Originally Posted by elp_jc
I prefer to use the subframe 'elbows' for the jack stands but you need jack stands with round pads to be safe.
Agree, jackstands are not all equal, most are made to rest on old school frame rails. Get jackstands with generous pads on top, like these.
In a pinch, slide the wheel you just removed under the car, if something slips it'll keep the car off the ground and off of you.