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I have similar jack stands and I just used a piece of 2"X3" (2"X4" would be ideal), made a slot about 3/8" wide by 5/8" deep on top across the grain, very important as not to split the wood while jacking, with two slots underneath that I made with a wood chisel. The piece of wood stays in place on the jack stand and it prevents damaging the fin where the car jack would go. I did this way back in 1976! A rubber pad would do the trick too.
These jack stands are actually axle stands and they are not really made for unibody vehicles but a simple mod can prevent bending the fins. If you search the forum, there a few threads on this.
Note: you should have gotten a high lift floor jack as well as the front and rear central jacking points allow to lift the whole front or rear of the vehicle; very handy for seasonal tire change or brake job! You might be O.K. with the front as it's lower but the rear needs almost 20" if I remember well. My floor jack is about 18" and I have to shim under the jack wheels with a piece of wood to lift the rear.
2012 Sport V6 Classic Silver no option
1999 Lexus RX300 Pearl White base gone
1972 Corolla 1200 Yellow 4 speed manual long gone
Others too many to mention!
Last edited by Freedom55; 12-08-2012 at 06:58 AM.
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