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      03-15-2008, 10:20 PM   #1
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Safe Jacking Point?

Would this be a safe jacking point to jack the front up?
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      03-15-2008, 10:54 PM   #2
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Why are you trying to jackup your car?
I actially did today to swap wheels but my car had a spot that i dont see in you pic
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Why are you trying to jackup your car?
I actially did today to swap wheels but my car had a spot that i dont see in you pic
i think the E92 had different types of stubs..
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      03-15-2008, 11:01 PM   #4
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If you look in your owners manual it will show you. There are 4 points one on each corner basically under each seat towards the outer edge.
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      03-15-2008, 11:25 PM   #5
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i know about the 4 points on the sides - used them to swap wheels before. i wanted to use that point to lift the front up in order to place jack stands on the two front points to do the CDV-mod. i already tried lifting it a little, but as that created some rather non-comforting sounds, i put it back down. from looking at pictures from this thread it looks as if that spot is on the front axle support frame. but before i end up crushing the frame, i just wanted to check whether that spot can support the weight of the car and be used as a jack point. after all, that block looks like it was designed for a jack...
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      03-16-2008, 12:22 AM   #6
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should be fine..that point is where the front cross member is...part of the noises you hear may be the plastic under cover shifting as you jack up
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      03-16-2008, 03:19 AM   #8
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no, its a rwd.
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      03-16-2008, 07:00 AM   #9
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I'd be interested to know too - I'd like to be able to use jack stands when rotating my tires instead of borrowing my neighbor's jack and using two jacks... but I haven't found a way to do that.
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pretty sure that's a safe spot.
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      03-16-2008, 08:07 AM   #11
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Yeah, that's your "lift pad" so that is a perfect spot to jack it.
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      03-16-2008, 10:07 AM   #12
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could any of the guys that do a lot of work on bmws or work at bmw comment on this..? if this block is actually meant to be a "lift pad", why does the owners manual only mention the 4 points on the sides?
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I posted some pictures of the front crossmember on this thread. The front cross member is aluminum, but pretty beefy. Most older BMWs were safe to jack from the engine cross member, but they were steel. The jack point you show is part of the E90 crossmember and it sure looks like it was meant to accept a round floor jack cup.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=73464
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Yes, its the jack point. Thats why the plastic cover was designed to open up and let that through.
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