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Where to Jack up the front on 98 GT?

11174 Views 5 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  GMONEY87
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!

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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!

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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