Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)

E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
E36/7 Z3 Roadster, Z3 coupe, Z3 M Roadster and Z3 M Coupe talk with our gurus here.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-17-2013, 11:37 AM
Rex Tener Rex Tener is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Silicon Valley
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 126
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,, $12.62
two BLIND RIVETS - A6,0X18-AL-ST,, $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.

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo (1).jpg
Views:	110
Size:	140.9 KB
ID:	362716   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo (2).jpg
Views:	101
Size:	149.7 KB
ID:	362717   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo (3).jpg
Views:	99
Size:	141.5 KB
ID:	362718   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo (4).jpg
Views:	111
Size:	145.3 KB
ID:	362719  
Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > Z Series > E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:41 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms