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718 has four small area where jack stand can be placed. The problem is when I use hydraulic jack to lift I have no place to put jack stand. Any idea how this is done?
 

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I use a «*jackpointjackstand*» that I ordered from an ad in the Panorama magazine. They are a bit beefer than the one on this video, and I have no doubts for my safety when I get under my car. They have a website and you can order online, that’s what I’ve done a year ago.
 

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Would 4 of these stands safely support the car?
Yes they would, as each has a 2 ton rating, but this may not be safe. Typically with any single-point jack you use two at the front or the back, and then use chucks at the other end to prevent the car from moving. 4 jack stands might be okay on a level concrete floor, but personally I would not feel safe under a car like this.

If you want to lift the whole car, consider a car lift, such as this one. Here is a
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Also, Fabspeed makes a rear jack point.

Finally, you can use the "wooden block under the tire" method of getting the car on jack stands.

Good luck, and please be safe!
 

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I bought a set of Liftbars (http://liftbars.com). https://rennlist.com/forums/928-forum/651976-porken-lift-bars.html

I used them for the first time on Friday to remove all 4 wheels on my car.

They work as advertised, but for the 718 I had to make a few adjustments.

- I have a low profile jack, but with the bar in place there's no way to get the bar and jack under the car. I guess the Porsche 928 (car used for original design) was a lot higher off the ground. :) I went to Home Depot and asked them to cut an 8'x12" board into 4 equal sections.

I drove my car onto all four boards and was able to fit the jack and liftbar under the car with plenty of clearance.

- the other issue is with the car raised, the liftbars prevent you from removing the pan below the engine. Remove the pan first, then use the liftbars.
 

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Thanks everyone for the replies, many different options.

I like the Liftbars -- Agent 86 -- what adjustment did you have to make for the 718 Cayman?

Also, is there an adapter one can use when using lifts commonly used by auto garage?
 

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Thanks everyone for the replies, many different options.

I like the Liftbars -- Agent 86 -- what adjustment did you have to make for the 718 Cayman?

Also, is there an adapter one can use when using lifts commonly used by auto garage?
Adjustments:

- Increase ground clearance. Floor jack + Liftbar = to high :) I drove my car up on four 12"x24"x2" boards to gain the clearance needed.

- Remove floor pan below engine before lifting with bars
 

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If you don't want to shell out $560 for the Renstands do this: Take two pieces of 1-1/2" x 1-1/2", 1/4" wall sq. steel tubing ($40 ea.) Cut each 4" longer than the distance between the jack point holes. Weld or bolt two 1/2" dia. bolts or studs protruding 5/8" at the tubing ends that match the distance between the car's two jack points. Use this as the support bar between the two jack points. Place a floor jack at the car's CG with the bar resting on it. Line up the studs to the JP holes. Jack up the one side and place the jack stands under the tube at the jack points. The jack stand support tops should nestle nicely under the tube. Repeat on on other side and go a little higher. Go back and forth until you reach desired clearance. Make sure the jack stands are not tilted and that you if you try to rock the car back and forth it does not move. When you lower the car go back and forth as well. Do not lower the car all the way down on one side at once. Just reverse the procedure in the same manner you raised it.
 
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