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  1. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 2)
    I'm finally getting ready to get a real spare tire for my 2017 Base Soul. Luckily I have not had to use the sealant or inflator yet. Will a regular 1.5 ton scissor jack work or do I need a Kia one? I notice that the top of the Kia jack has a ridge slightly off center on the top.
  2. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I performed a search, didn't find any conclusive solutions for gen 1 floor jack points. Anyone here use a floor jack regularly, and where do you position it?
  3. Owners Photo Gallery
    Hi: We were wondering if we should purchase a spare wheel, tire and jack assembly for our 2017 Kia Soul Exclaim with 18" wheels? Perhaps, we should just use the Kia roadside assistance program when the need arises. What are your thoughts?
  4. Soul General Discussion (Gen 2)
    I rotated the tires on the Soul a couple of weeks ago and discovered that the scissors jack and the jack points (the unibody pinch weld sites) behave/are designed differently than the Toyotas and Hondas that we have had in the past. The Toyota and Honda vehicles have "saddles" on the scissor...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I bought my 2016 Kia Soul SX Lux two weeks ago. It's silver.
  6. ICE & Communication (Gen 2)
    It drives me NUTS that Kia doesn't "hide" the USB/Auxiliary jack in the center console or glove box so that it's not in plain view for anyone to see. I was thinking about drilling a small hole in the bottom of the "tray" where you'd lay your iPod when it's plugged in and then running the...
  7. How To / DIY (Gen 1)
    Does anyone have a diagram of the jack and stand points on the 14/15 soul? The manual is totally useless and doesn't show you anything, need to install a trailer hitch today but have no idea where it's safe to jack it up or place the stands.
  8. Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    With spring not too far off (couldn't come fast enough) it's almost time to swap the tires. Unfortunately as you all know these cars come with the silly inflation kit instead of a proper jack and spare, all our old cars came with a jack so we don't own one. We've got a gravel driveway so I...
  9. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hello, I want to start changing my oil myself. Where is the proper place to position a hydraulic jack on a 2011 Soul? The weld pinch points? The lower suspension? Thanks for your time. WJTED
  10. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Installing my new strut brace from Dready, and the jack completely snapped and wham. The car came down on me :(. It was on a level surface in the garage. Rear wheels choked. Parking brake up all the way. My car is lowered so I only lifted it to get the front driver side tire off, and set up...
  11. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    During my visit to Kentucky last week, I wanted to see if I could save some money and locate a spare tire and jack from a junk yard. The Chicago area can be much more expensive than down south in Kentucky. I was able to buy a never used spare tire for $10 and a never used jack for $10. A...
  12. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    I have been shopping around for a relatively inexpensive floor jack and jack stands to use with my Soul. Any recommendations?
  13. For sale / Trade / Wanted
    I bought a 2012 and would like to outfit it with a spare. I am in Charlotte, NC - bonus if you are local ;o) Please contact me if you have one- Erik 704-302-1370 $1
  14. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Hi All, I just picked up my brand new 2012 Soul 4U last week.... love it so far! I know this has been asked before and I've read the threads on it. I want to swap my winter tires on the car and I can't find a good spot to put the trolly jack to jack up the car. I read you shouldn't use the...
  15. Soul Tire & Wheel (Gen 1)
    Like many other buyers of a 2012 Kia Soul, I was somewhat dismayed to learn there was no spare tire and jack included with the car--instead, there is a can of sealant and a (tiny) air compressor. I understand why Kia did this, and I also understand that the sealant/compressor can remedy a...
  16. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    Okay, so I painted my calipers this past weekend. Red. Nice. Sweet. Observations: Getting the high quality (I'm being sarcastic) organizer tray out was a real treat. Why didn't they make a hook or something to hold up the lid back there? Saw my spare, jack, etc for the first time. More high...
  17. Soul Accessories (Gen 1)
    Home depot sells the 12v jack I saw this a while ago and always wanted to invest in one. The only time I've ever used OEM jacks were on cold wet nights, or extremely hot humid days. Not to mention how cheap and tiny OEM jacks are. I know if I ever get a flat I'll know I'll regret buying one...
  18. Soul Problems (Gen 1)
    Hi all, 2010 kia soul 4U retro here.... I want to take my winter tires off and put my summer tires back on. When I bought the car, the dealer put my winter tires on for me. I can't seem to find the jack points that I would use with a floor jack. It makes no mention of them in the manual and...
  19. Soul General Discussion (Gen 1)
    the factory scissors jack has a slot in the contact plate - it obviously is to fit over the body weld seam at the jack points - question is - is this simply a locator slot for correct placement, OR, is it because kia does not want you lifting on the seam itself ? AND, if they don't want you...
  20. Owners Photo Gallery