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Old 08-23-2007, 09:40 PM   #1
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Lifting a C5 at the Track

My friend mikdz06 asked me about how I lift my C5 at the track.
I got the idea for my setup from the Z06 forum www.z06vette.com/diy_lift.php and made a few changes to suit me.
Here is what I bring to the track:

Here is the jacking specific stuff:

2 pairs of jack stands (NEVER go under a car that is just supported by a jack!)
A low profile floor jack
A jacking puck
A pair of wheel chocks
A pair of 2x4 blocks
A pair of 24" x 5 1/2" x 1" plywood boards (2x6 lumber will work too)
A pair of cheap wooden ramps (mine are 2 1/2 inches high and are barely tall enough for my lowered car)

Here's how I use this stuff.
The boards are to protect the aluminum cross members that I use as the lifting point. They are long enough that with the jack in the center, I can put a jack stand on either side. To lift the front, I need to drive up on the ramps to give me enough clearance to get the jack under the nose of the car.
If I want to lift the rear, there is enough clearance without the ramps.
If I want to lift all 4 wheels, like when I bleed my brakes at the track, I need to raise the back end a smidge to get the jack and board under the frame, because when the front is on the jack stands, I lose clearance in back. So after driving up on the ramps in front, I use the jacking pucks to lift each rear wheel and set it on the 2x4.
If I only want to lift the left or right side of the car, I will just use the jacking puck and a jack stand with the board to protect the aluminum cross members.

The ramps are bigger than I need but they still fit in my car with all my other track junk.
Hope this helps.

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Great info Roy, thanks for posting
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call me a wussy but i would be too nervous of lifting a vette i would have the professionals do that
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I deserve that sir may i have another sir
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Sorry to high jack the thread but..

What kind of wheels are those on your car in the picture of it on the track??
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2 pairs of jack stands (NEVER go under a car that is just supported by a jack!)
I believe at one time, it was against NHRA rules to run the motor of a car in the pits or track-grounds, even-if it WASN'T in-gear, while the rear-wheels were of the ground, but not supported by jack-stands:
a simple floor-jack wasn't good-enough.
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Nice write-up Roy. Thanks.
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Nice write-up Roy. Thanks.
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Thanks Roy for the info, I set this all up this weekend in the garage and it worked great, I wish I would have had this set up for road america. Thanks again and I will use this set up for Brainerd the 8 and 9 of Sept. I also took your advice and have the bar and a six point in the car.

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