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Old 07-06-2019, 10:56 AM   #1
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Hi looking at purchasing new jack protectors, which are the best and where to purchase from many thanks in advance
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:07 AM   #2
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If you mean jacking pads specific to a car then there are loads on ebay, but you may need specific designs to accommodate sill seam/different heights either side of the seam.

Best ones I had were ice hockey pucks, ca 30mm thick sold rubber but only ok for smooth jacking points
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It also depends on the Jack youve got as the hockey puck style dont fit the cheap halfords jacks with a small cup safely.

If youve got a decent floor jack like this https://www.halfords.com/workshop-to...pWwBoC8oHw_wcB

then https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/163596468459 will do for seam welds
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:26 AM   #4
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If you mean jacking pads specific to a car then there are loads on ebay, but you may need specific designs to accommodate sill seam/different heights either side of the seam.

Best ones I had were ice hockey pucks, ca 30mm thick sold rubber but only ok for smooth jacking points
Yes jack pads
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:44 AM   #5
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Hockey pucks are ok for flat surfaces and jack heads but cut and fall apart when faced with anything sharp. Either on top or underneath.
The best are I have seen are rectangular blocks, very heavily reinforced, You can cut them with a grinder but only just. I have not seen one cut or split in normal use. Most garages have them on their MOT ramps and jacking beams.
Kora are one make, available in different sizes.
They seem quite expensive but are really, good value, because there is no way you can damage a vehicle or the block. They last for years.
I have looked on my blocks but sorry, there is no information. When I next see the rep I will ask.
Rubber Stock may also have something suitable.

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Old 07-06-2019, 11:46 AM   #6
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Hockey pucks are ok for flat surfaces and jack heads but cut and fall apart when faced with anything sharp. Either on top or underneath.
The best are I have seen are rectangular blocks, very heavily reinforced, You can cut them with a grinder but only just. I have not seen on cut or split in normal use. Most garages have them on their MOT ramps and jacking beams.
Kora are one make, available in different sizes.
They seem quite expensive but are really, good value, because there is no way you can damage a vehicle or the block. They last for years.
I have looked on my blocks but sorry, there is no information. When I next see the rep I will ask.
Rubber Stock may also have something suitable.
Cheers mate will look into this product
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Hockey pucks are ok for flat surfaces and jack heads but cut and fall apart when faced with anything sharp. Either on top or underneath.
The best are I have seen are rectangular blocks, very heavily reinforced, You can cut them with a grinder but only just. I have not seen one cut or split in normal use. Most garages have them on their MOT ramps and jacking beams.
Kora are one make, available in different sizes.
They seem quite expensive but are really, good value, because there is no way you can damage a vehicle or the block. They last for years.
I have looked on my blocks but sorry, there is no information. When I next see the rep I will ask.
Rubber Stock may also have something suitable.
If they are the ones im thinkin of they dont have a gorve for the seam weld if that correct?

The ones I use hocky puck style have a grove to stop the seam weld being bent, I am only a DIYer so only do it on my own car so dont need a pro version that will last a life time of daily use as im not using it every day!

so the £3 hockey puck style pasd has lasted me 4 years now and is doing fine
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And this one for BMWs

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rubber-Ja...a432880e757985

The picture shows what looks like the trolley jack I have (good choice).

Except when you take your car in for the tyres to be changed places don't bother and just jack the car up without using any of those pucks. On my car the jack is straight onto the plastic.

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Old 07-06-2019, 06:33 PM   #9
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If they are the ones im thinkin of they dont have a gorve for the seam weld if that correct?

The ones I use hocky puck style have a grove to stop the seam weld being bent, I am only a DIYer so only do it on my own car so dont need a pro version that will last a life time of daily use as im not using it every day!

so the £3 hockey puck style pasd has lasted me 4 years now and is doing fine
Yes, that is correct. Place on the jack and under the vehicle, surface or seam and as you lift the vehicle it compresses, conforms to the shape spreading the load without damaging either the vehicle or pad and then lifts. Mine are very dense and heavy but compliant and appear to conform and support different shapes easily.
I have tried many hockey puck types and everyone has been the same, ending up in tatters if used on seams. Most seem to be SBR rubber with no structural reinforcement but as you say mine are in use everyday.
Sorry if you feel I was having a pop at your choice. If you have found something that works well for you, genuinely, that's great but as far as I can see no one sells one that is genuinely reinforced or knows what makes it split proof because they do not say.
I have not seen a puck style that behaves in any way like the ones I use, without fear, on any vehicle.
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