Why does the MINI only provide TWO rubber jack points, instead of four?

judge_roy
Not Active

Asked by judge_roy Feb 12, 2013 at 08:01 PM about the 2006 MINI Cooper

Question type: General

The MINI I had had so called "mystery blocks" floating in the trunk, and it was cargurus who told me what these were.  The only question is how come there are only two, when the underside has relief spaces for four?  Am I supposed to acquire two more?  Is the fact they are snap-in mean they are supposed to be snapped out with a special tool, then snapped into a 'docking station' that isn't there.?  Installed they are bumps that stick out of the bottom, uninstalled, there is a definate shelf for salt and dirt to accumulate, so four it is, only will have to order two more.  Guess they are cheap or indecisive or both. rolling around in the boot is where they will live until this is resolved.

3 Answers

tenspeed
50,875

Are you planning on using the two blocks you have? Have you ever used them? Does your garage use them? Do you need four? You only have one jack.

Best Answer
judge_roy
Not Active

you know this darned buggy is soft and fragile. If you don't use the rubber blocks your hydraulic jack crushes right in. The built in jack can only be used on a level road. this place is like the surface of the moon. have put down busted pavers from mendo mill for free to act as a driveway so mini doesn't have his tires in the dirt. So darned close to the ground a person cannot fit between in there, so yes the blocks are necessary unless you can hoist it up with ramps or by it's wheels. I do and have used them for jacking with my lil 2 ton model floorjack. all four would be more convenient but less aerodynamic. they are temporary until the little pin is driven home expanding that side fastener. otherwise would slip and stay into the holes. Like a dummy I made two of them "permanent" by doin' this. oops. Just have to put my paws on two more and we'll have our dirt openings covered.

KUMINI2013
0

The blocks, or jacking pucks, are suppoed to be attached to the underside of your car at all times. 4 are required. If you only have two, you need to buy two more and leave them attached. All Mini owners leave them attached at all times. They come from the dealer with them attached.

Your Answer

Related Questions

Cooper
Looking for a Used Cooper in your area?
CarGurus has 8,458 nationwide Cooper listings starting at $3,499.
ZIP:

Search MINI Cooper Questions

MINI Cooper Experts

#1 Robert Charlson
Robert Charlson
Reputation 370
#2 Michael Branan
Michael Branan
Reputation 200
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 180
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volkswagen Beetle"
363 Great Deals out of 11,553 listings starting at $1,200
Used Honda Civic"
839 Great Deals out of 47,620 listings starting at $1,295
Used Jeep Wrangler"
789 Great Deals out of 41,838 listings starting at $1,800
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,331 Great Deals out of 35,275 listings starting at $1,595
Used Ford Mustang"
1,127 Great Deals out of 26,306 listings starting at $950
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
937 Great Deals out of 45,201 listings starting at $1,595
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
543 Great Deals out of 26,553 listings starting at $2,550
Used Volkswagen GTI"
101 Great Deals out of 4,124 listings starting at $2,989
Used Ford Focus"
1,662 Great Deals out of 60,852 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2014 MINI Cooper For Sale
2,562 listings starting at $20,990
2013 MINI Cooper For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 919 listings starting at $14,469
2012 MINI Cooper For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 634 listings starting at $12,799
2011 MINI Cooper For Sale
66 Great Deals out of 972 listings starting at $9,995
2010 MINI Cooper For Sale
29 Great Deals out of 488 listings starting at $7,995