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Old 01-22-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Do you carry a jack in your corvette?

I would like to carry a jack in my C5 just in case of a flat tire. That said, any good sources for a low profile jack that will fit in our cars?

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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Nope I don't carry one. Some guys used to talk about a Mercedes jack that would work.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #3
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Nope, no room at all.

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:51 PM   #4
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I carry a standard scissor jack that you can get from Autozone and a set of RV leveling blocks the you can get from Walmart. Ride on the blocks to get the car high enough to get the jack underneath.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:57 PM   #5
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I carry a standard scissor jack that you can get from Autozone and a set of RV leveling blocks the you can get from Walmart. Ride on the blocks to get the car high enough to get the jack underneath.
I don't carry a jack, and won't even after I get rid of the runflats that are on the car. But if I was to have one, you'll need blocks as mentioned here to get the car up in the air enough to get under it. Regardless of what jack you use, getting under these cars is a challenge, even at stock height. Lowered, and you may as well forget it.

I don't want to have a lot of crap in the car, I'd sooner just call a tow truck.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:00 PM   #6
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I have a small scissor jack that came out of a Nissan just in case, I also have a plug kit a few tools and a compressor.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:04 PM   #7
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Nope I don't carry one - I have Triple AAA

Plus there is no room for a spare either, you could get the C5 Z06 flat repair kit!

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Old 01-22-2013, 08:05 PM   #8
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A low profile jack fits under hockey pucks no problem. I bought one from Sears, been using it a lot in the garage for projects.

I have run flats. Don't not see the use for a jack if you don't have a spare, unless you have a compressor and plug kit maybe?
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:05 PM   #9
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I carry AAA - Premier

Hope they can help ...
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #10
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I carry an air compressor and plug kit, but no jack. I have emergency road service on my insurance policy and always carry a cell phone.

But, I do need to look for a small scissors jack that might work with the car.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:25 PM   #11
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I do in the '66 not in the '03.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:28 PM   #12
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nope. It's called a $50/yr roadside assistance insurance rider with up to 100 miles of flatbead. Well, may be 50, I'd have to pull the policy ;-)
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:52 PM   #13
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Portable air compressor and a bottle of fix a flat in my cargo area... doesn't take up hardly any room at all.
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:10 PM   #14
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No run flats, jack or spare here;

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nope. It's called a $50/yr roadside assistance insurance rider with up to 100 miles of flatbead. Well, may be 50, I'd have to pull the policy ;-)
yep. thats the standard action plan

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Portable air compressor and a bottle of fix a flat in my cargo area... doesn't take up hardly any room at all.
Just the fix a flat for me....and this would be for extreme case in lost darkness with roadside help many hours out and no cell signal. I typically try and stay away from these situations in the vettes!
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:16 PM   #15
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I do carry a plug kit and a can of slime. been looking for a air compressor. Which ones are You using ?
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Old 01-22-2013, 09:19 PM   #16
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Air compressor and Fix a Flat.
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to each their own, but if you ever see the inside of a rim/tire that's had that put into it, you'll never do it again. 50/yr is awfully cheap insurance against having to replace a rim.
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I have a small scissor jack that came out of a Nissan just in case, I also have a plug kit a few tools and a compressor.
Ditto, but mine came out of a Toyota.....
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Old 01-22-2013, 10:07 PM   #19
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Really no need for a compressor. If a plug and can of slime can't fix it, the wheel's coming off.






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Air compressor and Fix a Flat.


And AAA premium.
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