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Old 12-08-2017, 02:50 AM   #1
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Safe jack stands for boxster

When I jacked my car up last week, I just happened to go back and look at the 1st side I jacked up to find the stand had changed position to a point where it wasn't very safe. Any suggestions for good safe stands that won't break the bank. Thinking $150 or less.
Thanks. I like something that would fit the jack points.
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:50 AM   #3
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best jackstands I've ever used are ESCO.
+1. I love my ESCOs. Never had any reason to worry about stability. With a good quality floor jack you are all set.
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Old 12-08-2017, 05:31 AM   #4
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Yeah I've got 4 ESCO stands as well. I use them and I put the jack near where I am working, and I also have a pair of 6 ton harbor freight stands that I put near where I will be under the car as well.

I have had the stands tilt when jacking up the car and one time I had the back stands tilt so much the car dropped back onto its wheels, this is with HF 3 ton stands, that was an educational experience (I think I was trying to go up to one of the higher settings in one lift), now I do it in stages. The ESCO stands have a very substantial base and resists tipping and I haven't had that issue since.

For something that fits the jackpoints, try https://safejacks.com/products/the-rennstand-by-safe-jack, although it falls above your budget
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The ESCOs have been very popular for a long time now. That said I'd never go under a car on jack stands without a secondary restraint like a floor jack under the structure.
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I like the liftbar from liftbars.com. The bar is tailored specifically for the Boxster. The ends have slots where standard jack stands fits securely. It make lifting and adjusting height very easy. The best part is you can leave the jack on the liftbar as secondary device.

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Old 12-08-2017, 07:35 AM   #7
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I do really like the look of those liftbars...
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I like the liftbar from liftbars.com Liftbars
A bit pricy but a very clever solution.
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Old 12-08-2017, 08:40 AM   #9
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I do really like the look of those liftbars...
+1 on the Liftbars. I bought mine about a year ago and haven't looked back. I used to dread the thought of jacking up the car one corner at a time to work on it. Now, it takes less than five minutes to have all four wheels in the air with the bars securely located in the factory lift points and the jack stands under the bars.
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I like the liftbars but almost $300 w/shipping sems pretty steep. And they don't work withESCO stands.
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Old 12-08-2017, 09:03 AM   #11
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A bit pricy but a very clever solution.
That’s what I though at first but after using them a few times and see how it made the work so much easier was well worth the cost. Specially when you have to raise the stands higher.

Just to put the Boxster in Jack Stands alone is quite a bit of work, if you have to raise the car really high you would think twice before doing it. With the liftbars It makes it so easy to raise the car as high as you need it to go as long as your jack stands are high enough to support it. If not this my next choice would be quickjack.
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I am the very same way on this

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The ESCOs have been very popular for a long time now. That said I'd never go under a car on jack stands without a secondary restraint like a floor jack under the structure.
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I like the liftbars but almost $300 w/shipping sems pretty steep. And they don't work withESCO stands.
They work with any jack stands, which by-the-by do not need to be anything special. Regular old 2-3 ton quality stands are just fine.
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That said I'd never go under a car on jack stands without a secondary restraint like a floor jack under the structure.
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Same for me. I've seen "Final Destination" far too many times.
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I use a set of Esco's, if I didn't sometimes work on other cars I would have bought liftbars. I normally slide the wheels under the rotors as a backup, and put some block under the center post of the jack stands.
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I like the liftbar from liftbars.com. The bar is tailored specifically for the Boxster. The ends have slots where standard jack stands fits securely. It make lifting and adjusting height very easy. The best part is you can leave the jack on the liftbar as secondary device.

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I bought my liftbars years ago... Love them. They also fit my 911.
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I like the liftbar from liftbars.com. The bar is tailored specifically for the Boxster. The ends have slots where standard jack stands fits securely. It make lifting and adjusting height very easy. The best part is you can leave the jack on the liftbar as secondary device.

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That's really cool. I find the 986 to be pretty easy to lift as it is, wish they made one for my other cars!
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The only other problem with liftbars is I'd have to buy a jack that is low enough to fit under them, pushing the total price higher. So for now, I'll do it the hard way !

BTW, there are similar adjustable versions available to fit a range of vehicles.
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The only other problem with liftbars is I'd have to buy a jack that is low enough to fit under them, pushing the total price higher. So for now, I'll do it the hard way !

BTW, there are similar adjustable versions available to fit a range of vehicles.
Can you point me to the site?

If your car is too low for your jack simply drive over a piece of 2x4. One on each side will do.
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I don't remember off the top of my head, I'd have to play around with some Google search terms.

Here's some, though not very low profile. I thought about fabricating a set, but I just don't jack my car often enough for it to be worth the effort.

https://www.google.com/search?q=cross+beam+jack+adapter&rlz=1C1GGRV_enUS766US767&source=univ&tbm=shop&tbo=u&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj_9uORmorYAhUOUd8KHTWHAFcQsxgIKw&biw=1185&bih=1157

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