Jacking points on the body

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  1. 95CALI-5.0

    95CALI-5.0 Active Member

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    Hey everyone, I got into a discussion with a friend of mine about the safest place to use jack stands for our stangs. I have always lifted the rear with a jack from the diff. housing and placed two jackstands on the axles. For the front I placed the jack under the k member to lift and placed jack stands under the "OEM" locations for the front(just behind the front fenders).

    A buddy of mine told me to use the subframe connector locations for the front and the rear for the jack stands. Have any of you ever tried this and is this recommended? I know there are locations on the body where if done incoorectly can bow the doors out while lifted.

    Thanks
     
  2. Lightning Struck

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    Ive seen people use the sub-frames, for jackstand points, but not often
     
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    HELL I USE MY PINCH WELDS AND THEY HOLD JUST FINE
     
  4. Lightning Struck

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    look at it this way, if it doesnt hold the car up, it will only fall on ya once. ;D
     
  5. 95CALI-5.0

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    HAHA, that's true!!
     
  6. NITROUSINJECTED

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    the pinch weld is a stuctral part of the car. at most its just gunna bend it a little bit
     
  7. Matt94GT

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    I jack the front with the K member, put the stands under the front of the subframes behind the front fender area, rear I jack up by rear end put jacks under the axels.
     
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    most popular way