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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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i didn't think you were being a smart ass - i actually hold your posts in high regard. I just saw the stickers ( i didn't look until you brought it up) and they say " do not use jack - 4 point lift only." So they dont want you to jack one side (or both simultaneously with two jacks lifting the whole rear I presume), but dropping the posts down onto jack stands (s111's) seems to work. I think Tim Mullen did this, but I might be mistaken. So cool to have lift points that any garage can deal with.

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ya - that's the one i'm buying but could you elaborate on your soft pad? (If it was a diaper out of the hamper, please disregard this request)
I use the left over pieces of on old swimming noodle and cut it to the thickness i want. Works well, only downfall, it tears easily, but i have alot of noodle to work with.

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I use the left over pieces of on old swimming noodle and cut it to the thickness i want. Works well, only downfall, it tears easily, but i have alot of noodle to work with.
that's brilliant. The re-purposing of swimming noodles into a more highly evolved lotus jack pad. "Nuff said. Oh ya - I just ordered that big a&& jack. Yee- hahh.

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that's brilliant. The re-purposing of swimming noodles into a more highly evolved lotus jack pad. "Nuff said. Oh ya - I just ordered that big a&& jack. Yee- hahh.
Thanks, but i must give credit where credit is due, it was my dad's idea to pick up and use it for something, i think that is what i thought of, and it is a VERY dense piece of foam.

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I have been using these. Hockey pucks, especially with shiny paper ads on them, are slippery. These have huge friction.

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I have been using these. Hockey pucks, especially with shiny paper ads on them, are slippery. These have huge friction.

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Costco sells a 4 ton jack low profile that works well for about $100. It's low enough to work on LOW cars (Elise is a monster truck compared to my Jetta) and lifts tall enough to work fine on my 3/4 ton lifted truck and off road Jeep.
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