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Offline BlinD

Front subframe as a lift point?
« on: February 03, 2011, 09:18:29 AM »
Justin/Guys with this subframe,

Have you guys lifted your car via the Samberg subframe with no issues? I need to get the car off the jackstands and was wondering if this was a viable option?

I'd hate to bend it up if not...

Thanks

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Offline Kevin Doe

Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 10:19:22 AM »
Can you get a jack under the car far enough to get a jack under the subframe?
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Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2011, 10:24:20 AM »
If you run it up on ramps first, you can.
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Offline BlinD

Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2011, 10:34:55 AM »
Car is currently on jackstands, so its easy enough to get the jack underneath, I'm just concerned if the subframe will handle it. I know the OE subframe had a 'jack point' that seemed more reinforced than the rest of the subframe.

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Offline BeatTheTunaUp

Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2011, 10:35:15 AM »
I always jack on the side of the car near the center and raise the whole side up then put a jack stand near the factory jacking points.
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Offline BlinD

Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2011, 10:36:46 AM »
Maybe visuals will help...

I need to get the car back down

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Offline BeatTheTunaUp

Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2011, 10:41:15 AM »
how about a piece of 2x4 to spread the load out so it isn't focused all in one spot in the center of the subframe.
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Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011, 11:14:47 AM »
We do it with a 2x4 on BeasTT's car all the time.   Hasn't been an issue.
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Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2011, 11:17:09 AM »
Thanks for the heads up, I'll make sure to snag one from work

We do it with a 2x4 on BeasTT's car all the time.   Hasn't been an issue.

how about a piece of 2x4 to spread the load out so it isn't focused all in one spot in the center of the subframe.

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Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2011, 11:20:41 AM »
You shouldn't steal from work.  Craig got fired on his day off for stealing boxes.
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Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2011, 11:22:33 AM »
hehe not exactly stealing, just uncrated a APC server rack and the upper supports are perfectly sized 2x4s.. They would usually just go in the trash

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Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2011, 12:15:37 PM »
We do it with a 2x4 on BeasTT's car all the time.   Hasn't been an issue.

When jacking from the sides I use one so I don't crush the seam. But when jacking the car from the subframe I just put a towel on the jack so I don't scratch the paint :)
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Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2011, 12:40:48 PM »
Details.
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Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2011, 01:07:13 PM »
The first guy that bends their subframe with a floor jack gets a free one!!
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Offline BlinD

Re: Front subframe as a lift point?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2011, 01:08:11 PM »
Confidence of that magnitude gives me nothing to worry about ;)

Towel and jack it is  :drive:

The first guy that bends their subframe with a floor jack gets a free one!!

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