When doing a tire rotation I use the spare tire to hold up the front until I can jack up the opposite side and remove the rear tire on that side. I still jack up both the front and rear at the same time - remove both tires and move the front to the back and replace the front with the spare - jack up both front and rear on opposite side and remove tires - move front to back and replace front with rear tire already removed from opposite side - jack up just the front side with the spare to remove the spare and replace with the last rear tire removed. The advantage here is that I have to take out the spare every 7,500 miles or about 8 months so I can also top off the air pressure which is always down a few pounds.They lift plenty high for the Outback. Place two on each side with a 2x4 block under the pads to swap the wheels for tire rotation, then lift both sides of the front to swap left/right and you're good to go!
I'll definitely be using jack stands as well. Even with them, I'm probably not going to venture under the car........
Those are nice. No need to look for a spot and then not sure if it's safe to jack.Unijack brilliant idea long over due. I nearly fell over when I spotted it at OSH last week. Onother **** wish I had thought of that product.
goes right where the stock jack point is. The modern cars pretty much can only be lifted at these 4 points or you risk tweaking something.
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They had two a shorty and the taller one. I took a guess. 11inches bottomed out just fits the 2010 OB by the paint thickness with the taller stand. I have a truck too. The 2010 legacy floor jack and sqeezing the stand in for work.Those are nice. No need to look for a spot and then not sure if it's safe to jack.
That will be my next purchase. Probably don't work well with low cars though.