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I want to remove all 4 wheels (1999 500sl sport) to have new tires installed, and am looking for a spot to place the jack to lift the front and rear while leaving the jacking pads for the jackstands. I've heard the only official place to put a jack is on these jacking pads, but that doesn't help me. Thanks
 

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Jack up the car using the pads and place your stands under the lower control arms both front & rear, It is really the easiest way.
 

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Is this safe, will the weight of the car on jackstands bend the control arms? Also, do I need to worry about the cars emergency leveling sensor setting off the automatic rollbar safety system?
 

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Does anyone else have any experience with trying to put a 500sl on 4 jackstands with a floorjack to remove a 4 wheels?
 

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I have stored my car on stands all winter so that I do not get flat spots on the unused tyres

I used the car jack in the special body sockets and then sat the jacking rubbers on the axle stands

Not easy though ! You need to raise the car a stage at a time all round or it could topple

This is not really what you are looking for.. you are looking for a simple way to raise the car and my way is not simple or quick. I would be very unhappy about applying a jack to any suspension components !
 

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I use two 3 t floor jacks to lift the front at the pads, put stands under the frame chanel about 15"
inside from were the pads are.
The rear is not so easy,I use the two 3 t floor jacks at the pads and back them up with the stands, some times at the defferential or I put small 2by4 in front of the
pads,or under the control arms.
 
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