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How do you lift your kia for rotating tires etc? minus the people that have access to a lift at work etc.

Im going to be using the grip brand pinch weld adapter, i have 2 of them and 2 floor jacks i was just curious how others lifted their cars
 

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Nice title!

There is a spot that i put my jack at and its right before the frond sub frame. Its flat enough to put the jack on and not crush anything. I can lift the whole side this way. I put a jack stand under the front on the sub frame. Just pick a good spot for it
 

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i was under the car today to plan out my attack for attempting to wrap the front part of the downpipe with it still on the car.

i see the flat spot you were talking apart. im assuming use used wood as a protectant also right?
 

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I got some wood for protecting the car from the jack pad. you didn't notice any issue with that flat area did you?
 

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Nope not at all. I just used jack stands for safety to
 

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I really wish mfg's would just make a flat piece of metal at all 4 corners for floor jacks to go, it would just make everything so much easier
 

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well I used that spot. my friend made me some flat pieces of wood screwed together that worked well, I tried to use my urethane jack pad with the wood and it slid on the jack and wiped some of the undercoat off, so I just used the wood byitself with a rag for alittle protection and it worked better. I think im going to toss the urethane jack pad, I can never use it for anything.

good think I had a can of 3m rubberized undercoat to re-do the p/s front corner on that flat spot.

I guess it wiped easily also because its just painted smooth on the undercarriage then the undercoat is sprayed on from the factory so it seems the undercoat doesn't get a good bite into the smooth surface.
 

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Lifting with the 2 front spots, i was able to inspect underneath tonight and it appears that everything is A ok.
 

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small update, I also looked under the back part of the car, and it seems just inside of the rear pinch weld "lift" areas, theres a flat spot kinda up "inside" the rocker panel. it seems a 2 post lift with adjustable feet would be able to reach this spot, but with a floor jack it could probably be done with a 4x4 block...

ill try and get a picture and see how everyone feels about it
 

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took some pictures tonight... i think i may get a second floor jack and maybe the cross beam support from harbor freight. ultimately i may get 2 cross beam supports...

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the first is a closer picture of the pinch weld reinforcement. im wondering if the square section to the inside of the rocker is able to support the car with maybe a small 4x4 or something...

second and 3rd is of my wife's optima in the same area and im also wondering the same thing about the 4x4, sense there is the same thing on the front of the optima's concerning the flat piece of metal.

the last picture is a broader picture of the area

dont mind the gym shorts lol
 

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Nice title!

There is a spot that i put my jack at and its right before the frond sub frame. Its flat enough to put the jack on and not crush anything. I can lift the whole side this way. I put a jack stand under the front on the sub frame. Just pick a good spot for it
Does anyone have a picture of this spot before the front sub frame?
 

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look under the car, its a big semi triangle piece with a grommet in the middle, cant miss it.
 
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That point would be a pain to get to without ramps. I have used the metal that is right under the sides that sits about 1/2" down for a jack point and so far it's working great.
 

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thats the subframe, i was pointing out more of an area thats on the body itself...

i am interested how your subframe has held up with half the weight on it?
 

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thats the subframe, i was pointing out more of an area thats on the body itself...

i am interested how your subframe has held up with half the weight on it?

Not sure who you were asking but there was no issue with my lift point. I guess using that 2x6 to distribute the force helped.
 

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Are you still using this technique without any problems? And where are you putting the jack stands?

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No issues, jack stands are placed in the locations behind the wheels specified in the manual.
 
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