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Old 04-07-2003, 07:06 PM   #1
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Default Jacks, jack stands, where do I put them? --> jack pointers inside.

For all the times people ask where to put the jack stand or the jack, I figured I'd post some pics of what works for me. Here's where I do it, no denting of the underbody in these spots. (Disregard the other scars under there...that's where NOT to put your jack or stands ;-).

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REAR:

This is an old pic, I actually put the jack where the stand is in this picture, and then I put the stand back farther back (oriented just like in the front, to the inside of the lip)



Hope this helps some of you...

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Old 04-07-2003, 07:12 PM   #2
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Default Best spot for jackstands IMHO is where the DTS attaches.

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Old 04-07-2003, 07:17 PM   #3
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Default yup, but i use this to go over the spot welds

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Old 04-07-2003, 07:22 PM   #4
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Default Sure, that works too....I like this spot because it's easy to reach, works fine.

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Old 04-07-2003, 07:25 PM   #5
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Default Ya it's more difficult to get to for sure. And you've got to use smaller jackstands or get car HIGH

But I just don't like the area near the pinch welds. I've bent the pich welds and I've bent the flat area where yours is bent as well.

These days I lift with a floor jack on the square PAD area that's deformed in your pic (and on my car too) and place the jackstand under the DTS area.
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Old 04-07-2003, 07:34 PM   #6
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Default Oh I hear ya on the pinch welds, that's why I've oriented as such.

It's rock solid there. Took a little trial and error....but I found the spot ;-)

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Old 04-07-2003, 07:37 PM   #7
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Default Are you concerned about ruining the undercoating there?

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Old 04-07-2003, 07:41 PM   #8
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Default Nahh....no winters down here ;-)

You could always touch it up every once in a while with rubberized undercoating if you were worried about it....quick and easy.

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Old 04-07-2003, 07:50 PM   #9
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Default The rocker panels have arrows on them pointing where as to place the jack as well

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Old 04-07-2003, 08:01 PM   #10
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Default ...for the factory jack. I wouldn't place a floor jack in the same spot (ON the pinch weld).

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Old 04-07-2003, 08:14 PM   #11
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Default What's that undercoating made of? I got a chunk taken out earlier this week driving into a parking

lot made for 4x4's out by the Ozarks. =(

Any idea where I can get it "recoated"? Thanks...
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A rubbery/sticky goo? Just grab a spray can of rubberized undercoating (or truck bed liner) at AutoZone....it's nasty stuff, but it does the trick. Good luck

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Default Cool... thanks Andy!!! =)

I'll get working on it sometime this summer and place my jack stands in the spots you stated above, hehehe.
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Default Excellent pointer

For lifting, I use the flat spot (that's sorta deformed in your pic), BUT I place a small piece of plywood on top of my lift pad. It helps to prevent that are from getting deformed.

I use various places for the stands, where you indicate is an excellent choice, as is where MB suggests on the factory DTS mounting locations.
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Default sometimes also known as undercoating.

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Old 04-08-2003, 03:08 AM   #17
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Default Mark, can you point out where this PAD area is?

Is it where those little rubber circular pads cover up the holes or somewhere else? Thanks.
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Default Low, square, flat area that does have a hole in it yes.

I use a flattop floor jack to lift there and then put the jack stands where the DTS go. The dealer uses these pads with a lift too, because the surface area is greater to distribute the weight better.
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Default Cool thanks. I think in the pic, that's where Andy had his rear jack stands placed (last pic).

Ok, I know there is a similar one up front. However, when I jack the front I won't be able to use the DTS area since I will be installing the DTS. ;-)
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