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Old 06-13-2013, 10:39 AM   #1
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Best way to put the car on jack/stands?

Hey guys. Don't have any of these in my garage and want to paint my calipers. For those of you that have done this, what is the best way to get the car up and on stands without causing any damage? Also, should I buy specific jack/stands? Recommendations please.
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:47 AM   #2
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Ive been wanting to know this as well

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Old 06-13-2013, 10:50 AM   #3
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Here are 2 examples:

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=80919

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t=33938&page=3
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:56 AM   #4
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:02 AM   #5
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What about size? Would you go with 2 ton, 3.5 ton, etc? The heavier the better? Does it matter?
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:09 AM   #6
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2 tons =4000lbs which is more than enough since you really only lift half the car up at a time.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:14 AM   #7
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2 tons =4000lbs which is more than enough since you really only lift half the car up at a time.
So, lift the front end, put on stands, then lift the back and put on stands? Is there a better resting spot to have the hydraulic jack sitting at while the car is on stands?
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:17 AM   #8
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Never mind...see it in the first link above. Thanks!
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Its potentially your life at stake, so don't go cheap on a jack and jack stands. Google some stories about jack stand failure.
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:23 AM   #10
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Its potentially your life at stake, so don't go cheap on a jack and jack stands. Google some stories about jack stand failure.
Not at all bro. Just wanted some advise. I want it nice and sturdy as well.
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Its potentially your life at stake, so don't go cheap on a jack and jack stands. Google some stories about jack stand failure.
Yes make sure to practice safe jacking
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Old 06-13-2013, 11:50 AM   #12
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Its potentially your life at stake, so don't go cheap on a jack and jack stands. Google some stories about jack stand failure.
There are plenty of horror stories out there of people getting crushed by there car because they were not careful on the procedure to safely lift a car
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:41 PM   #13
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I wish I knew about that wooden block earlier. In my last car, I punctured a hole in it. It then began to rust like crazy underneath. Least the paint looked good.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:45 PM   #14
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:48 PM   #15
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If I'm gonna put it up on all fours, I run the rears up on blocks first. After the front is up, I incrementally raise the rear so it doesn't "rock" on the fronts....My primary jack-stands go pretty much inboard, so I add either more jacks or blocks for safety in the area where they tell you to use the spare tire jack, just in case....

Remember, if you raise the rears first and jack those, it may want to roll...do the front first, then the back...good luck...
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