Bolt EV Jack Points?
Grab our Forum Feed

+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Bolt EV Jack Points?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Erin,ON
    Posts
    909

    Default Bolt EV Jack Points?

    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.
    2012 Volt Topaz Blue Metallic C4773!! aka HAL

    Hidden Content

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    15,389

    Default

    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.
    2011 Cyber Gray, Std Wheels, Black Leather/White Console, Bose, Nav, Htd Seats, Park Assist. Picked up May 2011
    B3320
    Best All Electric Miles: 54.2
    Lifetime: 85,558 miles, 125 MPG, Remaining Oil Life 38%
    Typical Commute: 60 miles
    30 day Stats: 966 miles, 108
    MPG, 62% Electric, 38% gas, Saved 33 gal., 31 kW-hr/100 miles
    Hidden Content Free Volt Manual here: Hidden Content

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    my little grass shack
    Posts
    4,620

    Default

    I don't have the measurements but I do have the actual lifting jacking points
    HTH
    WOT

    Attached Images
    *************************************
    Welcome Hidden Content as our latest forum vendor!

    Follow the Chevy Volt and other GM electrified cars on Twitter! Hidden Content

  4. Remove Advertisements
    GM-Volt.com
    Advertisements

  5. Advertisement

  6. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Erin,ON
    Posts
    909

    Default

    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!
    2012 Volt Topaz Blue Metallic C4773!! aka HAL

    Hidden Content

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    15,389

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by wainair View Post
    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.
    2011 Cyber Gray, Std Wheels, Black Leather/White Console, Bose, Nav, Htd Seats, Park Assist. Picked up May 2011
    B3320
    Best All Electric Miles: 54.2
    Lifetime: 85,558 miles, 125 MPG, Remaining Oil Life 38%
    Typical Commute: 60 miles
    30 day Stats: 966 miles, 108
    MPG, 62% Electric, 38% gas, Saved 33 gal., 31 kW-hr/100 miles
    Hidden Content Free Volt Manual here: Hidden Content

  8. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Erin,ON
    Posts
    909

    Default

    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.

  9. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    San Gabriel
    Posts
    33

    Default

    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.

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    NY-LI
    Posts
    1,162

    Default

    Are locations 1,2 &4 pinch-weld jackpoints?
    2017 Bolt Premier- Cajun Red

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    San Gabriel
    Posts
    33

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by NYRob View Post
    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

  12. Advertisement

  13. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    5,701

    Default

    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.

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

  • Decrease Size
    Increase Size
  • Remove Text Formatting
  • Insert LinkInsert ImageInsert Video
  • Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text

Similar Threads

  1. Proper jack points for 2017 Volt?
    By acarney in forum Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-16-2016, 06:38 AM
  2. Jacking up Gen2 with a "flat padded" jack instead of scissor jack?
    By tommytuna in forum Generation 2 Volt (2016-2020)
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-02-2016, 03:04 PM
  3. Why so many jack points?
    By FutureVoltDude in forum Chevy Volt Engineering and Design
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 09-26-2015, 02:16 AM
  4. Scissor Jacks for the Volt Lift and Jack Points
    By Steverino in forum Wheels & Tires - Chevy Volt
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-29-2013, 12:25 PM
  5. Jack Points?
    By lab-man in forum Generation 1 Volt (2011-2015)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-02-2012, 11:40 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts