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Old 11-15-2020, 07:11 PM   #15
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You shouldn’t pay to have the repairs done as the dealership is responsible for the damage done to your Camaro and should pay for the repairs.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:16 PM   #16
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You shouldnít pay to have the repairs done as the dealership is responsible for the damage done to your Camaro and should pay for the repairs.
I agree

Iíve got to the point that if I have to take mine in to the dealership I tell the service writer itís perfect look for yourself and by the way I took pictures in your parking lot with my phone that are date coded... if it comes back damaged it own you. Iíve got a really good dealer but I just CMA, you never know.

Hope OP gets it take care and no remaining visible damage.
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:22 PM   #17
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Holy Crap you guys, thatís inexcusable!

My Camaro is low mileage (not too many opportunities yet for my local dealership to screw this up), but Iíve owned 6th Gens for 3 years and i havenít had any issues. I donít have lift pads either... but do I need them? Seems like techs are trained on lifting these cars or they arenít, and lift pads wonít help unless Iím doing the lifting?
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Old 11-15-2020, 09:49 PM   #18
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Holy Crap you guys, thatís inexcusable!

My Camaro is low mileage (not too many opportunities yet for my local dealership to screw this up), but Iíve owned 6th Gens for 3 years and i havenít had any issues. I donít have lift pads either... but do I need them? Seems like techs are trained on lifting these cars or they arenít, and lift pads wonít help unless Iím doing the lifting?
Short and simple. Spend the $50-70 (however much it costs) and save yourself the headache.

These damn dealer techs treat our cars like a Chevy Spark ffs. Any dealer Iíve been to has always found a way to either buckle my fenders/crack my rockers (or both).
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Old 11-15-2020, 10:12 PM   #19
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Lift pads are one of the 2 things every 6th gen owner should have on their vehicle asap. The other is a catch can.

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Old 11-15-2020, 11:27 PM   #20
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Lift pads are one of the 2 things every 6th gen owner should have on their vehicle asap. The other is a catch can.
Lift pads for sure, catch can you better check with your local deal to see if they are willing to let it slide. All three of the dealers I checked in my area said don’t show up with it on the car if you are still under warranty.

Could you fight it, sure but your car will be sitting at the dealer until you pay the bill or win the case.
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Old 11-16-2020, 03:40 PM   #21
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Any place I have taken my last Camaro and my 2021 it goes on drive on lifts ONLY. I have lift pads and still don't trust they would use them correctly. Especially at the dealer unfortunately.
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Old 11-16-2020, 04:05 PM   #22
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Lift pads are an absolute necessity in these cars.
With a jack yes, but with a 2 post lift you can lift the car no problem without lift pads if you pay attention to what you are doing. You don't lift at the pinch welds in this case, you lift at the connection points on the underneath(cradle on the front/suspension on the rear).
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:43 AM   #23
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With a jack yes, but with a 2 post lift you can lift the car no problem without lift pads if you pay attention to what you are doing. You don't lift at the pinch welds in this case, you lift at the connection points on the underneath(cradle on the front/suspension on the rear).

That was going to be my next question. If the lift blocks don't prevent flare, there must be another way. My husband was saying to lift it using the subframe. I'm not sure that's safe.
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:52 AM   #24
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If the lift blocks don't prevent flare, there must be another way.
Install the fixed lifting pads and there is no problem. They work to prevent any damage just fine and they won't 'flare'. If installed properly, you won't damage anything and have clearance for the jack stands and all that. I have no problem lifting the car and putting on jack stands with these pads installed.

I tried a few other things (frame rail lifting pucks, the magnetic frame rail 'adapter' for the frame rail, etc...). No good. Install the permanent lift pads and don't worry about it anymore.
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Old 11-30-2020, 10:55 AM   #25
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Can someone please explain to me how lifting improperly causes the fenders to bulge out like this? Is it because they lifted the car by the narrow bottom of the fender?
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Old 11-30-2020, 11:28 AM   #26
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Can someone please explain to me how lifting improperly causes the fenders to bulge out like this? Is it because they lifted the car by the narrow bottom of the fender?
Lifting anywhere but on the pinch welds risks damage. Lifting outboard of the pinch welds will buckle the fender support.
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Old 11-30-2020, 03:15 PM   #27
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Gave the other two extra pads I had to a fellow forum member to use for his!
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Old 11-30-2020, 04:26 PM   #28
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Lifting anywhere but on the pinch welds risks damage. Lifting outboard of the pinch welds will buckle the fender support.
I just want to understand the parts better and how the forces get transferred in such a way as to make the fenders bow out.
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