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Old 01-13-2009, 08:16 PM   #41
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That is what I plan on doing. Any good recommendations?
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:25 PM   #42
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don't let him off the hook too easily, it looks like he jacked the car up by the side skirt instead of the proper way. That doesn't looks like he just dropped it.
that's also possible, but if he was that dumb he should properly calling somebody to replace the tire

no idea, just that its sth that i dont like about my car.. most the time you only see it when you take pictures, but its there!
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:53 PM   #43
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wow that looks like a great alternative.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:01 PM   #44
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Mine broke, fvcked up my side skirt and nearly pinned my leg under the car, of course it was @ 3a.m. and the only light i had was the glovebox flashlight.. Sh!tty night

yea similar thing happened to me. the white part of my jack slipped and the jack fell sideways. Almost handicapping me!
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:07 PM   #45
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Was swapping wheels this past weekend with Arrows.

The tire was alllmost off the ground when we noticed the jack was starting to go up sideways!! (The bottom was twisted?!?) And we were on flat surface!

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werd. you really have to watch the jack as you jack it up/jack it down. it's slipped (not broken) on me like 2-3 times already. i try not to use it unless i'm stuck in the middle of the road.

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Is it better to get a replacement jack from the dealer, or purchased a different one?
get a different one. Ken from bimmertools has some good shiet.

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I was going to use the BMW once jack but decided not to after seeing how flimsy it looked. That thing looks like some plastic little toy. Then I tried my bigger Craftsman jack and it didn't fit under my car, so I had to drive up on some boards to get enough clearance.

The best thing to use is a good low profile jack with one of these jack pad adaptors from ecstuning.com, I just bought one and it works perfect.

ohh those look good. maybe i'll make some with a little piece of wood. ahha
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:21 PM   #46
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My friend had an E36 jack that broke on him and almost killed him. He, and my buddy, had been looking under the car at some work that had been done. His head was literally under the car 20 seconds before the jack broke.

I wish someone would invent a portable lightweight jackstand that fit snugly in our trunks.

Now I think of it, it's almost worth it to keep this OE honda scissor I have laying around in the car instead of these POS's.

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Old 01-13-2009, 10:03 PM   #47
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Here's a picture of my jack after it dropped my car.

Luckily the wheels were still on. The jack fell on it's side and did a number on the front brake air ducts. It also bent my passenger control arm pretty good, but thats exactly what I was attempting to replace at the time

Thats why you don't loosen the lugs all the way before it's secure on stands.
i had that same exact jack forgot the name of it, but returned it because i never used it. haha

there good for cars that are lowered/slammed , but can only handle a certain amount of weight.
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:17 PM   #48
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Why in the hell did BMW not include this jack set with the e46? Does it usually come with 5ers and 7ers or something? I will have to buy one of these (or something similar)...
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:28 PM   #49
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i don't see how BMW hasnt been sued for this yet...i mean that could mean life or death...i realize its for emergencies only but if you are in an emergency and it fails and you die then i dont see how BMW is not at fault for this
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:42 PM   #50
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Yup. I've had the (mis)fortune of changing about 10 flat tires in my ~3 years of driving and the jack broke on both my E46s. They are pure crap. I was so angry I brought it to the dealer and they didn't get a flying f***.

Don't every put any body parts under the car with that junk. That's a death wish. Luckily it was always with the wheel on that it fell. Just scares the crap out of you though.
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:09 AM   #51
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man I just cant imagine if you need to change the tire in the middle of nowhere and the jack fails on you. I guess theres a reason why they put that road side assistance sticker on the tool door.... after your car drops
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:36 AM   #52
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:00 AM   #53
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ohh those look good. maybe i'll make some with a little piece of wood. ahha
yea i use wood for the jack stands. fits perfectly.

and the oem jack, i just make triple sure it's level. hasnt fallen yet
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:07 AM   #54
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They have scissor jacks at Northern Tool for only $5.00! I may get one of these to keep in the trunk.



You can order them online at www.Northerntool.com if you're not near a store.
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Old 01-14-2009, 03:24 AM   #55
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LOL, is it a bad thing that I had a good laugh out of 80% of the posts in this thread? I'm definitely NOT going to use mine.

Anyways, Hondas use those scissor jacks as pictured above. It never failed on me when I had to jack up my old Honda and the best part is there are a million of these scissor jacks at the scrap yard. Just don't say you are getting the jack for your BMW haha

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Old 02-10-2009, 04:05 PM   #56
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Wow I thought I was the only one. This happened to me a few years ago. I was in my buddies garage and needed the car on stands. I couldn't use his hydraulic jacks because I just lowered the car an it wouldn't fit. So I thought I could just use the car's jack and get it in the air while I position the stands under it. I jacked the car and proceeded to put a stand under the car when I heard a cracking sound. I pulled my body from underneath the car just before the car came crashing down! Luckily the stand that I left under the car really didn't damage anything because it ended up on its side as I pulled my self out from underneath. Upon inspection of the jack, I noticed the white portion of the jack that mates to the pads under the car sheared off and the lifting arm itself twisted. I called BMW NA and told them my story. They took my statement and sent a new jack and asked me to return the defective one. I don't really know why they sent another...there is no way I'm going to use that thing again. I just picked up an low-pro aluminum jack from sears for a couple of hundred bucks. Better safe than sorry!
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:00 AM   #57
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are you guys firmly applying the parking brake when you use the jack? I've never had these issues on the 3 or 7 series. although I saw a horrible fail when my bosses son just got his new 323i a long time ago. I said, "aaron.. you should pull the parking brake" he replied, "no, I don't want to put the stress on the brakes when I try and remove the lug nuts" he, of course didn't pull the parking brake and the car moved forward and fell right onto the rotor.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:06 AM   #58
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Used it once right after I bought the car. The white plastic piece failed and it dented my sideskirt. Make sure to use jack stand when working with not just this one, but any jack.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:21 AM   #59
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I can't believe some of the stories on here. If you read almost any jack there is always a warning label that says always support the car on jack stands before doing any work. And if you read in the ultra supper small fine tiny print on our oem jacks it says throw this piece away and by a M mobility package
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:23 AM   #60
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only used the bmw jack once when i had a tire blow out. It worked but i was very nervous
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