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Old 02-25-2013, 06:49 PM
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Correct, no CENTER front jack point. Thanks for clarifying DJ.
Yes - and if you look at the diagram showing the frame area (diagonal lines behind each front wheel) - there is enough room to place a jack and then put a jack stand adjacent.

I wish there were a center front jacking point.

I bought some jackstands called JackPoint jackstands - a brilliant invention (wish I'd thought of it). They allow you to jack the car up and place a jackstand - all in the same space. They are extremely heavy duty and well made, and I would have no issue putting the car on these and leaving them. A friend with a GT3 introduced me to them. I only bought two since the rear has a center lift point that makes life easy. http://www.jackpointjackstands.com/

I have no affiliation to JackPoint jackstands. Not cheap but the last jackstand you'll ever need. My only objection is that they make the car a bit higher than I'd like for changing wheels - but I can live with it.
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This is a nice thing c2 but I can't get them here in germany. In one of your further posts you said it could be dangerous to jack the car only on one side on front because of the windshield. But if there is no center jacking point, ther is no other way. How to lower the risk?
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This is a nice thing c2 but I can't get them here in germany. In one of your further posts you said it could be dangerous to jack the car only on one side on front because of the windshield. But if there is no center jacking point, ther is no other way. How to lower the risk?
I asked the exact same question less than a week ago Chriscraft and the general consensus is to either get two jacks or figure a way to lift each front side incrementally so as not to wrack the structure too much.

I am probably going to make up a "stand" out of 2 x 4's or some material and work each side a few inches at a time. In other words, lift side A about 2-3 inches with floor jack and slide an appropriate size wood block under to rest on, then move jack to the other and lift it to match and slide a block under. Then back and forth till I can get it up the 12" or so needed to get a real jack stand under. Either that or just go buy a second floor jack.
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I already told Chriscraft to go to your post Twinv10, in the thread further above.....apparently he did not listen to the advice, or he would not have asked C2 the same question AGAIN!

You jack it up the same way you drydock your Chriscraft (boat)...
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This is a nice thing c2 but I can't get them here in germany. In one of your further posts you said it could be dangerous to jack the car only on one side on front because of the windshield. But if there is no center jacking point, ther is no other way. How to lower the risk?
I had been told early on not to jack from one side for fear of cracking the windshield. I believe (now) that it was bad information. I have since then jacked the car on one side only - and the car is so incredibly stiff that it is no problem at all.

When we want to lift the entire front end - we use two jacks at once. If I'm by myself- I jack each side a little - going back & forth (and back & forth) until I get it to the desired height, and then put a jack stand under each side. It costs more (cause you need two jacks) but I've found having two jacks is useful for many tasks and makes it easier.

The car is stiff enough to jack from one side in my opinion. Maybe others can add to that statement.

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Carol! Great pictures and instructions! Thanks!
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I read this thread many times but I can't find a picture or instructions where the center jack point for the front is. The pictures for rear center jack point are very good. I have the LP570 and want to put it on jack stands. Where to lift it on the front in center and where put the jack stands in the front?

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Chris - I just sent a PM, and maybe these photos help. If you are referring to the thin piece of metal over the frame - don't worry - placing the jack underneath doesn't cause harm as long as it's under the frame. If the metal makes a bit of noise as you lift I would not be concerned. I use a hockey puck on the plate of my jack. You can also use a dense piece of wood if you want to "cushion" where the jack meets the frame.
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