Car jacking points, jacking and jack stand locations

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  1. andynumbers

    andynumbers New Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to figure out where to place jack stands when working on my SHO. There are 4 clearly defined jacking points under the car where the emergency scissor jack goes. I would also assume normal floor jacks should use these jacking points.

    The question is, where should I place my jack stands? The issue that I see is that the plastic trim seems to cover up the pinch welds except where the jacking points are. Is there a center jacking point on this car at all? Like an area on the subframe? My old Subaru used to have a central jacking point on the subframe so I could jack it up in the center and rest the jack stands on the side jacking points.
     
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    BayAreaSHO SHO Member

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    I was using those slots in the plastic to put my jack stands in and im still here to tell the tale


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    I used the rearward subframe bolt area to put jackstands when I did the oil and filter and PTU oil change
     
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    I use a 2x4 on a slight angle so it doesnt split to distribute the load a little bit and not damage the pinch weld like so.
     

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    SilverSH0 SHO Member

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    There should be 4 bolts where the front k-member and rear subframe connect to the body. That's what I've always used for the floor jack points.
     
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    That 2x4 thing is brilliant. Im doin that next time I rotate the tires.
     
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    I use a Quickjack but didn't get the V-blocks for the pinch welds because of their size compared to the size of the plastic rocker moldings openings. The regular Quickjack blocks work but leave deep impressions from the pinch welds. Instead I bought these magnetic pinch weld adaptors. Saves time trying to align things up. Just slap them up there and they stay until you're done.

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