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Re: Jack Stand location?

Subject: Re: Jack Stand location?
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 1999 13:48:45 EST
Where you put the stands is a combination of what is available and what you 
are going to work on.  For instance if you are going to work on the 
suspension, you would not put the jack stand under the lower control arm.
Where ever you put the stands BEFORE you climb under the car grab the 
fender/bumper wiggle, shake, bodycheck, and just generally make damn sure 
that stands are secure before you get under the car.
I have also found that some jack stands are more secure than others, if you 
can't seem to get your stands to feel secure, try buying a different brand / 

In a message dated 12/16/99 10:13:09 AM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> When working on the front of the car, I always put the jack stands beneath
>  the front cross member.  This seems to be my only choice of locations, but 
>  don't feel very comfortable with it because it's not really biting onto
>  anything--the stands are just resting on a flat, oily piece of steel and 
>  very close to each other.  But unless I'm missing something, this is my 
>  choice of locations.

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