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When lifting our fine automobiles on a lift, we all (I presume) prefer to lift them while on the wheels!?
The frame has "lifting points" between the front and rear axels, but as stated by most body-men, it is better to lift on the wheel as to avoid tension in the frame and fenders from the increased overhang (weight).
Have anybody a suggestion how to lift our cars in any other ways and still be able to remove the wheels?
I know our Coupe's & GaranSport's have a stiffer body than say the spyder, but nevertheless a gentle treatment of our cars is always in consideration.
Maybe I am too worried as I own a couple of Biturbo cars which are very prone to crease when lifted in one point or by their designated lifting points.
Kai
 

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I have the same concern. The front lifting points are nothing more that plastic on the coupes. I was thinking about building an "X" out of wood to create a little more surface area where it is jacked from.

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The lifting points are structurally sound to lift from. These are the spots we use in the shop, and while there are plastic caps over some of them, the structure underneath is meant for lifting. These are the same spots the factory uses, and I think the lift actually puts less stress on these spots than some of the dynamic loads while cornering..

I've also owned cars in the past that had no business being on a lift, and have seen pickup trucks break in half on them, but I should think unless your car came from Louisiana its ok.

- Mark

ps. I can take some pictures the next time on of our cars is up, when you see it from underneath you know its ok.
 

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Thanks Mark.
Would like to see the photo(s) when possible.
I do not have plastic in those areas, why?
I bought my 05-GranSport "new" from MoA in Feb.06.
Almost got the red one you had then, through Tyron. He will remember.
Thanks for you great support of this site.
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Its actually Taryn, but maybe I'll start calling him tyron and see what he says. I think he's still mad from us hiding his boot in the wall before the fire extinguisher was installed. The price he pays for dating a Vikings cheerleader.


We have a coupe scheduled for service tomorrow, so I'll shoot that, vs. a 575 we have in the air, and our other lift style that we use for tricky cars.
 

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maseratikai said:
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For My Republican Friends:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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For My Democrat Friends:
Please accept with no obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive, gender-neutral celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice religious or secular traditions at all.
I also wish you a fiscally successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of the onset of the generally accepted calendar year 2007, but not without due respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to society have helped make America great. - Not to imply that America is necessarily greater than any other country nor the only America in the Western Hemisphere.
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