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Just to clarify a point, I wasn't actually suggesting jacking a car up from a suspension arm. I have raised and supported many cars by supporting the hub with an axle stand (this can usually only be done once the wheel is off, to give adequate clearance). getting the axle stand to meet-up with as close to the hub as is possible ensures that the suspension is supporting the car (which is, after all, what its designed to do, and would do if it were a wheel/tyre that was supporting the car, rather than an axle stand). I would not suggest using a link arm or anything else like that, as not only are they too weak, they will send the suspension geometry all to pot.

When I raise a car, its to remove the alloys for refurbishing, not to change components, so I accept that what works for my purpose isn't going to be appropriate for all.


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