^^^This is what I do for the front (if not using ramps, which are obviously the easiest way to get the front off the ground.) Also bought an adapter/extender that fits the front jack point perfectly and allows me to use my cheapo HF jack to lift the front up to ~18", more than enough to get stands set up for the both sides.
08 E90 | Jet Black / Black | 6MT
Mods: RAC RG63 w/ Pirelli Corsa 255F/285R | Akrapovic Evo Exhaust | OEM Blacklines
Winter Setup: OEM 18s w/ Nokian Hakkapeliita R 245/40-18