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Old 04-21-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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Where do you put your jacks?

Hey guys,

Just got jacks and want to know where exactly to place them. Anyone got pics?

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Old 04-22-2015, 02:01 PM   #2
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Well, jacks or jack stands?

I jack the front of my car up from the pad in the K-member and the rear from the diff. I just place the jack stands in the designated spots on the pinch welds. Theres actually little arrows pointing to where the stands should go.
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Be glad your car isn't an sn95 or new edge.... I know someone who jacked up a new edge before and placed jack stand at the designated location and it punched straight through it.
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You can see my jack stands

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I've heard differing opinions about jacking up the whole rear from the rear diff.

I've seen people do it for decades.

But I've also heard some people more recently say that it is bad. That its too much weight which can distort stuff and can cause leaks from diff. cover, etc. I'm sure it depends on the car/truck... its weight and the way its built, etc..

But whats you all's take on it for the S-197 ?
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Use the frame rails.
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I've heard differing opinions about jacking up the whole rear from the rear diff.

I've seen people do it for decades.

But I've also heard some people more recently say that it is bad. That its too much weight which can distort stuff and can cause leaks from diff. cover, etc. I'm sure it depends on the car/truck... its weight and the way its built, etc..

But whats you all's take on it for the S-197 ?
The axle supports the weight of the car anyways, not sure i agree with that, but hell i could be wrong.
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If you jack the car directly under the third member, in an 8.8 with a hydraulic jack you don't even come close to touching the rear cover. You are jacking on the bottom of the housing which is a good 1/2" thick and at least 1/2" away from the attachment point of the cover. It's really the only way to get both tires off the ground at the same time unless you use a hoist.
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Here's the recommended jack points
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The axle supports the weight of the car anyways, not sure i agree with that, but hell i could be wrong.
Not the axle that was in question, but the rear diff. housing.
(and not my words, just something I've heard from SOME people, that the newer housings aren't as rigid and shouldn't be used to hold up the whole rear end.)
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Hey guys,

Just got jacks and want to know where exactly to place them. Anyone got pics?

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Not the axle that was in question, but the rear diff. housing.
(and not my words, just something I've heard from SOME people, that the newer housings aren't as rigid and shouldn't be used to hold up the whole rear end.)
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I place them in my storage unit.
That's good...

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