned (this would be an easier method for me to do the task in question) should I be looking for *any* Vauxhall four stud wheel, or should I be looking for a specific model/age of Vauxhall vehicle when taking a trip to the breakers to source one?

Hope to hear from some of you.

Cheers,

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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby Jackonicko » Tue 27.04.2010, 22:17

Whereabouts are you, David?
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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby bobbrown » Tue 27.04.2010, 22:51

dravidham wrote:Thanks for all of the replies.

Regarding Vauxhall wheels as a temporary measure whilst not driving the car/waiting for the refubs to be returned (this would be an easier method for me to do the task in question) should I be looking for *any* Vauxhall four stud wheel, or should I be looking for a specific model/age of Vauxhall vehicle when taking a trip to the breakers to source one?

Hope to hear from some of you.

Cheers,

Graham.


You probably need to go 14" or larger to ensure they clear the brakes/suspension, as the spare is a 14" rim also try not to go to low on the offset
If you happen to be close to me I have a set of 16" offset 49 ronal alloys you can borrow but will need to be collected and returned.

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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby dravidham » Tue 27.04.2010, 22:52

Hi

@ Jackonicko - I'm located in Three Bridges, West Sussex (near Gatwick Airport).

@ bobbrown - That's a very generous offer, but you are a little too far away mileage wise. Thanks for offering though. Much appreciated :-)
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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby Jackonicko » Tue 27.04.2010, 23:49

I also have a set of wheels that could be borrowed. I'm near Reading - again too far, I guess.
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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby Bern » Sat 30.09.2017, 10:47

Hi All,

Apologies for resurrecting this one, but there is no image above with the detail I need to know!

Where can I put an axle stand at the front of the car, assuming I've got a jack on the jacking point?

Cheers,

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Re: Axle Stands location

Postby Bern » Sat 30.09.2017, 14:39

I've found it :-)
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