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Old 10-30-2008, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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where to put jack stands?

The owner's manual recommends using a floor jack to raise the vehicle but does not say where to place the jack stands.

I had a quick look under the vehicle and did not see any obvious place where jack stands could go. The place in the railing where you would put the jack that comes with the vehicle seems to be too fragile for a floor jack stand.

Another point: to raise the rear of the vehicle, the manual says to place the floor jack at the notch near the edge of the rear lower edge of the bumper cover and to use the round adapter that is in the kit that came with the vehicle's jack. That adapter does not seems to fit well with most standard floor jack.

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Old 10-31-2008, 01:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Does this help?

http://toyotaownersclub.com/forums/i...?showtopic=175
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if I put the jack stand saddle at the jack point tabs, I am afraid that the tab will bend, can the saddle be place on either side of the tab instead?
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I wanna tell you that I actually broke the jack that came with the car few days ago...I put the jack in the railing (as usual)
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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after doing some reading, it seems that there are 6 jack points recommended by the manufacturer. These 6 locations are indicated in the owner's manual (four at each corner near the wheels and one middle in front and one in the middle rear near the bumper cover). The four points in the corners are meant to be used with the notched jack that comes with the car.

If you want to use a floor jack or jack stands at the corners, you could bend the tabs. One way to avoid bending the tab is to use a wooden block with a small slot cut to insert in the railing. Someone also mentioned using a hockey puck works well.
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Old 10-31-2008, 10:11 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Holy Sh*t! Alls I can say is I hope I never have to jack the mother up.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:54 PM   #7 (permalink)
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i tried jacking at the where the owners manual tell u too on the xrs(body kits prevents jacking below rockers) , the car shifted sideways and came crashing down, thankfully no damage was done to me or the car... after that wonderfull adventure i just jack it up below the lower control arm close to the hub on the front, and below the shock mount in the rear using hydro floor jacks
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that's scary that your car came down sideways!

I used the four corner points as mentionned in the owner's manual except that I used a small piece of hockey puck with a slot so it can fit in the notch of the railing of the car. That works nicely. To raise the front of the car, I use a hydraulic floor jack just behind the tow hook and behind the rear bumper cover for the back. Once the car is on the jack stands, I use the hydraulic jack as a back up.
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that's scary that your car came down sideways!.
yah! it almost became one with my ATV that was sitting beside it... live and learn...
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I used a hydraulic jack on my S and bent the tab where the jack points are located. I positioned a jack stand on what appears to be a steel railing behind the jack points with no ill effects, but it made me nervous just the same. However, next time I'll use a hockey puck with a slot cut out. Great idea!
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The manual tells you to use 6 points on the car to jack the car up. The floor jacks usualy go under the suspension near the wheels to keep the car up. I usualy jack the car up with the hydralic lift at the points recommended and then place a floor jack under one or two places on the suspension. You can also be extra safe like I do and go back to the place where youjacked the car up and place the hydralic jack back on that point, not to lift the car, but to put in place as extra safety.
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never use the hydraulic jack to hold the car up. The jack can lose pressure or leaking and can collapse

once the car is raise with the jack, put le jack stand and lower the car to sit on the jackstands. You can use the hydraulic jack as a backup for the jackstands
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I was just saying that after I jack the car up and place floor stands under the suspension to hold the car up. I release pressure on the hydralic lift so that the floor stands are taking all the weight of the car, then I raise the hydralic stand ( or scisor jack ) to add addtitional stability. Any extra support does not hurt. It is no the hyralic jack holding the car up, it is just there to add safety.
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:21 AM   #14 (permalink)
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exactly Hondacity that's the right and safe way to do it
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