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Old 05-19-2019, 11:58 AM
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hey, does this mean that my neighborhood tower shop - where they wheel floor jacks around an open-air lot, and they've jacked up my W209s, W211, W203s and W202 - won't be able to jack up my R231 without this "puck"??
What is a “tower shop?”
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What is a “tower shop?”
I'm guessing spell check replaced tire with tower
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I'm guessing spell check replaced tire with tower
stupid Mac always thinks it knows what I want to say better than I do....edited, but the question remains.
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hey, does this mean that my neighborhood tire shop - where they wheel floor jacks around an open-air lot, and they've jacked up my W209s, W211, W203s and W202 - won't be able to jack up my R231 without this "puck"??
I actually use hockey puck I bought on line for four dollars.....
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hey, does this mean that my neighborhood tire shop - where they wheel floor jacks around an open-air lot, and they've jacked up my W209s, W211, W203s and W202 - won't be able to jack up my R231 without this "puck"??
To answer your question; of course they can but these pucks are helpful/needed when you raise a single corner. No damage or marking of the side skirts, undercarriage or potential slippage. Most modern cars have these. Cheap and they work great. Here is where we got our from:
https://www.reverselogic.us/jack-pads.html
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Old 05-20-2019, 04:59 PM
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So got the puck for the jack. So the rectangle part only goes into the specified location on the
car about maybe 1/2 an inch. Is that how it's supposed to work?
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So got the puck for the jack. So the rectangle part only goes into the specified location on the
car about maybe 1/2 an inch. Is that how it's supposed to work?
Give or take. It just needs to snap in straight. The pressure from the jack will do the rest...
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I actually use hockey puck I bought on line for four dollars.....

How does a hockey puck work without the rectangular part? (I'm a product of '70s Boston; I have plenty of hockey pucks....)
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How does a hockey puck work without the rectangular part? (I'm a product of '70s Boston; I have plenty of hockey pucks....)
If you are a DYI guy, don't be cheap and get the right stuff. The rectangular part is what makes it non-slip.
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If you are a DYI guy, don't be cheap and get the right stuff. The rectangular part is what makes it non-slip.
Thanks for the advise. Don’t know how I made it to 65 YO and owned a business with 685 employees in three countries without your help......
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Thanks for the advise. Don’t know how I made it to 65 YO and owned a business with 685 employees in three countries without your help......
Not sure what one has to do with the other but I am happy for your success
Of course you can put the car on bricks as well. I spent $40 to reduce the risk for damage. All a question of personal comfort level...
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Here is the current car I am working on at the present time......
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Here is the current car I am working on at the present time......
Hockey puck or forklift
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Here is where we got our from:
https://www.reverselogic.us/jack-pads.html
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So got the puck for the jack. So the rectangle part only goes into the specified location on the
car about maybe 1/2 an inch. Is that how it's supposed to work?

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If you are a [DIY] guy, don't be cheap and get the right stuff. The rectangular part is what makes it non-slip.
oh, I agree Wolfman; looking at the photo (below) at the website you shared it looks like the rectangular part is the most important part. I'm not sure how a hockey puck would work. I'm not a DIY type with regard to wheels and tires but as I stated before, my tire shop uses floor jacks in an outdoor lot. That website sells this item for the W203, W211 and W209 as well, all models I've had tire work done on at this shop, all without issues, but given how much lower the SL sits the $40 seems like a good idea....


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