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Old 08-18-2010, 12:17 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks for taking the time to describe all this with photos and all. What a super job! I normally do everything myself but was contemplating having Belle Tire lift my 02 Z06 to replace my tires. I decided not to take the chance. This is really great! I normally use a jack each side at the puck locations. But this looks super! I can appreciate people using a single jack for speed, but I'm a little too fussy for that! Thanks again brother!!!! :gjob:
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Old 04-05-2011, 06:30 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Re: DIY - Lift your C5 without pucks

This is a great post and seems like a simple method to get the car up off the ground once the main problem is solved - getting a standard floor jack to fit under the car.

However I've searched many of the posts here and still can't find the answer to why jack stands can't be used under the frame rails, even with jacking pucks. "RocketSled" mentions lifting the whole side of the car off the ground using one of the jacking puck locations.

The car doesn't know if there is a floor jack or jack stand under it so if you can't put a jack stand under the jacking puck locations, what are they for? If the frame is stiff enough to lift it from a jacking puck location, what is the fear of letting a jacking puck sit on a jack stand? Nearly every photo I see of a vette on a mechanic's lift, it is being supported by four arms under the jacking puck locations.

Is GM simply trying to prevent the liability of the car slipping off the somewhat small lift point and either damaging the car or causing serious injury to someone under the vehicle?

My engineering mind can't seem to find the logic in this.

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Old 04-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Re: DIY - Lift your C5 without pucks

I guess that it would depend on the contact patch area of the jack stand to the jacking puck. Most 2 post lift arms are flat and make a solid contact with the jacking puck whereas most jackstand contact points are not solid and flat like the lift arms. Probably for safety reasons.
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Old 04-05-2011, 07:34 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I put skid rails on both sides, forget jacking pucks. Too much trouble. Put jack stands under cross arms for safety
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Old 04-09-2011, 12:04 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Thank you sir, did this for the first time on my Z16 today.
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Hi I jack my car up with puck on front drivers side , and slid 2- 2 X 12 under tire, then I went to front passengers side with puck jack it up, slid 2-2 x 12 under front passenger side, that raise front up 3", jack sild under car easy. Then I just jack back up with a 2 X 6 on floor jack. This seem a little easier than trying to drive car up on 2 x 12s.
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Also U dont have to worry about busting any fiberglass trying to drive up on the 2 X 12s
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Hi I jack my car up with puck on front drivers side , and slid 2- 2 X 12 under tire, then I went to front passengers side with puck jack it up, slid 2-2 x 12 under front passenger side, that raise front up 3", jack sild under car easy. Then I just jack back up with a 2 X 6 on floor jack. This seem a little easier than trying to drive car up on 2 x 12s.
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Re: DIY - Lift your C5 without pucks

I have heard that you can place a 2x4 about 48 inches long along the frame rail and then place the jack just behind the side mirror to jack up the whole side of the car. I change tires at the track and if this is true it sure would save time.
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