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That looks pretty BADLY hosed. I've had my '15 for a long time now and it's been on the stands a bunch of times for tire rotations (many) and brakes (once) and I've yet to do ANY damage to the pinch welds. Zip, zero, nada -- and I usually jack it there because unless I'm working on the suspension the control arm bushing rear mount is both a direct connection to the subframe and is plenty strong itself. I do have a pair of hard rubber covers for my stands to keep from marring the steel caps and provide a bit of load-spreading but they're not really necessary when using stands on those brackets. If you reach in through the tire well you're not much-exposed if something bad happens while you're placing the stand. Just keep in mind what part of the vehicle is where and that your arm doing the reaching will be clear IF the jack loses pressure or similar.
I use a hockey-puck style spreader for the jack on the pinch welds so the load is taken evenly, and use a slotted spreader cover (which goes on the top of the jackstand) when using the stands there. Never damaged the pinch area on this car or my Jetta doing that. The cup on a floor jack itself, without some sort of load-spreader, puts ALL of the load on two little points where contact is made and that's just begging for trouble. The scissor jack is another matter; if you need to use it on the side of the road then you do, and if it chews things up it does -- I've yet to need to use it on either vehicle as of this point.
While it's theoretically possible to put the stand and jack on the same pinch weld area it's pushing your luck further than I care to; the immediate area of the weld is strong but the rest... not so much. If I need the suspension free for work I drive up onto either a board or my ramps to get enough clearance to work the jack handle for the center jacking strong-point.
Last edited by tickerguy; 08-24-2018 at 07:10 PM.