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Old 01-15-2019, 04:53 PM
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Does a jacking puck do anything other than provide a smooth, solid surface to protect the underside of the car?
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Does a jacking puck do anything other than provide a smooth, solid surface to protect the underside of the car?
Keeps lift arms away from the rocker panels, yes, but also forces them to put the contact points in correct spot.



Puck?? I don't need no stinking pucks!

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Originally Posted by larryfl View Post
keeps lift arms away from the rocker panels, yes, but also forces them to put the contact points in correct spot.



puck?? I don't need no stinking pucks!
^^^^^^ complete agree.
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:43 PM
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Do the dealers use these pucks?
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Old 01-15-2019, 06:47 PM
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If they are mounted to the car they sure do.
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If they are mounted to the car they sure do.
Are they already attached to the car? I will go look at the car in the garage.
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No, you have to buy them and pop them on and forget about them. Don't bother with the ones you have to carry around in the storage bin and hope the dealer uses.
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Does the car have a single point where you can lift the whole front or rear end?
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Does the car have a single point where you can lift the whole front or rear end?
From the 2018 owner's manual.




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Originally Posted by BEAR-AvHistory View Post
Does the car have a single point where you can lift the whole front or rear end?
The rear cradle requires a long, low jack. The front cradle is difficult if not impossible to reach unless you drove onto ramps first. If you do use the cradle positions just make sure you are on the aluminum sub frame and NOT the black suspension (leaf spring).

Or make your life super easy and get a Quick Jack Lift.
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Thanks both for the info. Have a low jack & wood ramps made from 2"X10"s for my current cars. When I saw the picture in post #2 was looking to see if it had center line pickup points for a floor jack.

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$4 for each hockey puck and a $1.50 for each screwable eye bolt is all you need - make your own (4 of them) and toss them in the back of the car when needed. Took me 15 min to make and I have been using the same set on 4 different Vettes for almost 3 years now...
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I bought this set from amazon so I didn't have to worry about making them and they stay in.
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NOTE: I have side skirts and they are required to get the car up. however, the gaps in the skirt are smaller than the plate on the jack for the back. So when i jack the car, I put a board on the jack and it touches the puck before anything else and barely barely clears the side skirt. The front, the gap is big enough that I can allow the plate to tough the puck directly as the cutout for the front jacking area is bigger than the rear. So if you want to avoid doing this, I would buy two sets and stack them.
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Originally Posted by ~Stingray View Post
I bought this set from amazon so I didn't have to worry about making them and they stay in.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

NOTE: I have side skirts and they are required to get the car up. however, the gaps in the skirt are smaller than the plate on the jack for the back. So when i jack the car, I put a board on the jack and it touches the puck before anything else and barely barely clears the side skirt. The front, the gap is big enough that I can allow the plate to tough the puck directly as the cutout for the front jacking area is bigger than the rear. So if you want to avoid doing this, I would buy two sets and stack them.
Or just buy these which easily clear the GS / Z06 skirts and you don't have to worry about using a board or stacking pucks and the risk associated with it.





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Originally Posted by Kevin A Jones View Post
Or just buy these which easily clear the GS / Z06 skirts and you don't have to worry about using a board or stacking pucks and the risk associated with it.



And where did you get those?

But those are not leave-in correct?
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the website is on the puck.
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>>>But those are not leave-in correct?<<<

They are not meant to be left in full time, and in my opinion extend too low to be safely used that way. But they have a provision to be tightend up securely if, for example, you wanted to drive to a dealer with them installed.
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Originally Posted by ~Stingray View Post
And where did you get those?
But those are not leave-in correct?
Correct, as I don't want leave-in pucks as:

#1 - 90% of the time my C7 is going to be jacked, I'm going to be jacking it and it only takes me about 2 seconds to twist in a puck.
#2 - the 10% of the time when someone else may be jacking my C7 they are going to be smart enough and responsible enough to install the pucks I supply them or they will not be jacking my C7.
#3 - I don't want to take the chance of a 'leave-in' puck flying loose and damaging the side of my C7. Happened to a buddy of mine.
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Originally Posted by Kevin A Jones View Post
Correct, as I don't want leave-in pucks as:

#1 - 90% of the time my C7 is going to be jacked, I'm going to be jacking it and it only takes me about 2 seconds to twist in a puck. True.
#2 - the 10% of the time when someone else may be jacking my C7 they are going to be smart enough and responsible enough to install the pucks I supply them or they will not be jacking my C7. You have more control over your service department than I do.
#3 - I don't want to take the chance of a 'leave-in' puck flying loose and damaging the side of my C7. Happened to a buddy of mine.
Mine snapped in super tight and secure. Not saying your buddy's didn't happen but I simply can't picture this happening to mine.

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Mine snapped in super tight and secure. Not saying your buddy's didn't happen but I simply can't picture this happening to mine.
He actually made his, however I'm not taking a chance on leaving any pucks installed, whether home made or manufactured.
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