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Old 07-31-2003, 12:33 AM   #1
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Default Is it bad for the springs/struts to leave car on stands too long?

Just wondering.. I'm kind of an amateur mechanic wannabe (did my resonator mod, shifter bushings, and new axle-back myself, planning on several more things ), I notice how much the wheels sag when I jack up the car -- if I were to attempt a more difficult mod that required me to leave the car jacked up for an extended period of time, maybe even overnight, is that bad for the springs/struts?

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Old 07-31-2003, 01:50 AM   #2
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Overnight, no. If you were to pull your calipers and let them hang by the brake line, that would be bad. But leaving it on stands will not harm it.
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cool, thanks. just wanted to make sure.
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Old 08-04-2003, 04:07 AM   #4
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Is it bad to do this for an extended period of time? Because i was thinking of leaving my car up on jackstands when I go deployed for 3 months, to keep the tires from flatspotting. Anyone?

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Old 08-04-2003, 01:17 PM   #5
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Put the jackstands under the control arms or hub. Springs are compressed and tires are off the ground.
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