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      11-06-2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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Which jack?!

Just tried to put the winter wheels on but my current jack is not compatible! Will the following do the job in lifting my e92?

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      11-07-2012, 01:28 AM   #2
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buy a real floor jack. what do you mean your current jack isnt compatible?
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buy a real floor jack. what do you mean your current jack isnt compatible?
I was thinking the same thing. Go invest in a low profile jack.
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      11-07-2012, 04:01 AM   #4
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buy a real floor jack. what do you mean your current jack isnt compatible?
I was going to use the jack from my other car. tbh I dont want some fancy jack, just want to get these damn winter wheels on! lol

I'm going to go out and buy a standard basic jack and use a piece of wood or puck method.

The guys at BMW are greedy bastards, I paid for an msport package with lots of extra's and youd think they would throw in a friggin jack! I'm sure when I bought my previous e92 in the UK, it had a jack and all the tools (even though it has run flats).
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It doesn't have to be fancy. Even a cheap autoparts store floor jack will be much better and safer than a cheap temporary scissor jack. It'll lift the car much much faster and easier than cranking a scissor jack all day.
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I just picked up a jack, cross wrench and some engine oil for 25 quid! I'll let you all know how I get on
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Be sure to take a pic when the car falls on your arm.
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Be sure to take a pic when the car falls on your arm.
Common is it really that dangerous if used correctly? I'm not getting under the car or anything - its just a simple wheel change. I used a similar jack to change wheels on my previous car a couple of times and no issues.

Taking the following steps and you cant go wrong
-new jack
-flat ground
-unscrew wheel nuts before raising the car
-tighten wheel nuts once car back on the ground
-dont move the car around
-secure hand break and other wheels

The car will only be raised for around 1-2 mins each wheel. Many people use these jacks but you only ever hear the bad experiences were someone has decided to crawl under the car!
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All x4 winter wheels on the car and no issues! I've changed wheels on many cars now with a scissor jack - its perfectly safe if used correctly
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