21 Jul 2021
yanniA relative of mine (I was very young so don't have a lot of context) was actually killed when servicing his porsche so I understand the inherent risk. What I'm not clear on is why the jack stand is better than the jack. Is it because multiple points have been seen to (e.g. backup) or is it because they're better because they're fixed in height? Really appreciate the help!
MotorheadIan, I agree with Dave’s comment and just make sure that you use the correct jacking points to lift the car … and for safety’s sake, make sure you support the car with axle stands! Jacking pads like these will make the job much easier: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273516844526?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200818143230%26meid%3D1d5321d47094478e97fe8a9621c662de%26pid%3D101224%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D283219739590%26itm%3D273516844526%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675%26algv%3DDefaultOrganic&_trksid=p2047675.c101224.m-1 Jeff
MotorheadThey do indeed, but the advantage of all the commercially available jacking pads is that they have a lug which engages in the elongated hole in the body jacking point, which is more secure than the flat surface of a hockey puck. Having said that, most of the jacking pads are machined rubber blocks with a plastic lug screwed in position, so a competent DIY-er probably could knock-up something cheaper than the commercial offerings. Jeff
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