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Old 06-09-2007, 01:12 AM   #1
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Question pinch weld adapter for jacking

Hi all

Has anyone seen pinch weld adapter (like in the OEM jack) for a floor jack in a store up here? I have asked at lordco but the guy told me to buy floor jacks etc.

All I want to do is make rotating my tires easier, safely, without putting the car on stands.
The wore out my OEM jack on the last car I had.

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Old 06-09-2007, 02:49 AM   #2
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I have a floor jack, but I don't use the pinch welds at all. I use two other spots in the front to lift the car. I know you're not supposed to leave the car on the floor jack when you rotate tires, but I do it (I've got a 3-ton jack). If I use the front jack plate, then I could put jack stands in the other spots.

I haven't really looked for spots in the rear. If you read this thread, someone mentions getting something at Sears:

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/showthre...highlight=jack
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Old 06-09-2007, 03:39 PM   #3
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I've made my own out of wood for home use.. BUT.. i've heard that you can just cut a slit in a hockey puck and it would work well...

Otherwise... look online... they are fairly common.
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Old 06-09-2007, 04:17 PM   #4
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The hockey puck idea is great. Never thought of that!
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Old 06-09-2007, 07:31 PM   #5
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http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?i...emType=PRODUCT

I've been contemplating either getting this adapter or making my own out of wood since it's $20.00 not including shipping for the one listed above. Still strange that Lordco doesn't carry it but it's not the first time someone's asked them.
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:36 PM   #6
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why don't you just get a floorjack and jack it up on the rear diff and front xmember plate??? then use jack stands on the pinch welds...?

if you REALLY want to jack up on the pinch welds (which i really don't see a point in doing if you're just swapping tires) then get a hockey puck and go nuts with a saw on it until it fits nicely... or just jack it up without anything on the pinch welds...
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:10 AM   #7
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To me, lifting at the OEM Emgerency jack lift points is safer than balancing half of the car on the diff or that other front spot (behind the oil pan), when it comes to rotating my tires.

Anyway thanks for the ideas and I'll have a look at sears.

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The spot in the front that I use the floor jack is part of the frame just inside of the pinch welds on either side of the vehicle. There's a bolt that I use as a marker.
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:40 AM   #9
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To me, lifting at the OEM Emgerency jack lift points is safer than balancing half of the car on the diff or that other front spot (behind the oil pan), when it comes to rotating my tires.

Anyway thanks for the ideas and I'll have a look at sears.

Shawnrs
it is perfectly safe to do... i wouldn't go under the car like that, but it's safe... when i change the tires i'll typically throw one of the extra wheels and tires under the side of the car after i lift it up... if the car falls, it's gonna fall on a wheel and not on the ground... that is a good option if you can't be bothered with jack stands like me...

jacking up on the diff or front xmember is more stable than it looks! plus you can change 2 tires at a time saving time and effort...
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Old 06-11-2007, 05:51 AM   #10
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I use hockey pucks. I didn't cut a slot into it though, but the weld is still holding up nicely. My jacks are too thick to reach the front subframe, so I get two small jacks and lift the whole side up. I don't have to run around the car this way too.
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