I'll be painting my brake calipers soon and I'd like to have my 300C on jacks so I can work around the vehicle, is there a "best" supporting point for the front/rear?
I have read you can't get a 3" tire jack under the front of the SRT8.One thing I could never figure out is where you put jack stands when the location is being used by a floor jack. I just don't see any other places to put them, at least that's recommended. I ended up buying another floor jack so I could remove both fronts and rears at the same time.
No problems at all jacking the car up joey. With SRT8's we just have to drive up onto a board and can slide the jack under the front. There's no problem with the rear using the proper lift point.I have read you can't get a 3" tire jack under the front of the SRT8.
Can you get a 3" tire jack under the rear?
Don't you have the jack flanges under the doors?No problems at all jacking the car up joey. With SRT8's we just have to drive up onto a board and can slide the jack under the front. There's no problem with the rear using the proper lift point.
What I don't see is if I'm using the ONLY recommended lift points with my jack, there's nowhere else you can slip a jack stand under so you can remove the floor jack. Last summer I was forced to buy another floor jack so I could take my wheels in for tire replacement. I had to leave my car on the jacks for over an hour and didn't exactly feel comfortable doing that.
By golly yes I do! First time I've ever seen that pic you posted. Thanks! I've always used the points as in the pic Steve posted. I really don't get the rear one though. It's just behind the recommended rear jacking point.Don't you have the jack flanges under the doors?
When I use stands, I use these jack points to jack my car up with the tire jack.
I then slide the stand underneath to the lift points.
I have jacked my car many times when messing with my KW's and rear hotckis bushings and it is safe. The Chrysler jacks are sturdy.By golly yes I do! First time I've ever seen that pic you posted. Thanks! I've always used the points as in the pic Steve posted. I really don't get the rear one though. It's just behind the recommended rear jacking point.
Are you saying it's safe to jack from these points? Just the shape alone tells me I couldn't use a floor jack and we don't get a scissor jack. I don't think I'd even trust a jack stand there because of the shape.
I also learned something new today.That's kinda funny. When I first got my car, Brampton forgot to include the pump and can of goop so my dealer thought I was missing a jack. They'd never seen an SRT8 before and gave me a jack meant for a Crossfire. The whole point is SRT8's aren't meant to be jacked for changing a flat. I guess I could try it to see if it'll support my car without bending. Thanks for the idea.
Thanks Steve. These jacking threads come up every now and then. This is the first time anyone's mentioned the jacking points for scissor jacks I think (thanks joey!). I definately wouldn't consider using a floor jack on those flanges either, but it's nice to know there's an option to use jack stands in a safe location.Yep Bernie, and since I use a floor jack at home, I use the hoist points.. I am afraid to use the front sill flanges and wouldn't recommend it with most floor jacks.. unless you were careful not to bend it up.. I worry about that point un-necessarily I fear..
The tire jack instructions and points are in the 300c owner's manual.... I just forget to add them in these posts since I don't use the thing... and folks usually ask for instructions needing high lift from a floor jack..