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    Had a tyre puncture recently and had to fill the tyre with foam. As a quick fix I went to a tyre shop to get the puncture fixed. However they said they couldn’t do it cos the car was too low and all the jacks were too high.

    Is this a common problem with tyre shops or is there a way to safely jack the car without damaging it?

    Reading the manual it shows 2 jacking points which appear that they should be flat surface jacks. Is this right? And is there any particular markings to look out for underneath. Its very hard to see anything under the car since it is so low and I don’t want the tyre fitter to put the jack in the wrong place and crack an undercarriage panel.

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    By how much was the jack too high? Could you just take a couple of wooden planks along and drive onto them?

    I made a pair of ramps from inch-thick MDF ‘layered’ in 3 stages, great for getting more clearance.

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    Well.. right now I feel really stupid for asking this question. Yes ofcourse drive onto some planks.

    I think I will buy 2 bottle jacks from Halfords and take the wheels off myself. That way I know it will be jacked up right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikue View Post
    Well.. right now I feel really stupid for asking this question. Yes ofcourse drive onto some planks.

    I think I will buy 2 bottle jacks from Halfords and take the wheels off myself. That way I know it will be jacked up right.
    You can get low slung trolley jacks that certainly fit under my Mondy and 348`s,not sure how much lower a 360 is at the jacking points.However, i just drive mine onto homemade ramps, as Chris says, and use a normal trolley jack.I think you may struggle with bottle jacks.
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    This is a big problem on my cs, about 65mm,no jack that low,bottle jack on a normal 360 would be way too big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MARKY 355 View Post
    This is a big problem on my cs, about 65mm,no jack that low,bottle jack on a normal 360 would be way too big.
    If you come up with a solution let me know, cant find a jack which will fit under the CS!!

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    SteveW has one that is very low, it is an aluminium one from some online rally shop.I`m sure he will pop up shortly and let us know.

    http://www.ready2race.co.uk/shop/sho...d30fbf4f6635cb

    80mm minimum saddle height,would be ok for mine, more than likely not for a 360.Plus at vthat price i`ll keep driving it onto 30mm thick pieces of plank...
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    Quote Originally Posted by daveleeds View Post
    If you come up with a solution let me know, cant find a jack which will fit under the CS!!
    congrats on the cs mate is it good to be back in a fcar again sounds really nice as speaking to si last week.

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    I bought one of these a while ago and use it all the time.

    Comfortably fits under a 355 jacking point with room to spare.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4000lb-RACING-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry View Post
    I bought one of these a while ago and use it all the time.

    Comfortably fits under a 355 jacking point with room to spare.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4000lb-RACING-...QQcmdZViewItem
    This is the one I have, like Terry says loads of clearance on the 348/355
    http://www.northerntooluk.com/produc...partno=144440E

    Looking at the specs the one Terry has seems a bit better having a 2 ton capacity.

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