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Jack pads

I have never jacked up my Vantage before. It's strange, I have always wrenched my cars as much as I could but jacking this car looks really strange. I've looked at the jack points and they are less than inspiring spots.

On other cars I put a block of wood between the jack and the lift point and off I go. Will that work here? It looks like I'll break something if I do that. I went in search of jack pads. AP has them, but $260 shipped to my home? That's not gonna fly.

What do you do?
 
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I have a 4 post lift with sliding jacks so it's a bit easier but I still use a 5" long piece of 2x4 between the jack arm and the lift point when I use the sliding jacks. I would imagine that it would be real difficult to align things in the very vague lift points from the side of the car on the ground. Its fairly nerve racking the first time jacking the aluminum without a clearly marked area.
 
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I use a hockey puck in the floor jack saddle and hockey pucks in the (flat) seats of my jack stands.
 
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Easy to lift. A piece of hardwood, 5 x 1-1/2 x 3/4, works fine in back and double that thickness in front (glue two pieces together). Easy to position...just place it on the aluminum rail and then butt it up against the edge of the plastic sill. You can use some double sided tape to hold it in place while you position your jack.
 
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I use a hockey puck in the floor jack saddle and hockey pucks in the (flat) seats of my jack stands.
Ditto , quick , cheap , easy to do and doesnt mark any critical surfaces , stack them up as needed .
 
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Yea, hockey pucks!
 
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I have a 12" x 12" piece of thin reflective plastic I got from a mirror shop. I just place it under the car, near the jack pad and am able to line the pad up with the hockey puck on the jack without having to bend or stoop to see under the car. Try it, you'll like the ease and accuracy of lifting the car using the mirror.
 
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Just be careful, because when I took my Aston Martin in to Firestone for a set of new tires, they used the wrong jack points, which resulted in my car having permanent frame damage, and so it became a total loss!
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The average DYI owner does not need jack pads. The problem is where to put the jack stands after you have jacked the car up at the recommended jacking points.
Here's what I need, a pad that fits into the jacking points and it long enough to get a jack stand under it so I can remove the jack. Ideally you would jack the car up on an elongated jack pad and then put the jack stand under the jacking point at which point you would then release and remove the jack. Make that and I will buy it
 
 
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