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Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 8:01 pm 
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is it ok to jack the entire front of the car on the back of the k frame. seen a few trye places doin it.
can i do anything to stop the k frame from gettin little dents in it, from the jack.
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Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:46 pm 
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just my opinion,but the k frame or engine cradle supports the engine youd be better off using the jack on the chassis rails as they have a broader spectrim of weight distribution,if that makes sence

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2005 9:57 pm 
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just my opinion,but the k frame or engine cradle supports the engine youd be better off using the jack on the chassis rails as they have a broader spectrim of weight distribution,if that makes sence


if you using a troley jack avoid jacking the car up from the sills as they can be damaged quite easily. having said that if your using a scissor jack then i would strongly advise NOT jacking the car up by the K-frame as i doubt that the scissor jack can support the entire weight of the front end

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:54 am 
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jakcing from teh k frame is fine man,the k frame is joined to chassis rails on both sides of the car which is a structual part of the car! i do it all the time
a trolly jack will do very little damage to this
make sure u use axle stands

just make sure teh park brake is on and u have the rear wheels chocked!

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:59 am 
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Might also want to use a block of wood to stop getting dints in the k frame from the trolley jack.
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Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:56 pm 
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i have just bought a workshop quality 2 tonne trolley jack as the 1400kg one was showing its age.
have also got 3 tonne jak stands.
i was just curios to know if the dents in the k frame were 'bad' for it or not.
question now answered so thank you

 

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