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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.


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