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E36 M3 (1995-1999)

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Old 04-06-2013, 03:46 AM
Mavericc Mavericc is offline
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Need Advice - Floor or Hydro jack

Hey all, just need to quickly ask, what would yall recommend? a floor jack or a hydro jack? Please keep in mind that my bimmer is pretty low to the ground. (unfortunately it did not have a jack or cross wrench include...whic I had the pleasure of finding out when I had a flat.)
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:50 AM
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You can get a low profile floor jack, but I would go with the latter.
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:59 AM
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If you want to kill yourself get the hydraulic jack...Under the assumption that you're referring to a bottle jack as a hydraulic jack .
If you want to be safe get the floor jack and 2 jackstands. The floor jack is a hydraulic jack with the cylinder laying horizontally.

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Old 04-06-2013, 01:53 PM
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I assume he means a lift
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:32 PM
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Depends what you want to do. Never get under a car with jacks alone of any type . But I like the hydro jack- it is low enough although you need to be careful where you start the lift-- no soft places , only the jack points for example.

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Old 04-08-2013, 05:11 AM
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Thanks guys, I went with the floor jack and 2 jackstands. I actually tried the hydro jack (bottle type) before purchasing and the car freakin fell off it. Very unstable. So the choice was simple! hahahha
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:57 AM
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I drive my car up on some home made wood ramps and then lift the front / rear on the subframe and remove ramps, add jack stands. So far so good.
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Old 04-13-2013, 02:26 AM
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I drive my car up on some home made wood ramps and then lift the front / rear on the subframe and remove ramps, add jack stands. So far so good.
yeah thats my long term plan. Just needed to get my jack and stands for now. Ill add some pics in a minute.
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