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    How High?

    Quick question...

    I will be pulling my manual tranny out this winter to fix the rear main seal, clutch, and clutch line and primary/slave cylinders. How high do I have to get the car in order to get the tranny out from underneath the car? I will be using tranny adaptor on the top of my jack.

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    Thanks for the info in advance.
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    I was also thinking about building crib blocks and using them to lift the car from the ground. Since I want to also work on the rear suspension this winter, I was hoping to put the crib blocks at the factory jack points rather than under the tires. Has anyone done this here? Do you think the car would be stable enough to work under if the blocks if they were centered under the jacking points on all 4 corners rather than under the tires?

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    I didn't use crib blocks, but I put my car on the factory jack points for all the work I did. Best way to go IMO....

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    I put my car up off the ground for my surgery recovery time 6-9 months. I didn't want the suspension hanging because she is outside. I put blocks under the rear links and under the front control arms. I used patio bricks and car ramps as blocks.
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