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I have done a search and the perceived wisdom is that the car (GS) will be fine if you put the axle stands under the jacking points.

My question is how do you get the stand in if you are using the jacking point to lift the car? I may be having a blonde moment:D , but pictures and advice would be great.
 

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I've not jacked up the QP; however, the process is relatively the same - i.e., use common sense. Generally I jack the car up and put the jack stand next to the jack point closest to the wheel - the jack point is on a side frame, which generally runs the length of the car. On some cars you'll see other obvious visible steel supports, i.e. crossmember, subframe, etc. which can also be used to put a jack stand underneath. Common sense is not to put the jack stand on the exhaust, questionable uneven surface, etc. I call this don't be Lucy - recalling the I Love Lucy episode where Lucy puts the jack under the front fender and the jack is pushed through the sheet metal.

Below are some links that also discuss the issue.

Jacking car via Crossmember: http://www.ehow.com/how_16351_jack-stands.html?ref=fuel

Jacking car via side frame: http://www.ehow.com/how_1864_jack-car-safely.html?ref=fuel

Another link telling you to put the jack stand next to the jackpoint: http://autorepair.about.com/od/safetyfirst/qt/jack_safety.htm

Video how to use jack stands: http://www.autohow.tv/node/6
 

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Thanks Vincent.

Did not know if there was any plastic shrouding which could be damaged if I used a different part of the sub frame from the jacking point. Have been too lazy to get down on my hands and knees and have a good look:D
 

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The biggest problem I've encounted in the past with sportier cars (e.g., Aston Martin, Jaguar) is that you need to make sure you have a low profile jack. It's less of an issue now because most floor jacks are now low profile by default.
 

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Hydraulic rolling car lifts...much easier!
My parking garage uses the hydraulic rolling car lifts for situations where an owner blocks in another car and forget to deposit the key with the attendant. However, for jacking purposes, they don't lift the car high enough to do anything other than to push it to another location. A friend thought it would be entertaining to move his car around in his home garage and purchased these lifts. I think his justification was to move his weekend car closer to the middle of his garage so he would have more workspace. Even on the lifts the car is still fairly heavy to move. Shortly after purchasing the lifts he exerted too much pressure and ended up pushing/rolling his car into his daily driver - double bad; however, extremely funny.
 
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