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Old 05-22-2006, 03:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All. I am going to change the wheels and tires on my car. I have a 2001 325i. The tires are already mounted so I will do the change myself. Where is the best location to jack one side of the car up all at once using a floor jack.
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I am sorry to tell you this, but you will have to lift one corner at a time. There really is no other good jack point besides the four jack points for each corner. Even the mechanics at the dealership do it this way whenever they are not using a lift.

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Confirmed, when not using a lift one corner at a time (PAIN IN THE BUTT)
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I just recently did what Dave-T wants to do, change the wheels, on my 323i. Rather than changing just one corner at a time, I used the jack point to lift up one side high enough to put a jack stand other the other jack point on that side. When I lowered the jack, I then put a second stand where I had just used the jack. At least then I could change both front and back wheels at the same time.
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I just recently did what Dave-T wants to do, change the wheels, on my 323i. Rather than changing just one corner at a time, I used the jack point to lift up one side high enough to put a jack stand other the other jack point on that side. When I lowered the jack, I then put a second stand where I had just used the jack. At least then I could change both front and back wheels at the same time.
Yes sir. That works, too. YOu can also put the entire car on jackstands doing the same thing systematically. However, with only one floor jack, like our friend has, one has to go one corner at a time. It iss really not a big hassle anyway. Thanks for your contribution
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