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Why should my steed be any different, right? I will need to get the car off the ground for awhile to let the shock towers spread, etc. My question is where to place the jackstands to maximize the stretch, but minimize any potential damage?

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If you want them to spread, so you can fit your Monte Carlo bar in I assume, then use the crossmember under the engine. If you need to fit the export brace in then use the frame rails under the floorboards to get the front to sag down. Use jackstands with blocks of wood between them and the body to minimize damage.

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Excellent! Exactly what I assumed, but good to hear a second opinion. Thanks for the help!

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I'd just jack up and support the frame in the usual location under the car immediately to the rear of where the front subframes kick up .....that way the front droops a bit and spreads at the same time...

That should make the export brace installation a bit easier if that's what you have in mind....

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Be careful about supporting the car only under the engine X-member...It's not really designed to support that kind of load..

IMO, a better solution for a monte carlo bar would be to rig up a threaded spreader bar and spread the towers manually from the top with the front chassis supported in the usual manner.

I imagine there are many folks who have jacked under the X-member with no adverse effects but I just wanted to caution about its use....as they are sometimes hard to remove if damaged or distorted, I didn't want a potential for a major problem to creep up on you...

Good luck!

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Good advice. I suppose I should take some time to really work this one out right the FIRST time.

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