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I wanted to jack up the entire front end with the 100lb floor jack I recently acquired. I've seen several posts that state that many Mustang owners jack up the front end via the crossmember, but I had my jack slip twice last night (thank gosh it didn't fall completely off :what:)

There is a very small decline where the car is parked (it wouldn't roll if it were in neutral,) and I have the rear tires chocked on both sides. The jack is a 3.5 ton with 21in of lift capability, so that doesn't appear to be the case. I've done a good amount of research, but I haven't been able to find much else when it comes to jacking up the front end.

I do have 2 different floor jacks, I suppose I could jack up each side by the jack spot behind the wheel high enough to get a stand under there, any other ideas?

I did find this diagram,Chad's 2000 Mustang GT American Racer -- Jacking Points , but it seems that the crossmember is the main place recommended to jack up the entire front end at the same time. And yes, I do plan on installing Full Length Subframes in the near future, but not an option just yet!

-Karl
 

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That is where I jack mine up at but I dont just leave the jack under it either never trust a jack you need to put jack stands under it!
 

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Dude did you buy my old car? Its not Laser Red with the stick shift, is it? A little scratchless ding on the left front fender about the size of a golf ball and the depth of two quarters?

I used to jack mine on the front cross member, no problem. I'd use a small piece of 1/4" plywood on the jack for a cushion. Then I'd check for stability, and put stands under the lower control arms, or the front of the sub-frames, just like your diaphragm.

By all means do not jack the car on a slope.
 

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Yes, I would definitely never get under a car just held up by a jack itself, and I would hope nobody else would either. I was planning on jacking it up under the crossmember and then placing stands to the right and left of the X-member.

I've got the Eibach Pro springs on the car which I believe is about 1.25-1.50 drop, so I am barely able to get the floor jack under the K-Member. If I drive the car up on some wood then I could manage to get a block of wood on top of the Jack Contact/Lift Point.

I've got a heavy duty jack with a very large Contact point compared to other jacks, so I definitely need to do something different than what I am doing, thanks for the reply!


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Dude did you buy my old car? Its not Laser Red with the stick shift, is it? A little scratchless ding on the left front fender about the size of a golf ball and the depth of two quarters?

By all means do not jack the car on a slope.
Not sure if you were referring to me, but I do not have your old car :). I have it in a small garage in my Apt Complex and I had to push the car in the garage since it wasn't running at the time. This was the only way I could tell there is a very small incline going in the garage, and very likely in the garage itself.

I really couldn't see it with the naked eye though. Sounds like the slippage I got while jacking on the crossmember very well might have been from this if everyone else is using this spot to jack up their cars
 

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behind the front wheels in the center of the car's underbody there are two frame rails. those are also jacking points. just dont place your jack too far back making the car front heavy once lifted. also dont forget to place a 2x4 under the wheels to provide clearance for the jack AND put them back before you lower it back down so you dont get the jack stuck under the car.
 
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