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    jack and stand points for rear

    i finally got some ramps for the front and a pair of jack stands.

    now, where are safe spots to jack the rear and then place the rear stands?

    i saw that people use the diff... i dont want to do this, i want 3 points of contact during the lift! call me a pussy, whatever.

    i'm not workin on the rear end at all, just need to level out the car and gain a few more inchs of working space to do the tranny mount, so if doesnt matter if the rear is loaded or not on the stands.

    pics are 1000x better then words if anyone can spare a second in paintshop!

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    Subscribed. I'd like to see where people are lifting them up as well.

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    lift the whole rear at once by putting the jack on the differential. I know you don't want to do it that way but it's the best and easiest place to put it. Just make sure you don't lift by the cover on the pumpkin....it'll bend it and cause a leak. Just put the jack just ahead of that. Done it that way hundreds of times with no issues.
    I put the stands between the shocks and control arm mounts on the rear. You can also use the rear subframe for the stands.

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    I agree with Orion. I will search through the rest of my photobucket for more if you need. This is where I always put mine, back when I had a 12 bolt. It the same with a 9" or 10 bolt though. Dont mind that bottle of liquid, its apple juice, I swear

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    Or, if you are missing that big heavy thing and need to suspend the car. This also works. I have it placed on my weld-in SFC.



    No apple juice this time though. I probably was pissed off enough at this point of the 12 bolt disaster discovery... I slammed it

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    When I work on an f-body on a lift, I set the lift at the rear trailing arm mounts and the front cradle(rails that run parallel with transmission).

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    ended up using the pumpkin w an extended jack handle... very...very...slowly haha. everything creaked shuttered and moaned, including the plastic autozone ramps!

    i thought i was gunna be able to throw the stands right on the axle tubes but i forgot the swaybar is right in the way! and ive read too many times to not use the bushing mount points for stands. i managed with some wriggling to get the stands in place right at the axle where the brake cables run by and the metal flows out and down. the pocket was just big enough to jam into and get 2 contact points on the stand tip.

    ill post pics later today if anyone cares.

    thanks all for the speedy advice!

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    The one thing about lifting under the pumpkin is having the jack tip over as it gets higher. I had that happen with my really crappy, narrow jack. Wider, heavier duty jacks do it just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cutlass View Post
    The one thing about lifting under the pumpkin is having the jack tip over as it gets higher. I had that happen with my really crappy, narrow jack. Wider, heavier duty jacks do it just fine.
    good point... I never factored in that people weren't using a big floor jack which is what I use.

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    yea mines a $20 pepboys special. worked alright though. used a piece of wood the second time getting it off the jacks, but all seemed pretty solid. just really hard to jack it without getting under the car, not long enough i guess!

    bad news is, after replacing the tranny mount, the problem hasnt gone away. ill make a new post about it cause im at a loss now.

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    Anyone have a problem with the rs kits on lifts? First time bringing my car to a shop today and just ruined the passenger side skirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pk222 View Post
    Anyone have a problem with the rs kits on lifts? First time bringing my car to a shop today and just ruined the passenger side skirt.
    shame shame, on them. I'm sorry to hear this. The first words out of my mouth every time i take my car in.

    Make sure your mechanic knows how to jack up an f-body or you will get a repair bill for all damages.

    and even to this day, some new kid still F's it up, and then he looses all of his pretty bonus money fixing my body work.

    Did you look under there to see if they crushed your fender mount? So many mechanics see this and think it is the jack point. since the skirts are tied into the rocker and fender. this could be the root of what happened.

    sorry didn't mean to side step the thread.

    Me, big floor jack under the pumpkin, . Even the shops do it this way, well those that are good, lol...

    I use the rear frame rails for my jack stands, or my floor jack. I don't know if it makes a difference but I have those U shaped kind of jack stands. I have seen some that are flat on top, make me nervous. I take mine and find a spot in the frame rail that sits nice and snug in the U. Thats my two cents.

    Oh, and I have been the goof that lifted by the pumpkin too close to the cover once. Amazing how somethings you do only once, lol... Bent the crap out of the bottom cover flange, sucked.

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