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Old 12-16-2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default Jack Stand placement

To put a fox body on jack stands where is the best place to put the stands.
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Old 12-16-2010, 11:29 AM   #2
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Front frame rails close to the front and either the rear axle tubes or the rear frame rails by the torque boxes is where i normally place my stands.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:38 PM   #3
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i also use the k member if i gotta pull a tranny out
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where the k-member bolts to the frame rails, and under the axle
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:19 AM   #5
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Try to avoid placing stands on the frame. It's not much of a frame, just sheet metal, like the body and it's dents pretty easily.

It's also a bad practice to use 4 stands under the frame since one is usually not loaded.

The job your are lifting it up for usually determines where you hold it up from.
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:46 PM   #6
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so if I am pulling motor and tranny all four up in the air where do I put them in the front I have been using lower a's but I dont love it
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
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I usually place them on the frame rails in the front, and split 50/50 between the frame rails and the axle tubes (depending on what I'm doing) in the rear. The lower control arms move, and should not be used.
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Ford says: Jack, Floor

CAUTION:
The service jack provided with the vehicle is only intended to be used in an emergency for changing a deflated tire. Never use the service jack to hoist the vehicle for any other service. Refer to the Owner Guide when using the jack supplied with the vehicle.

WARNING:
TO AVOID INJURY FROM VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A TRACTION-LOK AXLE, NEVER RUN THE ENGINE WITH ONE WHEEL OFF THE GROUND, SUCH AS WHEN CHANGING A TIRE. THE WHEEL STILL ON THE GROUND COULD CAUSE THE VEHICLE TO MOVE.

When using a floor jack, the vehicle may be raised at several locations. The front of the vehicle may be lifted by positioning the jack under the center of the No. 2 cross member. The front, as well as either side of the rear end, may be lifted by positioning the floor jack under the rocker flange at the contact points used for the service jack supplied with the vehicle.

CAUTION:
Do not attempt to use jack pressure on either front or rear bumpers of any unitized vehicle.

Position jacks under the rear axle housing tubes between the suspension arm brackets and the differential housing. Do not place jacks under the suspension arm brackets.
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Old 01-28-2014, 05:35 PM   #9
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I prefer to put mine so the control arm just outside the front bushing slots into the stand.
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