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If you are jacking side to side I don't for the wood. .. rear jack point will lift both front and rear where you can place a regular stand under the front point. Any wood beam is too flexible to take load off the chassis.

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You don't have my wood it's special. Super stiff bro. :]
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Good point. But how high does the rear need to be lifted to provide enough clearance for the front wheel? I'm always freaked out of the car slipping off the jack when jacking it up the car at severe angles.


This was mainly my steps for -both- front wheels.
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You don't have my wood it's special. Super stiff bro. :]
J/k

Good point. But how high does the rear need to be lifted to provide enough clearance for the front wheel? I'm always freaked out of the car slipping off the jack when jacking it up the car at severe angles.
Must be "Goodwood' from the festival of speed

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Squidward - that's not what my jack points look like. Mine are more like a metal pad with ridges on it. I guess they changed between 2010 and 2011?
No its the same. I have the ridged Jack points as well. Perhaps not easily seen but it's there in the photo. (To the far right of the flashlight ).
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Must be "Goodwood' from the festival of speed
Lord March's stiff Goodwoody

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I ordered a set of Jackpoint jack stands today
Stands are due in tomorrow; I will use them this weekend and report on suitability for the Evora!

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Stands are due in tomorrow; I will use them this weekend and report on suitability for the Evora!
Look forward to the review - take photos!!
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I look forward as well, though still wish they were cheaper haha

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Yeah, pricing is crazy money. I only got one pr. to try out as I should be able to use regular jack stands in the front or if not, then my ramps.

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'12 Evora S GP (No. 1 of 14) BOE Prototype S 430 **SOLD**

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Sorry was away from home all weekend, will report on use next weekend.

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Dang it! Was all excited when I saw the update for the thread!! Next weekend for sure. Don't make us wait. LOL!

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Work like a charm. Used two on back wheels and regular stands under front.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170...ml#post3408049
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Work like a charm. Used two on back wheels and regular stands under front.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170...ml#post3408049
That's great! Looks like I'll pick some up!

Thanks!
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An update on the jack stands. I communicated with owner of Jackpoint about good fitment to the Evora and sent a picture showing the standard height pads (caps) with the rubber pads glued on as I did. He suggested a slight modification to my set up of using a hockey puck drilled (5/8" dia. hole 1/2" deep) to accept the provided aluminum pin; thus securing pad from any potential of sliding off while still providing an elastic base like my rubber pad. Guess he is concerned about potential of the rubber pad sliding off, although it is both glue to jack stand pad and gripped by cars serrated jacking plate. He said they are using the low profile pad (shorter version of the standard, not the flat pancake style also offered) this way on the McLaren 12C, and I may need to use the low profile it fit under the car. From observation I don't think my jack would raised enough to clear the taller stand and thus this mod would require the lower profile .. FYI, standard capped stands are about 13-1/4 tall to top of rubber pad.

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Although I use Race Ramps most of the time when I’m working on my Evora, I was determined to figure out a way to jack it up and to put it on jack stands without the high cost of something like the JackPoint Jackstands. And, since I had extra wheel dollys, a spare jack saddle and more than one jack I thought I could combine them. So, I took the wheels off the dolly, drilled and tapped the saddle and mounted the dolly onto the saddle. Cost me $0 and I can get the car up onto four stands now. (I apparently forgot to take a picture of the car just on the rear jack stand with the jack/wheel dolly set-up removed )

Since I won’t be putting my car on stands too often, this should work fine me. Took me about an hour to make, is completely reversible, and it saved me several hundred dollars.
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Similar in some ways to my proposed "method" posted in 2010 (posts #4 & 6 of this thread).
Bottom line is you have more options using two jacks .

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This is slick! Great thinking.......effective and cheap!!!!
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I'm happy to hear these are working for Julian, however an important point I should call out is for folks that are interested in the Jackpoint jackstand solution, be aware that you need to evaluate compatibility based on what your own setup and tools are. Julian's positive testimonial would still not have been sufficient for me to guarantee fitment since we have different floor jacks and wheel/tire configurations, both of which affect the available working distance. Looking back I would have had to buy new ultralow-profile floor jacks like the ones he has just to use those stands, which would have substantially increased entry cost for the solution. (I have smaller AC Delco 5" trolley floor jacks and buying a much larger floor jack was out of the question for my purposes as portability was a critical consideration since I service my car in a complex parking lot. )
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Although I use Race Ramps most of the time when Iím working on my Evora, I was determined to figure out a way to jack it up and to put it on jack stands without the high cost of something like the JackPoint Jackstands.
That's a great approach. Good thinking!
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saw this earlier today, has anybody tried it? looks like it would work good for those who needs 4 corner off the ground and don't want to deal with jack stands.



https://technotoytuning.com/universa...ing-hub-stands
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