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    Default Quick question about jack spots

    Ok so if I put my jack stands in these 2 slots I'm good to go? Picture including http://imgur.com/a/m53an


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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    I always put them on the subframe now. Or on the part that looks like the frame in the rear.

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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    I'm changing the oil so I'll be in the front... I use the were the rocker panel comes together right behind the front wheels to jack it up but I just want to be certain on we're I put the stands


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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    Don't put them there, that metal is like paper thin and it will just dent into the underbody.

    Put them under the subframe like said above.

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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    is the subframe in this picture? http://imgur.com/OQN4fYd


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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    Where the control arm bolt is, that is part of the subframe. Just below the sway bar in that picture.

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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    I use the pinch welds or crossmember to jack/stand.
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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    If it looks like it has to carry the weight of the car, that's best bet for jack. They make "jack pads" to go over the rail in the owners manual location.


    Future reference; Plastic ramps are way easier for oil. RhinoGear brand has 12,000 and 16,000 GVW versions, made in USA. $40 bucks.



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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    Quote Originally Posted by SaukRapids View Post
    They make "jack pads" to go over the rail in the owners manual location.
    I saw these on e-Bay last time I was shopping. They are on my next shopping list.
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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    I've never been a fan of ramps. Jacking the car up is not that hard.
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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    ramps almost made me poop my pants once
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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    LOL. did you almost drive off of them??
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    Here in Cleveland you don't dare lift by the pinch welds.

    the fat lazy bastards at the shops just kick the lift under the car without looking and crush them!!

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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    I bought some ramps a few years ago, just to have in the tool belt. They are good for some repairs.

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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    I've been meaning to get ramps, just because the little floor jack I got 2 years ago is already completely worn out. I can literally watch it slowly fall when I stop pumping. lol

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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    Gotta love racing the jack as it gets lower and lower. LOL

    A few years back my floor jack died, so I used the factory jack from the trunk. I was done working, and as I was lowering the car with said factory jack, it crumpled and the car dropped, landing on a chunk of 4x4 that I was using; thank god. So here I am with a car sitting up on wood, and no jack to work with. I ended up grabbing the Hi-Lift jack out of the truck and using the Lift-Mate (wheel hook adapter) to raise the car up enough to remove the wood and get her back on all 4 tires. As I was lowering the car, I noticed that the lifting part of the jack was about an inch away from the wheel well; if the car dropped, the jack would have grabbed fender and kept it up in the air. With my luck, I was surprised it didn't happen. LOL
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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    Ramps are a no brainer for quick fixes like oil changes. Or some work that doesn't require the wheel off. I actually prefer them for stuff like sway bar bushings, end links, etc, when I actually want the suspension compressed. Anyways...

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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    Rick - Yep...Gave it too much gas and i had to slam on the brakes lol. I heard this skid on the ground as they moved haha. I usually royally screw something up the first time I attempt things, it's a curse. I just have to get it out of the way the first time.
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    Default Re: Quick question about jack spots

    Quote Originally Posted by Pursell1911 View Post
    Rick - Yep...Gave it too much gas and i had to slam on the brakes lol. I heard this skid on the ground as they moved haha. I usually royally screw something up the first time I attempt things, it's a curse. I just have to get it out of the way the first time.
    That would be freaky. LOL

    Before I got my ramps, I attempted to drive up a home-made ramp (stack of wood). As I started driving up, one piece came out and got jammed in the wheel well. Had to get the floor jack out to get it out. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pursell1911 View Post
    Yep...Gave it too much gas and i had to slam on the brakes lol. I heard this skid on the ground as they moved.
    ^^This.

    I helped a friend change oil taking for granted he'd used ramps before.

    That guy near spun the tires on em, and they shot up and back pretty loudly. He was worried about the fenders on his '08 Taurus that was having it's annual oil change, no filter.

    I was worried about my damn ramps, lol.

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