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HdiaS4 11-14-2006 02:30 PM

wow..
 
i had a friend with a similar event, but it happened it brazil and he was driving a 1.0 FIAT uno, the worst car ever.
he also said was the worst time of his life, he drove for almost 2 hours with a broken foot, on gravel road, manual car.
but he did get a new car, vw santana.

picnicbob 11-14-2006 02:34 PM

me too. and i miss that thing that fits into the lug hole to make it easier to get the wheel back on
 
that broke too.

'01 S4 Kid 11-14-2006 02:41 PM

Yes. fell over, side skirt damaged

00b5 11-14-2006 02:44 PM

Yes, tire under car saved my face, maybe my life!

skiracer 11-14-2006 02:46 PM

Yes- failed (bent, almost collapsed) on first (and ONLY) use. POS!!

LuvnhatemyA6 11-14-2006 02:48 PM

Yes, fell over, scraped side skirt and door - could have been crushed

ryoung 11-14-2006 02:55 PM

Witnessed a failure.
 
Docmusolf <a href="https://forums.audiworld.com/a8/msgs/100875.phtml">Nearly Lost a Hand</a> at the Quattro Club's Grattan event. I haven't used the Audi jack since that weekend and now carry a floor jack in the trunk. The <a href="https://forums.audiworld.com/a8/msgs/100854.phtml">Death by Jack</a> thread discusses three other incidents. Searches in the other forums would undoubtedly find many others.

The Four Amigos at Grattan. Note that the paddock area where the jack failure occurred is very flat.

<img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/31455/escapa8_grattan2003_4_a8s_parked.jpg">

Kris Hansen 11-14-2006 03:05 PM

Failed how? Actually BROKE? or the car fell over due to misuse of the emergency jack?
 
I've used them over the last, oh 16 years or so here and there, NEVER had a problem. Granted, you have to be careful, but I've never had a car fall off of one.

Also keep in mind, the Audi jack is designed for emergency tire changes ONLY, any other use of it is just pure stupidity.

Dr.Duct_Mossburg 11-14-2006 03:10 PM

i really had no one to blame except for myself, i should of known better

Dr.Duct_Mossburg 11-14-2006 03:11 PM

p.s. try getting a car back off the ground, with only a spare, and a broken jack..
 
all while having a broken foot.


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