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      07-29-2014, 10:57 PM   #1
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How stable does this look?

Planning on jacking rear center subframe point with wood, then placing 2 jackstands with 2 pieces of wood that fit between the y claws then 2 ecstuning jack pad adapters into the plastic jacking points.

Was also considering getting cheap hockey pucks and cutting them 2.5 inches to fit between the claws of the jack stands.

I could just put the jackstands directly on the plastic, but all mine are brand new, and with the adapter they stay that way.

The diameter of the adapter (3 inches) is too large to fit inside the claws of the jackstand, hence the use for another medium.






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That looks like absolute garbage. Completely unsafe.
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Yep under more thought I'll end up just putting the jackstands directly on the jack pads, hopefully doesn't tear them up too bad.
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Yep under more thought I'll end up just putting the jackstands directly on the jack pads, hopefully doesn't tear them up too bad.
This is what I'm going to end up doing,
Torin Jack stands from amazon $56

And Reverse logic adapter, requires you to drill a 10mm hole to fit the pin in, $30 or the sell the entire kit pre-modified jackstands for $110.
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Get Esco stands from Northern Tool, model 146640. Lift the car at the center jack points and set straight down on the Escos. You guys worry way too much about fucking up a $7 jack pad. Min lifting height is 13 inches, max lift is 22 inches. 3,000 pound capacity.
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I originally cut small wood blocks that slipped into the jack pads and that worked great to protect the pads. But quickly decided so stop giving a sh*t. As Efthreeoh points out, they are cheap and replaceable. Those jack stands are slick though, never seen them before
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I cut blocks of wood and use that as well. No issues here...I would do that before taking a chance on the stock jack pads collapsing.
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This looks like the death of you. Do not do this.
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So, what did you end up doing?

I'm at the exact same issue with my jack stands...

Can you simply place the jack stand inside the rectangular jack point ie the top piece?

Or do you have to use the Jack pad adapter as you have pictured between... However how do you stop the jack stand from slipping off the underside of the slick straight jack pad adapter... My though as well was to put a small piece of ply wood (not as thick as yours in the picture) but enough to stop it sliding around...

I have the same jack stands except 3ton.
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I have similar type jackstands. I cut the raised ends off so they fit inside the jackpad. Took about 12 minutes and 2 sawzall blades to do all four jackstands, has worked marvelously.
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I used truck jackstand when I did my turbos. Felt like I was under a lift lol
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op i'm not an expert, but I've used jack stands similar to your pics, along with hockey pucks (unmodified) for a few years now. car seems very secure. new years weekend, it was up on 4 stands for 4 days, never saw any shifting or had reason for concern.

pucks seem to shape themselves to the ratchet bar and provide a no slip surface when car is lowered. I take the time to slowly lower the car as squarely on the puck as possible; I replace pucks when they deteriorate (small tears or cracks)
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