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Old 01-27-2009, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by mosearch View Post
it is necessary to place a couple short pieces of 2 x 12s (lumber scrap) just behind the front wheels, then back up onto them
Here's how I did it for my 4-wheel brake job ...

0. Set ramps in front; jack stands to the side; chocks to the rear ...
1. Drive up onto ramps; set parking brake & transmission; remove chocks ...
2. Floor jack rear differential; set 2 jack stands on the 2 rear jack pads ...
3. Floor jack front crossmember pad; set 2 jack stands on 2 front jack pads ...
4. Lower floor jack just enough to be a friction fit (for added safety) ...
5. MOST IMPORTANT STEP: Rock car like there's a freight train rollin' thru ...
6. If car remains rock steady ... crawl underneath & do your BMW DIY magic!

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Last edited by bluebee; 01-27-2009 at 02:02 PM.
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