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    Every OEM scissor jack I've seen has been setup to put the weight on the sill, not the seam. But that's only Toyota stuff, maybe other manufacturers do it differently?
    Norbie!

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      Yeah, the base of the seam on either side of it, and I've never thought about 'til GSRman said it but the seam is probably being used to ensure correct location.

      I was going to say I've seen jacks that have sexual relations with a hole in the underside of the car, but they've all been windy-handle ones not scissor ones.

      There were some 20mm-deep-slot rubber pucks on eBay the other day when I checked.
      Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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        so the answer to the question - more complicated than expected if I'm honest.

        Falcon - definitely bottom of the seam is loaded against the bottom of the slot in the jack - starting to lift the car you could still put your fingers over the top of the jack flats.

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        Camry... Inside of the jack flat rests on a flat section that is taking all the force - the seam is thin and doesn't contact the bottom of the groove on the jack at all - nor does the outside... if you put upward pressure on the outside you are gonna have a bad day - that said, when the camry has been on the hoist i put the pad under that square section with the suspension arm mount on the left side of the photo.

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        This is a post i wrote by mistake, which is nice...

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          Don't forget most rubber blocks for hoist sills are a good 100mm long. That's a f load more surface area than the little 30/40mm scissor Jack head. Don't over think it.
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            Just thinking about hoist options for the future, and looking at the HAPP11. What sort of depth of cut would be needed to sink it into a garage floor. On the spec sheet it lists 180mm as the overall height, so a 180mm cut would suffice? Would be ideal to have the rails flush with the floor when lowered.

            Also what options are there for permanent fixture of the hoist?
            Chris
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              Originally posted by takai View Post
              Just thinking about hoist options for the future, and looking at the HAPP11. What sort of depth of cut would be needed to sink it into a garage floor. On the spec sheet it lists 180mm as the overall height, so a 180mm cut would suffice? Would be ideal to have the rails flush with the floor when lowered.

              Also what options are there for permanent fixture of the hoist?
              I was looking at these a while back. I read it as 110m minimum lift height would mean that 110mm cut should be enough. If that's the minimum then it needs to be at least that low. The diagram shows it that way too. Most of the other brands seem to be about this mark too.

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                Originally posted by Shonky View Post

                I was looking at these a while back. I read it as 110m minimum lift height would mean that 110mm cut should be enough. If that's the minimum then it needs to be at least that low. The diagram shows it that way too. Most of the other brands seem to be about this mark too.
                Yeah, thats what i was wondering about. The PDF seems to say min height 110mm http://happ.com.au/sitefiles/wp-cont...PP-11_v1-1.pdf

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                  Not sure what a typical house slab is, but assume it's somewhere around that mark in a typical house i.e. you might end up going through the slab.

                  I was considering building a platform around one rather than cutting into the slab - not sure how practical / cost effective that would even be though.

                  Edit: mate said mine (15 year old Brisbane house) was "most likely a waffle pod which would only have 85mm over top of polystyrene slabs"
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                    Originally posted by Shonky View Post
                    Not sure what a typical house slab is, but assume it's somewhere around that mark in a typical house i.e. you might end up going through the slab.

                    I was considering building a platform around one rather than cutting into the slab - not sure how practical / cost effective that would even be though.

                    Edit: mate said mine (15 year old Brisbane house) was "most likely a waffle pod which would only have 85mm over top of polystyrene slabs"
                    Yeah, looking at embedding one into the floor of the garage here. But almost all of the places that we are looking at have the sewer line running through the garage slab from the street or back laneway.

                    Not particularly keen on a 100mm platform though, losing height is almost worse.

                    I reckon if it comes to it it migh tbe back to the MaxJax.
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                      Originally posted by takai View Post

                      Yeah, looking at embedding one into the floor of the garage here. But almost all of the places that we are looking at have the sewer line running through the garage slab from the street or back laneway.

                      Not particularly keen on a 100mm platform though, losing height is almost worse.

                      I reckon if it comes to it it migh tbe back to the MaxJax.
                      110mm platform gains you 110mm under the car that you lose when embedding.

                      Fortunately my garage has about a 3.1m ceiling, so I have plenty of height. Then the problem becomes the the panel door (ie opening it when car is up) as it's the normal garage height. Also have some shelving hanging in the extra meter or so of ceiling space, but that's fairly easily removed.

                      You mean Quick Jacks?

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                        Originally posted by Shonky View Post

                        110mm platform gains you 110mm under the car that you lose when embedding.

                        Fortunately my garage has about a 3.1m ceiling, so I have plenty of height. Then the problem becomes the the panel door (ie opening it when car is up) as it's the normal garage height. Also have some shelving hanging in the extra meter or so of ceiling space, but that's fairly easily removed.

                        You mean Quick Jacks?
                        Yeah, but 110mm platform removes a bunch of height from the rest of the garage. I suppose its doable, but not preferred. Lots of the places we are looking at have only a standard height ceiling, and no provision for extra height (due to building above).

                        Im taking inspiration from this though:
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                        And yeah, QuickJacks not MaxJax... oops.
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                          These blokes still recommended to buy a hoist from?

                          Their FB page looks like a bit of a shambles at the moment.
                          Originally posted by brewdles
                          In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                            TBH I wasn't very impressed with their operation when I bought mine. The product is good though.
                            Norbie!

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                              Thanks, brother.

                              I might look elsewhere.
                              Originally posted by brewdles
                              In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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