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  1. SFCR

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    Hello everyone!
    I am planning to do some wheel changes next week...but we'll see. I am thinking to set my Challenger on jack stands and take all 4 wheels off and put the new ones on. I'm doing it this way because I don't trust the dealership too much. Their techs are good, but some don't pay attention to detail and I don't want them scuffed or chipped. I have a low-profile floor jack, but where are the best places under the car to put the jack stands? I'm using 4 up front because of the weight and two in the rear.
    Thanks!
     
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    Upper Right corner of this page, type in the Search box "safe lifting points" and a slew of posts will direct you in safely raising your Challenger to be able to remove your wheels; though, I am not sure if it is safe to try and use all four jack stands at the same time.
     
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    I like this guys youtube channel. He has a Scat as well. This oil change video shows the jacking procedures with lift and frame support marks pretty clear - at least for the front.
     
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    As long as you have good quality jack stands (3 ton rating) you will only need 1 at each corner. I have put my Challengers in the air several times. I will say have 2 floor jacks is a help (1 on each side and jack up evenly). I usually get the front up, then the rear. Jack stands can be placed at the cross members, front and rear.
     
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    back in 2014 I did a all around brake and rotor change on my 2011 RTC I had it on 4 stands will I took my time and changed out rotors and even painted the calipers red, let them dry. total 24 hrs on the stands no problem.
     
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    Here's a question...is it reasonable when rotating tires to lift one side at a time?

    For example, lift front corner so tire clears the ground, get a jack stand in there, then lift the rear corner on the same side, switch tires, lower everything, then do the same on the other side?

    Any problems with doing things this way?
     
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    My dream solution!

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    No problem so long as you're simply rotating front to back and back to front on the same side. As is required for directional tires.

    If you go by the common recommendation for rear wheel drive cars and crisscross the fronts to the rear, I would use jack stands for the back OR the front of the car.(wouldn't matter)
    Remove the 2 tires that have the jack stands.
    Remove one of the tires at the opposite end using a jack and replace it with one of the tires removed from the jack stand end.
    Lower jack and do other tire at that same end.
    (This gives you the ability to crisscross or move tire straight depending on your rotation method.)
    Now you can mount appropriate tires at the jack stand end and remove stands.

    If a person doesn't want to bother positioning jack stands, they can use a spare tire(if they have one) as a temporary replacement for the first tire removed. The spare gets replaced when the last of the 4 tires get mounted.
     
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    Those Quickjacks look good. I would assume they come equipped with some sort of mechanical locking device, as a safety backup to what I assume to be a pneumatic system.
     
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    Once a driving season I remove my wheels to clean them front and back, get to the inner fender wells better, and get under the car to dust and look things over.
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    Though the Pics were initially taken on the driver side of the car everything can be transferred to the passenger side as shown on the final Pic. I placed both floor jacks into position and lifted each a little at a time to keep things even until I could place the jack stands. These pics are a couple years old and were taken for another project at the time but the same principles apply for this post.
     
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    Boy...the underside of your car looks sparkly clean. makes me feel like I'm neglecting mine.
     
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    Thanks. I attribute it to OCD.
     
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    That would be awesome to have a lift like that.
     
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    I used to jack up my 1970 T/A for the winter for 6 months and with 3 ton stands and had no issues.Instead of using wood between the stand and the car I used a few work gloves pulled over the top of the stands.Thanks for this post I plan on doing like boyohboy did as I want to pull the wheels of clean the fender wells both sides of the tires and under the car.As I have a OCD personality too and I know I need to address with my Challenger.Oh one good thing to do put the car in gear and put something behind the rear wheels if your raising the front first.
     
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    Where did the guy in this video get the red thing that he slide up into the rocker panel and used to jack the car up on?
     
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    Thanks Bee Keeper
    I just ordered a pair. Are you a actual bee keeper, curious because my son in law owns a honey business.
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    I am not. The handle comes from my car being a Scat Pack, 2016 model and I want to keep it for a long time. The aviator is linked to me being an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

    Thanks for asking.
     
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