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OK, I've got the front end of the car off, photographed, and numbered. It is time to pull the engine and trans. I am in a cement floor garage and I need to chock the back tires in order to jack the front end up and put jack stands in. What is the best way to chock the rear tires on cement? I have a set of small chocks made of metal but I was told they may slip on the cement surface. It was recommended that I put a small rug under the chocks to keep the metal dug in. What are the best chocks for a cement floor and where is a good place to get them? Thanks for the help. Thinking safety first. Don't want to make a widow of my wife and two kids.

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AS a carpet layer the carpet up side down works best as for chocks i use rubber ons like the Truckers use glad to here safety coms first hope i help DDP in canada
 
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AS a carpet layer the carpet up side down works best as for chocks i use rubber ons like the Truckers use glad to here safety coms first hope i help DDP in canada ps the cable could snap
 

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Don't know if you can get them in Virginia but here in South Dakota I've got a couple of 70 pound sand bags (winter driving you know) that I put behind my tires.
 

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I use the metal chocks that GM used to put in the S-10 trucks. Even on concrete they hold. Place your metal ones behind the car and then try to push it, chances are they will hold. If your not using a floor jack, go get one. Jacking any other way is risky.

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I have two pair of plastic chocks that I bought for my RV. Work great and are very inexpensive. Check at a RV dealer or e-mail me for an address.

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2x4 or in a pinch 4x4

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I had to buy some plastic chocks at the local Carquest before my e brake was functional. Plastic, with rubber on the bottom. $20. Still carry them in my "emergency crate".
 

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Don't know never use them,floor jack will just pull you away from them if it doesn't roll.Just make sure the jack is positioned properly so as not to slip.And get the stands under it quick...FRED

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I put carpet under the back wheels once...JUST ONCE!
Actually I didn't put it there, it was already there when we pulled my brother's LeMans into the garage for an engine rebuild. Well, after the rebuild was complete, I was behind the car, standing on the carpet, ready to direct him out of the garage. I gave him the "OK', and he gave it some gas. The car stayed put while the rear wheels pulled the carpet right out from underneath me, like the ol' tablecloth trick, except I didn't remain standing. All we could do was laugh.
 

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I use rubber ones from Harbor Freight and wooden ones I made from scrap wood

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Thanks everyone for the replies. I have a 2 1/2 ton hydraulic jack and I am going to look for rubber based chocks. Car Quest did not have them in stock. Might have them bring them in for me to look at.

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Steve Petzer - Richmond, VA
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