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      11-26-2011, 10:25 PM   #1
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DIY: Jack pad adapter, make one for $10 with 2 hockey pucks, saw, glue

As many of you know, our E90 jack points are open plastic rectangular boxes. Lifting a corner of the car without an adapter can easily crush the plastic. Many on this forum have successfully used a hockey puck between their floor jacks and jack points, but I have made an addition.... I filled the space inside the plastic rectangle by cutting up a second hockey puck, and Gorilla glued it to the other puck so that the cut-up puck fits perfectly flush inside the rectangular jack points, around the sides as well as top and bottom. So, when jacking up the car, the weight of the car is on the cut-up puck as well as the non-cut puck, providing more stability. I cut the second puck with a cheap saw then used a filer to smooth it out (sandpaper should work too). Measurements of the cut-up puck are 2.25" length, 1.0" width, 0.5" tall. Hockey pucks are $2-$3. Gorilla glue $3-$4 for a small bottle.
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its hard to find pucks in texas....
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You obviously have Internet access. Rule #36 - No excuses, play like a champion.
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Great idea....and I am surprised how expensive your hockey pucks are. I picked one up at canadian tire for 99 cents
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I just used it to change all 4 wheels to my winter set up, worked great.
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Thumbs up Buy pucks at .....

You can purchase a bag of 12 hockey pucks at Sports Authority for $ 15.00.
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e92 jack pad adapter from hockey puck

I got two used hockey pucks from a co-worker.
(Hockey has a following from locals in Pittsburgh)

My measurements for the adapter in my e92 came out to be:
2 1/8 inch x 1 1/8 inch
1/2 inch deep (or half the thickness size of the hockey puck)

I used a dremel and a door chisel. (Makes a mess, I wore safety glasses, mask, and gloves. All of which got puck dust all over)

The pucks aren't pretty, but the material allows for error / forgiveness. Test fit. Works good. Will use next time I jack my car up.
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