Originally Posted by poldim
Hydrolic Jack - $23.95 @ Advanced Auto
A 2"x2" block of wood - $0.25 or free @ Home Depot scrap pile
Craftsman Torque Wrench - 62.95 @ Sears
And you dont really need the torque wrench for any part of the install.
+ $40 dealer activation (according to others around here)
= about $125
dealer = about $200?
savings of about $75
You need a torque wrench to make sure you put the wheel on with the correct amount of torque. It's a BMW, not a Ford Festiva! What if I'm driving circles around an IS or GS and my left rear wheel comes loose?
Still, I like doing things myself and will likely do it myself even if it's only a little cheaper.