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    Jack points? doityourself

    Quick question...where are the jack points on the ZHP besides the 2 along each side and the rear diff? My harbor freight 3 ton jack isn't low-profile enough to get under the side jack points so I have to jack up the rear diff to get jack stands under the side jack points. Are there other jack points on the car?

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    I wouldn't recommend using the "red" point.....but the "green" point there is right on the frame.

    You should never....ever..need to use these alternate jack points however.

    Always.....jack up one side of your car using the "rear" jack point. Put a jack stand under the front jack point (yellow). Then...on the other side.....jack the car up using the front jack point (yellow)......and slide a jackstand under the green or red area......and then relax the jack.....until it just touches.

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    thanks for the info dane!

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    And for the record, DO NOT JACK BY THE DIFFERENTIAL ITSELF! If you're going to jack up the rear, do so by the frame just in front of the diff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HokieZHP View Post
    Quick question...where are the jack points on the ZHP besides the 2 along each side and the rear diff? My harbor freight 3 ton jack isn't low-profile enough to get under the side jack points so I have to jack up the rear diff to get jack stands under the side jack points. Are there other jack points on the car?
    I also encountered this over the weekend.. it was odd. Makes me worried I won't be able to jack up the car when I change out the suspension.

    I need to check the air in my tires - make sure I'm running recommended pressure.

    I'm also using a Craftsman 3 ton jack that is not low-profile. I think I'm going to sell the jack and pick up a low-profile one later this summer.

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    ^^
    My dad and I looked for a high-capacity jack that was low-profile but didn't find one. His 20+ year old jack's died finally so we bought one from advance auto which sucked and bit the dust in less than a month. We do a lot of car work in our garage so we need a heavy duty high-capacity jack which is why we went back to a craftsman 3-ton jack. If you find a durable low-profile jack, please let me know!

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    Harbor frieght has a low profile 3 ton jack. i have the 1.5 low profile, and it works welll. Dane has the same one. I swear i saw a 3 ton one just like mine for about 2 hundo there.
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    i'll check it out. Not sure if my dad will love buying another jack but i'll talk to him. After all isn't it a rule of thumb that having a 4 car garage means you need at least 2 jacks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HokieZHP View Post
    i'll check it out. Not sure if my dad will love buying another jack but i'll talk to him. After all isn't it a rule of thumb that having a 4 car garage means you need at least 2 jacks?
    Definitely makes sense to me, although i would go at him with "anything over a 3 car garage means you are required to have a hydraulic lift"....Aim High. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtnman View Post
    Definitely makes sense to me, although i would go at him with "anything over a 3 car garage means you are required to have a hydraulic lift"....Aim High. lol

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