ABN 5-½” Large Jack Pad Universal Fit Cross Slotted Frame Rail Protector – Works well for 2015 Subaru Forester

Keywords: width wide thick inches mm millimeters cm centimeters radios diametersee photographs for exact measurements, in mm. Here are the hightlights, though:44. 75in) thick, top-to-bottom138mm (5. 43in) diameter at widest point (ie: top)103mm (4. 05in) diameter at smallest point (ie: bottom)when it arrived, i used a set of digital calipers to take measurements (photos attached) and model it. I’ve uploaded the model to thingiverse (. Com), though i’m not allowed to link to it here. If you want a 1:1 scale model of this jack pad, find thing #2992993 on thingiverse.

Is a sturdy, well-made piece. I have used it several times now, and not in the way it was designed to be used, and it has not split or cracked. A friend wanted to know where i got it. It is too large to fit my otc aluminum racing jack. One big gripe i have about amazon vendors is lack of detailed information. No outside diameter is listed. So, it is not really universal to all floor jacks. You will need at least a four inch id on your jack’s foot.

The notches line up and it fits my 3 ton floor jack perfectly. I haven’t had a chance to use it yet on a unibody but it’s nice and thick, feels heavy duty, and the slots are plenty wide enough to fit the body seams. Tired of those scissor jacks. Oh, plus for sale at a fair price and quick delivery. Update: 2017-05-19, just used it the other day. Lifted the front end of a trailblazer lt from the forward crossmember and it worked great.

This thing is heavy and thick, well designed go fit on the jack ‘cup’. I was getting tired of damaging and rusting out the pinch lift area of both my cars. I like to keep these areas painted without rust because i plan to keep my two cars for as many years as i will last. This part is not cheap but when you see it and weigh it, you’ll see why. Obviously i do not know how well it will stand up to the abuse it will get.

I bought this to do tire rotations on my 2015 forester as well as other cars. I haven’t tested on others yet, but at least, this worked fine with forester. My floor jack is harbor freight 3 ton low profile jack, and it fits pretty well.

The grooves fit the weld lip on my 2018 subaru outback touring. Only the back half of it will lift the car because of the subaru jacking point design. The front or outside of the weld lip of the jack point slopes up & out toward the car body, the back of the weld lip of the jack point does the work. I had to modify the bottom with a razor knife to fit my floor jack lift pad. I haven’t used it yet but it seems thick & hard enough not to collapse under my car’s weight. Review edit: finally tried it out & it worked fine. It lifted & held the car up with no damage to the weld lip or this jack pad.

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Fits the pinch seam nicely and offers good support for jacking my vehicle without damaging anything. This is a fairly high durometer rubber and is just stiff enough to afford the right amount of protection without being gushy soft or rock hard. I did have to slightly modify the shape at one edge to eliminate an interference with the shape of my floor pan, and it didn’t quite fit into the saddle of my jack just quite right. It would be hard to imagine that someone could design an item like this that would fit every jack and vehicle configuration but this really was surprisingly close. Modifications were quite easy and were accomplished quickly. I used a disk sander to alter the profile slightly, and it looked great when done. Probably would have been able to do it with a hack saw or belt sander. Looked at a number of designs, and am quite pleased i selected this one, it really works well.

I bought this as an alternative for my old block of wood with a notch as a buffer between my 3 ton jack and the jack points on the cars i maintain. It fits well and so far works great. From the looks of it they took as many jack manufacturers into consideration when they designed it; mine is a 20 yr old craftsman floor jack. I live in the southeast where the climate can be brutal and i hope that this jack pad holds up to sitting my garage for the years to come. I will update this review if i see this pad breakdown or deteriorate.

This jack pad is quite substantial and it has a number features to accommodate various jack designs. However, i happen to have a jack that the pad will not fit in well. It is a new, 2-ton, hydraulic floor jack sold by the tire rack. The pad is too large to seat in the cup on the jack lifting arm. The pad could be trimmed by hand to improve fit. I suppose the pad designer had not seen or tested this particular jack model. Not a serious issue, but a slight irritation to have to modify the pad to fit what should be a common application.

As silly as it might seemto write a review about a jack pad, this product deserves a positive review. Ordering thru amazon prime was a breeze. Overall product appearance met my expiation. I’ve used these jack pads on several vehicles so far with – two newer vw’s and a nissan all with pinch welds. I’m pairing this pad with a harbor freight 2. Fits snug at the base and sits very sturdy on the jack pad. The cross hairs slits for the pinch welds did their job – and are plenty deep to protect the pinch weld. Product did not display any unsteadiness while being used.

This jack pad is quite well made, seems very heavy-duty and strong. The size presents a problem for application i had in mind because the depth of the grooves exceed the height of the pinch weld flange on the honda civic i’m using. This means the body of the jack pad area would be pressing against the more fragile car parts, so not usable. Also, the width of this car’s flange is nearly too wide for the groove. It’ll work, but the pad tends to stick and must be pulled off the car. I will retain for possible other applications, and i may consider putting something in the bottom of the grove to reduce the depth. Perhaps it will be more useful on other vehicles, as-is. But before your purchase, take a look at your car’s flange/pinch-weld area.

Features of ABN 5-½” Large Jack Pad Universal Fit Cross Slotted Frame Rail Protector

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  • SAFELY LIFT YOUR VEHICLE WITHOUT DAMAGE: The ABN Large 5.5-Inch Pinch Weld Jack Pad Car Jack Puck 1-Pack is a floor jack pad that prevents the jack from exposing structural metal and is designed to protect the pinch welds, your vehicle under chassis, and overall frame so you can safely lift your vehicle at the proper jack points without scratching paint or causing metal-on-metal damage while using a hydraulic jack
  • BUILT FOR SAFETY: This floor jack rubber pad is constructed from stiff rubber that cushions your car from damage and increases safety when secured properly; Bottom side of slotted rubber jack pad includes textured grooves to ensure correct and safe fitment on jack without slippage
  • USE YOUR JACK: Top side of car jack pad has slotted crosshairs to align with and protect side pinch welds while the bottom of the jack lift pad is also keyed with 4 recesses that fit onto 4-inch cup rim lugs on your jack to prevent the pad from spinning on the floor jack cup (cup and pad contact starts between these lugs)
  • LARGE SIZE: Fits beveled 5.5-inch steel lift cups bowl saddles on standard hydraulic floor jacks; Floor jack saddle pad has 5.5-inch (14cm) top diameter and 4-inch (10.2cm) bottom diameter, 1.75-inch height (4.4cm), 4 slots have approx. 0.4-inch width and 0.75-inch depth (1cm x 1.9cm); To ensure fitment, measure ID of your jack and compare to 5.5-inch diameter of this jack rubber stabilizer pad while ensuring your vehicle has enough clearance – this jack stands pad adds 1 inch (2.5cm) to height
  • PACKAGE CONTENTS: Stabilizing jack pads package includes (1) 5.5-inch pinch weld protector slotted jack pad to best suit your needs – Jack rubber pad only – jack not included

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This thing is gigantici needed one that fits on my 3t harbor freight jack and this one seems to fit perfectly. It looks sturdy and i have already put it to the test lifting my 2006 mazda 6s. It did the trick without any deformation of any kind. I believe this is rated for up to 2t, it is really sturdy and seems long lasting. I’m glad i got it to avoid damages to the welding of the car and also it helps me to jack up the car higher.

I had high hopes for this, but the base on this thing is just too big to sit properly in the saddle. It *just* fits, but because of that, it doesn’t really have enough support in the saddle. This, combined with the height and width of the top, allows it to shift when jacking the vehicle. Tried to use it a few times, and decided that there was no way i’d feel safe allowing this thing to hold the vehicle. Maybe if you have a deep and much wider saddle, it would sit well, but universal it definitely is not.

What are the options when it comes to adding a cushion between a metal floor jack cup and the painted underbody when lifting a car?. Most passenger cars today are unibody meaning there isn’t a full frame running from the front to the rear. So when lifting a car, there are specific locations that are reinforced and to be used. However, some of these are painted pinch welds or metal double thickness metal panels under the chassis. So do you use a block of wood, a towel, or worse nothing and risk scratching under the car?this jack pad is the perfect size for most floor jacks and provide about an inch thick pad on which you can safely lift your car at these jack points. Pros: the top is slotted to line up with the side pinch welds, the bottom is also keyed so it won’t spin on the floor jack cup. It appears to be a fiber reinforced molded rubber construction, so its sturdy. Cons: none really unless your car is lowered and there isn’t much ground clearance. This pad will add almost an inch to the floor jack cup height. Overall: totally recommended as a way to protect your under chassis when lifting with a typical floor jack found in most home garages.

Will totally protect my frame rails when i jack the car. Wth the rails, i can jack the car in the center, and lift the entire side—two wheels off the ground. But, i needed a protective pad so i didn’t damage the rails with the standard jack pad saddle.This works perfectly, and the slots (i didn’t need that feature after having the rails installed) are great for those raised lip seams on the bottom of the unibody. One can place the rubber pad around the slot and never damage that weld seam.

I bought this for my 2012 audi–i needed a slotted pad like most audi and vw cars (and many others) need for the side pinch weld lift point. The slot depth was perfect (most are too shallow for audi/vw) and it fits all three of my jack pads: 4, 5, and 6. The cut-outs and tapers allow it to fit many jack pad sizes–i think unique to this product the small end cut outs fit perfectly with the tabs on 4 inch jack pad, but you do have to carefully align it before use.

I captured in detail below the width and step of each of the 3 steps as some reviewers have wished they knew before buying, but given these 3 steps it should fit many jacks. I have a craftsman 3 ton jack with typical bowl/plate like lifter attachment, sides about ~1/2 high with 4 equal spaced cutouts around the edge that are an exact fit to the tab like the protrusions seen as the thin middle ring on this. Never use a plain jack plate as is, the jack plate is basically a hollow bowl like shape which places the full weight of the car to be supported on just 2 points, each side maybe 1/8 to 3/16’s, so no wonder why the pinch welds bend and other frame support members are bent or damaged. I use to put a piece of wood over the cup and/or use a bunch of roofing shingles (roofing shingles are great for tops of jack stands) so there would be full contact area, not a bad solution but the wood cracks you need fiddling around and its not the most stable setup. So this works great on the pinch welds, a nice long supported length of hard rubber like material that will give some cushion and not crush what you are lifting. It is equally as good on fame members which all have odd shapes and this provides same nice cushion and full support area. I can now simply drop this into my jack cup, which it always is anyway and easily lift my cars front end up by placing this directly under my front engine support then place 2 jacks or more at the same time. This is also made up of a very durable material that gives some but i have no worries about it cracking or splitting having used it so many times, there are no indentations or signs of wear after 2 months or so of heavy usagedon’t think about it buy it, you will love it. Detailed measurements are below:measurements, the bottom (checkered area) is overall 4 inches wide & 7/16 in thick, the next minor middle step with the alternating tabs ( this is what fits into the same tab pattern on top/sides of my jack) is ~ 4-5/8 to 4-7/8 wide tab pattern, outer tabs are 1-3/4 length the inner divots 1-1/2 length & this step is 9/32 thick, top is 5-1/2 and 1 inch thick.

SAFELY LIFT YOUR VEHICLE WITHOUT DAMAGE: The ABN Large 5.5-Inch Pinch Weld Jack Pad Car Jack Puck 1-Pack is a floor jack pad that prevents the jack from exposing structural metal and is designed to protect the pinch welds, your vehicle under chassis, and overall frame so you can safely lift your vehicle at the proper jack points without scratching paint or causing metal-on-metal damage while using a hydraulic jack

BUILT FOR SAFETY: This floor jack rubber pad is constructed from stiff rubber that cushions your car from damage and increases safety when secured properly; Bottom side of slotted rubber jack pad includes textured grooves to ensure correct and safe fitment on jack without slippage

USE YOUR JACK: Top side of car jack pad has slotted crosshairs to align with and protect side pinch welds while the bottom of the jack lift pad is also keyed with 4 recesses that fit onto 4-inch cup rim lugs on your jack to prevent the pad from spinning on the floor jack cup (cup and pad contact starts between these lugs)

LARGE SIZE: Fits beveled 5.5-inch steel lift cups bowl saddles on standard hydraulic floor jacks; Floor jack saddle pad has 5.5-inch (14cm) top diameter and 4-inch (10.2cm) bottom diameter, 1.75-inch height (4.4cm), 4 slots have approx.

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ABN 5-½” Large Jack Pad Universal Fit Cross Slotted Frame Rail Protector
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4 of 5 stars, based on 320 reviews