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      10-30-2010, 02:44 PM   #1
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safe way to lift a lowered E92

Hey guys so im trying to lift my coupe up to take the wheels off to clean the rust on my whel hubs, but ive run into a lil problem. the jack that i have doesnt clear the bottom. My car is lowered on H&R sport springs. Can the car be lifted at another point under the car aside from the designated lift point???
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Drive it up on a piece of wood first and then use the jack.
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Drive it up on a piece of wood first and then use the jack.
That (above) or jack the rear subframe member right in the middle (behind the differential - behind as in towards the back of the car) - you can lift both left and right rears this way. You don't need a low profile jack for this spot. Search the DIY section to find a diagram. I remember it was a real PITA to get the car off the jacks and jack stands when I installed my suspension. At the time I didn't have a sports car jack, but I did have ~two~ jacks, so it is possible. The last jack to be under there will be the same place where you started, again: middle rear subframe member. Cheers.
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      10-30-2010, 09:28 PM   #4
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Before I lowered my car I bought a couple of 2" x 8" boards, 6' long. Cut them to 2' and 4', then screwed them together so I have a stepped "ramp." Costs about $10.

Or you can get schmancy and buy these:

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/acc...er=391544_0_0_
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