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C6Marcy   
Sat Jul 18 2020, 06:50am
Joined: Jul 11 2020
Member No: #4417
Location: South West
I have read the FAQ but wondered if somebody could confirm the correct location for an axle stand on our cars

The picture is a little ambiguous
C6Marcy   
Sun Aug 02 2020, 05:37pm
Joined: Jul 11 2020
Member No: #4417
Location: South West
Any tips on jacking and supporting our C6's would be appreciated

Seems silly that these modern cars are somewhat lacking in obvious structural places to lift them
Fraunie   
Mon Aug 03 2020, 08:39am
Joined: Dec 09 2018
Member No: #3763
Location: Stockdorf


C6Marcy   
Tue Aug 04 2020, 06:51am
Joined: Jul 11 2020
Member No: #4417
Location: South West
Thank you, I will use a piece of soft wood to spread the weight


The book does suggest we jack our cars up underneath the B pillar utilising a rubber pad, is that what everyone is doing?
cruiserphil   
Tue Aug 04 2020, 08:54am

Joined: Jan 24 2010
Member No: #38
Location: Celbridge
Hello C6Marcy,

They are an awkward car to lift with all wheels off the ground without a lift. The B pillar is spot on to lift one side and then you can place stands with a wooden or rubber grooved block under the jacking points on that side. The problem is when you jack the B pillar on the opposite side the original jacked front starts to pitch over the stand due to the weight of the overhang. What I preferred was what others did here on the forum:
Placing a beam across the front jacking points and lifting the beam with two jacks (one either side) and then blocking the beam. Then doing the same with a second beam to bring up the rear.

Hope this helps,

Best regards,

Phil C.
Fraunie   
Tue Aug 04 2020, 10:29am
Joined: Dec 09 2018
Member No: #3763
Location: Stockdorf
Another possibility to use the normal jack-points:
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