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Old 02-17-2013, 11:37 AM
Rex Tener Rex Tener is offline
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Mein Auto: S54 M Coupe, S65 M3 Sedan
Install an E90 M3 front jack point

I installed an E90 M3 front jack point on my 2001 M Coupe. The S54 M Coupes have a partial plastic underbody that covers the front cross member that can make it a little tricky to jack from when putting the car on jack stands.

The following parts are needed:

one JACK FIXTURE, 31.10.2.283.434, $12.62
two BLIND RIVETS - A6,0X18-AL-ST, 07.11.9.903.402, $0.60 each

The jack fixture is asymmetric. One side has a wedge cut out of it at the base and the other side has a long taper that goes from the base to almost the top of jack point. I mounted mine with the wedge side facing the rear of the car so it could fit tightly against the underbody plastic.

I found the center of the front cross member, put the jack fixture in the center, and then marked the underbody with a marker so I would have an approximation on how much material needed to be removed from the underbody once the jack fixture was in place.

Once the underbody was off the car I found the center of the crossmember and used the jack fixture as a template to mark where the holes needed to be drilled. I then measured the rivet body, used a slightly smaller drill bit, and drilled the holes. I bought a cheap heavy duty pop rivet gun from Habor Freight and riveted the fixture in place.

I trimmed the underbody plastic with a dremel cutoff wheel and sanding drum.

This same modification can be made to a S50/S52 M3 or a S52 M Coupe, but you will not need to trim the underbody.

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Rex
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