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Old 12-13-2012, 09:07 AM
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328i Jack Pads

Hi, just bought my first BMW, 09 328i sedan, black w/ black interior, 20k miles, just gettin used to all the new whistles & bells, so any way I've had this car since veterans day, i noticed two front jack pads installed on the car & no back jack pads, is this normal or did someone leave the two jack pads installed by mistake., I'm thinkin like my vette the jack pads should be removed is this true? Please let me know what to do?
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:48 AM
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There should be four rubber jack pads in total, two behind the front wheels and two in front of the rear wheels. They are hard rubber, rectangular in shape, with a rectangular hole in the middle. These are designed to be permanently mounted to the car with an expanding rivet/pin type of design so that they don't fall off. Sometimes they can be ripped off if something catches them and pulls them off but there are lower hanging things on the car that would usually receive contact first. They are the factory recommended jacking points on the car. Yours should look something like this:



If you are missing two you can order replacements at your dealer or many of the online parts suppliers such as getbmwparts.com (Tischer Automotive), ECS Tuning, or Bavarian Auto.

If you want to jack up your car using these points, it is recommended that you either make a jack pad adapter out of wood to fit inside the rectangular jack pad or purchase one. Burger Motorsports probably makes the best and the cheapest jack pad adapter with a rubber non-slip base:

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Thanks, I appreciate the response time.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:46 PM
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As I was switching from summer tires to snow tires the other day, one of my jack pads broke off. They're held on by notched rubber things that break pretty easily with side force (if you get your jack a bit crooked under the jack point). I bought a new one online. I would guess that your back ones are probably broken off and need to be replaced.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:57 PM
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Hi, just bought my first BMW, 09 328i sedan, black w/ black interior, 20k miles, just gettin used to all the new whistles & bells, so any way I've had this car since veterans day, i noticed two front jack pads installed on the car & no back jack pads, is this normal or did someone leave the two jack pads installed by mistake., I'm thinkin like my vette the jack pads should be removed is this true? Please let me know what to do?

Possibly this will be useful.
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:06 PM
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Can't the oe or aftermarket jack rubbers be put in with 3m #5200 ? They certainly won't fallout .
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:26 AM
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Thanks for the info, the dealership is going to replace the missing jackpads & I will purchase adaptors from Burger Motorsports.
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Old 12-21-2012, 04:40 AM
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Possibly this will be useful.
The front-center and rear-center jack points (#1 and #3 on the linked diagram) work quite nicely. When I swapped tires on the E90 for the season, I did one end of the car at a time and used jack stands with the burger pads. Safety first!
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I was looking for the link for the diagram of the #1 & #3 ctr jack points, can't find it maybe it didn't get attached.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:34 AM
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rtgirard, found it duh, thanks
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:03 AM
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The front-center and rear-center jack points (#1 and #3 on the linked diagram) work quite nicely. When I swapped tires on the E90 for the season, I did one end of the car at a time and used jack stands with the burger pads. Safety first!
When we swap out the stock wheels and tires for the autocross/track wheels and tires on my wife's 335is (roughly once a month), we just use either the front or rear side jacking point. Either one will get both tires on either side off the ground for the swap. With an electric impact gun and a stud conversion kit already installed, I can do all four wheels in about half an hour. I wouldn't get underneath a car without using jack stands, but for swapping tires I don't think it's necessary.

On track days everyone that has brought dedicated track wheels and tires does it exactly the same way.
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rtgirard, found it duh, thanks
They work nicely... don't forget to chock the wheels! Happy wrenching
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Thanks for the info, also on my 09 no oil dipstick, just electronic oil gauge, whats up with that?
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They keep falling on mine. I hate having to replace them at 26$ a pop (just did a few minutes ago!) despite I use a flat rubber contact to lift. I should have gotten that adaptor.
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The jack pads should be on the car all the time

IF you need a jack pad:
http://www.bimmerzone.com/product/ACC-51717237195.html

and IF you need a jack pad adaptor
http://www.bimmerzone.com/product/ACC-JP-ADAPTER.html


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Thanks for the info, also on my 09 no oil dipstick, just electronic oil gauge, whats up with that?
You get used to it. I like being able to check my oil while driving along.
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The jack pads should be on the car all the time

IF you need a jack pad:
http://www.bimmerzone.com/product/ACC-51717237195.html

and IF you need a jack pad adaptor
http://www.bimmerzone.com/product/ACC-JP-ADAPTER.html


This is similar to the info that I posted three weeks ago in post #2. I would have a t least mentioned that you ship these items for free, even though your jack pad adapter is $4.00 more.

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