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Old 09-05-2015, 09:00 PM   #1
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I'm looking at the instructions to install driveshaft and notice that they put the front wheels on Rhino ramp and the two rear wheels on jack stands.

Here is my question. The front wheels are basically at loose with no gear or emergency brake holding them. Is this really safe? Will my car sliding off the ramp when I jack up the rear end?
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I didn't even lift the front tires up when I installed my DS. I chucked the front wheels and jacked it up from the rear as high as I could, put her on jack stands and had it changed in less than an hour.
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I actually had mine on ramps in the front and the rear jacked up the other day when I changed trans fluid. Just make sure you're not on a hill or anything. If you have a inclined driveway like I do in that picture, make sure the ramps are facing "downhill" because they have a built in chuck on the front to prevent the car from rolling forward off the ramps. You will be fine. It's going to have to take a lot of force to get that rear end to move off of the jack stands.

If you're still worried about it after you get the car raised up, go to each corner of the car and shake it. Lol. If it doesn't budge, then you're good. If it falls off... Well... Better the car than you.

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I didn't even lift the front tires up when I installed my DS. I chucked the front wheels and jacked it up from the rear as high as I could, put her on jack stands and had it changed in less than an hour.
Thanks! Good to know this is possible.

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I actually had mine on ramps in the front and the rear jacked up the other day when I changed trans fluid. Just make sure you're not on a hill or anything. If you have a inclined driveway like I do in that picture, make sure the ramps are facing "downhill" because they have a built in chuck on the front to prevent the car from rolling forward off the ramps. You will be fine. It's going to have to take a lot of force to get that rear end to move off of the jack stands.

If you're still worried about it after you get the car raised up, go to each corner of the car and shake it. Lol. If it doesn't budge, then you're good. If it falls off... Well... Better the car than you.

I am not responsible for the damage you may cause to you or your ride.
Thank you for sharing your experience. Considering that I'll have to use a lot of force to break the bolts loose, it's important to be extra cautious.
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I do mine on a lift.

But no, it won't move if its level. But you don't have to put the front on ramps either.

Rear wheels need to be free so you can set and unset the E brake or the DS will just spin when you go to remove the bolts. If its an older vehicle, suggest you buy a torch and soak the bolts in liquid wrench overnight.
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What I've found out is that if on level ground you can put the fronts onto the ramps then jack the rear of the car fine since the jack wants to move forward as you jack it up. Just don't lower the car down that same way or else the car will roll back toward you until the rear wheels touch the ground........

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I do mine on a lift.

But no, it won't move if its level. But you don't have to put the front on ramps either.

Rear wheels need to be free so you can set and unset the E brake or the DS will just spin when you go to remove the bolts. If its an older vehicle, suggest you buy a torch and soak the bolts in liquid wrench overnight.
Thanks. Hopefully, I won't need a torch.

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What I've found out is that if on level ground you can put the fronts onto the ramps then jack the rear of the car fine since the jack wants to move forward as you jack it up. Just don't lower the car down that same way or else the car will roll back toward you until the rear wheels touch the ground........

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Thanks for the warning about lowering the car after it is done. This is important to keep in mind
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Another question.

I know that after I took off all of the 8 bolts, the driveshaft will probably stay, thanks to the rust. If I don't have a helper, what is the best way to knock it off? Hammer the rear end first, and put some cushion between the front end of the driveshaft and the exhaust pipes? Or it is better to hammer the front end of the driveshaft first?
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Thanks, man!

BTW, I am getting the Dynotech 3.5, after seeing your posts

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