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Just wondering how important it is to install a set of Lift Pads/Pucks on my C5.
Based on horror stories I've read, I'm almost afraid to let anyone else jack up my car (tires, etc).
Are they easy to install?
 

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Hey Ron. Have a read through this post. Instructions on how to make your own as well. Some guys leave the aftermarkets in and some just keep them in the car. Easy to put in and easy to make. Have heard stories of them falling out if left installed all the time .... C5 is the same

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Ron, hockey pucks with eye bolt fasteners. NASCAR 03 (Graham) has some great pics of them. Cheap and they work. I would never install anything permanently , just something else to catch and damage the bottom of your car. Make up a bunch keep them in the garage and the trunk.
 

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556EEBC0-B0FC-4743-B431-7EFB187DF021.jpeg Ron.. you can make your own from hockey pucks and carry them in the car.
I don’t recommend leaving them installed...

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Hey Ron. Have a read through this post. Instructions on how to make your own as well. Some guys leave the aftermarkets in and some just keep them in the car. Easy to put in and easy to make. Have heard stories of them falling out if left installed all the time .... C5 is the same

Jacking up a C7
Ron, hockey pucks with eye bolt fasteners. NASCAR 03 (Graham) has some great pics of them. Cheap and they work. I would never install anything permanently , just something else to catch and damage the bottom of your car. Make up a bunch keep them in the garage and the trunk.
Ron.. you can make your own from hockey pucks and carry them in the car.
I don’t recommend leaving them installed...

Graham
Cmon guys. That took us a few minutes to almost simultaneously answer Ron's question.... Let's see if we can be more efficient and trim that time down into seconds.... ;)
 

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And we all agreed as well.... LMAO....
 

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Sorry.. I was last to the game here today...
My bad.

But I had to run out to the garage , make a set of pucks, set-up the photo shoot and then post!

Ha ha

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Sorry Boss I was sleeping at the keyboard.:Biggrin:
 
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Wow - I'm sure the answers came through before I even finished the question - LOL
Hockey pucks - love it!
I've seen the overpriced aftermarket gadgets but do I really need them or anything at all?
Did GM design the Corvette so fragile that it breaks if not jacked up in exactly the right spot?
 

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C5 rockers are really prone to damage from improper lifting of the car. They are both expensive and difficult to repair/replace. Hockey pucks are cheap as long as you don't get the ones with the Leaf logo. Those are silly expensive and work no better than say Edmonton pucks.
 
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Ron... the rocker panels roll under the frame on the sides of the car..
There is a small notch we’re the pucks fit to jack-up the car.
If you don’t use the puck(spacer) then you stand a chance of cracking the ‘glas rockers
Look under the side of your car, just behind the front wheel and ahead of the rear, and you will see what we are talking about.
There are hold-down slots there that the eyelets of the picks fit into.

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I looked under and saw them - thanks.
I'll look for some generic pucks so as not to hurt any feelings out there. A few years ago I wouldn't have wasted my time on Leaf pucks but lately - well they've up'd their game a little so might be need to be considered.
 

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You could consider Oiler pucks. They will have a whole bunch to clear out for the spring. Reduced price. Not many have been in the net!
 

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Ouch.:Biggrin:
 

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You could consider Oiler pucks. They will have a whole bunch to clear out for the spring. Reduced price. Not many have been in the net!
You could add some Flames pucks as well. Maybe some with the coaches mug on em perhaps.
 
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C'mon....I'm really disappointed that no one suggested using Canuck pucks.....:Banghead: . Having said that, a couple of days ago I made a set of jacking pads using (no name) pucks to keep in the car. Very simple 1/2 hour job. Thanks to those who provided me the info on another thread.
 
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Logo and non logo pucks apparently manage to achieve the same results according to Mythbusters. The cars seem to be able to be lifted the same in all tests.:Biggrin:

Good on you Paul.:thumbs:
 

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I feel I have to stick up for the stupid priced store bought jacking pucks. Sure hockey pucks are a lot cheaper. But I really like my red anodized aluminum ones. They kinda go with the red car. When installed they look like part of the vehicle. I feel I need to have a devil make care attitude about a hundred dollars here or there when it comes to Vette parts. My soon to be ordered Borla Sport Cat Backs are really stupid money. I would definitely use hockey pucks instead if they would work. Just like all through my Harley days, and now Corvette days, I complain about the inflated prices and buy the stuff anyway.
 

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I feel I have to stick up for the stupid priced store bought jacking pucks. Sure hockey pucks are a lot cheaper. But I really like my red anodized aluminum ones. They kinda go with the red car. When installed they look like part of the vehicle. I feel I need to have a devil make care attitude about a hundred dollars here or there when it comes to Vette parts. My soon to be ordered Borla Sport Cat Backs are really stupid money. I would definitely use hockey pucks instead if they would work. Just like all through my Harley days, and now Corvette days, I complain about the inflated prices and buy the stuff anyway.
Kinda like what the price of gas is going to be this summer. We can bitch and complain all we want but,we need it.
 
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