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Old 04-07-2003, 07:06 PM
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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 ;-).

<b> FRONT:</b>

<img src="http://images2.fotki.com/v20/photos/4/48510/225308/P1010001-vi.jpg">

<img src="http://images2.fotki.com/v20/photos/4/48510/225308/P1010003-vi.jpg">

<img src="http://images2.fotki.com/v20/photos/4/48510/225308/P1010005-vi.jpg">

<b>REAR:</b>

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)

<img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/12690/jack_point2a.jpg">

Hope this helps some of you...

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Best spot for jackstands IMHO is where the DTS attaches.
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Old 04-07-2003, 07:17 PM
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Default yup, but i use this to go over the spot welds

<ul><li><a href="http://www.eastwoodco.com/aspfiles/itemdy00.asp?UID=2003040723155940&amp;T1=43042&amp ;Dep_Key1=">Jack Adapter</a></li></ul>
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Sure, that works too....I like this spot because it's easy to reach, works fine.
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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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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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Are you concerned about ruining the undercoating there?
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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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The rocker panels have arrows on them pointing where as to place the jack as well
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...for the factory jack. I wouldn't place a floor jack in the same spot (ON the pinch weld).
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