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Old 01-27-2009, 07:47 PM
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As far as the length of the 2x10 shim boards: about 24" should do it, but if you were very precise in your backing up you could probably get away with about 6 inches... or whatever the contact patch length or your tires is...'cause all they are doing is raising the front of your car up an extra 1.5" so you can slide the jack under...they are not part of holding the car up when you crawl under it. It's the same concept as the ramp approach mentioned in this thread, just a little more subtle, and you won't have that spoiler issue.
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