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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-29-2015 Thread Starter
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Hey guys. Just thought I'd share a mod I installed that will make your life a lot easier for those who plan on doing your own maintenance. Steeda Ultralight Jacking Rails. Took about 15 minutes. No worries about hitting the factory cutout jacking holes or damaging your pinch welds. Super lightweight and work great. I'm changing my own oil and rotating the tires and these work great with placing your jackstands. $130 from LMT.

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Padded rubber jacking plates?

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Hey guys. Just thought I'd share a mod I installed that will make your life a lot easier for those who plan on doing your own maintenance. Steeda Ultralight Jacking Rails. Took about 15 minutes. No worries about hitting the factory cutout jacking holes or damaging your pinch welds.

L looked these up at: Steeda S550 Mustang Ultra Lite Chassis Jacking Rails (15-16 Coupe) | 555-5205 | Free Shipping!

They are made of anodized aluminum and the "installation info" notes say:
"Note: Jacking rail powder coat is only designed to withstand vehicle jacks with padded rubber jacking plates. Surface damage can be caused using other jacks available on the market."

Unfortunately, it sounds like it would damage the aluminum jacking rails if I had a flat tire and used the non-padded jack that is in the trunk.

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I installed mine yesterday. Installation was an absolute breeze.

My jack and stands don't have a soft coating, so I'm looking for something to cover the yokes with, and I'll keep a piece in the car for any instance that I have a roadside emergency.

Worst case, they're easy to remove, and could probably be coated with spray-on bedliner.

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These are great products & you will be very happy with them.

Like you said, very easy to install & makes life easier!

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L looked these up at: Steeda S550 Mustang Ultra Lite Chassis Jacking Rails (15-16 Coupe) | 555-5205 | Free Shipping!

They are made of anodized aluminum and the "installation info" notes say:
"Note: Jacking rail powder coat is only designed to withstand vehicle jacks with padded rubber jacking plates. Surface damage can be caused using other jacks available on the market."

Unfortunately, it sounds like it would damage the aluminum jacking rails if I had a flat tire and used the non-padded jack that is in the trunk.

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I've jacked mine up aa couple of times, it might have scratched the rails, idk. I installed them not to damage the car and make it easier to do maintenance
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I love mine, installation was a bit more challenging for my convertible, but I feel a bit more overall car "tightness" with these rails on.
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I love mine, installation was a bit more challenging for my convertible, but I feel a bit more overall car "tightness" with these rails on.
Yes, just a little more labor involved with the Convertible ... but in the end ... it is worth it!

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Do you have these for S197?


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Yes, just a little more labor involved with the Convertible ... but in the end ... it is worth it!

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I also installed the Steeda Mustang Extreme G-Trac K-Member Brace because can a convertible ever be too tight? Very happy with the G-Trac too.

Since I have no plans to track this car I might be done with suspension mods..... or am I?
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Just another attestment to the quality and protection from these jacking rails. They were the first thing I installed and already save my ass. It's super easy jacking up each side of the car. Even had an accident when the car slipped off the jack when I was lowering it, and caught that side of the car's full weight on the rail - instead of putting the jack through the floorboard, the rails saved it.
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Hey guys. Just thought I'd share a mod I installed that will make your life a lot easier for those who plan on doing your own maintenance. Steeda Ultralight Jacking Rails. Took about 15 minutes. No worries about hitting the factory cutout jacking holes or damaging your pinch welds. Super lightweight and work great. I'm changing my own oil and rotating the tires and these work great with placing your jackstands. $130 from LMT.
Did you have to jack up the car to install the rails?
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Did you have to jack up the car to install the rails?


As long as your ride isn't slammed you should have no Issues installing them as the car sits. Use a hand mirror if you don't want to be wrigling around on your back like a bug


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They are made of anodized aluminum and the "installation info" notes say:
"Note: Jacking rail powder coat is only designed to withstand vehicle jacks with padded rubber jacking plates. Surface damage can be caused using other jacks available on the market."

Unfortunately, it sounds like it would damage the aluminum jacking rails if I had a flat tire and used the non-padded jack that is in the trunk.

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Their website says they're made from "steel" tubing and steel mount brackets??? Is the website wrong or did they change material since 2015?
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I was able to lay on the garage floor and install these on my 17 GT.

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