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      07-10-2011 10:52 PM #1
      I think I saw a pic of another jack pad but it wasn't shaped like this one I ordered....is this one right for the 2011 TTS? I haven't gotten under the car to see....haven't even purchased the floor jack yet.... Thanks, Todd
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      07-10-2011 11:15 PM #2
      Might want to invest in a set of ramps too so you can get it high enough to get anything underneath the side skirts..
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      07-10-2011 11:59 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by MaXius View Post
      Might want to invest in a set of ramps too so you can get it high enough to get anything underneath the side skirts..
      Will the front or rear overhand/splitter clear the ramps to get up on them? I have a slight lowering in the front....more pronounced in the rear.....H&R Sport Springs.....
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      07-11-2011 12:11 AM #4
      Hey Todd,
      You should be OK on the ramps if you get ones with a longer run up. The jack pad is fit to the jack, not the car. The middle knob would fit into the slot on the frame, but the pad itself is more key. Personally, I use pieces of plywood, but then, I'm analog...(and a cheap ass sob..... ;-)
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      07-11-2011 05:05 AM #5
      You could go over the top and get one made up like this... but why? It's a jack pad.







      But the TT has the same long curvy groove.

      I just put a piece of flat metal plate on top of the jack and jack the car up behind the wheel, about 30cm in. Big flat area. That's the bit they lift your car with on the mechanics hoist too.
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      07-11-2011 05:16 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by MaXius View Post
      You could go over the top and get one made up like this... but why? It's a jack pad.


      But the TT has the same long curvy groove.
      I've got one of those. A batch of them was brewed up by a guy in Canada. He would probably make another batch if there was some interest. $40 is what I paid (not exactly over the top).

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      07-11-2011 08:38 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by MaXius View Post
      You could go over the top and get one made up like this... but why? It's a jack pad.
      Well, it is an R8 jackpad. It just happens to fit the Mk2 TT. It's not over the top if you own an R8

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      07-11-2011 08:43 AM #8
      The guy up here who had those R8 pads made has extras (still asking $40). Safe to assume that most dont have an issue using something that says R8 on it ??
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      07-11-2011 08:48 AM #9
      I am the one who had them made up. They're all sold now. If there were a bunch of Mk2 TT owners that wanted to get together, I could always have another run made. Laser etching is over the top, particularly on the puck that will get beat to crap on most people's jacks. I ended up covering the underside of my puck with clearshield to keep it looking nice. Technically, I can get in trouble from Audi for using their logo/font on the product. So if I'm going to continue to mass market these, I may stop with the laser etching.

      {edit}

      To add, and respond to the OP, the ECS jack pad is used in conjunction with the VW OEM jack pad plugs which you can get and insert in to your car. I had these installed on my 2004.5 Jetta GLI. They were pretty good. No idea where they go on the Mk2 TT, even after looking at the photos of the underside of the TT....From the information on the ECS website, the car is supposed to have the jack pads installed by the factory?

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    10. 12-17-2011 07:09 PM #10
      I would pay $40 for one of those, I used a socket on top of my jack that fit OK, but would rather have something I trust more.

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      12-18-2011 08:50 AM #11
      Does anyone know if the "structurally strong jacking point" is in the top of the indent or around the edges? In other words, is the indent just there to locate the jack or is it access to the strongest point.

      Anyway, be careful. My TTS fell off my jack one time because I wasn't careful to position it properly. It cracked the rocker panel...ugh.
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      12-18-2011 10:26 AM #12
      I would definitely be interested in buying a properly designed jack pad. I plan to do my own summer/winter/rotate, and this would provide a great peace of mind.
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    13. 12-18-2011 11:19 AM #13
      Not as good as a generously sized jack with a suitable pad, but there's also the OEM TT car jack. It can be had for $180 shipped from Europrice, for example.

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      12-18-2011 11:21 AM #14
      Count me in for one too. I have funds in PayPal ready to go. I need some sort of jack solution in the next few months so that I can do a tire rotation.

      Please please make another batch!
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      12-20-2011 05:38 AM #15
      If we can't get another batch made, can I have the dimensions so that I can have a batch made from a machinist friend of mine?
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      12-21-2011 01:44 AM #16
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      12-21-2011 06:55 AM #17
      I have received the document from RaceJetta that will allow me to have these quoted.
      This will have to wait until after the holidays. Patience my friends!
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      12-21-2011 07:35 AM #18
      I don't understand why we can't just buy Audi OEM units. I can't find anything like this anywhere. Seems like there'd be an OEM part number, no? But I'll gladly buy them from an enterprising individual if necessary.

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      12-21-2011 10:31 AM #19
      Alright, people! Chop, chop! I just ordered an aluminum racing-style floorjack. Now I need these pads

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      12-21-2011 08:31 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by MaXius View Post
      Might want to invest in a set of ramps too so you can get it high enough to get anything underneath the side skirts..
      just drive up onto a small piece of 2x4 thats what i do and its safer than ramps

      i would also buy one because i dont feel safe using my floor jack now that i am changing wheels from daily to track setup
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      12-22-2011 04:11 AM #21
      GaBoYnFla:
      Be careful about those pads. Apparently if you jack the car up using just one of those pads, it can bend the frame. Those pads are made to lift the car at by the dealer all 4 points simultaneously.
      A jack pad is a 'pad' that goes over a 'jack' or 'jack stands'. Harbor freights sells some cheap ones for jack stands.

      Here's what I do:
      - Place a low profile jack (with flat circular pad) under the mount points described by RaceJetta. Center them well. I tweaked one on my R-class because it was off center. A low profile jack will clear the door trim. Get an aluminum one - Costco has one for $100, and well worth it.
      - On not-quite-as-cool cars (e.g. Jetta or other other Audis) I have a jack pad that is basically a circular puck with a cross pattern cut into it. This slots into the crimp weld on these cars. Great for rotating tires - place 'puck' on crimp weld a little behind the mid-point of the car, lift that entire side up, then put jack stands underneath. Swap wheels, and you're done.
      - Place jack stand under the inboard point of one the A-arms (well, it's not actually an A-arm, since they're multilink, but whatever). These points are quite strong, as the suspension holds the whole car up. If you use a 'jack pad', it won't scratch the cast iron finish (for whatever that is worth).


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      I would buy one of those pads. I don't need the fancy-schmancy laser etching, if it brings the costs down.
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      12-22-2011 04:37 AM #22
      put me in for 2-4 when they become available

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      12-22-2011 06:24 AM #23
      I see that there's a great interest in this by more than just a couple of people.

      I'll make this a priority when I get back to work on Jan 2. Sorry, that's the fastest I can get to it due to the holidays and my travel plans.
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      12-22-2011 05:44 PM #25


      I'm in for a set as well. I wonder if the laser etching could be changed from "R8" to either the TT logo or the TT RS logo?

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      12-26-2011 09:44 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by as350 View Post


      I'm in for a set as well. I wonder if the laser etching could be changed from "R8" to either the TT logo or the TT RS logo?
      There won't be any bling on them if I have the batch made. My machinist would not be able to do this without considerable added expense. Instead, I will ask for clear annodization just to keep them looking good.
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      12-26-2011 04:06 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by MoreGooderTT View Post
      I have received the document from RaceJetta that will allow me to have these quoted.
      This will have to wait until after the holidays. Patience my friends!

      I would be in for one of these(just missed the batch the other guy made) I would even front the money on mine if it would help get them done.

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      12-27-2011 08:32 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by mageus View Post
      GaBoYnFla:
      Be careful about those pads. Apparently if you jack the car up using just one of those pads, it can bend the frame. Those pads are made to lift the car at by the dealer all 4 points simultaneously.
      A jack pad is a 'pad' that goes over a 'jack' or 'jack stands'. Harbor freights sells some cheap ones for jack stands.
      Do you mean bend the frame at the jack point (like people reported on Mk1 TTs, where the jack point couldnt take the weight and pushed up the floor pan) or bend the frame from the tortion of jackng only one corner at a time? I just jacked mine for the first time at the front corner jack point, and the creaking sound fron the back corner was terrible! I'm concerned that the sound means something is flexing in a way it shouldn't. Do others jack one corner at a time for tire changes?

      If yes, I'd buy one on those custom jack adapters to swap my winter rims on and off.

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      12-27-2011 08:36 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Va_TTer View Post
      Do you mean bend the frame at the jack point (like people reported on Mk1 TTs, where the jack point couldnt take the weight and pushed up the floor pan) or bend the frame from the tortion of jackng only one corner at a time? I just jacked mine for the first time at the front corner jack point, and the creaking sound fron the back corner was terrible! I'm concerned that the sound means something is flexing in a way it shouldn't. Do others jack one corner at a time for tire changes?

      If yes, I'd buy one on those custom jack adapters to swap my winter rims on and off.
      I'm no TT expert (yet) but I'm sure that the frame is certainly stiff enough to take the torsion. In fact, I always found it funny that I could jack up the front end of my MKV GTI's and R32 and the rear would raise as well. Shows how stiff these things are. But the TT's are mostly aluminum, so maybe it's possible it can bend?

      The creaking noise you heard was probably the rear brakes slipping. This always happened on my GTI's and R32. Nothing to worry about.

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      12-27-2011 12:56 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Va_TTer View Post
      Do you mean bend the frame at the jack point ... or bend the frame from the tortion of jackng only one corner at a time?.
      I refer to the issue with prior 'A' platforms (Golf/Jetta, A3, TT). To clarify:
      - The 'jack pad' that GaBoYnFla refers to is a circular pad that fits in a hole on the chassis. There are 4 of these. The factory lift touches these points to lift the car at all 4 corners simultaneously. The 'pads' are there to protect the underbody. It has been recommended NOT to lift at only one of these points.
      - The rectangular holes are made to insert the factory jack (or an aftermarket jack with said $$$ aluminum-und-laser-etching adapter) and can be lifted at a single corner.
      - I actually used to lift my old B5, my mom's MkV Sportwagen, and the A5 on the crimp weld about mid-car. Really quick for rotating tires! Never worried about chassis flex.
      - The MkII TT doesn't have a crimp weld, so you have to lift at those rectangular socket points.
      - The creaking is the suspension/brakes. Fuggedaboudit.

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      12-27-2011 01:27 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by mageus View Post
      I refer to the issue with prior 'A' platforms (Golf/Jetta, A3, TT). To clarify:
      - The 'jack pad' that GaBoYnFla refers to is a circular pad that fits in a hole on the chassis. There are 4 of these. The factory lift touches these points to lift the car at all 4 corners simultaneously. The 'pads' are there to protect the underbody. It has been recommended NOT to lift at only one of these points.
      - The rectangular holes are made to insert the factory jack (or an aftermarket jack with said $$$ aluminum-und-laser-etching adapter) and can be lifted at a single corner.
      - I actually used to lift my old B5, my mom's MkV Sportwagen, and the A5 on the crimp weld about mid-car. Really quick for rotating tires! Never worried about chassis flex.
      - The MkII TT doesn't have a crimp weld, so you have to lift at those rectangular socket points.
      - The creaking is the suspension/brakes. Fuggedaboudit.

      Hope this helps out.
      Yup, that's exactly the clarification I was looking for, thanks. I took a small bit of wood and put it between the jack and the rectangular hole to get the round jack head properly seated. Guess I'll be doing that until someone makes more of those fancy adapters.

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      I'm down for one too. I contacted the original creator about making more but didn't get anywhere with it.

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      12-27-2011 04:35 PM #33
      I get the distinct impression that I should get right on this as soon as possible. All I can do is promise you that it will happen. After all, I want one for myself soon to swap my winters with summers.
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      12-27-2011 04:57 PM #34
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      12-27-2011 06:12 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by MoreGooderTT View Post
      I get the distinct impression that I should get right on this as soon as possible. All I can do is promise you that it will happen. After all, I want one for myself soon to swap my winters with summers.
      How much we talking about cause I'll want one too???
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