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Old 12-29-2008, 11:21 PM   #1
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In my owners manual it says to jack up my 2007 impala by a notch in the rocker panel just behind the front tires and just in front of the rear tires. How does everyone else jack up their cars? Did you make an adapter for your floor jacks to be able to lift at the rocker panel lip? Do you jack the front or the back first?
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Do not jack the car up by the skirt. You need a long travel floor jack to lift it by the unibody. I start with the front first.
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Well, I've jacked my car up many times according to the manual and haven't had any problems. If you get under there and look closely on the rocker panels, there are small arrows pointing you to the lift points. Use those spots just beyond the actual plastic panel, where the 2 metal pieces are "fused", and you should be OK. I've always been.
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Well, I've jacked my car up many times according to the manual and haven't had any problems. If you get under there and look closely on the rocker panels, there are small arrows pointing you to the lift points. Use those spots just beyond the actual plastic panel, where the 2 metal pieces are "fused", and you should be OK. I've always been.
Yea i jack mine up on those unibody seams with a regular jack. It does bend them alittle bit but everyones done it for years with no problem.
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Yea i jack mine up on those unibody seams with a regular jack. It does bend them alittle bit but everyones done it for years with no problem.
same here
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On other unit body cars I placed a block of wood against the outside of the unibody lip and just jacked the block of wood. But on my impala there is a plastic molding running all along the bottom of the rocker. So do you just place the jack right on the bottom of the lip then?
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Yep, that's it.
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On other unit body cars I placed a block of wood against the outside of the unibody lip and just jacked the block of wood. But on my impala there is a plastic molding running all along the bottom of the rocker. So do you just place the jack right on the bottom of the lip then?
At all 4 corners there is a 4 inch gap in the skirts that will allow you to jack up on the unibody seams.
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