I want to lift the front of my 350Z in order to remove both wheels for detailing and chassis cleaning. Where is the SAFE place to put my floor jack? Is there a structural member up front stout enough? Can the rear be jacked up by the differential?
As promised...here's the rear lift point using the hydrolic lift.
First I drove the Z up on to ramps, because I knew that the front would be too low if I had the rear up first. Basically, it's the rear diff where the two yellow, plastic thingamabobs are located. Yeah, I know...it's late so cut me some slack. I'm tired as a mofo.
Now for the placement of the jack stands. Let me say that I had to use the OEM lift first to get the rear of the Z up so I could fit the hydrolic lift under the muffler. Based on the above diagram, the jack stands sit just on the inside of where you would use the OEM lift.
Uh Oh.. what if you have been jacking it one side at a time like i have.. I have noticed once when i just jacked up one side .. the side that was up in the air when back on the ground sat higher then the other side.. hope i didn't F--- anything up?? or will it settle back down when i drive it and hit a few Potholes
Hey guys. New member (and 350z owner at that) here.
I have seen several different forums and it seems like there are several different places people place their jack stands. The most common are:
1. Directly on the pinch welds where the OEM jack would be used, but maybe cushioned with some folded towels
2. On the frame rails that are more inward than the rocker panels for the front; control arms for rear
3. Right along the pinch welds, but not actually on the grooves; just along them with the jack stand head runing front to rear, as oppose to side to side - This thread has a picture of a jackstand placed like this
So is there a right answer here, or are all three valid? For my limited set up, option #3 would work best for me, but since there is nothing actually centered inside the shallow cup on my jack stands (just sitting on top edges of it), this option worries me a bit.
Option 3 is the best, if I read it correctly. I usually use the rear diff to lift up on. First I drive the Z up on ramps, lift the front up, place the jack stands, then do the same for the rear. I have 2 lifts, so it makes it easier.
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