After rebuilding the battery clamps on the Pilot Instaboost jump starter, something on the back of the package caught my eye:
The un-modified joint on the as-delivered clamp has a plastic stud and nothing through the spring:
Compare the first picture with our modifications:
Looks like Pilot applied some cost reduction between taking the picture and shipping what we have now.
I bet they cheapnified something else, too. Something that cost them a lot more and the absence of which can’t be verified by most consumers…