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Old 01-24-2005, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, can I safely jack my car up if I put jackstands right besides the jack point rubber studs? WIll the car hold well there? Also, my car is parked on a slanted surface (about 20 degree angle), and I can't move it without a tow truck. How safe/dangerous wil it be to jack it up and get underneath it?
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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YOU SHOULD NEVER JACK UP A CAR ON UNEVEN SURFACES!!!!!
GRAVITY IS A "B!T@H!!!!!! THE CAR CAN ROLL, AND YOU CAN DIE!!!!

try to get it to roll back till ur on level ground. its very stOOpid to try and do it on a hill.
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Old 01-25-2005, 02:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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im have to agree, dont jack up the car on an incline, if your working on under it you run a huge risk of getting killed a painfull way. however im not sure what your asking. is it you just wanna know for the sake of knowing or what.
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Yeah, putting a jack stand beside the rubber is okay (you can put it on the rubber it you have a circular flat jack support.
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Originally posted by drz328i@Jan 24 2005, 11:35 PM
Hey guys, can I safely jack my car up if I put jackstands right besides the jack point rubber studs? WIll the car hold well there? Also, my car is parked on a slanted surface (about 20 degree angle), and I can't move it without a tow truck. How safe/dangerous wil it be to jack it up and get underneath it?
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Uneven surface will very likely make your car fall,. do not do it..
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That's what I thought. Just checking.

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...however im not sure what your asking. is it you just wanna know for the sake of knowing or what.
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I am asking because my car is parked outside, on a slant, with a broken rear lower control arm (wishbone). I am planning on replacing it in the next few days, but I didn't want to have to tow it. I have AAA, though. Now I just need a place to take it where the surface is level.
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if you can do the job by just jacking the back up with blocks under the front tires you'll be ok... dangerous but you'll be fine... In my limited experance jacking my 325 the metal just behind the rubber jack studs is fairly thin and started to flex when i was setting the car down on a jack stand there... I would put the jack stand right on the rubber stop and jack on the rear end.

If your car slips off and lands on you or if the jack stand goes throught the floor board... Ummm... Well i didnt write this....
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If your car slips off and lands on you or if the jack stand goes throught the floor board... Ummm... Well i didnt write this....
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lol! Don't worry, I won't place blame on you. Howvwer, if I try this and don't die (i.e., even if I end up in the hospital), I'll mke sure to come back and let you all know.
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Just as a note to the above suggestions... make sure you dont place the jack any more forward than the existing rubber stud... if you want.. you can take a flat head and pry that out.. and place the jack where that is for added piece of mind...

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I'll take note of everything said above. Now, I'm gonna go get under the car for a little while (I'm not jacking it up yet). And just for clarification purposes, yes, all I really need to do is lift the car from behind. Maybe I can even get away from just raisinf the left rear side of the car. That's what I'm going to check on right now.
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