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  • Critical C8 Jacking Point Information Thanks To Jeremy Welborn

    Major C8 vs C7 jacking point differences which thanks to Jeremy, we have a clear video to assist us all!

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    Thank you for sharing this, John!

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    • #3
      So... for the average back-yard mechanic that is doing an oil change, they need to have 2 jacks, one for each side, to lift their car? Is there no singular lifting spot for rear-end center to jack the car up from?

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      • #4
        Someone should show the mechanics at Couglin (Corvette Conti) this information.
        Last edited by Periokid; 03-28-2020, 09:19 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Periokid View Post
          Someone should show the mechanics at Criswell this information.
          did your car get mis-handled?
          Atomic Orange C6. Plenty of engine and suspension mods.

          C8 HTC with Z51 FE4 coming fall 2020.

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          • #6
            There’s a Rick Conti video that shows his Corvette technician experimenting with lifting points, so the mechanic clearly did not know this. He initially used the “old” lift points along with a brace on the back end to stabilize the car. Then experimented with widening the lift points.

            he was installing the optional brake ducts on a Z51, and it seems those installation instructions did not extend to lifting the car. Whoa...
            Last edited by CaryBob; 03-21-2020, 08:50 AM.

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            • #7
              Very good info. It would be easy to mistake those round holes as jacking points. Oblong it is. Thanks for this.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Periokid View Post
                Someone should show the mechanics at Criswell this information.
                I wish someone should show this to all Chevy mechanics. Charlie aka cutnout

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by undy View Post
                  So... for the average back-yard mechanic that is doing an oil change, they need to have 2 jacks, one for each side, to lift their car? Is there no singular lifting spot for rear-end center to jack the car up from?
                  With the full belly pan, apparently not. If you remove the belly pan, there are probably cross members where you could lift. We'll have to wait until someone gets a peek at the service manual.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Ragtop 99 View Post

                    did your car get mis-handled?
                    Not mine...Chuck, the mechanic, does not know how to lift a C8. Kinda scary.

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                    • #11
                      Since the lifting holes are oblong on the C8 does this now change the pucks for the C8?. Previous posts stated that the C7 pucks could be used with the C8. Please advise.
                      Heidi
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Heidi View Post
                        Since the lifting holes are oblong on the C8 does this now change the pucks for the C8?. Previous posts stated that the C7 pucks could be used with the C8. Please advise.
                        Heidi
                        Save the Wave
                        The holes in the C7 are oblong, too.
                        SunKissed, my 2015 2LT, 7MT, Black over Daytona Sunrise Orange Metallic, Stingray convertible (One of about 40)

                        Purchased 5/2/2015,
                        >36,000 miles

                        Proud member of the Old Dominion Corvette Club. Check us out http://www.olddominioncorvetteclub.org

                        Never grow up - It's a trap.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Heidi View Post
                          Since the lifting holes are oblong on the C8 does this now change the pucks for the C8?. Previous posts stated that the C7 pucks could be used with the C8. Please advise.
                          Heidi
                          Save the Wave
                          I confirmed on 7.181.9 that C7 jacking pucks (not the homemade ones, but those made by reputable Corvette aftermarket companies), fit precisely on the C8.
                          GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

                          Lifetime, annual contributors, and 20+ year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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                          • #14
                            Thanks Meyerweb and John. The reason I asked because our jack pucks for the C7 GS (C28-63 Corvette Jack Pad Tool w/15mm extension from Reverse Logic) are round. Thanks for reconfirming that these will fit on a C8.
                            Heidi

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                            • #15
                              The oval part that of your C7 round puck fits just fine.

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