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    Jack Pads

    Permanently installed jack pads from Audi will fit the Cayman and keep the jacking points from being scratched up. They also fit into the cups of many hydraulic jacks and offer some protection from the vehicle slipping off the jack.

    See Parts4vws.com and Parts4Audis.com - MKIV/B5/B5.5 Jack Pad Set for the parts and VWvortex Forums: The Official Jack Pad Install Write Up, for those who wanted it. for instructions. You may need to cut one of the wedges vertically for the rear jackpoints (it will be obvious when you feel inside the jack point how to cut the wedge) but they sure come in handy if you change wheels a lot.


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    Thanks for the post. Can you post pictures of this mod on your Cayman? How much ground clearance is left after installing the pads? Approximately how much weight is added?

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    After installation of those pads on a Cayman, it reduces clearance for jack access, making a super low-profile jack a necessity. And having that pad in place will prevent jack stands being located at that point.

    It may work great on a Jetta; but I wouldn't recommend it for the Cayman. YMMV.
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    If you are concerned about damage to your jack points but don't want to install something on the car, there are companies that sell urethane pads that fit over the end of the jack. I bought one for my small jack, which has a 2" cup, that works very nicely. On my large jack, which has a 5" cup, I just use a block of wood inside the cup, and found that to be equally effective. Another option that has been suggested on this board is to drop a hockey puck into the cup.

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    Last edited by Santa Fe; 10-18-2007 at 06:54 PM.

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    I wax my wheels and sometimes change between the 17” and 18” wheels so I needed some kind of jack pad. Here’s what I found –

    I found a hard plastic drain cover at Lowe’s. (I am not talking about a drain plug! This is a drain cover.) The cover had two nipples – one on each side. I shortened the nipple on one side and ground off the nipple on the other side. The flat side rests on the jack. The short nipple fits in the hole on the jacking point.

    The drain cover is a perfect fit for the Sears Craftsman low profile jack that I have. Because the drain cover is perforated I can still use the L.E.D. light that is a feature of this particular jack.
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