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Old 07-18-2007, 02:12 PM   #21
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How do y'all do it? I'm about as skinny as they come and I can't move under my car!?!
Can't get under or navigate once under the bonnaville
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If I'm jacking up the front I put the stands on the subframe rails on the sides off the engine that run front to back, as close to the front of the car as possible.

On the back I usually put the stands so they "cup" the part of the rear control arms where the bolt/bushing is (on the 92-99, 2000+ could be different). Hard to explain in words. Most should know what I mean.
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I prefer ramps for oil changes. They are long enough to fit under my low car, just barely!
One safety note, I ALWAYS have someone near by when I'm under the car just incase it does fall. Not that they could save me if it'* bad, but at least they can call 911 or go for help. Normally it'* my wife, and she just brings out a chair and reads a book.
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What do you guys think about these jack stands, im looking at getting a pair of them, and maybe two pairs. I have never really worked on a car until yesterday when i was working on my old bonneville (the 92), giving it a little tune up, and i realized that i really enjoy doing that kind of thing.

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The things to ask when looking for jack stands is..
How much weight will they support. If your car weights 3800lbs as a high number and the jack stands support 2 ton, that is good. 1 ton = 2,000 lbs, meaning your stands can support the full weight of your car and realistically...you can't support your car on only two stands.
Next is ..how high do you need them to go? Most are plenty high, no need to go for 24inch ..
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When it came to buying jack stands i decided to splurge a little because i don't mind paying a little extra for piece of mind. I have two stands rated at 4 tons each that are a bit overkill but having a little beefier stand holding the car from crushing my skull helps keep my mind on the task at hand.
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realistically...you can't support your car on only two stands.
thats exactly what i was thinking. although i may do like 1994se suggests, getting something a little heavier.
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How do y'all do it? I'm about as skinny as they come and I can't move under my car!?!
Can't get under or navigate once under the bonnaville
I can get under it but I have to slide around, I can't roll or crawl like I like to when I have it off the ground.
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