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I always seem to be working underneath the car, checking on things, doing oil changes etc. I have a small wooden ramp to drive on to lift the car high enough to get the jack under it. The way I lift the car is by doing it one side at a time.

My question is, will this twist, or bend the chassis? If I lift from the front Drivers, the rear drivers also lifts in the air, but is this bad for the car. Should I be lifting it evenly. I dont want the chassis to flex so much that it may cause permanent damage and cause rattles in the future. I dont have a lift and its not and option to get one.

Just wondering your thoughts.
 

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It is always better to lift it evenly. However, your car is designed to take a certain amount of flex as it drives down the road. Before I got a lift, I always jacked my cars up from one side. However, please make sure you use jack stands and do not rely solely on the jack.

I hope this helped.
 

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I do the same thing you do to jack my car up. I always unlatch both doors, the hood, and rear decklid. That's just a carry over habit from my old C4 though.
 

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spdrcrj said:
I do the same thing you do to jack my car up. I always unlatch both doors, the hood, and rear decklid. That's just a carry over habit from my old C4 though.
Wouldn't you leave them latched for added strength reducing the twist?
 

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DavidNJ said:
Wouldn't you leave them latched for added strength reducing the twist?


I used to open the doors and hatch on my C4. I had one of the mechanics at Corvettes of Dallas suggest that years ago and he did it as well.

Chris
 
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