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Old 01-05-2005, 06:48 PM   #1
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was changing brake fluid and had one jackstand 1/2 inch lower than the other 3 - the frame didn't budge... didn't touch the jackstand at all...

the frame was stiffer than I expected
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Old 01-05-2005, 07:58 PM   #2
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My 04 Wagon is the same way. It rests on 3 jackstands, not 4. I wouldn't know this if my buddy's garage wasn't so uneven though.
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Old 01-05-2005, 09:38 PM   #3
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...yeah....you can rotate both tires on one side just by just jacking up the front.....
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Old 01-05-2005, 10:01 PM   #4
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maybe that's why they tell you not to use 4 jackstands. The unloaded end will push over sideways.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:04 PM   #5
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:25 PM   #6
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I bought some jackstands from sears (6 ton). It had a sticker on it that said do not work under the car when supported by 4 jackstands.

I couldn't figure out why.

It could be because four jackstands is really only three (see above) and the one that supports one end of the car could be easily pushed over.
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Old 01-05-2005, 11:29 PM   #7
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I work under my car all the time using 4 jack stands. I even push against the car to confirm it won't budge.
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Old 01-06-2005, 02:17 AM   #8
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I bought some jackstands from sears (6 ton). It had a sticker on it that said do not work under the car when supported by 4 jackstands.

I couldn't figure out why.

It could be because four jackstands is really only three (see above) and the one that supports one end of the car could be easily pushed over.
so you're only supposed to use 3 jackstands and then work under the car - got it
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Old 01-06-2005, 04:27 PM   #9
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dude, have you tried to topple a properly used jackstand?

ain't gonna happen very easily!
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:31 PM   #10
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Every car that I've rotated the tires on, all I had to do was jack the car up on the side for both wheels. I don't think our Suby's are that "special."

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Old 01-07-2005, 01:00 PM   #11
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Every car that I've rotated the tires on, all I had to do was jack the car up on the side for both wheels. I don't think our Suby's are that "special."

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I agree - the subies are not special... I think most cars would do the same thing.

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Old 01-06-2005, 11:31 PM   #12
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I think this came up before and someone suggested that it was because people might not get the car up on all 4 correctly. For example, if the front is on stands and you jack up the rear without letting the jack roll, it can pull the front stands over onto two legs and make them unstable.
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