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Old 11-07-2004, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My first question. I purchased my first BMW this spring, a 2004 M3. My question is,
"Where to place the jackstand?" After jacking up the car at the jacking point, where is the jack stand placed? This applies to front and rear.
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There should be a small round rubber piece directly inboard of the jacking point.. that is served as a jack stand spot... This is on both spots..

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yes, atleast on the e36, and i believe the e46 theres small little pads to place the jacks on under the side skirts. jacked my car up to change the oil this weekend and found those, tehehe
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Thanks for the info but, I just don't see this pad. Again, I have a '04 M3.

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Thanks for the info but, I just don't see this pad. Again, I have a '04 M3.

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Yeah, I don't have those pads either. There's something near the center of the car by the oil drain plug but I'm not sure if that's a jacking points. I use the rhino ramps ($20) that you can get at any auto parts store. They work especially well on our cars because they are very "low vehicle friendly". I realize this option won't work if you're removing a wheel so, what are you looking to do? If you just need to get under the car or are doing an oil change, I highly recommend the rhino ramps.
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I need to remove the tires. I'm planning to paint the brake calipers. I would like to remove both tires on the side to work on this project.

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