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Old 10-02-2019, 10:34 AM   #11
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I've come to the conclusion that it's easier for me to use the stock scissor jack instead of using a floor jack. Trying to find a piece of wood or a safe place to jack without bending something is too frustrating at times. I just put my electric impact wrench on the scissor jack nut and it lifts it within seconds and no effort needed.
Or there is this option...

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I've come to the conclusion that it's easier for me to use the stock scissor jack instead of using a floor jack. Trying to find a piece of wood or a safe place to jack without bending something is too frustrating at times. I just put my electric impact wrench on the scissor jack nut and it lifts it within seconds and no effort needed.
Or there is this option...

https://imgur.com/gallery/Yvc3l
I have done that as well. If I were doing something under the car or doing more than rotating tires I would use the hockey puck method
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Or there is this option...

https://imgur.com/gallery/Yvc3l
I bought a commercial one on Amazon for around $8 a few years ago that works well...
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I use one of these. Magnetic and bright orange. I've forgotten to remove it a time or two after an oil change and it was still attached after a run around the block.

Byenins Large Slotted Universal Magnetic Jack Pad Weld Frame Rail Adapter(Orange) for All Model Cars https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073SQRYB3..._a3oMDbVD0A1CV
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:49 AM   #15
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I tried the hockey puck idea and I think it has some shortcomings. If you have the pinch weld bear on the slot, it will likely crack and split. If you make the puck slot deeper than the pinch weld then the puck is bearing on the rocker panel sheet metal and that is not really what you want either.

I got this one and tested it out last evening for some brake work. Works really well. The magnets are a nice feature as you can just place it at the desired location and raise the floor jack up to engage it. It was $11.50 on Amazon.

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