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Old 07-09-2019, 09:40 AM
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Are the jack pads supposed to fit snug in the jacking point?

Bought some new jack pads and jacking points. The Click image for larger version

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Old 07-09-2019, 09:55 AM
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That rectangular pad only goes on the side of the car. One front, one back - 2 on each side. There are tabs on the black thing in your picture that fit into the side rails. There is no pad for the front jack point, only a piece of steel protruding down a bit.
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That rectangular pad only goes on the side of the car. One front, one back - 2 on each side. There are tabs on the black thing in your picture that fit into the side rails. There is no pad for the front jack point, only a piece of steel protruding down a bit.


Thanks. I understand that. My question is that the rectangle on the jack pad is much smaller than where it would sit on the jacking point. Is this typical or should they be the same size so there is no play?Click image for larger version

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never used the circle pad, always just whatever is on the end of my jack. I think the factory jack inserts into that and is more snug.
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never used the circle pad, always just whatever is on the end of my jack. I think the factory jack inserts into that and is more snug.


Yeah. Iím not liking the fit of these. Both made for X5. If itís not snug it seems dumb to use. Time to return.


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Are the jack pads supposed to fit snug in the jacking point?

Mine fit (almost) snugly. Hard to judge scale but it seems your new jack points are larger than my BMW originals.


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Mine fit (almost) snugly. Hard to judge scale but it seems your new jack points are larger than my BMW originals.


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The new jack points are exactly the same size as my old ones. The jack pad is smaller. Maybe there is more than one size jack pad adapter for BMW.


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My question is that the rectangle on the jack pad is much smaller than where it would sit on the jacking point. Is this typical or should they be the same size so there is no play?
Ok...I have a couple of those jack pad things. The ones I have fit snugly and have a small rubber thing on the ends so they can stay in place even with no jack under the jack pad. But, I don't think it matters at all. As long as it fits in the hole more or less, it is fine. I also use small pieces of 1/2" (or may it is 23/32") plywood. I cut them to fit exactly in the well of the car's pad. That's fine too.
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Looking online, they donít all state the measurements of the circle jack pads with the rectangle. Many of them have different measurements. Very difficult to find the correct one with a snug fit. If anyone has a recommendation for a specific pad let me know. They all seem a little small and would result in possible slipping.


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These are the ones I have. I use these or the plywood plugs I talked about.
http://www.reverselogic.us/bmw_jack_...tegory=4591507
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:13 PM
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These were really cheap and ended up working out really well. They are a perfect fit for the E70 jacking points. No movement. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Rubber-Ja...-BMW/290670126
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That does look like a big discrepancy. Mine are not snug but they're close. I wrapped a little masking tape around it and that extra thickness made it snug enough to stick in there.
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