Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 911 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto Canada
Posts: 494
Garage
Question lifting the car

1987 carrera.
I am getting new tires installed and in reviewing the lifting points of my 87 Carrera, and matching it to the lift used at "Costco" tires garage, i came to the conclusion that the square lifting points of the car are quite small and 2 of them are very close to my AC and oil hoses and the flat bed of the lift arm might cause damage.
Costco does have a lifting V shape pad replacing the large square one and the best place to lift the car are the bac and front TORSION tubes as described in our host 101 projects book.
Does anyone used both front and back Torsions to lift the car? 5 ft. or so above ground? any opinions?
Old 05-08-2019, 09:44 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Driver
 
Noah930's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 14,232
Garage
An alternative is to place a jack pad into the receptacle under the door, jack up one side (and replace the tires), and then repeat on the other side of the car. Have had tire shops do that in the past. Avoids exactly the concerns you've raised.
__________________
1987 Venetian Blue (really looks like grey) 930 Coupe
Old 05-08-2019, 10:31 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Counterclockwise?
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Keswick, Ontario
Posts: 2,325
Garage
Hand them 4 hockey pucks.
So many cars have been damaged by tire monkeys.
I'd go somewhere else.
__________________
Rod
1986 Carrera
2001 996TT
A bunch of stuff with spark plugs
Old 05-08-2019, 10:39 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 72
Any reputable tire shop will have spacers for their lifts. If nothing else you can request them to use floor jacks and hand them a jack adapter if they don't. I worked at a tire shop in college and I can't imagine they have less options 24 years later.
Old 05-08-2019, 11:37 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: So. Calif.
Posts: 18,612
Thus far, no warnings about exposed and fragile oil lines often flattened by errant lift practices?

Let this be fair warning or merely a reminder.
Old 05-08-2019, 12:10 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Syracuse,Ny
Posts: 2,116
Your asking for trouble, wouldn't let anyone jack up my Porsche unless I knew them.
Our society lacks common sense more and more everyday.
Old 05-08-2019, 12:14 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
 
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Marietta, Ga (Atlanta)
Posts: 2,820
Quote:
Originally Posted by Noah930 View Post
An alternative is to place a jack pad into the receptacle under the door, jack up one side (and replace the tires), and then repeat on the other side of the car. Have had tire shops do that in the past. Avoids exactly the concerns you've raised.
That's exactly what I did at Costco when I got my last set of tires.
They had no problem doing it that way. Very simple solution!
__________________
'80SC Widebody 3.6 transplant Anthracite "The Rocket"
Long gone but still miss them all:
'77 911 Targa, '72 BMW 3.0CS Coupe(finest car I ever had!)
'71 911T Coupe White, '70 911T Coupe Blue
'68 911 Coupe Orange, '68 911L Soft Window Targa
Old 05-08-2019, 12:17 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
rnln's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: CA
Posts: 6,979
on my 911, I take off the wheels and bring them to tire shop.
__________________
Fat butt 911, 1987
Old 05-08-2019, 01:05 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 1,414
Can you take them just the wheels?
Old 05-08-2019, 01:09 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 175
Garage
I echo the sentiments above. Bring the wheels to them & inspect your pads, lines etc. while you have the wheels off.
Old 05-08-2019, 03:36 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
wareaglescott's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Auburn, AL
Posts: 476
Garage
I have a 2 post in my garage and lift the car by the rear torsion bars and two points up front that avoid the oil lines and ac hoses. I would have a hard time trusting anyone else to do it. I just take the wheels off and take them to the tire place but that is harder to do if you dont have a lift.
Old 05-08-2019, 04:27 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #11 (permalink)
Rescuer of old cars
 
Arne2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Eugene, OR
Posts: 3,453
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by rnln View Post
on my 911, I take off the wheels and bring them to tire shop.
^ This. I have a good shop I patronize, but I don't let them jack up my Porsches.
__________________
"Honestly now, did you spend your youth dreaming of someday owning a Nissan or Mitsubishi?" - Porsche ad from early '90s

1972 911T coupe
Priors - '84 911 Carrera coupe, '84 944, '73 914 2.0
Old 05-08-2019, 05:04 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #12 (permalink)
Uncertifiable!!!
 
Uwon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,473
Garage
There are 10mm (check size) threaded holes at each corner of the belly pan, just next to the pinch welds. Get yourself four hockey pucks, drill out the centre, including a recess for the bolt head and screw them in. As I recall, on one corner I also had to saw a slit on the puck as the threaded hole is too close to the pinch weld.



Johan
__________________
Living well is life's best revenge- George Herbert (1593-1633)
2006 C2S, A4 Quattro, the RST hot rod-http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/748639-evolution-carrera-rst.html
Old 05-09-2019, 03:37 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #13 (permalink)
scumbag
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: noblesville, IN
Posts: 800
Garage
Check here. I did just as Johan advised.
__________________
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/989493-my-low-budget-dream-car-build.html

IG: @doktor_b
Old 05-09-2019, 06:34 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #14 (permalink)
Counterclockwise?
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Keswick, Ontario
Posts: 2,325
Garage
He has an 87. There are factory pads in place.
__________________
Rod
1986 Carrera
2001 996TT
A bunch of stuff with spark plugs
Old 05-09-2019, 06:58 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #15 (permalink)
scumbag
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: noblesville, IN
Posts: 800
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 911 Rod View Post
He has an 87. There are factory pads in place.
Apologies. Figure a tire tech can hit a bigger target with greater success, assuming the pads on an 87 are located the same as on a 79.
Easy to miss a small square, hard to miss a hockey puck.
__________________
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/989493-my-low-budget-dream-car-build.html

IG: @doktor_b
Old 05-09-2019, 07:06 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #16 (permalink)
Counterclockwise?
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Keswick, Ontario
Posts: 2,325
Garage
You call a tire monkey at Costco a tire tech.
__________________
Rod
1986 Carrera
2001 996TT
A bunch of stuff with spark plugs
Old 05-09-2019, 07:10 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #17 (permalink)
scumbag
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: noblesville, IN
Posts: 800
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 911 Rod View Post
You call a tire monkey at Costco a tire tech.
I've been working on being nicer.
My natural disposition is alleged to be too abrasive for polite society.

Plus there's no need to disparage anyone who works at Costco. They already work at Costco. They understand perfectly well there's room for improvement.
__________________
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/989493-my-low-budget-dream-car-build.html

IG: @doktor_b
Old 05-09-2019, 07:18 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #18 (permalink)
Registered User
 
gwinnch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 112
Garage
+1 on removing the wheels and dropping them off.
__________________
1985 911 Targa
Old 05-09-2019, 07:20 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #19 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: behind the redwood curtain, (humboldt county) california
Posts: 797
Garage
+1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dpmulvan View Post
Your asking for trouble, wouldn't let anyone jack up my Porsche unless I knew them.
Our society lacks common sense more and more everyday.
Costco tire "technicians" jacked up my wife's Volvo wagon with a floor jack under the thin sheet metal "toe control arm, bending it so badly the tire had about 1/2 inch of toe out and the new tire lasted about a thousand miles.

Additionally, before the new tires were installed, the right front tire was almost worn down to the chords on the inside - the ball joint was extreamly loose and they failed to report this to my wife's family, (prior owners).

I know it is a lot of grunt work, but taking the tires off yourself and taking them to the tire shop is the safe way to go unless you either supervise the work, or have someone "skilled" make sure it gets done right.

Good luck,
chris
Old 05-09-2019, 10:14 AM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #20 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:27 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.