Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Central Wisconsin
2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited
1988 Toyota Supra Turbo
1982 Pace Arrow Motorhome
1986 Bayliner, Vol
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Ha, easier to jack up my motorhome than these unibody cars, shop manual only shows those four point under the rocker panels where those jack notches are.
Dumped my jack stands a long time ago, use Douglas Fir 2 by 8's cut to 12" long, glued and screwed together, figure if they can support a 450,000 pound locomotive, no problem with a 3,000 pound car,carpet glued and stapled to the top.
Depends on what you want to do, all four wheels hanging or blocks under the wheels, most maintenance, get by with oil changing ramps. Look for suspension points as close to the wheel as possible for brakes, tire one inch off the ground is fine, small block with carpet at the end of the control arms, usually flared for a flat surface, typical weight is only around about 700 pound per wheel. If want wheels hanging good to have two floor jacks so you can raise the front or back evenly. Can use those four points for this.
For changing AT fluid where the vehicle has to be level, blocks go under the wheels, screw in end blocks so it doesn't roll off.
When I was down south, had my 54 Olds on blocks doing AT work in that soft sand, started raining, screw this, car sank and pinned me, was stuck under there for three hours, mosquitoes had a real blast, never want to go through that again. Another, six foot pine snake crawled under and asked me how I was doing. not poisonous, but a restrictor. Like working on flat concrete in a closed garage. Old creeper had the wheels under it, dumped that, new one on the side, really low profile.