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    Hi,

    I want to raise the CX completely off the garage floor so that I can remove all of the wheels to check bearings, brakes, etc without have to jack it up and down all the time. What would be the best and safest area to place the stands under? (I am buying a set of cast iron ratchet 3000 kilo stands)

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    the frame behind the front suspension mounts. Not the front crossmember and not the front jacking points (the front jacking points are far to close to the cars balance point..... They have a habit of nose diving from them ).

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    thanks,

    I saw that post from when you were fixing the clutch and that is exactly what I want to avoid (apart from being squashed...)

    The rear suspension cross-tube should be okay?

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    Yes the cross tube is very strong (can you get to that ?) The rear jacking points are fine, there's no weight back there I'd suggest NOT lifting it from 4 points at the same time. Leave one axle on the ground for stabilities sake

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    I put stands under the sill as far forward as you can and at the back on the jack stands.
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