Steeda Jacking plates
Going through CJ Ponyparts RS goodies, I ran into something called Jacking Rails by Steeda. These rails "sit" behind the pinch weld at the bottom of the rocker panels, and bolt in to factory locations! One must remove the splash panels and leave them off OR modify them a lot. (With the Focus ST, these panels are not a problem.) With the rails in place, one can put a low profile jack (PREFERABLY with a rubber pad installed so as to not scratch the black powder-coated finish) under the center of the car and lift the entire side---both wheels completely off the ground. Having to change from summer to winter tires (in Central PA) and back, this is a LOT handier, believe me, and the rails are not noticeable from the street. I carry leather pads for the dealer to use on their 4-pad lifts--don't want to scratch the rails!