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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sat, Mar-05-2005, 06:04:38 PM   #1
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I'm about to do my RSM's' and I was wondering where is a safe place to jack the rear of the car with a floor jack? Can I even get it high enough w/ a floor jack to get jack stands under there, or should I just use the handy BMW jack?
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I'm about to do my RSM's' and I was wondering where is a safe place to jack the rear of the car with a floor jack? Can I even get it high enough w/ a floor jack to get jack stands under there, or should I just use the handy BMW jack?
You can either use a floor jack on the factory jack points, or use a floor jack from behind and jack up the entire car. Just put it on a crossmember in the rear, or use a piece of wood and put it on the differential.

Remember, though, make sure you chock the front wheels if you are going to put both rears in the air.
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thank you very much. Just tore out the trunk, time to jack.
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You can either use a floor jack on the factory jack points, or use a floor jack from behind and jack up the entire car. Just put it on a crossmember in the rear, or use a piece of wood and put it on the differential.

Remember, though, make sure you chock the front wheels if you are going to put both rears in the air.
People advise against jacking on the differential due to adding stress on the diff bolts.
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People advise against jacking on the differential due to adding stress on the diff bolts.
I wouldn't put the jack directly on there, but if you put a block of wood and only jack long enough to get jackstands under the factory jack points it wont put any undue strain on the diff.

Just dont let it set for extended amounts of time on the jack, get it to jackstands ASAP.
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as mentioned, just jack it up under the rear x-member, but chock first
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I wouldn't put the jack directly on there, but if you put a block of wood and only jack long enough to get jackstands under the factory jack points it wont put any undue strain on the diff.

Just dont let it set for extended amounts of time on the jack, get it to jackstands ASAP.
My jack has a rubber pad and it's wide so a block of wood wouldn't make a difference, but I know what you mean. That's true about letting it sit there for extended amounts of time, but I'd rather use the crossmember. Especially since I jack my car up pretty often.
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well, I started attempting to jack my rear with a big wood block on top of my shiny new floor jack under the rear dif, but I had to be on my belly, almost under the car to reach the jack, and I couldn't get much leverage on the jack, also had trouble as the car is so low, I couldn't get much action out of the jack handle. I figured after about 5 minutes, and the tires still on the ground, that I'd just use the handy jack that came w/ the car. That little sucker is the best free jack I've ever used, beats the hell out of the scissor hack that came w/ my GSX.
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Sameguy, you must have ESP. I was unsuccessful in located a secondary rear jacking point this weekend and was going to ask. My car is so low b/c of the GC coilovers that I cannot reach the differential with a jack. With apologies for the ignorant, noobie question, where is the crossmember and what does it look like? I spent a lot of time looking and found a couple of spots where I can safely say do not jack ever, but could not find any likely candidates for the secondary point.
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If you plan on doing work on your car frequently I suggest buying a good jack. No problem jacking the rear of the car with my jack. Long handle and jacks with very little movement.
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