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Old 04-09-2012, 11:13 PM   #15
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Yes, watched the corvette video. Good idea but I'd rather have the stands under the frame. The pinch rails under the rockers just don't look look as strong. I'm sure they are.
LOL, it's where GM recommends you lift from, but ok. To each their own.

To answer your question I would use a small 3" ramp to get the car high enough.

http://www.raceramps.com/jack-assist-ramps.aspx
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:24 AM   #16
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But, how would I lift both the right and left of the rear to put jack stands on each side'so I could drop the subframe?
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:32 AM   #17
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Even without ground effects, my hydraulic jack (nothing fancy; run-of-the-mill Autozone hydraulic floor jack) doesn't fit under any good place.

Ultimately had to sneak under the car between the wheel and fender.

Gave me a chuckle and about a minute's worth of "Hey, how am I going to do this?" the first time I wanted to get under the car!

I didn't use the jack points listed above for the front, but I did jack the vehicle up using the frame....close to the area where the jack stands were eventually inserted.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:47 AM   #18
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:29 PM   #19
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Put a hockey puck on the pad of the jack
Great idea

On another note; I know there's a thread on this already; however, what's the Jack of Choice?
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:27 PM   #20
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I cut squares out of the hard rubber floor mates that you can buy. that are about 3/4 or inch thick and use those for the hyd. jack and jack stands so my undercarriage doesn't get scratched. we use them on hoists in our garage also.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:40 AM   #21
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I purchased the 2 ton heavy duty floor jack from Tire Rack this week, very nice!!!
I'm fortunate as my garage slab is up about an inch from the driveway so when I pull the nose of the car in the slab gives it that extra bit of clearance to get the jack under.
The jack also has a rubber pad on the cup so no need for wood or hockey puck to protect the frame.
Thanks for all the advice.
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Old 08-27-2012, 08:33 PM   #22
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But, how would I lift both the right and left of the rear to put jack stands on each side'so I could drop the subframe?
Sorry to revive this thread, but what he said! Going to work on installing some Subframe inserts, but both the floor jack and jack stand positions show all the subframe mounts. Surely there is another location in the rear.
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Old 08-28-2012, 04:33 AM   #23
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Myself and many others lift the rear using the rear differential with no issue. Some people will not suggest this but I've had no issues.

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Where to place the floor jack?


Under the the car?
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Old 11-04-2012, 07:15 PM   #26
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Where to place the floor jack?


Under the the car?

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