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Old 05-12-2019, 02:38 AM   #1
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Replaced our 9" pad with 12" pads today. The 9" are junk, anyone done this yet ?
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:52 AM   #2
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Replaced our 9" pad with 12" pads today. The 9" are junk, anyone done this yet ?
Were the original steel pads the right size to go to the 12 inches? When you say junk, can you be more specific - as in didn't do the job and create a stable platform or they broke down in some way?
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Old 05-12-2019, 03:39 AM   #3
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Are the 12" pads of better quality steel?
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Old 05-12-2019, 04:12 AM   #4
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I am attaching old tire rubber 8 x 8” on all four Jack’s better tractions, better wear. Metal base is terrible on blacktop and cement
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:52 AM   #5
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I am attaching old tire rubber 8 x 8” on all four Jack’s better tractions, better wear. Metal base is terrible on blacktop and cement
How are you holding the "treads" to the jack base?
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Old 05-12-2019, 12:01 PM   #6
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I installed SnapPads on my jacks and they work great!
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:12 PM   #7
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I installed SnapPads on my jacks and they work great!
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:24 PM   #8
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I installed SnapPads on my jacks and they work great!
Did they slip over the original pads as easy as the videos seem to show?
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Old 05-12-2019, 01:51 PM   #9
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I had a little trouble with mine getting the Snap Pad positioned exactly right. I got 3 of 4 on without too much trouble, but the 4th one took multiple attempts to finally get it seated correctly. But, I do love having them on now!
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:10 PM   #10
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Glad to hear that they're worth the effort!
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:52 PM   #11
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Did they slip over the original pads as easy as the videos seem to show?


They did go in easy. I used Dawn dish soap to coat the rim before putting them down and pushing the jack into them.

The down side is my Outlaw 29H jacks are already a little low but they are will worth it for the extra size and anti-skid / slide capability.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:34 PM   #12
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They did go in easy. I used Dawn dish soap to coat the rim before putting them down and pushing the jack into them.

The down side is my Outlaw 29H jacks are already a little low but they are will worth it for the extra size and anti-skid / slide capability.
Anti-skid? If you parked on such an angle that the stock pads would skid, I would think that adding some rubber to the bottom of them would not help. But if they did help the jacks not skid, the sheer force from the rig would make that rubber release. I have used wood under my jacks for several reasons.
1. The keep the pad from rusting out.
2. Less stroke you have out on the rams the more stable the rig is.
3. My blocks are larger then the pads, so my pounds per square in are spread out.
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Old 05-12-2019, 09:43 PM   #13
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Anti-skid? If you parked on such an angle that the stock pads would skid, I would think that adding some rubber to the bottom of them would not help. But if they did help the jacks not skid, the sheer force from the rig would make that rubber release. I have used wood under my jacks for several reasons.
1. The keep the pad from rusting out.
2. Less stroke you have out on the rams the more stable the rig is.
3. My blocks are larger then the pads, so my pounds per square in are spread out.
I've been in a lot of conditions and I have had my front jacks drag in several situations and I can tell you the SnapPads aren't coming off.

The SnapPads add some thickness and I have only had to add blocks once so far when leveling.
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Back to the O.P. for a moment: What do you mean by "junk"?
Did they bend? Break?
What happened?
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:54 PM   #15
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How are you holding the "treads" to the jack base?
I went down to my neighborhood Tractor Supply and bought the small recycled rubber stall mat that was on sale for $20. Cut 4 round oversized pads for my feet. Cut 4 pieces of 5/8" plywood to match. Cut a slot in the plywood because I didn't realize until later that you could remove the feet. Put the plywood on top of the steel pads and the rubber on the bottom. Drilled 4 holed for some 3/8" carriage bolts and inserted from the bottom with washers and lock nuts on top. Been working great for over two years now.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:23 PM   #16
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Anti-skid? If you parked on such an angle that the stock pads would skid, I would think that adding some rubber to the bottom of them would not help. But if they did help the jacks not skid, the sheer force from the rig would make that rubber release. I have used wood under my jacks for several reasons.
1. The keep the pad from rusting out.
2. Less stroke you have out on the rams the more stable the rig is.
3. My blocks are larger then the pads, so my pounds per square in are spread out.
I really like the answer #2 makes great sense
reasons.
1. The keep the pad from rusting out.
2. Less stroke you have out on the rams the more stable the rig is.
3. My blocks are larger then the pads, so my pounds per square in are spread out.
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