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Create rock solid jack stands for your Porsche

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Here's a simple advice on how to create good Jack Stands for your 996. Before anything, I'll also state the usual disclaimer "Do not try this at any circumstances. Jacking up your car and going under it can kill you. I sincerely won't accept any liability if you still decide to do it".

Creating a pair of good jack stands for your Porsche are easy to fabricate.

1. Buy a pair of general, e.g. 6 ton jack stands

2. Measure the diameter of the locking hole that exists on your car's jack points

3. Buy big bolt or a piece of metal rod that absolutely fits to the locking hole

4. Cut two stubs out of the bolt / rod

5. Weld the stubs to your jack stands

6. Grind welding points clean and as level as you reasonably can

7. Buy two thick washers and make sure the opening is 1/2" larger than stub

8. Drop washer through the stub

=> jacks are ready to use

The reason why I used a thick washer is that when you weld a stub in to your jack, the welding leaves quite uneven level between the stub and your jack. This you must make level. By adding the washer with big enough opening to escape the weld points you produce a perpendicular angle between the stub and the jack stand => End result for me was a rock solid car that is more or less impossible to move or shake even if you try really hard.

Sorry that I cannot share the exact dimensions, but the images should be enough for perfect execution.

Take it safe and even if you trust your jack stands, I strongly advise adding some extra safety item under the car to maximise happiness both for your car and yourself.


Edited by Domiac
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