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Old 06-18-2017, 04:23 PM   #1
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Another ZL1 jacking points thread..

I have the jack pad from zl1addons.com. I want to get the entire car off the ground so that I can remove the wheels to get them powder coated. Here's my plan:

Jack the car from the front drivers side pinch weld, then place jack stand somewhere under that side of the car.

Then, jack the car from the front passenger side, then place jack stand somewhere under that side of the car.

Rinse and repeat for the rear of the car.

In my head this idea doesn't seem great, just because the excessive angles that will be put on the jack/jackstands.

Is there any other way to do this? Is there a location where I can get the whole front in the air, then move to the rear and get the whole rear in the air?
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Old 06-18-2017, 08:54 PM   #2
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Jack the car from the front drivers side pinch weld, then place jack stand somewhere under that side of the car.

Then, jack the car from the front passenger side, then place jack stand somewhere under that side of the car.

Rinse and repeat for the rear of the car.

This is the way I have done it, but found out it's better to lift in smaller increments.

The ZL1 chassis is so stiff, when I would lift a corner too much, a different corner would be lifting off the jackstand....a bit disconcerting...

If there is a better way I'd like to know also
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:46 PM   #3
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I guess nobody lifts their cars
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:58 PM   #4
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Use ramps on the front and jack from the front crossmember under the engine, on the back use a block of wood and lift at the diff housing, been doing it like that since day one.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:47 PM   #5
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Use ramps on the front and jack from the front crossmember under the engine, on the back use a block of wood and lift at the diff housing, been doing it like that since day one.
You'll crack the belly pan on the ZL1 like that.
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:56 PM   #6
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I use two jacks at same time on the front(using the jack pads)... once at desired height i put jackstands under and lower onto the stands, raise the rear from the diff, then two jack stands for the rear and lower onto the stands

I have a hockey puck on the jack I use for the rear diff...
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:06 AM   #7
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Where are you jacking the diff from?
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:13 AM   #8
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There is a picture in this thread that shows the undercarriage, if you wouldnt mind showing the exact spot you guys are jacking from.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405847
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:16 AM   #9
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Just post the rear cover on the iron center section
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:44 AM   #10
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:21 AM   #11
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I do one side at a time, works fine from the pinch welds
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Old 06-19-2017, 06:15 PM   #12
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Yeah, I dont want to have to buy to jacks. It sucks that you have to jack from the sides. That means when I work on it in my two car garage I'll have to park the ZL1 in the center of the garage so that I can access both sides. With my Vette I could just jack up from the front subframe and the rear subframe it was super easy.
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