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Old 10-28-2019, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default Jacking Up Hockey Puck

I’ve seen a lot of Jacking Up Hockey Pucks on Amazon after watching a YouTube mechanic say that he uses a hockey puck with a groove cut into it to give a steady cushion when jacking up cars at the manufacturer’s recommended jacking point. It supposedly/ideally avoids the weld seam from collapsing to one side From the weight which seems to be a true possibility. I am getting ready to cut a groove in my 1994 Rangers Stanley Cup commemorative Hockey Puck and drilling out some divets in the other side to sit nicely into the head of my floor jack. I also just bought a pretty substantial $12.00 rubber floor mat to sit under the jack and jack stands (after cutting into sections) to add some more stability and grip on the surface of my driveway. I have tried pieces of scrap wood only, but the splitting sounds becomes unnerving while jacking the car up. I think a combination of wood and the rubber mat will hopefully offer a nice secure solution. There are even custom rubber Jack Stand head pieces on Amazon but I will try another small chunk of my floor mat first. I’ve even considered trying pieces of carpet.

Any thoughts or experiences to share?

Also: Is there a secure and safe center point on or near the rear axle for jacking up the entire rear of our S-Series Cars?

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Old 10-28-2019, 10:39 PM   #2
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Default Re: Jacking Up Hockey Puck

For the front, What I normally do is jack up the car along the frame where the subframe bolts on to, leaving enough room to next to it to put the jack stand. The rear can be jacked up from the rear subframe. There's a bump in the middle that I always use.

I can't even really use my "recommended" jacking points in the front anymore due to it being so bent. The back seem to be fine though

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Old 10-29-2019, 01:43 AM   #3
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From the rear I either use the center of the rear subframe or where the trailing arm mounts. From the front I use where the cradle mounts. Pretty sure none of them are "factory authorized" but if they buckle under the weight of the car...it wasn't safe keeping the car anyway.

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Old 10-29-2019, 08:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Jacking Up Hockey Puck

I have a straddle gantry I built - using S series rear wheel bearings and 4 spoke (93) aluminum rims.

I use it to lift Saturns by the roof - using a chain through the front windows.

It's a bit hard on the finish.

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Then I load the stripped out carcass onto a trailer and take it up the street to the scrap metal dealer..


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Old 10-29-2019, 09:12 AM   #5
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Default Re: Jacking Up Hockey Puck

I've used the slotted hockey puck on the pinch welds and flip it over to lift the back by the center of the rear subframe. I find it kind of finicky to get it positioned on the pinch welds and upgraded to this magnetic version. It works well and I still use the hockey puck for the rear subframe which lifts both wheels off in one lift.

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Old 10-29-2019, 12:37 PM   #6
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I bought a cheap Chinese version and cut a groove into the back to fit flat on my cheap-assed floor jack... it ended up splitting in two. An actual hockey puck would've done the trick, but Trottida's magnetic jack pad looks much better.

I've already ended up crushing most of the pinch welds on the front anyhow, but sliding a jack under the SL when you've already put H&R Sport Springs all around just makes it a wee bit more challenging.

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Old 10-29-2019, 01:21 PM   #7
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Default Re: Jacking Up Hockey Puck

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I bought a cheap Chinese version and cut a groove into the back to fit flat on my cheap-assed floor jack... it ended up splitting in two. An actual hockey puck would've done the trick, but Trottida's magnetic jack pad looks much better.

I've already ended up crushing most of the pinch welds on the front anyhow, but sliding a jack under the SL when you've already put H&R Sport Springs all around just makes it a wee bit more challenging.
Just straighten out the pinch weld with some vice grips and you'll be good to go again.

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I am getting ready to cut a groove in my 1994 Rangers Stanley Cup commemorative Hockey Puck
Don't be so fast to cut that one up! Hopefully we'll have another puck this year!!!! In the mean time grab a puck from that "Other" team and cut that up. . .

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Old 11-09-2019, 09:36 AM   #9
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Here’s an interesting idea...
https://youtu.be/jp2DqnL3A1g

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