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Best Jacking Rails For Gt350

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Earl Hamilton
• Friday, 11 December, 2020
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This is a discussion on Recommended Jack Stands for GT350 within the Off Topic forums, part of the Mustang GT350 Forum category; I've owned these for the longest time but was wondering if anyone else thought they were ideal for our model. Senior Member I've owned these for the longest time but was wondering if anyone else thought they were ideal for our model.

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I've owned these for the longest time but was wondering if anyone else thought they were ideal for our model. Your stands are good, the jack points on the car suck.

Your stands are good, the jack points on the car suck. Sold by Summit (off eBay), new for $126.67 shipped this week... (red or black).

Retracing sells those too but personally I would not want to add the weight or lose the ground clearance as they do sit slightly lower than the pinch welds. If it was a dedicated track car then I would agree jacking rails are the way to go.

A couple of nice things about the rails is the ability to use 2 post lifts without adapters and the ease of use of jack stands. As far as the ground clearance is concerned, if you hit something with the rails, chances are you would have done the same thing to the pinch weld area, in which case the rails just saved your car from damage.

You put them on top of your jack, raise the jack and engage the pinch weld, and proceed to lift the vehicle. TOB wrote an excellent thread on the BMR S550 Chassis Jacking Rails.

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It is worth reading before you make a decision on puck vs rail. Odds have it, if you’re like most of us when it comes to DIY home installs, you probably don’t have a lift accessible to you.

The installation may take a bit longer than it would on a lift, but still completely attainable depending on the modification. For some installations like a set of American Racing 1-7/8” Catted Long Tube Headers, you almost need a lift to get the job done.

If your jack stands are old and dated, it may be a good idea to run out to your local auto parts store and pick up a new pair. Not only does this sport the ever-popular Ford Performance logo, but you’ll also be nice and comfortable when wrenching under your car.

A set of Steed Jacking Rails may also be a good idea for easy wheel swaps for the track or drag strip. You’ll want to make sure that the ground is smooth, level, and clear of any debris before jacking your 2015-2020 Mustang in the air.

How to Jack Up Your 2015-2020 MustangWhen it comes to picking out your favorite Mustang parts here at CJ’s, the other side of it is installing them. Watch this video and learn a step-by-step on how to properly jack your 2015-2020 Mustang off the ground.

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Our rails are full length, and they feature boxed ends for the ability to support the vehicle anywhere along them. Another feature that is unique to BMR rails is the main tube is parallel to the ground when the vehicle is level, instead of sloped like the chassis it mounts to.

Not a big deal, but something we wanted to do and knew the competition wouldn't offer (we released rails before anyone else) I removed them from my car and I use my CB005 to lift the rear, and up front I use a block of wood on the jack.

I just wanted the ability to space jack stands on the rails as far apart as possible. I love my Steed rails, and have never had a problem, and they serve double duty sometimes with ingress/egress from parking structures.

During the winter I am doing more work on my 350, and I jack the car up about 2 – 3 times per week. With the rails it takes about 3 minutes to have the car up at a good working height, quick, easy and safe.

Nothing is perfect, but I am not aware of any shortcomings with BMR, other than a minimal weight difference that I won't realize. The rails I have work great and the car is very stable when up on 4 stands.

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Our rails are full length, and they feature boxed ends for the ability to support the vehicle anywhere along them. Another feature that is unique to BMR rails is the main tube is parallel to the ground when the vehicle is level, instead of sloped like the chassis it mounts to.

Not a big deal, but something we wanted to do and knew the competition wouldn't offer (we released rails before anyone else) I removed them from my car and I use my CB005 to lift the rear, and up front I use a block of wood on the jack.

2016 GT350 *delivered 2/20* Track Pack, AG1969 Coupe Pro Street, 501 CI, 11:20s. I've read that people install and remove the rails as needed for weight.

Please note all prices here are estimates and vary depending on size / weight and location. As a guide, UK Mainland are all addresses not in Northern Ireland, but does include Islands, and Scottish Highlands.

Here's a chart showing the lift points for the Fair. Print it out and keep it in your glove box just in case your car ever needs to be raised on a lift at a garage or tire shop.

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Re: Fair Jacking and Lift Points Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 10:20:27 AM » The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.

I place the jack stands under the ends of the side cradle rails. I also have jacked the rear by placing the cup on the floor jack under the rear bushing of the trailing link, where it bolts to the knuckle, essentially lifting the car by the knuckle.

Re: Fair Jacking and Lift Points Reply #7 on: December 06, 2017, 04:53:42 PM » You could also have a Certified ASE Mechanic at a dealership use the coolant pipes like Job Hartman in Gainesville did on mine.

Re: Fair Jacking and Lift Points Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 10:45:41 PM » I don't know the complete process, but they drilled a small hole in the dented area, inserted a small rod and welded it into place, or they just welded the rod to the crushed area.

Re: Fair Jacking and Lift Points Reply #13 on: December 07, 2017, 09:52:16 AM » The one that I gave Roger (he needed one, and I got the one from the “parts stash”) came from my white project car.

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It was smashed flat enough that I was afraid to drive it. Once I removed it from the car (very easy on an 88) I clamped the “short end” into my bench vise, just beyond the crushed area, and bent the pipe as straight as possible, using the leverage of the long section. I then removed it from the vise and hammered the wide (formerly bent) area back into shape.

I thought about driving a socket into it, in order to spread it and round it a bit more, but figured I'd never get it back out. Roger can comment on the quality (or lack of it) of the fix, since he has the pipe, now.

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