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Jacking Points

Need some help if anyone could provide pictures of Jacking points on my Alfa 4C. Ran over an ugly nail in my rear tire. Managed to drive it home as it was not leaking. I would like to remove it and bring to the dealer, but Don't want to use the emergency kit if I don't have too. I've seen some pictures online, but I find they are not that great. I just want to make sure before I jack it up. Any feed back would be much appreciated. Thanks

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Along the rocker panel you will find an arrow that shows the location of the jacking point.

Follow along that line directly inboard towards the center of the car (it's a lot further in than you would think). You will find a rectangular area where the engine under tray is missing and you can see composite reinforcing ribs and a few bolt heads. That is the rear jacking point.

I strongly recommend a rubber jacking pad or hockey puck between your jack and the body. Just using a jack could scratch things up, although structurally it would be fine.

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Thanks For your reply, I see where I think the jacking point is. If uploaded a picture, would you be able to confirm the jacking point. I just don't want, to screw it up for a stupid nail. Thanks
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The rear jack point has a waffle like texture. That's the only place you can safely lift the rear from.

The front is much easier. Yes, there is a bump under the car that is the official jack point. But, you can safely lift the front anywhere that is carbon fiber. There is only 1000 pounds at the front axle. Yes, I've lifted my 4C many times.

The hockey pucks make very nice tools. I think mine were $5.00 each at Big 5.
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The rear jack point has a waffle like texture. That's the only place you can safely lift the rear from.

The front is much easier. Yes, there is a bump under the car that is the official jack point. But, you can safely lift the front anywhere that is carbon fiber. There is only 1000 pounds at the front axle. Yes, I've lifted my 4C many times.

The hockey pucks make very nice tools. I think mine were $5.00 each at Big 5.
Thanks for the Hockey Pucks tip. Can you please confirm the front and rear jacking points please. Please see attachments. Thanks
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Looks right to me.

The rear jack point is part of the sub-frame.
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Thanks for the Hockey Pucks tip. Can you please confirm the front and rear jacking points please. Please see attachments. Thanks
Yes those are correct.

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Looks right to me.

The rear jack point is part of the sub-frame.
Thanks for confirming. Much appreciated.

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Yes those are correct.
Thanks for confirming on the jacking points. Would you happen to know what the Torque value is for the bolts? I will ask the dealer as well. I just to make sure they don't feed me some dumb number. Thanks very much. Great board.

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Thanks for confirming on the jacking points. Would you happen to know what the Torque value is for the bolts? I will ask the dealer as well. I just to make sure they don't feed me some dumb number. Thanks very much. Great board.
Officially it's 72 lb/ft but I always use 75 lb/ft as it's easy to remember.

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