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      09-01-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Using Standard Jack Stands w/ Jack Pad Locations

I have 2 flat top Esso jack stands but still also have 2 tranditional jack stands (with the u-shaped pads).

Can I place the traditional pads under the jack "cups" or is there another place on the structure of the car that is better suited to a tranditional jack stand?

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      09-01-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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Shouldn't be a problem with regular jack stands.
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      09-01-2011, 02:46 PM   #3
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I have 4 small blocks of wood that all fit into the jack spots around the car and use them so I do not crush the plastic when using jack stands...
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Get a couple of these and do it right

http://burgertuning.com/BMW_jack_pad_adapter.html

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^ Nice! Was expecting the price to be higher. Might ditch my wood block for one of these.
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I have two of them and might buy two more - Very handy tool to have!

I need to find something similar for the front center point because wood isn't reliable and the jack will bend the pan if you don't position it just right.
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      09-01-2011, 05:27 PM   #7
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Alternative to the tool posted above:

http://www.reverselogic.us/ReverseLo...Pad_Tools.html
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Get a couple of these and do it right

http://burgertuning.com/BMW_jack_pad_adapter.html

It makes you almost want to buy it because it looks awesome.
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Hockey pucks work well also
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      09-01-2011, 08:42 PM   #11
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Thanks for the input. Those jack adapters are great and I use them when using my floor jack as well as my esso flat top jack stands.

My issue was that I only have 2 flat top jack stands and my other 2 are conventional u-shaped style. I think it will be fine. If the jack spots get mangled I have a few extras.
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