I just recently saw your video on YouTube on how to jack a car up, and saw a few areas that look very similar to what my vehicle has, and I would like to believe or simply call them the sub-frame. Black areas, looks like a "molded tube" however again I was scared to brake something so I did not. I also heard that its safe to use the rear differential as a safe jacking point, will this work with my vehicle as well? I simply want to raise in the center to have both tires off the ground, then place stands somewhere safe to distribute the load evenly to do my job faster and easier with less stress of "will this break?" I also noticed that it is safe to jack from the rear arm under the suspension, and I saw another video of a person doing just that so I will probably do that as well, then for the time being place the stand with a puck on the designated pinch weld area for lifting with a scissor lift.
If you are able to show some pictures of safe areas to lift from front and rear with floor jacks, and use jack stands on my vehicle listed above that would help immensely for later projects that get me under my vehicle. I do have a few pictures however they are rather large in size, however I can simply post the links here for you to see at your leisure.
https://imgur.com/lBwsDOI This one area naturally being the front is not very central however looks a a good strong point, I would drill a hole in the pick so the stand and or jack would have something to rest on rather then just a bolt.
https://imgur.com/bdzq8Zl This whole frame looks like what you were showing in your YouTube video and what I call the sub-frame that looks strong enough to hold the weight but did not want to chance it. That same "sub-frame" section goes around the very front under the valence making for a very easy yo reach and a very nice central area to lift the entire front however is also smaller so no chances were taken.
The rear I will just use the arms under the suspension for the time being as I saw it being used and you also confirmed it is a safe spot to lift from. Was not sure if lifting from there might mess with the alignment or not, but now I am confident it will be fine.
I know this is rather long and I am sorry, however I would like to get some solid answers since no one seems to want to release any actual information on how to jack this vehicle properly. The pinch welds will work yes, however with the height of the car, you cannot life the rear to place a stand in the front, floor jacks just do not lift high enough for that, so you are placed into a dilemma on what to do, and I went with the pinch weld and the stand beside the jack not in the marked designated spot for jacking.
have the same problem?
Thursday, July 19th, 2018 AT 10:28 AM