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Another Question about Jack "Stands"


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So I've been trying to find a set of jack stands that already have adapters fitted to them for use with the boxster factory jack points. But I'm not having much luck. Preferably, I'd like to find some "stands" that I can either pump with air, or have the hydraulic capability (like a bottle jack) that would be sufficient and safe as jack stands, but that fit the actual factory jack points. Anyone know of anything out there? I don't really feel like buying "hockey pucks" and making a make shift stand... i want something of a quality engineered product.

Ideas?

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I bought a pair of the Esco jack stands on eBay after reading good reviews about them (they are Chinese knockoffs of the AC Hydraulic stands which are supposed to be fantastic). They have a flat base and I think they go right behind the front jack point. Haven't tried them out yet. I don't think you want a hydraulic stand, as it could lose pressure when you are under the car, which would be really bad :o See http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/smart/...ound%20capacity for details. Warning - they are not cheap!

I bought the Imagineering Web Floor jack adapter on eBay and have been extremely pleased with it. I reviewed it here

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So I've been trying to find a set of jack stands that already have adapters fitted to them for use with the boxster factory jack points. But I'm not having much luck. Preferably, I'd like to find some "stands" that I can either pump with air, or have the hydraulic capability (like a bottle jack) that would be sufficient and safe as jack stands, but that fit the actual factory jack points. Anyone know of anything out there? I don't really feel like buying "hockey pucks" and making a make shift stand... i want something of a quality engineered product.

Ideas?

USAF_LTG,

I would use the standard jackstands that u find in autopart stores.... If u are worried about marring the jack points, then setting the hockey pucks on top would do. alternatively, a 1/4" chunk of rubber pad would work too, however, I can't think of a good DIY source for that. I have the 'standard' 2 ton jack stands, but might upgrade for serious work. My jackstands only go up to about 18" in height. The heavy duty ones can go higher....

I saw a set of stands at pelican parts with the special feet on it, however they were over $100 a pair.

I would recommend jack stands over just a bottle jack for safety.

(picking up my boxster in 5 days !)

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I bought the Torin Aluminum Jack Stands and really like them.

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http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/sto...13386_200313386

What about ramps? Are there any good suggestions for ramps for the car? I'd be looking for a set of 4 ramps that I could easily place the car on and work under the car. I'd like to replace the fuel filter and oil more easily which is why I'm looking for something like this.

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I'd like to offer an alternative to jack stands.

This is a hydraulic scissors lift.

Advantages:

* very easy and fast to get the car off the ground

* can lift 6K lbs (I service my truck on it)

* includes an automatic locking mechanism

* can be taken with you if you move

* you do not need tall ceilings, and it will lift 40+ inches if you have the room

* it is really stable

Disadvantages

* while they claim it is portable, it weighs 1000 lbs and is really hard to move around

* it will dig into the concrete but this is easily mitigated with a steel plate

* because of this particular model's design, you do not have full access underneath like you would with a 2-post lift

* your car may be too low to ride over it (note I have runners to get the height to go over the lift)

For me, it is great - inspect/adjust tires, brakes, suspension torques, change oil, filter, transmission oil, sway bars, wheels, struts, wheel bearings, etc.

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I'd like to offer an alternative to jack stands.

This is a hydraulic scissors lift.

Advantages:

* very easy and fast to get the car off the ground

* can lift 6K lbs (I service my truck on it)

* includes an automatic locking mechanism

* can be taken with you if you move

* you do not need tall ceilings, and it will lift 40+ inches if you have the room

* it is really stable

Disadvantages

* while they claim it is portable, it weighs 1000 lbs and is really hard to move around

* it will dig into the concrete but this is easily mitigated with a steel plate

* because of this particular model's design, you do not have full access underneath like you would with a 2-post lift

* your car may be too low to ride over it (note I have runners to get the height to go over the lift)

For me, it is great - inspect/adjust tires, brakes, suspension torques, change oil, filter, transmission oil, sway bars, wheels, struts, wheel bearings, etc.

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Believe you me... the thought of a scissors lift has come up as a thought in my mind before. However, the big disadvatage for me, is working directly under the middle of the car... which is where the fuel filter is located. Heck at this rate... I might as well just get a normal 2 post lift, but i don't have the room for that either....

Nah, next house I get i'll be getting a lift for sure. But for now... i need some recommendations for something more practical like some ramps. I'm not planning to drop the engine or tranny anytime soon.

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Goodness we like to make things more complicated than they need to be. Get a low-profile jack from Walmart, Sears, Checker, Costco, etc. Take the cup out and you will be left with a flat, square base on the jack that matches up nicely to the jacking points on your Porsche. Buy jack stands at the same store - mine are made by Mack. The span on the stands fit just fine with the jacking points on the car. No need for expensive after-maket adapters, or to take the time to attach hockey pucks to your stands.

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I use the same jack stands as Loren - - - with a slight modification. I drilled and treaded the top of each jack stand and screwed in delrin inserts that fit the slots of the cars jack points. You have to me more careful when lowering the car down to ensure they are centered, but it is a very secure system.

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