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Old 03-14-2019, 03:48 PM
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Please forgive me for reviving an old thread but this is the only one related to jack stand location for a D4 that I could find here. Like the OP I got one side of the vehicle up with my floor jack at the designated lift point but from there I'm unsure where I could place a jack stand to keep the car up for an extended amount of time.
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Old 04-02-2019, 07:21 AM
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Would someone be kind enough to share some pictures of suggested jack stand locations for underneath the car? I understand where to place a floor jack to raise the vehicle, just need to know the where to place a stand for extended lifting of the vehicle. Hoping to avoid being crushed under 4500 lbs due to a cheap Harbor Freight floor jack ;-)

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FWIW, I have struggled with this generally for probably 20 years of Audis now. Sort of since the belly pans came out. Thus, first step for me for serious jack stand placement--beyond just back up for floor jack in one corner--is to pull the belly pan and then assess. Painful as extra step, but I think likewise wishful thinking there is some hidden Audi sure fire good place for them. Where I usually end up are one of the main lower arm suspension bolt up points, but those are situational often based on curves to parts underneath as well as head of jack stand. On C5 and D3 that was at an area near lower rear arm on each side, but also where I put jack head so it becomes chicken and egg. Rear also seems harder on my (sport diff) D4. Diff cases used to be iron, without cooling fins and bolted to a steel subframe so I could jack rear end there. Not any more--looks more fragile area in general

I also have both flat jack pads and a lower body crease one to use with jack head itself at modern Audi std. jack points.

For heavy work that is one end only and no wheels off, I have ramps. Race Ramps are current ones. Bulky to store, both those are light unlike old clunky stamped steel ones. I do brake jobs one corner at a time, and bleed for final step. W/ one wheel off, I use old standby of pushing the wheel + tire out of way under the body.

Sorry, won't be easy answers here, let alone more than a small number of D4 owners (so far) who do a lot of wrenching.

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Old 04-02-2019, 08:43 AM
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I've decided to invest in a new set of jack stands specifically to work on Audis. In my case, I've purchase Jackpoint Jack Stands, which allows you to lift the car using the standard lift points then position the jack stand in the same space.
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Originally Posted by TheoRR View Post
I've decided to invest in a new set of jack stands specifically to work on Audis. In my case, I've purchase Jackpoint Jack Stands, which allows you to lift the car using the standard lift points then position the jack stand in the same space.
they work well. worth the wait in the end.
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