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Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by justice4all3000, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. justice4all3000

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    ok so i need to jack up the front end of my car and put it on stands from what I have been reading the jack stands need to be placed under the factory scissor jack locations is this safe? and is there any risk of bending the factory jack rails?

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    ive done it but with the c section jacks be careful not to place on anything but the rail.
     
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    I have used all 4 of them on jack stands at the same time for extended periods of time on both ve and vf and never had a problem.
    I use a shopjack to jack the front up using the crossmember below the engine and i use the spot just behind the diff to jack the rear up.
     
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    The two k frame centre points?
     
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    thanks for the replies!

    my trolly jack is also only capable of 1400 kg is that ok the lift the front via the crossmember?
     
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    VE weighs about 1800 but you only lift half at a time so 900 kg, you will be fine. Though you should not get under the car until the stands are in place.
     
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    I put timber under the wheels as well if using jack stands and only on level surfaces.
     
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    what is the timber for?
     
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    In case the car falls off the stands. But what if you have the wheels off? I just use extra stands under the cross member, or keep the jack in position just touching. And use a rubber pad on the stands under the sills so it can't slip
     
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    Yeah so the one lift does the whole front or back.
    I had to make timber ramps to lift the front up because my jack is too big to fit under it.
     
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    ah that makes sense the the rubber pads are a great idea my stands are the open U shape with flat bottom i don't think there are any rubber pads for that type the only ones i can find are for a different shape or are round pads for the jack itself
     
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    Same have to Jack from the side then block then Jack the front as my 70mm jack will go under but not reach in enough to the jacking point. Ramps for the back but too steep for the front bumper at stock height.
     
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    There is a variety of slotted rubber pads available online and I think Repco sell a couple too. There's got to be one you could get to work on your stands. I've tried cutting a slot in a piece of wood and using that. It works but they crack so are really only single use and not really recommend ed.
     
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    I made these for the front I just drive up on them and it gives just enough clearance for the jack
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    they are made from a pine sleeper from Bunnings for like $15
     

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