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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2015 Thread Starter
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Lift Question

Quick question for ya'll in regarding to jacking up the car.

The first time I used a lift on base to install my axlebacks I noticed I couldn't use the four point lift in the front as the front pads hit the rocker panel before they touch the pinch weld lift points. Unfortunately the base didn't have any adapters to convert the front pads to pinch weld lifts. I opted to lift the car using the front cross members and rear pinch welds (no conflict with rocker panels). I've now read that jacking up the car on the cross members can cause uni-body damage. Do you think any damage was done the one time I did this? Future lifts for oil changes and other work I used the drive on lift. Unfortunately I'm not home right now, nor while I be for a while to inspect the car.

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Use the frame rails.

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Who knows if there is damage, would have to look at it. I use the frame rails for a low profile jack then jack stands with inserts on the pinch welds.

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From what I read (after the fact) it was not recommended to use the cross member because of point loading and damage to the uni-body. I think solely jacking the car on the cross member would cause damage, hopefully one time with a 4 point lift (load point minimized) didn't do anything. Any recommendations on a pinch weld adapter to use on 4 point pad lifts?

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