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Old 07-24-2011, 11:45 PM   Thread Starter #1
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STUPID QUESTION TIME! Where's the best/proper place to put a floor jack under the front end of the Max to jack the whole front end up? I'm looking for a place under the front, middle of the car, not the sides behind the wheels as if chaning a tire. Pics would great! Thanks.
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Default Re: Jacking Up The Front End

Middle, front part of the subframe.. under the radiator.
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Theres really not much places to do so without damaging something.. Best thing to do is jack each side and use jack stands
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Default Re: Jacking Up The Front End

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Middle, front part of the subframe.. under the radiator.
And it's strong enough to hold the weight until I can get jack stands under, right?

OK, now - where's the best place to put the jack stands? Behind the front wheels where you would jack it up to change a tire?
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And it's strong enough to hold the weight until I can get jack stands under, right?

OK, now - where's the best place to put the jack stands? Behind the front wheels where you would jack it up to change a tire?
Yes. I've done it plenty of times bro. you can either use the side of that subframe to lift one side and put jack stand, or use the middle to lift up the car and put jack stands to the right and left of the jack itself.
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And it's strong enough to hold the weight until I can get jack stands under, right?

OK, now - where's the best place to put the jack stands? Behind the front wheels where you would jack it up to change a tire?

Yea right behind the wheels..Its kinda tricky to get the car to a good enough level so it wont lean too much for the stands some ppl use ramps or some ppl use to jacks..everyone has thier own method
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Yes. I've done it plenty of times bro. you can either use the side of that subframe to lift one side and put jack stand, or use the middle to lift up the car and put jack stands to the right and left of the jack itself.
I'll be doing this so I can install my Y-Pipe tomorrow. So I'll need all the room under the front of the car so I can get under there. So would the sides, behind the tires be OK?
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Default Re: Where To Place A Jack To Raise The Front And Rear

Make your own jack stands. Get a few 2x4s and cut them into 14" pieces. Build them up box-like and then add some pieces crossing the muddle for the car to rest on it. Way mire stable then regular jack stands. You can make them in about 30min with a circular saw and a drill, good screws too.

I put mine just behind the wheels resting in the frame. I lift up like Rani originally said.
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I'll be doing this so I can install my Y-Pipe tomorrow. So I'll need all the room under the front of the car so I can get under there. So would the sides, behind the tires be OK?
Do you not have some ramps?? That's what I used, no need to deal with all that.
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Default Re: Jacking Up The Front End

James, if you look under the front of the car, just to the rear of the plastic splash guard that runs across the front underside of the car, you'll see the steel crossmember that runs side/side. It is just rearward of the radiator. I use that crossmember to jack the car up, and once it's up in the air, I place my jackstands on the same crossmember, but out farther, to the sides. If you follow the crossmember to either side, you'll see where it's welded to the subframe...just inboard of the front wheels.

Do NOT use the radiator core support...you will bend it and damage the radiator.
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Default Re: Jacking Up The Front End

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Do you not have some ramps?? That's what I used, no need to deal with all that.
My ramps aren't very high, maybe 6 or 7 inches. They're barely high enough for me to get under to change the oil. Definitely not high enough for me to get back to where the Y-Pipe bolts to the resonator and still have room to work.

I have another set of ramps that are higher, but they're also at a steeper angle, one that I can't take with my drop. So the jack is my best option.
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Is there a place under the rear to do the same thing - to raise the whole rear end at once?
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Is there a place under the rear to do the same thing - to raise the whole rear end at once?
Anybody?
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Ive jacked up my car a thousand times James,and I never found a spot in the rear to pick up the whole thing. I do one side at a time and put a stand underneath it.
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Default Re: Where To Place A Jack To Raise The Front And Rear

I use the aluminium cross member between the exhaust pipes. Behind the spare wheel well. Place jack stands under the rear side where you would to change a tire like the front.
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I use the aluminium cross member between the exhaust pipes. Behind the spare wheel well. Place jack stands under the rear side where you would to change a tire like the front.
This is the same way I do it. I don't think you are supposed to use that bracket to jack the car, but I've done it in the past without any adverse effects. Then put the jackstands under the rocker panels.
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