How to put front of car on jack stands... help me.

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  1. JonWrong

    JonWrong Silver Member

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    I want to put the front end up on stands in a nice safe way that does not cause any damage. On my mustang it is simple. Jack up the center of the front sub-frame and then put stands on each rail and lower. Does not look so simple on the charger.

    Detailed info and pics would be much appreciated by me and many others. Thanks!
     
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    Good luck finding a jack to get low enough! I would drive up on a set of ramps and then use the jack.
     
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    I bought a low profile Jack from harbor freight,, works great on the car,, mine will be going in the air on Jack stands all winter
     
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    no place to jack up from front, center support is so far under that you cant move the jack handle and even then you want to remove the plastic undercarriage covers to work on it anyway.
    Use sub frame on each side behind front tire with jack and I use a piece of 2x4 between jack and frame do one side at a time. then put jack stands under each control arm. you can also jack up the entire side of car again one side at a time, and put the whole thing up on jack stands that is what I do.
     
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    I also have a jack that is plenty low enough. I own three actually. I decided to do what I do on my girl's old e46...

    I bought a second jack pad from zr1 add-ons for jacking on the front pinch weld. I will jack both side simultaneously and lower rhe car down on frame placed stands. Man, I really need a lift. But this wil work...
     
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    A buddy of mine said you can Jack the entire side of the car up from the Jack pad on front of the rear tire
     
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    Sure. But how does that help you get the front up evenly? Your idea is good for rotating tires, though.
     
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    I figured it would but did not want to try it on mine first... Lol so if it is actually done by someone else I may give it a try. I did mine on the double layer Frame part under car rear of front tire. That also did the entire side...
     
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    I take the front cup off my jack leaving the flat pad with the hole in it. I then put a small strip if wood about 1/2" thick on the pad and jack the front up using the pinch weld and put the jack stand up under the frame rail jacking point. Seems to work
     
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    I will be putting mine in the air soon, I kinda want to get a nice thick piece of carpet and put the car over or, I plan on doing so cleaning on the underside
     
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    I jacked mine up once on all four jack stands, but i just ordered a 2 post lift, so that will take care of that..:D
     
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    Nice,,, That's the best way to go....
     

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