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    Hey everyone! I'm in the market for some jacking pads for my C5. I'm interested in these 2 sets on ebay. Does anyone have an opinion of either set being a better product, or more user friendly over the other (other than the cost, roughly $5)?

    Corvette Aluminum Jack Jacking Lift Pads Puck C5 C6 Z06 | eBay

    Corvette C5 C6 Jack Jacking Lifting Aluninum Pads Pucks | eBay

    Thanks!!

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    They both come as a set of 4. The left one are $60 shipped, and the right one are $55 shipped.
    Last edited by BoDuke; 08-05-13 at 03:01 AM. Reason: Added a comparison pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoDuke View Post
    Hey everyone! I'm in the market for some jacking pads for my C5. I'm interested in these 2 sets on ebay. Does anyone have an opinion of either set being a better product, or more user friendly over the other (other than the cost, roughly $5)?

    Corvette Aluminum Jack Jacking Lift Pads Puck C5 C6 Z06 | eBay

    Corvette C5 C6 Jack Jacking Lifting Aluninum Pads Pucks | eBay

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    jacking-pucks-jpg

    They both come as a set of 4. The left one are $60 shipped, and the right one are $55 shipped.
    I've got the ones on the right, they work fine. Being shorter probably would give you a bit more options on the jack you use...
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    I made my own pads from hockey pucks and eye bolts. The pucks came from Play It Again Sam, and the bolts and hardware from Ace. Total cost was $5.00, and you can store them in a hatch well without hearing them rattle around. The machined aluminum pucks are pretty, but don't work any better. In fact the rubber is less likely to allow the jack to slip while raising the car.
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    Are those leave in place pads? I don't know, call me cheap, but I made my pads out of some 2 x material and eye bolts. They work great and didn't cost me anything, materials I had around the shop.

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    Looks like my hockey pucks Tom.
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    Frankly Rich, I couldn't find the hockey pucks, so this is what I came up with. Either one would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catbert View Post
    I made my own pads from hockey pucks...
    A buddy of mine with a 2001 Z06 did the same thing. That was going to be my plan as well...
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    Interesting, I never thought of making my own! Thanks for the awesome ideas! Ya'all are the bestest! Thanks for the input
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toms01 View Post
    Frankly Rich, I couldn't find the hockey pucks, so this is what I came up with. Either one would work.

    I know there are hockey pucks in Kansas. I knew a few of them when I was stationed at Ft. Leavenworth.
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    I have a set of aluminum ones but stopped using them as they left small dimples in the frame, went back to hockey pucks I got from Walmart.
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    I want to put side screens on my 2004 Z and will have to take my front wheels off so, do I need the jacking pads or can I just use my floor jack as long as I'm on the frame

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Marvin View Post
    I want to put side screens on my 2004 Z and will have to take my front wheels off so, do I need the jacking pads or can I just use my floor jack as long as I'm on the frame
    Depends almost entirely on the jack pad. Neither of mine will lift the car without running the risk of slipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Marvin View Post
    I want to put side screens on my 2004 Z and will have to take my front wheels off so, do I need the jacking pads or can I just use my floor jack as long as I'm on the frame
    Drive up on a 2x6 or cut and stack them staggered, drive up on them you will than have more room for your jack. be careful not to put the jack under the fiberglass sill if the jack has a metal head pad it with something so it does not dimple the frame. And of course block the rear tires when jacking..... safety first..l
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoDuke View Post
    Hey everyone! I'm in the market for some jacking pads for my C5. I'm interested in these 2 sets on ebay. Does anyone have an opinion of either set being a better product, or more user friendly over the other (other than the cost, roughly $5)?

    Corvette Aluminum Jack Jacking Lift Pads Puck C5 C6 Z06 | eBay

    Corvette C5 C6 Jack Jacking Lifting Aluninum Pads Pucks | eBay

    Thanks!!

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    They both come as a set of 4. The left one are $60 shipped, and the right one are $55 shipped.
    I have a set similar to the one on the right from Elite Engineering (they come in a small box that fits perfect in the rear well). From what I have heard, it will not work properly on a C6 Z06. The one on the left appears to be a C6 version which would probably work in a C5. The newer versions have grooves on the bottom to help prevent slipping on the jack. My low-profile jack has a rubber pad on the jacking surface to help prevent slipping.

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    $1 hard rubber hockey pucks work just fine

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