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Old 09-12-2005, 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted by patton03m3
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.
This just seems absolutely ridiculous. If you used the jack points and it failed, would BMW cover the damages under warranty? For them to suggest a jack point with poor structural integrity seems not only unethical, but potentially lethally dangerous.
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