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Old 03-09-2012, 09:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ladogaboy View Post
I big thing to consider is ground clearance. I still use my car's stock scissor jack. It's light (relatively), compact, low clearance... oh, and made for the car! ;-)

If you don't want to buy a new, stock jack, I'd see if you could scrounge one up from a local scrapyard. I'm guessing VW has to have at least a somewhat universal jack.
Not very so with VWs... the threaded rod of the scissor jack that came with my S3 fouls the side skirt and so I use the one from the Ibiza, which remarkably fouls nothing.

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Old 03-09-2012, 10:58 AM   #12 (permalink)
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yea, the stock jack was crap. i also have a dreaded third brake light leak on the hatch that contributed to its demise through rust.
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Old 03-10-2012, 03:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Crazy... My stock scissor jack has no ill effects on my side skirts.

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