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Old 11-01-2011, 03:21 PM   #1
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DIY hockey puck jack pad

OK, dumb question time...

I am going to cut a channel into a hockey puck to use as a jack pad. Do I want to cut it shallow, so that the contact point is still the bottom of the lip (the green part circled on the left) or deep enough that the puck actually contacts the car higher up, assuming the puck is even deep enough (the parts circled in green on the right)?

These diagrams depict the puck from the side view with the pinch weld lip at differing depths.

Sorry about my lame-ass MS Paint skillz. I just want to make the question clear...

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Old 11-01-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Old 11-01-2011, 04:11 PM   #3
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If you can get the original pad off your jack, then this is the one I use. Works well. I bought it from some no name website for half the price, but can't recall it atm. Probably safer than using a hockey puck..but who knows.

http://www.amazon.com/Floor-Saddle-A.../dp/B0050K3P8Y
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Old 11-02-2011, 01:55 PM   #4
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Still doesn't answer my question. Do you want the contact to be the lip itself or the metal above it?
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:00 PM   #5
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You aren't going to hurt it by resting it on the pinch weld, I would cut your hockey puck just almost to the flat edge. It is going to settle a little bit.

Pinch weld is where most lifts lift the car, and those are usually just a metal piece
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:13 PM   #6
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Still doesn't answer my question. Do you want the contact to be the lip itself or the metal above it?
The Pinch weld lip itself is pretty heavily reinforced. I've got a lift and have raised the car a dozen or more times in the past 2 months with just a flat rubber pad on the reinforced pinch area...No problems or deformation.

If using a hard Puck, I'd groove it a little just to keep it in position.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:15 PM   #7
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You aren't going to hurt it by resting it on the pinch weld, I would cut your hockey puck just almost to the flat edge. It is going to settle a little bit.

Pinch weld is where most lifts lift the car, and those are usually just a metal piece
So whether the puck contacts the pinch or the frame just above the pinch, it really shouldn't matter, right?

I'm fixing to put my winter wheels on towards the end of the month.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:17 PM   #8
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Yeah, I'd grove it like 3/4 up the pinch weld, because it is eventually going to settle in deeper. You will be fine either way though. Just make sure the puck stays on the jack pad....
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:15 AM   #9
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Or you can buy one. Your second image is the preferred method.

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:39 AM   #10
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Want to know what I use?

A fucking brick from my neighbor's driveway.


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Old 11-04-2011, 06:25 AM   #11
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Want to know what I use?

A fucking brick from my neighbor's driveway.


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Very on-point. Thanks for the input.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:33 AM   #12
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I did the same thing with a puck using the option on the left (ie: the pinch rests on the groove) as Modshack has suggested.

The only thing is, I thought you had to be Canadian to do this 'mod'!
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:55 AM   #13
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The only thing is, I thought you had to be Canadian to do this 'mod'!
And here I thought a Canadian would never deface a hockey puck in such a way!



(sorry for adding pointless comments to your thread op - but thanks for asking the question since I'm coicidentaly modding a puck myself tomorrow. )
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:23 AM   #14
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You guys have to stop talking about this. FocalPoint ended the thread, remember? You have to use a fucking brick from your neighbor's driveway.
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:38 PM   #15
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i fitted audi TT lift pads to my GTI today

really simple to fit and gives a solid place to lift of without touching the body.

i would invest 20 in these and save the puck
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Old 11-04-2011, 01:41 PM   #16
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i'm with FocalPoint on this one. the pinch welds take abuse. i don't use any sissy jack pad or anything. the cars been jacked up a million times no problem. just a waste of time/money/effort for "jack pads"
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You guys have to stop talking about this. FocalPoint ended the thread, remember? You have to use a fucking brick from your neighbor's driveway.
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