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Jacking up the car.

This is a discussion on Jacking up the car. within the Corvette forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I've been told by a vette owner that raising the car with a floor jack should not be done, and ...

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    Jacking up the car.

    I've been told by a vette owner that raising the car with a floor jack should not be done, and you can only use a lift. That has to be wrong, otherwise nobody could work on their own car. Please tell me you can jack up a vette the same as any other car in your garage with a jack and jack stands? More specific a C5.

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    ok, i'm going to assume that was a dumb question by the lack of answers. So where are the good jacking points to use?

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    I would suggest purchasing some billet jacking pads, they make plastic ones too but those arent so hot. They lock into slots in the subframe and provide jacking points. Do a search on your favorite vette parts site for jack pucks. Hope that helps

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    I use a low profile jack and lift the subframes front or back, and put jackstands on the jack points with blocks to distribute the weight(they are small black pads at the "expected" jacking spots. You can't use a jack on the jacking points and then put the jackstand on. It's annoying but that's one of the prices of having a Vette.

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    Talking Jacking a vette

    I just bought some pucks off of ebay for @ $20. They are rubber but should be sufficient. They come in a pack of 4. I bought a low profile(@ 3 1/2 inch) jack from walmart( @ $30). It's a good jack and comes in a case and will lift 2 1/2 tons. That's more than enough for a vette. As far as jack stands go, use your best judgement but I wouldn't do it unless it's absolutely necessary. Just be carefull. I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig9132 View Post
    As far as jack stands go, use your best judgement but I wouldn't do it unless it's absolutely necessary. Just be carefull.
    Is that to say you wouldn't trust jackstands??? Please tell me you don't get under your car when it's supported by only a jack??

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    i think he means "be careful" with regards to jack stands so you dont cause body damage to your nice corvette

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntsSilverC5 View Post
    i think he means "be careful" with regards to jack stands so you dont cause body damage to your nice corvette


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    Unless the wheels have to be removed, i like to use tall truck sized race ramps to act in place of jack stands.

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    Get a pair of rocker rails and you can eliminate pucks and jack anywhere along the rails

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