Jacking up the car - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 08-04-2014, 01:40 AM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Black302Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Granada Hills
Region: California
Posts: 104
Jacking up the car

Do I need to use a low profile jack to get the car up on jack stands? Tried using a normal jack and it wouldn't go high enough for the jack stand to sit under. Maybe I'm just doing this wrong?
Black302Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-04-2014, 02:09 AM   #2
Registered Member
Regular
 
Tyoung68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: concord
Region: California
Posts: 3,475
Low profile jacks are for lowered cars and some jacks go higher than others. Although you should be able to get your car on jack stands with pretty much all jacks. It depends where you jack and put the stands.
Tyoung68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2014, 07:34 AM   #3
Registered Member
Regular
 
2014oxstang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: East Longmeadow
Region: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,000
I'm going I have to go out and get a lower profile jack because being lowered 1.5" and having the Roush splitters makes it impossible to get a jack under there. I have to drive up onto boards currently lol.


Sent from my iPhone using Mustang Evolution
2014oxstang is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-05-2014, 02:11 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Tyoung68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: concord
Region: California
Posts: 3,475
Its just ideal to jack up the car closes to where you want to put the jack
Tyoung68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 04:33 PM   #5
Registered Member
Regular
 
Rynarok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Region: Illinois
Posts: 421
A good low profile floor jack should set you back 100-150 bucks - once you have a good floor jack you'll wonder why you waited so long to get one.

That, with a decent set of jackstands, should handle damn near most of what most guys would do in their own garage.

Ramps are relatively cheap and easy, also.
__________________
Marcie; Black 2013 GT. MT82, .373, track + brembo, JLT CF CAI, Boss Manifold, MGW StS, Blowfish Trans Bracket & Driveshaft Loop, Whiteline trans bushing, RP motor & tranny oils, Flowmaster Outlaws, BMR UCA w/ mount, LCA w/ relo brackets, panhard, SR springs, KONI oranges, J&M CC plates, staggered leguna secas, MT street comps
***A good driver is the best method to get more performance out of any car. ***
AXLEBACKS THREADS =
Rynarok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 04:43 PM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Black302Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Granada Hills
Region: California
Posts: 104
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByMustang Evolution1407274990.632420.jpg
Views:	328
Size:	754.3 KB
ID:	162933 with these jacks I don't know where to place them to get my car high enough for the jack stands to clear
Black302Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 05:02 PM   #7
Loc: Austin,TX
Regular
Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Austin
Region: Texas
Posts: 5,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black302Alex View Post
Attachment 162933 with these jacks I don't know where to place them to get my car high enough for the jack stands to clear
Sorry. Meant to quote your post,not edit it. That jack stand will be good to toss in the trunk of your DD. Go to Harbor Freight and get a low pro jack.
DDTCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 05:12 PM   #8
Registered Member
Regular
 
Black302Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Granada Hills
Region: California
Posts: 104
Idk if I'm setting it up wrong, but as I try jacking towards the center of the car with these jacks, I have no room to jack anymore. Will low pro jacks help me with this problem?
Black302Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 05:31 PM   #9
Abominable Mustang

Regular
Staff
 
WhoDat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Anchorage
Region: Alaska
Posts: 1,924
What exactly do you mean by towards the center of the car? You do know where the jack points on the car are correct?

Sent from the Death Star.
__________________
2012 Kona Blue 3.7L V6:
Borla LT headers, O/R h-pipe, Borla S-types, 3.73 gears,
Steeda adjustable UCA w/ mount, BMR LCAs, Airaid CAI,
LCA Relocation brackets, AE driveshaft, GT 80mm TB,
Black 18x9/10 2010 GT500 Wheels w/ Nitto NT555s,
Eibach Sportline Springs/shocks & Koni STR.T Struts
WhoDat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 05:34 PM   #10
Registered Member
Regular
 
Black302Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Granada Hills
Region: California
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhoDat View Post
What exactly do you mean by towards the center of the car? You do know where the jack points on the car are correct?

Sent from the Death Star.

I usually jack like the side of the car of you know what I'm talking about like from the door to the rear wheel that area, but once I try going towards the center as in passed the side jack points I don't get clearance. Lol sorry i don't know crap much about this and I appreciate the help!!
Black302Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 05:37 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Tyoung68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: concord
Region: California
Posts: 3,475
Low profile jacks are only need if you cannot fit your jack under your car.
Tyoung68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 05:42 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
Black302Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Granada Hills
Region: California
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyoung68 View Post
Low profile jacks are only need if you cannot fit your jack under your car.

Thank you!!!
Black302Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 06:04 PM   #13
Abominable Mustang

Regular
Staff
 
WhoDat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Anchorage
Region: Alaska
Posts: 1,924
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black302Alex View Post
I usually jack like the side of the car of you know what I'm talking about like from the door to the rear wheel that area, but once I try going towards the center as in passed the side jack points I don't get clearance. Lol sorry i don't know crap much about this and I appreciate the help!!
If you're talking about the inner jack points seen in the attached link, you're gonna need a low profile jack to reach that far in.

http://forums.themustangsource.com/a...jackpoints.jpg
__________________
2012 Kona Blue 3.7L V6:
Borla LT headers, O/R h-pipe, Borla S-types, 3.73 gears,
Steeda adjustable UCA w/ mount, BMR LCAs, Airaid CAI,
LCA Relocation brackets, AE driveshaft, GT 80mm TB,
Black 18x9/10 2010 GT500 Wheels w/ Nitto NT555s,
Eibach Sportline Springs/shocks & Koni STR.T Struts
WhoDat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 07:02 PM   #14
Registered Member
Regular
 
Black302Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Granada Hills
Region: California
Posts: 104
Does anyone know if the duralast low pro are any good? Or does it not matter
Black302Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 07:03 PM   #15
Registered Member
Regular
 
Tyoung68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: concord
Region: California
Posts: 3,475
I work at autozone and i have sold one in almost a year, but iv sold other jacks and haven't seen any come back
Tyoung68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 07:15 PM   #16
Registered Member
Regular
 
Black302Alex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Granada Hills
Region: California
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyoung68 View Post
I work at autozone and i have sold one in almost a year, but iv sold other jacks and haven't seen any come back

So you wouldn't recommend duralast? So what would you recommend?
Black302Alex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 07:27 PM   #17
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Salinas
Region: California
Posts: 7,399
If you have a Harbor Freight tools nearby, I recommend taking a look at their jacks.
They have a wide assortment and are reasonably priced.
straybullitt is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 09:24 PM   #18
Registered Member
Regular
 
Tyoung68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: concord
Region: California
Posts: 3,475
Quote:
Originally Posted by straybullitt View Post
If you have a Harbor Freight tools nearby, I recommend taking a look at their jacks.

They have a wide assortment and are reasonably priced.

These
Tyoung68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 09:31 PM   #19
Registered Member
Regular
 
Tyoung68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: concord
Region: California
Posts: 3,475
Quote:
Originally Posted by straybullitt View Post
If you have a Harbor Freight tools nearby, I recommend taking a look at their jacks.

They have a wide assortment and are reasonably priced.

These
Tyoung68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 09:34 PM   #20
Registered Member
Regular
 
Coyote5o's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Nowhere
Region: West Virgina
Posts: 163
Arcan makes some good jacks as well. Amazon has decent deals usually. Got mine for $200. If I drive my car up on two 2x6's I can reach the center jack point under the k member and then lift by the diff to get everything quickly.

Sent from my VS985 4G using Mustang Evolution mobile app

---------- Post added at 10:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:33 PM ----------

I'm also lowered on steeda ultralites (1.25" front and 1.5" back)

Sent from my VS985 4G using Mustang Evolution mobile app
__________________
2013 Mustang GT w/ Track Pack - Steeda Ultralite Springs, Koni Str.t Struts/Shocks, BMR LCA & Relocation Brackets, BMR Adjustable UCA and Bracket, BMR Adjustable Panhard, DSS Aluminum Driveshaft, Bassani x-pipe and catback, MGW shifter, JLT CAI, Steeda Tune
Coyote5o is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2014, 10:16 PM   #21
Loc: Austin,TX
Regular
Supporter
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Austin
Region: Texas
Posts: 5,980
:FP:
DDTCM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 07:20 AM   #22
Registered Member
Regular
 
kingstrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Clarksburg
Region: Maryland
Posts: 299
Quote:
Originally Posted by Black302Alex View Post
Attachment 162933 with these jacks I don't know where to place them to get my car high enough for the jack stands to clear
Its hard to tell from the photo but the arm on that jack doesn't look long enough to clear those stands. If that is the case then you need a bigger jack.
kingstrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 08:03 AM   #23
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Albuquerque
Region: New Mexico
Posts: 47
Just a fyi. If you have a jack and a spare, make sure your jack fits under the side skirt especially if you have lowered your Mustang. I had a flat rear tire and the scissor jack didn't fit. I had to buy a lower profile one.
califsp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 08:06 AM   #24
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: salem
Region: Wisconsin
Posts: 384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Coyote5o View Post
Arcan makes some good jacks as well. Amazon has decent deals usually. Got mine for $200. If I drive my car up on two 2x6's I can reach the center jack point under the k member and then lift by the diff to get everything quickly.

Sent from my VS985 4G using Mustang Evolution mobile app

---------- Post added at 10:34 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:33 PM ----------

I'm also lowered on steeda ultralites (1.25" front and 1.5" back)

Sent from my VS985 4G using Mustang Evolution mobile app
I too made some 2 step (2X6) ramps in order to get my 2014 GT up high enough to get a jack under, and I have a low profile jack.
bodon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2014, 08:09 PM   #25
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: New York
Region: New York
Posts: 122
How low are you guys? I'm just curious since I plan to do a 1.5" drop, do you guys have problems getting it on a lift at a shop too?
__________________
2014 Mustang GT, DIB, MT82, Tech and Track Package
mods are coming, slowly
kanine is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > 1979-2015 Mustang GT || Tech and Talk > 2011-2014 Mustang GT

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mach 1 jacking Redsvtcobra Pictures and Videos 12 01-14-2014 02:11 PM
Jacking up car Moto111 2011-2014 Mustang GT 38 02-03-2013 02:48 PM
The guy turned in his Car Title and I want to buy his car. How do I get a new Title for the car? stanley General Car Discussion 2 04-10-2010 10:45 AM
Jacking the back up. GhostStang 2005-2010 Mustang GT 5 08-05-2009 04:46 PM
Differ Ways of Jacking bluemustang Pictures and Videos 25 03-02-2007 09:26 AM

» Like Us On Facebook



08:48 PM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.