Jacking up the Mini - MINI Cooper Forum
Go Back   MINI Cooper Forum > Model Specific MINI Forums > MINI Cooper S > First Generation MINI Cooper S


First Generation MINI Cooper S MINI Cooper S 2002 - 2006

Mini2.com is the premier Mini Cooper Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 10 Feb 12th, 2014 04:57 PM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 10:03 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM
Mini jacking points Nicko999 Maintenance & MINI Care 4 Oct 24th, 2012 08:54 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 05:29 AM

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Aug 12th, 2002, 03:36 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 7
Local Time: 03:14 PM
United States
Jacking up the Mini



Where's the best place to jack the Mini S up, front & rear? Where's the best place for the stands? I've got the stands in the picture which have a rubber pad in case I have to support the car on the frame rails (like I used to do on my old BMW 2002). SD
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Aug 12th, 2002, 07:18 PM
OhioCowboy's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern Ohio
Posts: 51
Local Time: 10:14 AM
United States
This is where I put the jack. I was able to lift both wheels off the ground at the same time lifting at the front lift pad to rotate the tires.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	mcsjack3.jpg
Views:	831
Size:	19.5 KB
ID:	4209  

Cooper S EB/W/Mag
-----------------
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Aug 12th, 2002, 08:32 PM
minime s's Avatar
M7SPEED SPONSORED MINI !
Offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Dix Hills,New York
Posts: 631
Local Time: 11:14 AM
United States
That's were I lifted mine from.........no problems.....

1/4 mile 13.07 @109mph...258 wheel horsepower,
03 cooper"S" Pure Silver,18" Kahn's,Aero Kit,Nitrous Express NOS kit(50 shot),Evotech Computer upgrade,ALTA intake,short shifter,Magnaflow exhaust,header,pulley upgrade,cam,H&R springs,quaife,MSD Coil a
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old Aug 13th, 2002, 10:54 AM
Silvercooper's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Québec city
Posts: 252
Local Time: 11:14 AM
Canada Male
While you're talking about it, I believe MINI doesn't recommend to rotate the tire. I found it a bit weird but that's what I read in the Mini owner's book, they say it could in fact reduce the efficiency of the tire because of the way the aligment is on the car, each tire should wear differently. I'm curious to hear what people on this forum think about that?
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old Aug 13th, 2002, 01:51 PM
oldcrow's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 62
Local Time: 11:14 AM
United States View oldcrow's Liquid Yellow & Black 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
whose yellow mcs is that... mine was loaded on the Falstaff a few days ago.... could you post a few pics.. to feed my eyes while I continue to wait

LY/BLK MCS, Prem, Sport, Roof Rack
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old Aug 13th, 2002, 02:12 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 7
Local Time: 03:14 PM
United States


The Mini's new home is being built...masonite sheets are down to protect the finished floor while the contractors make their mess. I should be able to work on the car without a floor jack when the shop is done and can stack cars in the garage during the winter. SD
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old Aug 13th, 2002, 02:34 PM
smiffy's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
Send a message via MSN to smiffy
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Here
Posts: 5,718
Local Time: 03:14 PM
Wales View smiffy's Dark Silver & Body Color 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
I want a garage like that

S for Smiffy
"Kids in the front seat cause accidents, accidents in the backseat cause kids!"
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old Aug 13th, 2002, 02:52 PM
MINI2 Newbie
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 7
Local Time: 03:14 PM
United States
Here's another Yellow S

Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old Aug 13th, 2002, 05:55 PM
OhioCowboy's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern Ohio
Posts: 51
Local Time: 10:14 AM
United States
Question

I must have missed the 6 cylinder option package when I ordered my MCS!

Cooper S EB/W/Mag
-----------------

Last edited by OhioCowboy; Aug 13th, 2002 at 08:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 12:12 PM
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 140
Local Time: 03:14 PM
United States
Quote:
Originally posted by OhioCowboy
This is where I put the jack. I was able to lift both wheels off the ground at the same time lifting at the front lift pad to rotate the tires.

So rotating the tires is recommended? Do you have recommendations on when and how?
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old Sep 11th, 2002, 05:33 PM
noahe's Avatar
MINI2 Master
Offline
Send a message via ICQ to noahe
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Toronto
Posts: 1,644
Local Time: 11:14 AM
Canada View noahe's Chili Red & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
Quote:
Originally posted by Silvercooper
While you're talking about it, I believe MINI doesn't recommend to rotate the tire. I found it a bit weird but that's what I read in the Mini owner's book, they say it could in fact reduce the efficiency of the tire because of the way the aligment is on the car, each tire should wear differently. I'm curious to hear what people on this forum think about that?

All I could find is this on page 84 of the manual:
Quote:
Tire changes between axles
Depending on individual operating conditions,
different wear patterns appear on
the front and rear axles. In the interests of
safety and optimized handling characteristics,
a change between the axles is not
recommended.

But that is very vague. What do they mean by 'changes between axles'? As in mixing types, brands or condition tires? Does this indeed refer to a rotation, or swap of tires on each axle?

Chilli Red/White Cooper S, Sport Pack & Sunroof. Delivered June 12th, 2002!
Now with MCS Winter Tire Package.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old Sep 12th, 2002, 12:29 PM
Silvercooper's Avatar
MINI2 Regular
Offline
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Québec city
Posts: 252
Local Time: 11:14 AM
Canada Male
Quote:
Originally posted by noahe


All I could find is this on page 84 of the manual:


But that is very vague. What do they mean by 'changes between axles'? As in mixing types, brands or condition tires? Does this indeed refer to a rotation, or swap of tires on each axle?

That's exactly what I wonder, a lot of guys on this Forum are talking about rotating their tires so I don't know if it's because they didn't read their owner's manual or they just ignored it. I will definitely ask my dealer next time I pass by.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old Feb 2nd, 2004, 02:04 PM
Rakey's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member Has met Quack Quack Jack
Total MINI dot com!!
Offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Total MINI dot com!!
Posts: 50,324
Local Time: 04:14 PM
United Kingdom Male View Rakey's Classified Ads
Ok this is the closest thread I have found to what I need to know, I have been reliable informed that I can rotate the wheels from corner to corner, but now this is going to sound daft, anyone got any tips to get the wheels off the car without damaging them. As they feel like that have completely bonded to the car?

Help??
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old Feb 2nd, 2004, 02:32 PM
work, work, work...
Offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Berlin, MA
Posts: 185
Local Time: 11:14 AM
United States View agiduda's Dark Silver & Black 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile
Loosen lugs to finger tight and drive for a hundred feet or so with a couple hard stops and a toss of the steering back and forth. Then you should be able to get them off.

If you do this without lugs please post pictures.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old Feb 2nd, 2004, 02:32 PM
northandy's Avatar
MINI2 Premium Member Has met Quack Quack Jack
AWOL
Offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 14,247
Local Time: 03:14 PM
England View northandy's Electric Blue & White 1st Gen MINI Cooper S Profile View northandy's Classified Ads
Quote: Originally Posted by Rakey
Ok this is the closest thread I have found to what I need to know, I have been reliable informed that I can rotate the wheels from corner to corner, but now this is going to sound daft, anyone got any tips to get the wheels off the car without damaging them. As they feel like that have completely bonded to the car?

Help??

I had this trouble mate.... only 3 weeks ago !

managed to get three of them off by battering the tyre from the inside with a rubber mallet... altho its not very safe.... for one of them i undid the bolts so they were just finger tight... the drove it down the drive... that broke the bond.... it be careful not to brake hard mind you... its quite unnerving when it gives.... them just clean up the spigot with fine emery cloth and a bit of copper grease should stop it happening again !
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mini HQ - Terrible ethics for the customer. jobforacowgirl Dealership Feedback 10 Feb 12th, 2014 04:57 PM
Brands Hatch Mini Festival 22/23 June 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 20 Jun 23rd, 2013 10:03 PM
Brooklands Mini Day Sunday, March 24, 2013 mab01uk Mini Events 11 Apr 5th, 2013 06:11 PM
Mini jacking points Nicko999 Maintenance & MINI Care 4 Oct 24th, 2012 08:54 PM
Mini Australia service chilld Dealership Feedback 4 Sep 4th, 2012 05:29 AM

» Hot Topics This Week
Mini Cooper N/A rally build - (80 replies)
Has any one got these? - (50 replies)
How to Retrofit the Spacesaver Spare Wheel - (43 replies)
Ok so who has ordered an F56 MCS? - (35 replies)
roof will not retract! - (32 replies)
» Recent Threads
R52 A pillar interior trim removal
Yesterday 08:11 AM
Last post by clockworks
Today 01:10 PM
3 Replies, 112 Views
Replacement driver side door handle **new member**
Apr 14th, 2014 10:32 PM
Last post by da8addick
Today 12:22 PM
2 Replies, 196 Views
Drivers Selt Belt PreTensionor / AirBag Fault Light
Today 12:20 PM
Last post by da8addick
Today 12:20 PM
0 Replies, 30 Views
Black rims for 195/55r16 run flats?
Mar 2nd, 2014 03:59 AM
Last post by habi222
Today 12:18 PM
1 Replies, 312 Views
Tyre Sizes
Feb 17th, 2014 10:32 AM
by danb76
Last post by habi222
Today 12:00 PM
3 Replies, 534 Views
Paint Code for Mini Steel Wheels
Mar 16th, 2014 03:59 PM
Last post by habi222
Today 11:56 AM
6 Replies, 482 Views
Downgrading Rims
Mar 11th, 2014 09:52 AM
by Timbozy
Last post by habi222
Today 11:51 AM
6 Replies, 460 Views
Cup holder inserts
Yesterday 06:23 PM
Last post by Mid Life Mini
Today 11:45 AM
3 Replies, 119 Views
Does your Mini have a name?
Mar 25th, 2014 10:00 PM
Last post by Captain5691
Today 11:39 AM
20 Replies, 1,109 Views
small business merchant account
Today 08:26 AM
by colnpwl
Last post by colnpwl
Today 08:26 AM
0 Replies, 57 Views
Help, is this a cooper S??
Yesterday 09:29 PM
by markdm
Last post by markdm
Today 01:29 AM
6 Replies, 187 Views
Cooper S Engine Rebuild
Yesterday 07:44 AM
Last post by marque
Yesterday 11:49 PM
1 Replies, 153 Views
O2 sensors in exhaust
Yesterday 06:03 PM
Last post by marque
Yesterday 11:24 PM
1 Replies, 113 Views
Mini Cooper S R56 Timing Chain Tensioner
Feb 24th, 2013 11:53 AM
Last post by MCMULC
Yesterday 09:08 PM
9 Replies, 6,700 Views
Just bought mini what extras do I need to tell insurance about
Mar 19th, 2014 03:51 PM
Last post by JohnnyC
Yesterday 07:43 PM
7 Replies, 636 Views
should I wait or not?
Apr 14th, 2014 12:07 AM
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 07:10 PM
7 Replies, 453 Views
Constant problems with my R50. Should I keep it or replace? Need advice please
Apr 3rd, 2014 03:52 PM
by kteara
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 07:03 PM
14 Replies, 980 Views
Spare wheel 55 plate cooper
Yesterday 01:32 PM
by ajn
Last post by mab01uk
Yesterday 07:00 PM
2 Replies, 103 Views
Need new rims, any ideas
Apr 8th, 2014 10:14 PM
Last post by CoolioMcPimp
Yesterday 06:44 PM
3 Replies, 327 Views
» Premium
» Auto Insurance
» Wheel & Tire Center

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.1

All times are GMT. The time now is 03:14 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2