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I was thinking about getting a QuickJack lift for my garage but I was wondering what the specs were for the jack points on the Bolt? I understand the car is 3560-ish LBS but what is the spacing for and aft of the jack points on each side? Because the weight of the Bolt is just above the 3500lbs limit of the small jack I think I'll need to get the medium one but I want to make sure it is not too big to fit under the car.

Anyone seen a dimension spec chart for the Bolt yet? I've only seen photos of the car and they can be really hard to judge the size of the vehicle.
 

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You may want to simply hold off until you have the car.

Since no one has a Bolt EV in their driveway/garage yet, no one would be able to give you measurements. It would have to come from someone at GM who has access (and inclination) to make measurements or otherwise has access to the specs.
 

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Thanks Guys.

You're probably right Steverino but you know how it is, you see them on sale for a good price and you think, hey maybe I should get that.

I was really hoping WOT had it. WOT, you have been able to pull numbers out of a hat in the past(thanks for that)!!

I guess I'll have to wait. Though it would be nice to have one to take the snowtires off the Volt in spring... patience, Tom patience... LOL

Cheers!
 

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I was really hoping WOT had it. WOT, you have been able to pull numbers out of a hat in the past(thanks for that)!!
You know, given the illustration WOT posted, if we know the width of the underbody we could scale the image and come up with a close approximation of the spacing of the lift points.
 

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I was thinking that and then I also thought that if I new the wheelbase which is out there and I compared that to the Volt's wheelbase I could figure it out too. I'm thinking that the distance from the wheelbase measuring points to the jack points is probably the same between the two cars so the difference in wheelbase should be the same as the difference in the length between the jack points... well that's my logic. I figure it would be a good guesstimate.
 

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I got one of these off eBay to jack up the Bolt using the round jack point under the car. Reminds me of the ones from the Corvette and Solstice.

adapter1 by tk_1971, on Flickr

adapter2 by tk_1971, on Flickr

I'm trying to see if I can also adapt one of these on a scissor jack for a spare tire setup.
 

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Are locations 1,2 &4 pinch-weld jackpoints?
Looks like it in the drawing.

I'm using the jack points with the holes in them. I've seen videos of the Bolt going through the factory at various stages during manufacturing and they have a cradle that lines up with these holes which carries the car through the factory during assembly. That's what I'm going to use.

In fact, I found that a Chevy S10 jack fits perfectly as part of my Spare Tire emergency kit:

Untitled by tk_1971, on Flickr

Untitled by tk_1971, on Flickr

Untitled by tk_1971, on Flickr
 

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Hah! I didn't even see this thread before. I know someone had been asking in the Bolt EV Owner's group on Facebook. I had a blowout day one of owning my Bolt EV, and the jack points seemed straightforward to me at the time. I've always jacked my cars up using the pinch welds on the frame.

Thanks for the graphic, though, WOT. I didn't realize that the rounded holes were also jack points, though I didn't have the appropriate jack for them anyway.
 

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Looks like it in the drawing.

I'm using the jack points with the holes in them. I've seen videos of the Bolt going through the factory at various stages during manufacturing and they have a cradle that lines up with these holes which carries the car through the factory during assembly. That's what I'm going to use.
The rear jack point seems to also be centered on the seam weld ? For lifting the rear tire, have you tried using you jack on one of the two holes inward from the weld?
 

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The rear jack point seems to also be centered on the seam weld ? For lifting the rear tire, have you tried using you jack on one of the two holes inward from the weld?
I believe I tried both front and rear “holes” but the ones closest to the outer edges of the car.


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I believe I tried both front and rear “holes” but the ones closest to the outer edges of the car.
Thanks, I just picked up 2 GM scissors jacks like yours from the local auto salvage yard. $25 all in. Cheapest on ebay was like $50. Each. Plus shipping. Did you get a spare wheel/tire? I have one for my Volt ($10, same source as the jack). Can be used when rotating tires.
 

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Thanks, I just picked up 2 GM scissors jacks like yours from the local auto salvage yard. $25 all in. Cheapest on ebay was like $50. Each. Plus shipping. Did you get a spare wheel/tire? I have one for my Volt ($10, same source as the jack). Can be used when rotating tires.
Yeah, salvage is the way to go. I have a Cruze donut and the foldable 19mm lug wrench along with the foldable wheel chucks. Don’t forget to get a pump to ensure proper donut pressure prior to use.


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Did you ever get the Quickjack, Costco had the 5000 pound units in store for $1199 canadian or on line for 1299 delivered.


I was thinking about getting a QuickJack lift for my garage but I was wondering what the specs were for the jack points on the Bolt? I understand the car is 3560-ish LBS but what is the spacing for and aft of the jack points on each side? Because the weight of the Bolt is just above the 3500lbs limit of the small jack I think I'll need to get the medium one but I want to make sure it is not too big to fit under the car.

Anyone seen a dimension spec chart for the Bolt yet? I've only seen photos of the car and they can be really hard to judge the size of the vehicle.
 
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