Re: How high is too high?
"Backyard Mechanic" <pettyfog@Yaywho.com> wrote in message
> Steve Forrester opined in news:2dadncFgdNuCEbffRVnfirstname.lastname@example.org:
>> If I am going to lift the front-end of my 93 Mustang GT by placing a
>> floor jack under one of the lower A arms, how high (i.e., by measuring
>> the distance from the ground to the bottom of the tire) can I lift the
>> vehicle without causing any damage? (My intention is then to use the
>> floor jack to raise the other side of the vehicle to a similar height.)
> I suspect MOST people, like me, lift the front by centering under the K
> If you cant do that easily, get down to your discount tool store and buy a
> decent 3 ton floor jack.
> In a pich, lifting one side then the other doesnt really HURT - but it
> doesnt help, either... esp when you might have developing
> floorpan/seatmount and
> floorpan to rockerpanel cracks.
> - Yes, I'm a crusty old geezer curmudgeon.. deal with it! -
Thanks, again, for your frequent contributions to the NG and specifically
for helping me out of a number of jams.
The reason for going the Lower A Arm route is whenever possible I use
wooden blocks under the tires rather than jack stands in order to maximize
the amount of room (or floor space) in which I can work and maneuver
about and lifting by K Member requires me to lift the car much higher
before the tires are lifted nine inches off the floor.
BTW... Regarding the floor jack, you once advised me to "Get a floor jack,
stupid." Advice which I promptly followed. Needless to say, it has made
my work much easier.