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Old 09-12-2005, 11:02 PM
patton03m3 patton03m3 is offline
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Mein Auto: 2005 M3 Coupe
Originally Posted by liuk3
You say not to use the factory jack points as they are not reliable. Is this in fact correct? How can the factory indicate this for a jack point if they are not reliable. Is sounds really, really dangerous. On the other hand, I don't like the idea of using jack points other than recommended by the factory. I am confused what to use.
They have been shown to collapse when attempting to hold up one entire side of the car on just one jack point. I've seen pictures (on another forum) of just that. If used together with other factory jack points they should work fine. But don't assume they will work just because they are the factory recommendations...people have also pulled their bumpers off when using the tow hook on the front bumper. It usually works out that the people that use the car on a daily basis end up knowing more about the actual structural integrity than the people that designed the car. Unfortunately.
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