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Old 05-16-2019, 11:06 PM   #1
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New Tire Mounting Issues

Has anyone had any problems with tire stores damaging their ZL1, say with the lift the cars go up on during wheel removal process? I just want to insure things end up right. I know that there only certain points you can lift these cars from without damaging them. Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:53 AM   #2
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Has anyone had any problems with tire stores damaging their ZL1, say with the lift the cars go up on during wheel removal process? I just want to insure things end up right. I know that there only certain points you can lift these cars from without damaging them. Thanks in advance.
When I first purchased my 2014 Convertible I had heard some wild stories of dealerships as well as local garages jacking of lifting our cars without using the proper jack locations. I believe thee was one photograph some time ago of one owner's Camaro that actually fell of the Dealer's lift.

Placing a floor jack or lift arms in the wrong locations could very easily cause damage to the factory seams.

Even though I read the owner's manual and I knew the proper jack points I wanted to MAKE SURE anyone that worked on my Camaro also knew. For this I purchased a complete set of the RED lift pads from ZL1Addons. My Camaro is Ashen Gray so the Red lift pads really stick out, I want them visible! I will post one picture that if you look closely you can just barely see one mounted at the rear of the car. Recently when I took my Camaro to the dealership to have the brake fluid flushed I told the tech, "make sure you use the installed red jack pads for lifting the car. After the job was completed the very same tech said to me "those jack pads are really nice, takes the guessing away"! OMG


Will be money well spent!
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