I need to replace the spring shackle bushings on my fully assembled '12 Touring. Looking under the car, the first exposed area of the frame going aft is just to the rear of the engine mounts. The engine pans prevent supporting the car any further forward.
Is this where others support the car when dealing with the front suspension, or am I missing something ?
I take off the pans and put the stands farther forward.
I just did mine, and put the stands where you describe. Worked fine for me. No mishaps. Cheers, Bill
I used a set of RV stands mounted to plywood. Here is a photo where I put them. On the frame each side.
I will also add I tried to spend as little time under it as possible.
You guys know I ain't one of these safety nuts that thinks everything under the sun is too dangerous to do, but I wouldn't get under a car held up by the jack stands in that picture. Too "spindly" to suit me. I'm sure they will hold the weight as long as the line of force is straight down, but IMNSHO, it would be too easy to get the line of force not so straight down with those things. No thanks.
Not difficult to make good sturdy stands. This was early in the restoration of my car.
Like them MUCH better!