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      03-29-2015, 03:13 PM   #1
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Round jack into rectangular points

Completely newbie question here..

So I wanted to jack up the car at the basic jacking points just behind the front wheels in order to remove the wheel. However, my trusty floor jack has a round support point whereas the M3 jacking points seem to be rectangular.

As I raise the jack the edge of its round support catches the edge of the rectangle, which seems the wrong thing to do.

Am I missing the point (sorry)? Or do I need to get a different jack or some kind of adapter piece?

Any pointers welcome...
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Completely newbie question here..

So I wanted to jack up the car at the basic jacking points just behind the front wheels in order to remove the wheel. However, my trusty floor jack has a round support point whereas the M3 jacking points seem to be rectangular.

As I raise the jack the edge of its round support catches the edge of the rectangle, which seems the wrong thing to do.

Am I missing the point (sorry)? Or do I need to get a different jack or some kind of adapter piece?

Any pointers welcome...
You can use something like this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

or this:
http://www.reverselogic.us/shop.html...tegory=4591507
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      03-29-2015, 04:06 PM   #3
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Thanks, I also found this cheap and cheerful solution below, which is what I'll get.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-BMW-Jack...5/251707960139
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      03-29-2015, 04:13 PM   #4
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Or you can cut a hockey puck Rectangle on top and leave the bottom half round
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      03-31-2015, 06:01 AM   #5
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+1

I use these with my jack and jack stands...totally secure! I highly recommend!
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For $10, go to a sports authority or something and grab a sack of hockey pucks. Works the same way
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For $10, go to a sports authority or something and grab a sack of hockey pucks. Works the same way
+1 My special tool did not arrive in time so I went the hockey puck route.
Works perfectly fine, secure if the jack is correctly positioned, and no visible damage to the bracket!

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