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Originally Posted by tRidiot Are you talking about these things? https://www.amazon.com/QUNSUN-Adapte...%2C155&sr=8-16 There're a ton of those, they seem pretty basic, I'm not sure if any one type or another would

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Old 09-10-2019, 12:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Are you talking about these things?

https://www.amazon.com/QUNSUN-Adapte...%2C155&sr=8-16



There're a ton of those, they seem pretty basic, I'm not sure if any one type or another would be better. I didn't even know those existed, lol. Thanks for the tip!
Those are the exact ones I have. I am pretty sure they are a universal fit to most jack stands.
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I use the old hockey puck method to protect the pinch welds and a Harbor freight low profile jack. I cut a slit in both hockey pucks works like a charm.
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I use the old hockey puck method to protect the pinch welds and a Harbor freight low profile jack. I cut a slit in both hockey pucks works like a charm.
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That's what I've been using for the past 8 years. The aluminum HF low-profile jack and some slotted hockey pucks. The HF jack has never failed me...
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That's what i use to get my floor jack under it. I'm at stock height but could drop an inch or more before I hit them.

The front lift point is to far back for most low profile jacks to reach making it pointless. Low profile ramps and a good service jack are the way to go.

This is the floor jack i have. It's a bit more than you'll spend at HF but was worth it for piece of mind to me.

I also pick up this extender to get the car high enough to max out a set of esco jack stands.
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Yes, thanks. Already addressed that. Maybe someday when I have a bigger garage and a bigger budget and more work to do, etc.
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I should add, I ordered one from Harbor Freight. I compared it to that Napa one above - the HF one is 3/4" lower collapsed, has longer reach, lifts 4" higher and is $40 cheaper, so... they've had great reviews everywhere I've looked.

Thanks for all the advice, everyone. I also ordered some ramps and the jack pad adapters for the pinch welds. I think I should be good. The advice here was very helpful.
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I should add, I ordered one from Harbor Freight. I compared it to that Napa one above - the HF one is 3/4" lower collapsed, has longer reach, lifts 4" higher and is $40 cheaper, so... they've had great reviews everywhere I've looked.

Thanks for all the advice, everyone. I also ordered some ramps and the jack pad adapters for the pinch welds. I think I should be good. The advice here was very helpful.
You didnt buy HF jackstands did you? Those are deathtraps; I had one fail on me a year ago.

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No kidding?! What was the failure?
I use HF jackstands. Might need to upgrade.
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No kidding?! What was the failure?

I use HF jackstands. Might need to upgrade.
The metal bolt holding the locking cam sheared off. The Y part of the jackstand bottomed out. While the car was on four jackstands. And I was under the car. I'm unashamed to say I had to throw my shorts away after that incident.

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OH SNAP! Ive got a HF low profile jack, but I'm glad I didn't get my jackstands there after hearing that...... If under the titan or the subaru, I'm sure I'd be ok, but the Z or the S4.... Never make it....
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No, I have a set of jackstands from... AutoZone, I think. I've been using them for years, and they seem to be fine.

I'm curious... did you document this sheared pin and share it with HF? Man, that sounds horrific!

As for mine, they have a pin that goes through the lift arm (I don't really know what you call these things) and I don't think are subject to the type of failure you are describing. The system I have is like this:



The rods that go through are solid steel, probably a half inch thick or more. I have had my Tahoe up on them numerous times without issue. I will always be extremely careful under my Z, though.
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Yeah... after that fail, I threw all 4 stands in another car, drove to HF, and tossed them on the counter in front of ab 20 customers. Said " I love yall, but I'm not losing my life to chitty Chinee metallurgy."
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