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I bought the kit along with 2 extra stands (4 stands total). I haven't installed it yet. I'll be sure to review when I do. The stands are really nice though.
 

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Somewhere Shinoo posted the instructions about how to do it yourself. I had already been thinking something along those lines and enjoyed reading his idea. A real DIY project.
 

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I just had it installed at my shop. I didn't do it myself but it looked pretty easy to do as long as you have a way to lift the car.

I don't have a photo but when it's installed you can see it looking through the rear diffuser.

I also bought two of those jackstands they have that have the nice flat surface. But I have not used those either.

Basically just takes up the space between the bottom pan and the transaxle. That way you have a nice fairly big area in the center of the rear you can easily jack up the whole rear of the car at once. And the price is right.

Certainly is a fast way to jack up the rear of the car which could come in real handy.

And I suppose you could jack up the rear of the car put those 2 of their jackstands on both the rear lift pads and then move the jack up the front onto one of the two front area lift pads as the front of the car would be higher in the air and you could fit a conventional low-profile jack in there. Then you could jack up one end of the front from that one front pad. Then you would have three wheels in the air. And if you had a second jack you could jack up the other front wheel then you would have all four wheels in the air but only jackstands at the rear. But I have not tried this.

And the bad thing about the 4c front lift points are that once the car is in the air via a conventional jack, you can't put jackstands underneath the lift pad because the jack is already there!

I don't recommend this but it certainly looks like you could put a jackstand just next to the designated front lift point as the designated lift point is just area of carbon tub. I'm pretty sure you could secure it in few inches away from that designated area no problem.

And you probably could also lift the whole side of your car both front and rear tires if you put a jack right in the center of the carbon tub on the outside. But I'm not going to try it!!

Too bad they don't have something like this that would fit in the center of the front! That would sure make things simple to lift the whole car into the air and use 4 jackstands to secure it.

I lift the whole car at once into the air using my Quickjack 5000. But that is setting up two big heavy things underneath the car and takes some time. And the Quickjack costs $999 for the 3500 pound version. But it is the slick set up and you don't even need any jackstands.

But the Liftkit for quickly jacking up the rear with a conventional jack is a no-brainer. I'm sure mine is going to come in handy sometime maybe just to lift up the rear tires to swap one or both of them out quickly.

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I have a Ranger Quick Jack like CallMeAl also has which is excellent. The setup you are talking about has been used by several members with good results. You will need a long reach and low floor jack. I got one from Harbor Freight that often has them on sale for about $120 or less. They are very well made and have an extra long reach and low profile that is perfect the 4C. I don't use mine much anymore on the 4C as the Ranger is better for me...but still use the floor jack for my other cars and ride around lawn mower. Don't plan on keeping the jack in the trunk though...way to big and heavy ;-)
 

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I purchased it and did the install myself... I have some ramps which the 4c can back up on... hence it wasn't too challenging...

I haven't tried to lift with it yet as I don't have a jack low enough...

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I just purchased the lift kit today. Since I'll have the rear taken apart soon to install the Centerline Stradale system, I figured it would be the perfect time to get this installed.


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I lifted my 4C with a floor jack. I had to roll the tires onto 3/4 inch plywood so I could get the jack under the car. I lifted from the rear/side jack point. I raised it quite a bit and the front wheel lifted off the ground as well. My best guess is that if you did support both rear jack points and then lifted one front corner, the other side will lift as well.
 

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I lifted my 4C with a floor jack. I had to roll the tires onto 3/4 inch plywood so I could get the jack under the car. I lifted from the rear/side jack point. I raised it quite a bit and the front wheel lifted off the ground as well. My best guess is that if you did support both rear jack points and then lifted one front corner, the other side will lift as well.

With the LIFT pad I bet you would not have had to put your car on the plywood.

Someone needs to try to do everything you list and in that order. Good chance it would work and then you would be able to access all four wheels off the ground at once using only one jack and two jackstands.

But you would not have any jackstands under the front for safety so it would only be good for quick wheel changes I would surmise.

Also cars have a tendency to roll a bit once you unweight one end of them when the other end is stationary. So you would have to do it very slowly and carefully to keep the rear jackstands from kicking out. But the sector 111 jackstands are pretty stout and stable with a wide footprint.
 

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The goal would be to put the car on four jack stands.

Raising the rear first with that center point and resting the car on two stands. Then lifting the front and resting it on two more stands.

The front can be lifted from anywhere that is carbon fiber. There is only 1000 pounds on the front axle.

A front center jack point would be nice, but I'm not so sure there's any place to do that.
 

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The front can be lifted from anywhere that is carbon fiber. There is only 1000 pounds on the front axle.
I kind of thought so. Seems those designated front lift points are just picked with no real importance that you lift at exactly there.

A front center jack point would be nice, but I'm not so sure there's any place to do that.

Or anyway to get at it!!!

Crazy question number one:
What would you guess would happen if you put a jack on the carbon fiber tub on the outside and halfway between the front and rear wheels and then lifted the car up so that both wheels on that side were lifted into the air three or 4 inches?
 

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I have it, but not installed. The main reason I haven't installed it was that I have a Carbon Fiber rear underpan diffuser (Capristo Exhaust). But I may install it when I get back under the car next time.....
 

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Crazy question number one:
What would you guess would happen if you put a jack on the carbon fiber tub on the outside and halfway between the front and rear wheels and then lifted the car up so that both wheels on that side were lifted into the air three or 4 inches?
I've seen that by the race track, the crew lifted one side just like that and put jack stand at the normal lifting points, then repeated at the other side. Owner said they sometimes did both sides at once with two jacks and a guy to keep the car in balance...
 

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I've seen that by the race track, the crew lifted one side just like that and put jack stand at the normal lifting points, then repeated at the other side. Owner said they sometimes did both sides at once with two jacks and a guy to keep the car in balance...

That would've been a great "Polaroid moment" (great time for a photo).

Especially the double lift! Wow!!

Somebody on the forum is going to test that out......

I wonder if Alex has done that with his race car?

FYI Quickjack has temporarily reduced their price to $999 for their 3500 pound jack system. I just bought one to put in my trailer. The whole system weighs 180 pounds but they have wheels and handle so they're pretty easy to move around.
 
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