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    c5 on a lift

    I've heard rumors that the c5's windows will break if you don't put it on a lift the right way...is this true? I'm asking, because my friend is putting tires on it at his shop, and I dnt want him to brak anything.

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    Not true for a C5. The generation up to 1982, yes maybe, or it could crack the fiberglass. We have put many tires on '84 and up, never had to open the doors, t-tops, hood, hatch like the pre-'84. That was the proper way to raise the pre-'84 Y-bodies.

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    thanks, appreciate the help

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    I thought the problem lifting C5's on a lift was rocker damage because the fiberglass wrapped around and there wasn't space for the lift pads to contact the frame without cracking the rockers? Thats why they sell the lifting pucks. Cheap insurance to get a set.

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    Wouldn't hurt, but any reputable shop will not do any damage. If you are concerned about damage, just make sure to be there and closely watch the people who are raising your car.

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    If I have to go to a shop other than my regular one I always stand and watch.

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    many sites sell lifting pucks which are very important to the lifting the car so i would pick up a set before lifting the car you can even use hockey with some small both screwed into them just as long as you can get them in and out of the holes provided on the bottom of the car.

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    Good info !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Not true for a C5. The generation up to 1982, yes maybe, or it could crack the fiberglass. We have put many tires on '84 and up, never had to open the doors, t-tops, hood, hatch like the pre-'84. That was the proper way to raise the pre-'84 Y-bodies.
    Thats not true for the C3. My dad has a '81 and he has never taken the T-tops out or opened the doors when he puts it on a lift.

    To the OP, the C4's were the main ones that you might have that problem with because they are a unibody so they will flex more than all the other generations. The C5 they went back to a solid chassis.

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    i hate doing anything with the c4s. even just jacking them up in your garage they twist and flex SO much. They look like they could just crack in half any second.

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