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Putting the SS on 4 Jack Stands

Well this thread should be fun. I’m thinking about upcoming things I want to do maintenance-wise on my car in the next few months. Most involve getting all four wheels off the ground and safely getting under the lifted car. I have two race ramps, two floor jacks, 4 Esco jack stands and four pinch weld adapters. What should be the procedure for putting the car onto all four stands? And man I wish these cars had central front and rear jack points...

Here are a couple thoughts I’ve had.

-Lift one corner at a time using the pinch welds and adapters high enough to place stands in the “approved” spots. Front first, then rear. One man job but lots of stress on the car doing it this way?

-Use two jacks and have a buddy on the other side of the car help to raise the front using the pinch weld adapters so that it goes up evenly, then do the same for the rear. Jack stands placed in the “approved” spots. I like this idea but lowering the car back down using two jacks sounds a little scary. Am I overthinking this?

Happy to hear everyone’s thoughts. Hey at least we might get an actual solution to this and at the very least will be fun reading during the long weekend
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Putting the SS on 4 Jack Stands

I do option 2, two jacks with pinch weld adapters and jack stands in the “proper” location, front first then back. Typically a one man show so I raise at little at a time on one side then go to the other side, get the front to the desired height and then do the back. Reverse to lower.

Works fine and as far as I can tell this is the best solution if you don’t have a lift.


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I do option 2, two jacks with pinch weld adapters and jack stands in the “proper” location, front first then back. Typically a one man show so I raise at little at a time on one side then go to the other side, get the front to the desired height and then do the back. Reverse to lower.

Works fine and as far as I can tell this is the best solution if you don’t have a lift.


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I’ve done this. Best option without a lift when ramps won’t do


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Can you drive it up on 2 ramps and buy or borrow another pair, then jack up the rear and place it on those ramps? That's my plan for doing headers next week.

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Can you drive it up on 2 ramps and buy or borrow another pair, then jack up the rear and place it on those ramps? That's my plan for doing headers next week.
I thought about this as well. Backing up the ramps, set parking brake and chocking the wheels and then jacking up the front and placing stands. Wasn't sure about movement though.

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If you life the rear first the front will have even less clearance for jacking. So I would do the front first. B.
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Have you checked out the lift point/jack point threads?
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Have you checked out the lift point/jack point threads?
Yep and they are all a complete mess with arguing and debate. I started this thread with the assumption that we have agreed upon the proper jack and stand locations. This is more about safely lifting and supporting the vehicle onto 4 stands.
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Floor jacks are pretty cheap these days - I bought 2 some time ago and lift with those. Harbor Freight seems to always have a sale going for them. That might be a good place to start.
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Floor jacks are pretty cheap these days - I bought 2 some time ago and lift with those. Harbor Freight seems to always have a sale going for them. That might be a good place to start.
I have two NICE floor jacks already. Are you suggesting using my two NICE floor jacks in conjunction with cheap Harbor Freight jacks? So four in total? Seems excessive?

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