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      11-04-2011, 01:43 PM   #23
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I use 3/4 baltic birch plywood pieces. Others have reported using short pieces of rectangular steel tube.... I made two piece wood blocks for my jack stands becaue they have a hole in the center of the contact point.
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I need the stands so that I can swap summer and winter tires.. also, much easier to clean the wheels if I can just pop them off really quick..
Wheel changing, don't bother with jack-stands, they'r a PIA... go with a nice lower profile jack and a BMW jack pad from http://burgertuning.com/BMW_jack_pad_adapter.html
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I'm starting to wonder if we're talking about the same thing. To make sure, these are the jack stands I have:



You'd have to pay me a lot to get under that car.
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i haven't been comfortable with any of the configurations i've seen using the Y-head jack stands. even with the adapters for BMW jack points, they still don't jive well. i got these torin aluminum racing jack stands from harbor freight a few years ago, and they are PERFECT for the jack pads on modern bimmers. no adapters required, since the jack pad fits nicely within the head of the stand.

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Wheel changing, don't bother with jack-stands, they'r a PIA... go with a nice lower profile jack and a BMW jack pad from http://burgertuning.com/BMW_jack_pad_adapter.html
I'm totally and completely not understanding how this adapter works. Do you mean you jack up the central jack point in the front, with this adapter, and change the front wheels, and then lower it and do that in the back?

Cause right now, this is the solution I'm living with, too:

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I'm starting to wonder if we're talking about the same thing. To make sure, these are the jack stands I have:



I insert the adapter just like the piece of wood you can see in this pic (borrowed from another thread), place the stands sideways like the red ones, and lower onto the stands. These stands are flatter than mine, and I guess my stands are flatter than yours, so maybe it won't fit, but there's no problem with my stands.

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