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      10-23-2013, 09:04 PM   #321
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Drives: 2013 E92 M3 ZCP, 6MT
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Originally Posted by marksae View Post
What are you going to build those ramps with? Wood?

I wouldn't feel comfortable crawling underneath your car w/ something you just built. At least w/ store bought jacks and jackstands, the units have a load rating. Your setup would be untested.
Wood of course (2 x 10 with 3/4" floor plywood). Untested? well maybe not as a car ramp but been used in constructions for sure.

A friend helped with calculations and max load is about 4500lb (Center load) per 7"x 7" and about 8000lb (Uniform load) with sag factor of 0.01 inch. Now that's per wheel! If for any reason the top layer fail to hold the load the lower sub frame can hold up to 20000lb per 7" x 7".
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Last edited by M3AG; 10-23-2013 at 09:10 PM.