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Old 06-21-2019, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by eskercurve View Post

If you need any work done which would require the whole car in the air, I'm willing to bet you don't have a lot of experience in DIY, so take it to a mechanic. If you become buddies a local mechanic, he may show you around, but in our litigious society, few these days are willing to take the risk (if the car fell on you, he'd be held responsible).

Care to dive deeper into your first sentence?

Since I've got three vehicle lifts now, I haven't used 4 jackstands in a long time, but when I only had one lift and it got really busy in the shop, I used 4 stands frequently.

I welcome you to change a transmission on a BMW with two jackstands and see how well that works out for you.
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:00 AM
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When I needed the clearance underneath, I just put the front end on two jack stands rated for more than the total truck weight.

If I had been really worried, I would have put two old tires mounted on rims, stacked together, as a backup margin.

Since having 4WD vehicles, I don’t need to jack anything up.
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