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Montducati 04-07-2012 09:17 PM

Where to place the floor jack?
 
Just wondering where the best locations are to place the floor jack for changing the front and rear wheels?

jmaynard 04-07-2012 10:02 PM

My guess would be on the floor. :0

Ok, nuff kidding. Look under the car and you should see a couple of slots in the frame just in front of the rear wheels and behind the front. Those should help 'hold' the rig while you jack it up. If you 'really' want to jack it up and be safe place them under the suspension arms just under the bolts. It's a little harder to reach this area and still use the jack so caution is advised.

Rcfiddy1 04-07-2012 10:57 PM

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Montducati 04-07-2012 10:59 PM

Perfect thanks

Montducati 04-07-2012 11:12 PM

One other question; how do you prevent the cup of the jack from scratching the frame of the car?

jesserayjames 04-07-2012 11:16 PM

Thanks also....................... JRJ :thumbsup:

midnighter 04-07-2012 11:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Montducati (Post 4772853)
One other question; how do you prevent the cup of the jack from scratching the frame of the car?

Get a rubber cap for your jack or use a piece of 2x4 wood.

S3XPanther 04-09-2012 12:09 PM

Hey check these out:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=bgsZmjkPCM0

Jay'SS Ride 04-09-2012 02:08 PM

Great thread, thanks. :w00t:

Indy Bumble Bee 04-09-2012 02:31 PM

awesome thread thanks! I am jacking my camaro up this weekend! perfect timeing

SilverIceman 04-09-2012 04:26 PM

Those structural frame points shown on the flipped camaro are great, but mine sits 4" off the ground now. How do you get a jack under the car that far? I use the points on the rail just under the rocker to lift it up enough to put the stands under the frame.

gml1998 04-09-2012 04:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Montducati (Post 4772853)
One other question; how do you prevent the cup of the jack from scratching the frame of the car?

Put a hockey puck on the pad of the jack

S3XPanther 04-09-2012 05:05 PM

I guess you guys didn't check out the video I posted huh?

SilverIceman 04-09-2012 10:27 PM

Yes, watched the corvette video. Good idea but I'd rather have the stands under the frame. The pinch rails under the rockers just don't look look as strong. I'm sure they are.

S3XPanther 04-09-2012 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by SilverIceman (Post 4781729)
Yes, watched the corvette video. Good idea but I'd rather have the stands under the frame. The pinch rails under the rockers just don't look look as strong. I'm sure they are.

LOL, it's where GM recommends you lift from, but ok. To each their own.

To answer your question I would use a small 3" ramp to get the car high enough.

http://www.raceramps.com/jack-assist-ramps.aspx

jeffny09 04-10-2012 04:24 AM

But, how would I lift both the right and left of the rear to put jack stands on each side'so I could drop the subframe?

USAR1LT 04-10-2012 04:32 AM

Even without ground effects, my hydraulic jack (nothing fancy; run-of-the-mill Autozone hydraulic floor jack) doesn't fit under any good place.

Ultimately had to sneak under the car between the wheel and fender.

Gave me a chuckle and about a minute's worth of "Hey, how am I going to do this?" the first time I wanted to get under the car! :)

I didn't use the jack points listed above for the front, but I did jack the vehicle up using the frame....close to the area where the jack stands were eventually inserted.

S3XPanther 04-10-2012 09:47 AM

You guys need lo-pro's from Summit

Montducati 04-10-2012 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gml1998 (Post 4779780)
Put a hockey puck on the pad of the jack

Great idea

On another note; I know there's a thread on this already; however, what's the Jack of Choice?

lionssfan 04-10-2012 08:27 PM

I cut squares out of the hard rubber floor mates that you can buy. that are about 3/4 or inch thick and use those for the hyd. jack and jack stands so my undercarriage doesn't get scratched. we use them on hoists in our garage also.

Montducati 04-29-2012 09:40 AM

I purchased the 2 ton heavy duty floor jack from Tire Rack this week, very nice!!!
I'm fortunate as my garage slab is up about an inch from the driveway so when I pull the nose of the car in the slab gives it that extra bit of clearance to get the jack under.
The jack also has a rubber pad on the cup so no need for wood or hockey puck to protect the frame.
Thanks for all the advice.

dcplus14 08-27-2012 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeffny09 (Post 4782393)
But, how would I lift both the right and left of the rear to put jack stands on each side'so I could drop the subframe?

Sorry to revive this thread, but what he said! Going to work on installing some Subframe inserts, but both the floor jack and jack stand positions show all the subframe mounts. Surely there is another location in the rear.

nyrfan 08-28-2012 04:33 AM

Myself and many others lift the rear using the rear differential with no issue. Some people will not suggest this but I've had no issues.

Refer to this post:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...26&postcount=4

AKA-51 11-02-2012 08:32 PM

book

james347 11-04-2012 06:24 PM

Where to place the floor jack?


Under the the car? :iono:


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