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Old 03-13-2006, 01:00 AM   #1
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honestly i have no clue how much my car weighs, my owners manual doesn't mention it and i was wondering approximately what a 1995 3.8, 6 cylinder bonneville weighs
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Well, some of that depends on your trim level. There were 3 available in 95, and they all weigh differently.

Can you put your year and trim level in your signature? In the meantime, without that information, I'd say somewhere between 3400 and 3800 pounds without fuel or passengers, and only as it rolled off the lot (jack, spare, etc).
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I'd say somewhere between 3400 and 3800 pounds without fuel or passengers, and only as it rolled off the lot (jack, spare, etc).

I thought a fully loaded ssei was only like 3600??
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I'd say somewhere between 3400 and 3800 pounds without fuel or passengers, and only as it rolled off the lot (jack, spare, etc).

I thought a fully loaded ssei was only like 3600??
you are at the MAX they are 3650

.i have no idea where BIll got the 3800 from
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My apologies. Posting after a long hard day. The 3400 is dry street trim for an SE (or close) 3800 is with fuel and a driver in an SSEi.
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thanks for the info now if u guys can, i would really appreciate it if u guys could tell me where on my chasis that i can jack the whole front end up are side up with out using the owners manual spot for jacking. I dont like jacking from the owners manual spots. If you guys could show some picks where i can jack from and place jack stands that would be most helpful
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ok well i have an interesting feeling that the next gen has basically the same underbody being the same H body and all...

When I am jacking my front end off the ground, I use a 3 ton hydraulic jack, and jack from the middle of the subframe, which is just in front of the oil pan and the transmission pan and i place my jackstands on the subframe about 3 inches toward the back away from the control arms. Seems to do pretty well for any work i have ever done under there. But for "owners manual" jack points...i am guessing you would be talking about the 1/4 lift points, where you would change a tire with the stock jack.

Other than that, I would really reccommend not using the jack in the trunk unless it is an emergency, otherwise use a hydraulic one....much safer, much easier, etc.

Hope this helped...
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should i take the cup out of my floor jack to jack up the car
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there are 2 places just inside the front wheels that the subframe attaches to the car....that is what i use to jack the car up on
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thanks for the info so far guys i was wondering if i should take the cup out of my jack to jack up the car
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