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Jack-point blocks DIY
Published by c3uo
11-11-2006
Jack-point blocks DIY

I'll admit this is pretty lame, but I made some custom jack point blocks for my e90.

The blocks measure 2.25" x 1.25" to fit inside the jack points and are made of oak plywood (strong and won't crack).

I then cut some circular blocks to fit in my old floor jack to put underneath the blocks. This will prevent cracking the wood.



I threw a couple of these jack point blocks in my trunk, in case I was at the road side and needed to jack my car with a regular jack (I don't have the bmw jack kit and live 400 km from the dealer).

J
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By matt20043.0 on 11-11-2006, 09:19 PM
Great Idea!!!! I should have done that before I messed-up my jack-points.
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By bimmer4me on 11-11-2006, 10:01 PM
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Great Idea!!!! I should have done that before I messed-up my jack-points.
+1
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By Chesmu on 11-11-2006, 10:17 PM
i used a piece or brick....sits in my trunk with the tool kit.
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By mosport70 on 11-11-2006, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by c3uo
I'll admit this is pretty lame, but I made some custom jack point blocks for my e90.

The blocks measure 2.25" x 1.25" to fit inside the jack points and are made of oak plywood (strong and won't crack).

I then cut some circular blocks to fit in my old floor jack to put underneath the blocks. This will prevent cracking the wood.



I threw a couple of these jack point blocks in my trunk, in case I was at the road side and needed to jack my car with a regular jack (I don't have the bmw jack kit and live 400 km from the dealer).

J

Give yourself some credit. This is a great idea. Thanks for the measurements and material choice.
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By VoyagerDude on 11-11-2006, 11:01 PM
Plywood sounds like a good idea.
I made the same blocks from some leftover soft wood and it's holding up so far if I use another piece like you on the jack.
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By Boondoggler on 11-11-2006, 11:42 PM
I bought a $2 hockey puck and cut it to fit the jack points. The hard rubber barely deforms at all.
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By VoyagerDude on 11-12-2006, 12:29 AM
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I bought a $2 hockey puck and cut it to fit the jack points. The hard rubber barely deforms at all.
Great idea!!!
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By tman on 11-12-2006, 05:57 PM
+1. Excellent.
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By Boondoggler on 11-12-2006, 06:17 PM
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Great idea!!!
I can't take credit for it, I got the idea from this post:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=hockey
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By bmwmike on 11-12-2006, 06:24 PM
I posted this in the tire forum and didn't realize you had a thread already so here is my block:
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By GregL on 11-12-2006, 06:25 PM
For some reason my floor jack's claw only bit into the jack points on the passenger side of the car, for some reason the driver's side points sidn't crack at all.

Great idea on the hockey puck though, I'll most certainly pick one up and hack it to the right dimensions.
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By rkg on 11-13-2006, 03:08 PM
I've used an old baseball glove on top of my floor jack point ... easy and no problems.
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By Josh49 on 11-20-2006, 01:38 PM
Aluminum 6061 in my setup. Took some pics.. It works perfectly, I just need to find some time to put on the winter tires (and the desire too, I like the 161's a lot better than my 156's!! )

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By txusa03 on 11-20-2006, 01:46 PM
hahaha, this is not lame at all. The aluminum is probably the best one so far but a block of wood would do the trick.
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By obLu on 11-20-2006, 01:51 PM
Please make a few of the aluminum ones and sell them to e90post members .... please please please.

The base might need to be shortened up for lowered cars though.

bmwmike ... what is that?
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By Josh49 on 11-20-2006, 01:55 PM
Assuming half of the weight of the car on this block (which isn't likely at all), the safety factor is around 60. Would probably last much further than that as well. I think it should do the trick..
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By triton. on 11-20-2006, 11:16 PM


Bavauto.com is selling these for $5.95. Just ordered one for myself.
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By shragon on 11-21-2006, 12:14 AM
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Bavauto.com is selling these for $5.95. Just ordered one for myself.
do you know if it fits?

i see the part number is 51718268885.
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By triton. on 11-21-2006, 01:50 AM
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do you know if it fits?

i see the part number is 51718268885.
I'll let you know next week when it arrives. Looks like it should though. From the picture looks like it surrounds the entire jack point and the middle piece is alittle extra support for the center.
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By voerman on 11-21-2006, 07:48 AM
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Bavauto.com is selling these for $5.95. Just ordered one for myself.

I don't think it will do what you want. The picture is of a slightly older version of the platform support which is the piece attached to your car that you are trying to fit something into. The center pin pushes in to lock the support to the car.

Lou
Last edited by voerman; 11-21-2006 at 08:07 AM.
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By obLu on 11-21-2006, 12:13 PM
Yah, I was going to say that's just a replacement jack point block. That doesn't actually fit inside the jack block, it *is* the jack block.
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