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Old 10-04-2012, 10:48 AM
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Lift Points and Jack Pads

2 questions for those of you who already have your car:

1) I want to order a pair of these:

http://www.amazon.com/BMW-Jack-Pad-A...s=bmw+jack+pad

The question is, do they for sure fit the jack points on the F30? The amazon description says they do, but I just wanted to be sure the jackpoints are the same size.

2) Are the front and rear central jackpoints still in the same place?

Thanks!
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Those will fit, I used a jack pad that worked on my E46 on the F30.

There is a front jack point but it isn't easy to access as it is really deep under the car. I can't remember about the rear.

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Old 10-04-2012, 04:26 PM
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Thanks, Tim.

Assuming we take delivery sometime in late October I'll only have a month until it'll be time to swap onto the winters. Certainly want to be prepared.
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To swap the wheels you won't need to use the center jack point. The side jack points and a floor jack will do the trick.

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To swap the wheels you won't need to use the center jack point. The side jack points and a floor jack will do the trick.
Yea, I like to do one end of the car at a time and use jack stands... I don't trust my floor jack.
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