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I have been searching around on jacking up the C5's. I just got a 2001 as an addition to the garage and wanting to change out tires at Discount Tire. I get really nervous at it is watching the young guns jack up vehicles with seemingly no regards in places I would not insert a jack. I really want to make sure the new toy is done right. Just bought a set of aluminum jack pucks and will ensure they use them. My question is should I be instructing them to jack one corner at a time, one side at a time or just put it on the rack and swing out the 4 arms at once to lift if off the ground? When I went by to order the tires the manager was crawling on the gournd sort of searching exactly where to jack it up at. Sorry if I seem a bit over cautious. You know how it is with your vette :)
 

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They will most likely lift all four at once do you have pucks for all corners?When I had my C-5 I put one puck in and lifted one wheel and put a jack stand under the frame then went to the next one.
 

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Hi Guys, my vette is a 2004 white convertible with tan top and interior and chrome wheels. Still has less than 12K miles on it. The only thing I like to do myself is change the oil. Here is my procedure. I have two floor jacks with nice sized round lifting cups. They had small 4 small tabs on the outer rim of the cups. I ground those off smooth and I put a hockey puck in the center and then slide under the recommended jacking points. I lift the front, then pull out the oil drain plug and change the filter. Then while it is draining I lower the front and raise the back to make sure I get all the oil out of the pan. I think I read somewhere that is the correct procedure. The hockey pucks work great and they don't cost much . CAHDBIKER
 

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forget the pucks
make and install 3' x 1" x 5/8" strip on the frame rails
countersink the screw heads and put a 45 degree chamfer on the ends
saves the rockers and makes it easier to jack up
 
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