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    axle stands?

    I wanna get under the front of my car, but if I jack the car up using the front jacking points, where can I put the axle stands?

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    I use a hydraulic lift first to lift it up and then the jacks under the jackstand points.
    You should get one, that is always needed for work. No need to buy an expensive one. I bought one for 20 $ which can lift 2 tons max.
    I have several now and that really helps.
    To be considered as basic tool for the DIYer.

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    forget the stock jack that came with the car and buy a floor jack. this is the best way and you will need it for other work.

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    Well I have a trolley jack, with 3 tonne capability, but I still use the original jacking points... Where else can I jack the front of the car from?

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    the front crossmember iz the one

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...99&hg=31&fg=05

    Part number 1 in the diagram.

    maybe put some wood (a thin piece) or some rubber between the crossmember and the jack so you don't mark / indent the metal when your jacking it. it's either this or the side jobbie you are talking about.

    like here, it's been discuseed many times before.

    http://www.bimmer.info/forum/showthr...nt+crossmember

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    That's just what I was looking for! Cheers Kriss!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun
    I use a hydraulic lift first to lift it up and then the jacks under the jackstand points.
    You should get one, that is always needed for work. No need to buy an expensive one. I bought one for 20 $ which can lift 2 tons max.
    I have several now and that really helps.
    To be considered as basic tool for the DIYer.
    Shogun,

    Can you repost that picture you have of the jack points? You know the one I'm talking about.
    -ashley


    '92 525iA / 179k miles / Born 3.92 / ABS / No ASC / stock / North Carolina



    Paper Gaskets Suck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BM-BOY
    axle stands?

    I wanna get under the front of my car, but if I jack the car up using the front jacking points, where can I put the axle stands?
    You can also get a set of ramps for other type of work.

    Ralph Mendoza Jr. - Long Beach, CA

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    This the one yur on about? Love this pic! http://www.bimmer.info/forum/showthr...ht=jack+points



    Quote Originally Posted by acyre
    Shogun,

    Can you repost that picture you have of the jack points? You know the one I'm talking about.
    -ashley

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryE
    This the one yur on about? Love this pic! http://www.bimmer.info/forum/showthr...ht=jack+points

    I didn't see that picture when it was originally posted. That's great!!!!

    Ralph Mendoza Jr. - Long Beach, CA

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