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2019/12/07 19:59:47 (permalink)

Axle stand placement

I plan to ceramic coat the wheels on my 981 CS over the next few weeks. Can anybody advise the best place to site axle stands at the front and rear please?

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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/07 20:19:20 (permalink)
    I’ve just done mine, using a jack and one wheel at a time. All done over two days with cleaning and sealant curing time for two coats per wheel.
     

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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/07 22:14:06 (permalink)
    If you go to www.porscheownermanuals.com and manage to find the 2013 - 2016 Cayman one, you’ll find details on page 225. I’m sure I ought to be able to copy it and post here but regret I can’t work out how to do so!
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/07 23:43:45 (permalink)
    GordonT
    If you go to www.porscheownermanuals.com and manage to find the 2013 - 2016 Cayman one, you’ll find details on page 225. I’m sure I ought to be able to copy it and post here but regret I can’t work out how to do so!
    Best of luck,
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    The site seems to be down. Is there another site, do you know?


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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/08 08:48:16 (permalink)

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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/08 09:05:09 (permalink)
    There are 4 designated lifting points on your car, at the front and rear of the sills and slightly inboard. Although this link is for a 986 Boxster, it should be applicable for your 981:
     
    https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Boxster_Tech/01-BASICS-Jacking_Up/01-BASICS-Jacking_Up.htm
     
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/08 09:17:34 (permalink)
    The issue here is (I think) that the jack is occupying the lifting point, so where does one put an axle stand at that corner of the car?  It's something I've sometimes wondered about - someone will know the solution?  Edit - just read the pelican link above and it seems there is an alternative place for the jack so the stand can go under the main jacking point - I assume this is similar on later 981/991 cars?
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/08 14:31:26 (permalink)
    Gorsh
    The issue here is (I think) that the jack is occupying the lifting point, so where does one put an axle stand at that corner of the car?  It's something I've sometimes wondered about - someone will know the solution?  Edit - just read the pelican link above and it seems there is an alternative place for the jack so the stand can go under the main jacking point - I assume this is similar on later 981/991 cars?


    I'll check this out tomorrow and report back ;)
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/08 14:51:43 (permalink)
    Just nipped out and dodged the showers. Mine has the complete front-to-back undertray. Guess I'm going to have to do the wheels one at a time and rely on the trolley jack :(
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/08 19:55:22 (permalink)
    When removing wheels on my 981 CS I normally put an axle stand under the pivot point of the suspension arm as a precaution to the trolley jack.
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/08 20:10:14 (permalink)
    mr pg
    When removing wheels on my 981 CS I normally put an axle stand under the pivot point of the suspension arm as a precaution to the trolley jack.


    Yep, I think that's what I'll resort to. I was hoping to lift the whole of the front then repeat at the back. I do have two trolley jacks, so I could chance it with the axle stands as you describe. Just made a couple of jack pads to fit my jacks and the jacking points on the car. At least it should sit well on the trolley jacks.
     
    All for the sake of clean wheels
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/09 19:33:46 (permalink)
    If you use the jacking point at the rear, it also lifts the front (on the same side) high enough to get the axle stand in there, on its jacking point. Same the other way around too.
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/11 01:27:06 (permalink)
    Hi,
    I've used the same method as Briggy, and jacked one end of the car high enough to get a stand under the other end.
     
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/11 21:12:45 (permalink)
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    Hi,
    I've used the same method as Briggy, and jacked one end of the car high enough to get a stand under the other end.
     
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    I guess that gives me a chance to take off one front and one rear at the same time and only have to rely on one jack and one stand. Better that relying on two jacks I suppose
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/11 22:19:12 (permalink)
    Yes, that'll work. I was taking off my front bumper to clear the rads and fit mesh, so just took off both front wheels.
     
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/13 10:49:23 (permalink)
    Just out of interest, which Ceramic coating are you guys using for your wheels?  My summer wheels are off the car at the moment, so would be a good opportunity to do them.

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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/13 10:57:00 (permalink)
    Gtechniq wheel armour for me.
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/28 19:14:29 (permalink)
    MattDC2
    Just out of interest, which Ceramic coating are you guys using for your wheels?  My summer wheels are off the car at the moment, so would be a good opportunity to do them.




    Just finished my last wheel. In the end, I used two jacks, one at the front and one at the rear. The rear is a low profile one and the front normal. Jacked the car up with the low-profile to get the normal one under the front and removed both wheels. Once off, lowered the front jack to the bottom of it's reach and the car was around it's normal height and lowered the rear while I did the wheels. The car was stable and couldn't fall any further :) I picked up four ice hockey pucks to use as pads. They are really good.
     
    As far as the ceramic coating is concerned, I used Gtechniq Wheel armour, but only for the wheel faces. There might just have been enough for the whole four wheels, but I didn't want to risk it. For the barrels, I have used an Auto Finesse product. Application was easy, but the prep (fallout removal, compounding, polishing and de-greasing) was labourious. But strangely therapeutic :)
     
    Following some advice from Jeff, I used some Wurth Silver Wheel paint to touch up the odd chip.
     
    Time will tell how well they work.
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    Re: Axle stand placement 2019/12/29 17:28:49 (permalink)
    Sounds like you’ve done a proper job there.  Thanks for sharing.  I’ll get on it

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