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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 11-07-2014, 05:17 PM
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jacking point

Hello there ,can someone tell me what is the part number for the jacking point on x3 2011 . thank you.
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Old 11-10-2014, 09:56 AM
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Go here, put in the last 7 characters of your VIN and find it.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/select.do
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:06 AM
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Use one of these and ya won't damage the plastic jack points: http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showpo...06&postcount=1
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:14 PM
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Thanks . i will look into that .
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:21 AM
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Use one of these and ya won't damage the plastic jack points: http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showpo...06&postcount=1
Good idea. I wondered how to jack up the car without damaging the jack point. Ordered one to keep in the car just in case. Ordered the SS lug bolt guide tool as I think it will take the weight of the wheel and tire better than the alum. one
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:02 PM
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Jacked my 2011 X3 numerous times without a jack pad protector. No damage at all to the jack pads. Don't think you need to but this. My floor jack has a 4" diameter jacking disk.

Now the lug tool may be worthwhile. I still have the lug tool that came from my 1995 325 and I still use it to mount my wheels on the X3
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Old 11-19-2014, 11:04 PM
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I'm interested in doing my own snow/spring tire swaps going forward. Can anyone recommend a solid kit for doing so ( jack, pneumatic wrench, etc.)?

TIA!
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:13 AM
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A good floor jack, 17mm socket and breaker bar is all you need. If you want to be sure you don't over tighten the wheel bolts, get a torque wrench.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:45 PM
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Would you know the torque specs? Didn't find them in the manual
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:59 PM
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A good floor jack, 17mm socket and breaker bar is all you need. If you want to be sure you don't over tighten the wheel bolts, get a torque wrench.

Thanks -had no idea a breaker bar even existed! Hell of a lot cheaper than buying a compressor, pneumatic drill and offers some exercise to boot. Looking forward not having to go back to Mavis next spring!
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