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Old 12-14-2011, 10:38 PM
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It really helps to have two jacks if you are putting the car on jackstands.

1) Break-free all the wheel bolts
2) Jack the car up a bit on one of the side/front jack pads

3) Using a 2nd jack lift the entire front of the car using the front middle jack pad

4) Put jack stands under the two front/side jack points - ie the ones from step 2) and lower car
5) For the rear you have two options:
5a) - lift rear of car from middle diff brace - use a rubber puck or wood block to prevent damage to bolts (I am not a big fan of this point)

5b) lift from just in front of rear jackpad point at crossbrace attachment point

6) Put jackstands under rear jack pads and lower car
7) Car is now secure on 4 stands - remove wheels

I am not sure if the coupes have the ability to use point 5b, this may be a convertible-only brace.
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