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Re: $#^%@&*# Tire Jack!!!!!!
>why not just get a single jack-stand to carry in the trunk?
This past weekend, at a garage sale in my neighborhood, I saw a pair of
*folding* jack stands ... unfortunately, they were not for sale and the
seller didn't know where her husband had bought them. I'm not sure I'd use
them for anything but an emergency but they looked perfect for packing in the
trunk along with my traveling toolkit on trips. If anyone can give me a lead
on where I can buy a pair, I'd appreciate it.
BTW, whenever I am forced to use the factory jack, I always slide the spare
wheel under the car, just in case. I've had a few close calls in the past
and this offers at least a little extra insurance. I also carry an 8" square
piece of 3/4" plywood to provide a more stable surface for the jack ...
during summers here in Arizona, it gets so hot that asphalt can soften up to
the point where most factory jacks -- and Audi jacks especially -- will sink
into it several inches under load.