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Old 02-02-2013, 12:21 PM   #36
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Quick question, I've been told that jacking up a car and putting it on stands in the garage is dangerous because its slick concrete. Is this true?
probably less dangerous than my bumpy asphalt driveway. I think they sell rubber pads though meant for the jacks to sit on though don't they? I am pretty sure I saw them either at AutoZone or Advanced Auto Parts.
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Wouldn't the wood break? I'm no carpenter but I know what wood can do. That's not a good idea in my eyes. It it works for you great, but I have a 15 foot car lift
Wood is not going to break when it's stacked in layers on top of each other. Have you seen cars hit a tree that's no thicker then about 6 inches in width and completely destroy a car?
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Wood is not going to break when it's stacked in layers on top of each other. Have you seen cars hit a tree that's no thicker then about 6 inches in width and completely destroy a car?
Yeah that's how roofs are supported in homes you have the wall then the 2x4 or whatever is needed then the roof. Ties it all in. I was thinking the classic single 2x6/8 and just snapping.

That's because trees don't move and the car is in motion so it will. Newtons laws. That's why I'm personally scared of those plastic ramps for cars. Plastic can snap in a heartbeat.
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Yeah that's how roofs are supported in homes you have the wall then the 2x4 or whatever is needed then the roof. Ties it all in. I was thinking the classic single 2x6/8 and just snapping.

That's because trees don't move and the car is in motion so it will. Newtons laws. That's why I'm personally scared of those plastic ramps for cars. Plastic can snap in a heartbeat.
Wood stacked together from the floor to the car will never snap. That's why I said 2x12 so it's more then enough of a width to not worry about.
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