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Question Jack / Lift Points

Okay, so this is an embarrassing and silly question to ask, but as a person who wants to start doing their own maintenance on the 2017 Ford Mustang I own, I would like to know if anyone has any good photos of where to place the jack, and where the best points are for front and rear jack points and jack stand placement as well...



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Under frame rails.

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I place the jack and jack stands under the side on the frame rails (pinch welds) There is an indention for them. There is also a CJ Pony parts video on this exact question for various places to place the jack and jack stands. I'll look it up for you and post it. I had my mustang on jackstands on the side frame rails for a week almost and nothing wrong ever happened.
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Jacking Points

I'm not sure what the best jacking points are but I can tell you the fuel line is not one of them.
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Hi Nikkolaus,

You asked a good question because knowing where to lift a car will prevent a lot of costly damage and possibly prevent injury or death. And some other AFM member besides you might read this and learn about a product I use for jacking my Mustang and Dodge Charger.

If you use the pinch welds as the lifting point I recommend buying a ZL1 MagPad. I have two MagPads. They are expensive but very good quality and functional.

ZL1 also makes a screw-on set.

Here is the link: https://zl1addons.com/collections/fo...jack-lift-pads

The owners manual will also outline the locations to safely lift the car. Jack stand placement is also important and it goes without saying don't get under a car supported with only a jack (scissor or hydraulic).
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^ ^ cool stuff thanks for posting . . .

I would grab a set of those myself, but first it made me think again about Steeda's jacking rails -- which I believe allow you to jack the car anywhere along the frame rail, and that is even cooler because you can put the jack in the middle and lift both wheels at the same time

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Mustang "Rubi rails".

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So, should I get some jackPads or is it decent enough to go with Rubber Pads???

I already have an Arcan all-metal jack, and Torin Jack Stands.
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You already know my preference. However, if you go with the Rubber Pad just be sure to verify they do not interfere with the rocker panel.
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Get a set of jacking rails, a rubber padded floor jack, and jack stands with rubber pads. Makes everything easier.
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I have a few of these I made myself using angle iron flat stock and pieces of anvil stock from a commercial stack paper cutter.


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Hi Nikkolaus,

You asked a good question because knowing where to lift a car will prevent a lot of costly damage and possibly prevent injury or death. And some other AFM member besides you might read this and learn about a product I use for jacking my Mustang and Dodge Charger.

If you use the pinch welds as the lifting point I recommend buying a ZL1 MagPad. I have two MagPads. They are expensive but very good quality and functional.

ZL1 also makes a screw-on set.

Here is the link: https://zl1addons.com/collections/fo...jack-lift-pads

The owners manual will also outline the locations to safely lift the car. Jack stand placement is also important and it goes without saying don't get under a car supported with only a jack (scissor or hydraulic).
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I'm not sure what the best jacking points are but I can tell you the fuel line is not one of them.
Should I ask how you know this?

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Letís just say that education is what you get when you follow instructions. Experience is what you get when you donít. I didnít have the jack completely under my intended target and it slipped off. As it turns out, the push lock connection on the fuel line is not robust enough to support the weight of the car. Just thought Iíd pass that on in case anybody was wondering about the durability of plastic parts as a jacking point.

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