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Okay, time to rotate the tires. Any of you guys have a good reccomendo on where to place a floor jack on the front end? I've looked at a couple spots, but I worry about bending something. Last time I put it where the front subframe member attaches to the unibody under the floor board, but wasn't comfortable with it. Any service techs know the safe spots? The idea is to end up with jackstands on the factory jack points.

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Cmon, anybody??!!:?: :?:
 

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Good ?. I should have noted when the car was up on the lift where they put the lift feet or whatever you call'em.
 

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they usually place the lift feet so they fall at the factory jack points. The problem I run into is that the head of the floor jack will probably cause damage there, plus that's where I want to put the jack stand. I'm not quite fast enough to yank the jack out and stick the stand in before the car falls!:laughlitt
 

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I don't have my owners manual near me but I think I remember there being something in there that says NOT to use a floor jack. You may want check it out.
 

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it says not to use it on the rear end center housing, but doesn't mention the front. surely, there's got to be a solution.
 

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When I installed my shifter I used the floor jack at the rear factory jack point and it raised both wheels off the ground high enough to rotate them front to back. This was the lowered car so I don't know if it would work with stock springs.
 

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ultraclyde said:
Okay, time to rotate the tires. Any of you guys have a good reccomendo on where to place a floor jack on the front end? I've looked at a couple spots, but I worry about bending something. Last time I put it where the front subframe member attaches to the unibody under the floor board, but wasn't comfortable with it. Any service techs know the safe spots? The idea is to end up with jackstands on the factory jack points.

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Dave
Some tire places will do it for free, like discount tire.
 

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I lift my GT on the beam just behind the steering rack. Centered in the middle where those ripples are. I put the stands near the outer ends, on the sub frame. It seems o.k. for me, looks strong, I didn't see anything bend or make any noise as I was lifting. I lift the rear end on the differential (even though the owners manual says not to). I put the stands on the axle. I asked the technicians at my work why the owners manual said not to lift by the diff, they said probably for safety reasons. The car might teeter when lifting by the diff. People might not think to chock the front wheels so the car doesn't move forward when the rear wheels are off the ground. I had my car suspended like that for many hours as I did an oil change, took off wheels to clean and paint the calipers.
 

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Here you go.. :) Its from the shop manual, so it is as-is. No warranty of any kind if you damage your vehicle. I'd put a piece of wood or some soft piece of plastic in between to take the beating when jacking my 'stang...
 

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VeeKoo said:
Here you go.. :) Its from the shop manual, so it is as-is. No warranty of any kind if you damage your vehicle. I'd put a piece of wood or some soft piece of plastic in between to take the beating when jacking my 'stang...
Thanks VEE,
I imagine the arrows closest to the wheels is where you would place the jack stands??
 
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