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Putting on the winter rubber

6337 Views 14 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  mazda3-turncoat
Looks kind of quiet in the Canadian forum so thought I'd say hi to everyone. I found GM-Volt a few weeks ago and been having a good time reading stories going back at least 3-4 years.

Has for me, I just bought a 2nd Gen Volt a month ago and am just getting around to putting on the new winter rubber.

Here's a tip that might help people not crush their pinch welds. Many years ago I bought this jack cup saddle for my GF's Subaru. It's not deep enough for the Volt so I modified it. A second benefit is to push the back half of the saddle (left in the pic) well under the pad.

Let me know if you give a try and it works for you.

Cheers all,
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You can buy a scissor jack with a slotted top that will not crush the pinch welds. You are NOT supposed to use a floor jack on the rocker panel jacking points! Manual shows proper lifting locations for a floor jack. I wish GM would make their cars more jack-friendly like Toyota. Our Camry has dedicated center lift points front and rear for a floor jack. So much nicer for rotating tires.
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