Is there a better way than jacking up your car to work under it?


Veteran Member
Aug 1, 1999
Years ago my older brother used to pull his car up on the curb on one side to change the oil. Get the car leaning toward the oil plug side. Probably get arrested for that today.

I'd like to have a pair of higher ramps with long risers that could be removed once on the platform. Have to rig up blocks for low cars on the usual metal ramps I have.


Lifetime Gold Member
Jun 1, 2005
Scott from Hamilton, NJ
Check the slot depth on your blocks, then check the pinch weld depth on your car. Look closely at the insides of the pinch welds - any lines, cables, etc? These 2nd gen's are just not made to lift at the pinch welds.
+1 Don't pick up a 2nd gen by pinch welds/edges. They don't really have pinch weld

I pick mine up at the frame and frame rails.


Bumblebee Builder
Gold Member
Sep 1, 2018
My pinch welds were crushed from the last person who owned it because they tried jacking it up from there
that was not a fun thing to fix
These cars have front frames, torque boxes, and a solid rear axels, all easy to get to, just use those.