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    Quote Originally Posted by NCGreasemonkey View Post
    You two breeders dropped how many youngin's?

    If it is just two I just went back to Def Con 5! The second child's inheritance might be mine.
    I have three, she has eight. None of hers are at all interested in car repair though.

    Someone asked me if this would go high enough to do a clutch job. I took these pictures to show it is possible. This first one shows the lift in the lowest position, with one of the jack stands I used for my clutch jobs in its highest position as I used it.



    This second picture shows the lift in its highest position. The point I used to place the jack stand is about 4 1/2" higher than what it was on the jack stand.


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    Wow! That is a large family.

    You can do a trans swap at full height. If you want more room underneath, for that sort of job, move the hoses outward.





    But more room than a floor jack and stand in one shot.



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    Meh, real men lift their Miatas with one hand and sruff a stand with the other but whatever...
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    Bold words from a man who doesn't even own one...

    Despite it being cold today, I decided to make up for my sloughing off this week and swap out mufflers. I didn't have any real problems, one thing to note is the NB1 has four hangers on the muffler, while the NB2 only has three. It is perfectly secure on mine with just the three. I also took the opportunity to replace the urethane hanger I put on last year for a new factory rubber one in the interest of reducing some noise transmission into the cabin. I do have some contact now between the rear section of the exhaust and my 949 rear subframe brace so when it warms up I'll pull that off again and do some clearancing with my grinder like I did before. I also found that some roadkill I ran over a while back left more residue than I thought on the underside, so I got rid of all that.

    I mentioned before that the car will travel some horizontally as the QuickJack raises. In the interest of general knowledge I took some measurements to see how far it moves. The car will move 3 1/4" when putting it into the low position, that is with the locks in place. Add 1/2" of travel for those to clear to pull them out. For the high position, the car will move 10 3/8" with the locks in place. Add 1 3/4" to that when you take the locks off.

    Finally, I measured 18 1/4" clearance from the bottom of my FM frame rails to the floor in the highest position. That is using the thinner rubber blocks, the thicker ones are 3" thick so will add around 1 1/2" of additional clearance.

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    After some thought, I decided to buy a set of NB2 seats in parchment leather. While I love my Recaros, they aren't very comfortable for longer trips. Since the wife and I are headed to MATG in August I figured it would be a good buy. They should be here next week.

    Still haven't heard anything from Jon Bond Performance about my supercharger despite several efforts to get in touch with them. I may need to look into options for action.

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    I sent a message to JBP last night and heard back within a very short time. From what he told me this must be a busy time of year for them, plus they have had snow and illness impacting their productivity. He said mine has been disassembled and he will be in touch shortly with an evaluation.

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    Jack Olsen approved! I have wanted one for a couple months because of his little review. Glad it is working well for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarrett View Post


    Jack Olsen approved! I have wanted one for a couple months because of his little review. Glad it is working well for you.
    I have no idea who he is. Good to see a video showing it in operation so folks can see how it works. I just used it to lift our CX-5 today, all wheels were clear of the ground before I even had it to the lowest locking position. Makes those tire rotations that much easier.

    Received the condition analysis and repair cost estimate for the supercharger. It had bearing failure (likely due to the lack of oil, which was probably due to faulty seals), some rotor contact with the housing, a failed bypass valve and failing rotor coatings. The casing and housings can be repaired without replacement, rotors will be cleaned up and coated, the housing will be honed to remove the marks. All the consumable items will be replaced. I think I dodged a big bullet by catching it when I did. Based on their advertised turnaround time, it should be back here waiting on me when I get back home.

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    He is just a writer that drives a porsche and has a pretty neat garage. Which has its own website. http://www.12-gaugegarage.com/
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    Good news on the charger being repairable. Sorry about the downtime. And glad to hear you still have plans for MATG! I hope to meet you one day fellow banned nutcase! Tree of Shame with the two and us would give AO an entire plethora of come-backs. LOL

    Peace and safe travels!
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