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Old 09-03-2010, 09:37 AM
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X2 Jim on keeping front wheels on the ground. Many of these jack stands are not very stable. I use a couple of pieces of 18" diameter tree trunk. You can push as hard as you like on the car & they wont topple over. I have used a couple of wheels stacked on each other as a safety measure on the side of the road.
Before you get under it, give it a good solid side ways shake to make sure its not going to move !! if you can make it wobble on the jack stands, its no good!!
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