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That will work, but from that kings ransom of a price, they are awfully proud of that thing.
Haha yeah, lots of choices though
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Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

I read a post here before where that plastic piece broke resulting in damage from the jack. Fortunately the owner didn't get hurt. I use a hydraulic jack with towers and rhino ramps for oil changes, etc.
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Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

Just happened upon this magnetic pinch weld adapter while I was getting myself a more reliable jack on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...3H4SNKT8YT09T4

Think I'll have a go.
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Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

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Just happened upon this magnetic pinch weld adapter while I was getting myself a more reliable jack on Amazon:

Amazon.com: ZL1 Addons 1070 Universal Jack Pad - 1 Piece: Automotive

Think I'll have a go.
If you get it, let us know how it works.
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Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

Why not just get a chunk of wood and cut a notch in it?
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Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

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Why not just get a chunk of wood and cut a notch in it?
metal > wood
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metal > wood
Mmm, I beg to differ. I've used a block of wood for quite some time, never has it failed me. I suspect many other people would say the same (pun intended!). Metal will scratch and mar the undercarriage, wood will not.

I agree the best is probably the aluminum block made specific for the application, but the wood block would by far be the cheapest and easiest solution.
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Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

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Mmm, I beg to differ. I've used a block of wood for quite some time, never has it failed me. I suspect many other people would say the same (pun intended!). Metal will scratch and mar the undercarriage, wood will not.

I agree the best is probably the aluminum block made specific for the application, but the wood block would by far be the cheapest and easiest solution.
I was saying that the metal is stronger than the wood, but I do agree that the wood...would be less likely to cause any damage like scratching or bending it, but that's if it's structurally sound. I'm not willing to bank on my skills of picking a piece of wood at random and cutting a notch into it, hoping it holds the weight of the Jeep.

But that's just me. Whatever works for you guys, I guess.
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Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

I've used a hockey puck with a cut in it but from the mighty weight of the WK2, its just about sliced the puck in half. I wonder if wood will do much better? Maybe a chunk of oak?
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Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

I have used many different materials over the years, but these adapters work great - and the paint on my GC has not been damaged whatsoever with the one shown at the start of this thread.
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Re: tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

Can someone clear up where the weight is supposed to go? On the seam (groove not as deep as seam), or adjacent to the seam (groove deeper than seam)?

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tip on WK2 pinch weld adapter for floor jacks

I use a piece of pressure treated fence post (4x4) I had left over from a fencing project a few years ago on my jack. I even had enough post stock leftover to make a pair of wheel chocks

The piece I use on my jack is about 6" long and worked great on my previous GC ('08 WK with a 2.5" lift). Made it a lot easier to get it up in the air with less pumps. That paired with 6 ton jack stands made doing all my fluid changes and tire rotations that much easier and safer.



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