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    Jack Pad

    Has anyone purchased a Jack Pad from Automotion or Pelican parts?

    Which is the best to use? Is the jack point design the same as the Boxster?

    I had asked Pelican Parts this question. Their response was that they didn't have a jack pad available yet for the Cayman.

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    Perhaps Pelican Parts does not know, but certainly needs to know that the Jack Pad that we make fits all Porsches since the beginning of the Boxster. Well maybe not the GT1. These 4 jacking points, one near each wheel, have been in use for a long time in the production of the car as a jigging or locating point and they were torched off at the end of production. Someone got the Clever idea that, that would be a very good jacking point to lift the car. Duh.

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    <blockquote id="quote">quote:<hr noshade="" id="quote" height="1" /> Perhaps Pelican Parts does not know, but certainly needs to know that the Jack Pad that we make fits all Porsches since the beginning of the Boxster. Well maybe not the GT1. These 4 jacking points, one near each wheel, have been in use for a long time in the production of the car as a jigging or locating point and they were torched off at the end of production. Someone got the Clever idea that, that would be a very good jacking point to lift the car. Duh. <hr noshade="" id="quote" height="1" /></blockquote>

    The picture on your site appears to be the same jack pad that Pelican Parts has on their site. The jack pad on Automotion's site is different (and $30 less than Pelican Parts). They also make one that 'replaces' the pad on a floor jack, giving lower clearance.

    My interest is as which works best? And have they been used by others on this site on their Cayman?


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    I use a one dollar hocky puck.

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    I use a one dollar hocky puck.
    Like from a sporting goods store?
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    Pelican Parts is one of our distributors and we make a lift plate that is billet aluminum which has a locking device on the top so that you have complete control. It also has a rubber pad on the top to avoid putting a scratch on your car's underside. Automotion markets a chunk of steel with no lock and no rubber. Feel free to use your hockey puch if you want but you will think twice when something slips and gives you some unexpected damage.

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    FT, yes from a sporting goods store (hocky is not a big seller in New Mexico however). But as Ralph at Boothe observes if you are worrried about it slipping (doesn't seem like a problem but there isalways a first)then there are other alternatives with the Boothe design being better than Automotions for that purpose.

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    Hereís a pic of Boothe Designís 'Jack Lifting Plate' hanging from one of the four positions on my car.



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    What is the purpose of this? I've jacked up my Cayman S with a racing jack and didn't see any need for a 'pad'??
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    To avoid possible damage to the side sill or floor pan of the Cayman when it is being jacked-up.

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    But the jack doesn't even close to any of those bits...
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    Wink Jack pad substitutes

    Just keep in mind that inserts, homemade or otherwise, to the jack cup that do not lock into the hole of the jack point will allow the jack to slip off the point. That is why the cup is in the jack and the jack pads lock into the jack points.

    The other advantage of the permanently mounted pads is that lifts used at the friendly tire place do not hit the metal of the jacking points, or worse, the body seam that runs fore and aft from near the jack points.

    The hockey puck seems like a good idea, though. Particularly if you need gas money.

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    Been using rubber hockey pucks for many years and not only have I never had any slippage, but I've never heard of any problems. They are inexpensive, faster and easier to use than the fancy pad that sits in my garage drawer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STLPCA View Post
    Been using rubber hockey pucks for many years and not only have I never had any slippage, but I've never heard of any problems. They are inexpensive, faster and easier to use than the fancy pad that sits in my garage drawer.
    I use a modified hockey puck with an eyebolt screwed into it which locks into the hole in the frame. Got the idea from the Corvette sites who have been doing that for years. I posted somewhere here the link to the directions for making one.
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