[s-cars] Jacking & support points

Bob Rossato bob.rossato at att.net
Fri Nov 14 17:03:56 EST 2003

> there are two C-section channels under the front subframe.  they look
> like rub strips, intended to keep the subframe from scraping pavement.
> very beefy metal.  i place the jackstands inside these channels.

While I have also placed my jack stands there, I sometimes use that as a
lifting point for the jack and place the stands under the low point of the
front subframe.  However, when lifting from these channels be sure the
saddle is properly centered around the channel as they are only made of
aluminum.  If you're off center you may end up flattening one or the other
side of the channel.

> i haven't found a particularly good place to support the rear yet.
> i've jacked it up by the rear differential, and placed jackstands under
> the plastic covered jacking points on the rocker panels.

If you have a set of the larger 5-6 ton jack stands there are some fairly
beefy stand-offs behind each rear wheel that are perfect.  However they are
higher up on the body and you really need the taller jack stands to reach


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