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Old 10-05-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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Proper Front Support Point for Chassis

Hi all, I need to spend some time under the front of my 84 310 Limited MH. Where should I place my 3-ton jack stands to properly support the front end?
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Old 10-05-2004, 11:41 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by guy99
......properly support the front end?
I put mine on the frame, as close to the jacks as I could.

If you do the rear, be sure to use more than one pair in the rear, as I have found on the 345 there is excessive "flex" in the unit if utilizing only one support point.

I also leave just a bit of weight on the jacking system, just for safety.

If you are going to take the front jacks off, or work on them while they are raised, I would also support the front of the frame, in the area of the front wheels.
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Old 10-05-2004, 05:54 PM   #3
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jackstand placement

I put mine under the frame rails, depending on where/ what I am working on. To remove front wheels, I have put them under the frame while supporting lower A frame with another jack stand or solid block of oak. I would caution against using jack stands on asphalt or gravel, they should always be used on level concrete surface.
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