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How to Raise Support 10-14 Volkswagen GTI

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How to Raise Support 10-14 Volkswagen GTI

Created on: 2021-01-16

How to raise and support your vehicle and where to place your jack and jack stands on 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 VW GTI

  1. step 1 :Locating Jacking Points
    • Vehicle can be jacked up by:
    • - Pinch Welds
    • Do not jack up by:
    • - Aluminum Subframe
    • - Control arms
    • - Gas Tank
    • - Exhaust
    • - Thin Body Panels
    • - Floor Boards
    • Jack stands can be placed on:
    • - Pinch Welds

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Hi, I’m Mike from 1A Auto. We’ve been selling auto parts for over 30 years!

When raising and jacking this vehicle, you're not going to want to use a jack or jack stands on here on the control arms or on this aluminum because you may break the aluminum, or there. Some places you can jack up from is over here where the pinch weld is, right there, right here. And it's good to support the jack stands as far out as possible.

You can put jack stands right here although you will crush some of the aluminum. Some other areas, back here and back here are good jack stand locations and jacking points. You do not want to jack up under the gas tank, and here and here are not good jack locations or locations to put jack stands, cause they could slip off.

On this Volkswagen you can see, there's specific spots where you're supposed to jack the vehicle or support the vehicle. These little arrows indicate that and right on the pinch weld. It's the strongest part for jacking and supporting. The same over here.

On this side there's a little arrow pointing down. This one looks like it got smashed a little bit.

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