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Old 05-02-2016, 04:17 PM   #11
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didn't see any 10cm rubber in my manual but I will just use hockey puck for both jack stand and floor jack then. thanks
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Jack stands I've always used alone for stability, top is wide enough to be OK.

Pad is to NOT have just one or two narrow edges from a cup style holding all the weight.
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Jack stands I've always used alone for stability, top is wide enough to be OK.

Pad is to NOT have just one or two narrow edges from a cup style holding all the weight.
right..... jack stand it got nothing to hold the puck now that I think about it

is this placement ok for jack stand, inside the upside down "U" metal thing http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/a...change-805.jpg

for wood 2x4 but how thick would you recommend?
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Look toward the front a bit from where you have that stand in the pic, just behind the wheel, there's a silver mount point that holds the front control arm. This donut chaped mount will fit right into a jackstand perfectly. That's what I use.

It's black in this pic from an ST, but the arrow is pointing at it. I put the fingers of the jackstand in the middle and it cups perfectly. Very solid.

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I'd slide it in a little further if used there, bridge the bolt that goes up into the frame member so the pressure goes more directly up to the frame instead of all on that connector piece.

Used 2x4 at times just because a square cut piece fit in the one jack's cup quite well when laid flat. So that was the thinnest section of the board (not really 2").
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I've actually used the std. jack locations on the pinch welds as well, they're pretty solid when the car isn't rusted out (extra layers in that area).

That IS with padding, not the edges of a cup style floor jack end.

2x4 section is OK, but you have to keep it oriented with the grain across the car or it can split (don't line pinch with the grain).

Up North the rubber pucks are the best & easy to get, used Hockey pucks are my normal source.
Sorry to bring back an old thread, but for the hockey pucks, do you cut a groove into it first and do you simply just place it on the "cup" of the jack stand? For example, do you glue it to the jack stand or anything?

Thank you in advance.
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I cut a groove then hold it to the jack point of the car, then jack it up.

Over time it will cut into the groove and you will need to replace the puck, so pay attention and replace it well before it got cut in half
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I cut a groove then hold it to the jack point of the car, then jack it up.

Over time it will cut into the groove and you will need to replace the puck, so pay attention and replace it well before it got cut in half
Awesome thank you!
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This is why you get these... https://www.steeda.com/2013-2016-for...-jacking-rails

I wish they made this for the MK1.
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Awesome thank you!
I got those eventually, since puck will get cut in half. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They work pretty good since it's magnetic, and only 15 bucks. Fits in perfectly.
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