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Old 04-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:57 PM   #3
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:59 PM   #4
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Perfect thanks
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:12 PM   #5
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One other question; how do you prevent the cup of the jack from scratching the frame of the car?
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:16 PM   #6
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:17 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:09 PM   #8
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Hey check these out:

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Old 04-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #9
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awesome thread thanks! I am jacking my camaro up this weekend! perfect timeing
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:26 PM   #11
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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.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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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
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:05 PM   #13
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I guess you guys didn't check out the video I posted huh?
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:27 PM   #14
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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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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
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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?
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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.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:29 PM   #19
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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?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:40 AM   #21
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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.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:33 AM   #23
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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.

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http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...26&postcount=4
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Where to place the floor jack?


Under the the car?
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