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Jack Pad Adapter

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2018 CX5 GT, Metallic Machine Gray and 2018 MX-5 RF GT, Soul Red
If would prefer to do away with my homemade jack pads. Does anyone know of a jack pad adapter that has a slot depth deep enough for the 2018 CX5? Most of the jack pads I found online have about ½ inch slot depth which isn’t deep enough to accommodate the depth of the pinch weld. So far the Potcuto model on Amazon with a slot depth of .63 inches which is the deepest I could find. It may work if I remove the nylon insert with the magnets.

Thanks,

Wade
 
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2019 CX-5 GTR
for those readers that might not know.. home made ones like this:
long story short.. use a hockey puck and a hacksaw .. make your own.

4 pack:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07KQKKLSY/

single:

Don't like the hockey puck method? I guess you could use these, and modify as needed
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B06WRMSHP2/

discussed previously here:

there is also mention of:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0050K3P8Y/

don't forget your adapters for the jack stands
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07FFQGB4F/
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature
I use these with my QuickJack, but they should work with any jack. Pinch weld block pads
They are made from a dense rubber so even if the pinch-weld goes deeper, the rubber will compress. Worked great on my CX5.
 

Chocolate

Harpy Eagle
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2019 CX-5 AWD
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I used this one when undercoating my CX. The past 3 years before I bought this, my truck had a ladder frame with wide, flat lifting areas, so I didn't need one. I saw the damage on my 04 ES 330's pinch welds so I knew I wanted to protect the ones on the CX. Only used it on two occasions so far (bought car in August) but the UHMW insert is a good feature and has not marred the paint finish or metal on the pinch welds.
 

Turborascal

Contributor
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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature; 2019 Mazda MX-5 30 AE, RF, #150/3000
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I used this one when undercoating my CX. The past 3 years before I bought this, my truck had a ladder frame with wide, flat lifting areas, so I didn't need one. I saw the damage on my 04 ES 330's pinch welds so I knew I wanted to protect the ones on the CX. Only used it on two occasions so far (bought car in August) but the UHMW insert is a good feature and has not marred the paint finish or metal on the pinch welds.
These are exactly what I purchased for lifting my '19 MX-5 Miata with my QuickJack.
The magnets hold the pads in place as I position the jack pads and the the car lifts without issue.
My plan is to use them again today to raise the Miata, rotate tires, and upgrade sway bars.
 
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2018 CX5 GT, Metallic Machine Gray and 2018 MX-5 RF GT, Soul Red
I used this one when undercoating my CX. The past 3 years before I bought this, my truck had a ladder frame with wide, flat lifting areas, so I didn't need one. I saw the damage on my 04 ES 330's pinch welds so I knew I wanted to protect the ones on the CX. Only used it on two occasions so far (bought car in August) but the UHMW insert is a good feature and has not marred the paint finish or metal on the pinch welds.

Question... when using the Potauto adapter with the CX5 are you lifted on the pinch weld (point of contact with the nylon insert) or on the frame rail of the vehicle like the CX5 jack does?

Thanks,

Wade
 
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2018 CX5 GT, Metallic Machine Gray and 2018 MX-5 RF GT, Soul Red
These are exactly what I purchased for lifting my '19 MX-5 Miata with my QuickJack.
The magnets hold the pads in place as I position the jack pads and the the car lifts without issue.
My plan is to use them again today to raise the Miata, rotate tires, and upgrade sway bars.
I hope to be able to use it on my 2018 MX5 RF also.

Wade
 

Turborascal

Contributor
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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature; 2019 Mazda MX-5 30 AE, RF, #150/3000
Question... when using the Potauto adapter with the CX5 are you lifted on the pinch weld (point of contact with the nylon insert) or on the frame rail of the vehicle like the CX5 jack does?

Thanks,

Wade
Though not Chocolate, I'll answer from experience. These adapters straddle the pinch weld and lift on the frame rail, not on the pinch weld itself.
 
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2018 CX5 GT, Metallic Machine Gray and 2018 MX-5 RF GT, Soul Red
Thanks for the added information Turborascal. This is the type of adapter I was looking for, something that straddled the pinch weld and lifted on the frame rail.

Wade
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature
These are exactly what I purchased for lifting my '19 MX-5 Miata with my QuickJack.
The magnets hold the pads in place as I position the jack pads and the the car lifts without issue.
My plan is to use them again today to raise the Miata, rotate tires, and upgrade sway bars.
I bought four of those to use on top of the blocks included with my QuickJack. Then I lifted the entire CX5 in order to rotate the tires. After removing one tire and starting on another, the CX5 tipped and slid off the jack pads completely on one side - which caused the entire car to shift off on the opposite side. Luckily no damage was done but it was a real PITA getting the wheels back and the car raised enough to remove the Quick Jack. The pads pictured above might be fine for a single floor jack, but aren't stable enough for all 4 corners when work is being done on the car. That is what motivated me to buy the expensive pinch-weld blocks sold buy Quick Jack. After getting them I did the rotation with no drama.

Edit: I'm not blaming QJ or those nice orange pads. The problem was in stacking two pads while using Quick Jack. Lesson learned. Just wanted to raise the issue to save others from damage or injury.
 
Y’all know shops don’t bother with anything like this, right?

These pinch welds are pretty robust. I lift from them and put stands under them.

Can’t say the same for the pinch welds on the old Saturn s series cars I had years ago.
 

Avoidin Deer

Zoom Zoom, baby
Contributor
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Central Virginia
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2019 CX-5 Reserve
I bought four of those to use on top of the blocks included with my QuickJack. Then I lifted the entire CX5 in order to rotate the tires. After removing one tire and starting on another, the CX5 tipped and slid off the jack pads completely on one side - which caused the entire car to shift off on the opposite side. Luckily no damage was done but it was a real PITA getting the wheels back and the car raised enough to remove the Quick Jack. The pads pictured above might be fine for a single floor jack, but aren't stable enough for all 4 corners when work is being done on the car. That is what motivated me to buy the expensive pinch-weld blocks sold buy Quick Jack. After getting them I did the rotation with no drama.

Edit: I'm not blaming QJ or those nice orange pads. The problem was in stacking two pads while using Quick Jack. Lesson learned. Just wanted to raise the issue to save others from damage or injury.
If I had a QuickJack (and your post has me looking at them), I'd be tempted to get a pair of 2x6s and route a channel down the middle for the pinch welds to sit in, then lay them on top of the sleds.
 

Chocolate

Harpy Eagle
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2019 CX-5 AWD
The pinch welds on the CX-5 are much more robust than those on my old Lexus ES 330. I still prefer to avoid metal on metal lifting. The ones on that ES have a defective design with cutouts fore and aft of the pinch weld. That led to damage over 10 years of use. The adapter weighs in at 5 ounces and is solid aluminum except for the narrow strip of UHMW plastic. I've just been using one of them while lifting with my 4 ton jack. I always try to put jack stands in place immediately after lifting the vehicle. I have six high lift truck jack stands from Harbor freight, redundancy is peace of mind.
 
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