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About to change back to my summer tyres and have invested in a trolley jack but not sure about where the jacking points for a trolley jack are. Do I need an adapter for my trolley jack so that I dont damage the sills?
 

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I've used my standard trolley jack without any problems. Can't remember off the top of my head the exact location to use but all was and is fine.
 

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If you are using a trolley jack why jack from the sills? You are lifting the car higher than required. Jack under the suspension arm and you will only need to lift the car max 1 inch.
 

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Just swapped mine back this afternoon as well, although i stuck with the standard jack (does anybody else take ages to get it and the tools back in place?). Now I think about changing all 4 wheels twice a year I wonder how many people use a torque wrench for tightening the bolts?
 

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You should always use a torque wrench as the wheels need the correct torque as per the spec in the manual, you risk under tightening or over tightening the bolts if done by hand - fine for fitting the spare and getting back home, not fine to drive on until winter!
 

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I'm in the process of doing this as well.
By the way for jack adaptors you can always use a hockey puck on your floor jack.
Torque according to the manual is 105 ft lbs. I was thinking of putting the jack on the marked pinch weld area but I didn't know where to put the jack stands. I'm so new with cars...I wouldn't even know how to find a suspension arm. Any pictures please?
Thanks very much.
 

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Weird my manual says 120nm torque.
 

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Just for info... Both my local Audi dealers are happy to Continue to switch the winter/summer tyres over FOC as they are the Winter tyre programme set
 

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What capacity of jack is recommended for this size of vehicle? Previously I've only used the jacks that came with my cars, but since I've upgraded to a Q5 I may invest in a trolley jack. Since the GVW is 5500lbs, is a 2 ton jack good enough? 3 ton?

What lift height would I need?
 
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