BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-07-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
e82n54
Private First Class
 
e82n54's Avatar
 
Drives: '09 135i 6MT Alpine White
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Houston, TX

Posts: 197
iTrader: (1)

Jack Stand Safety

Is it safe to rest the car on 4 jack stands? (1 jack stand per corner jack pad) I am concerned the car could tip over too easily if pushed only a little. Also, the higher the stand the more likely it will tip. What's the rule? Thanks.
e82n54 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-07-2012, 10:09 AM   #2
Guildenstern
or Rosencrantz
 
Guildenstern's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 Montego Blue 128i
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Cleveland, OH

Posts: 455
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 128i Coupe  [0.00]
Figure like this, You have about 1,000 pounds being focused on each of those 4 about 6 square inch surfaces. as long as the stands are of good quality, and on flat level ground, it would take a lot to shift them. Just set them no higher than you need and keep it level.

I'd be more worried about the stands sinking into an asphalt driveway (remember use something between jackstand and especially HOT asphalt) than I would worry that they could tip once weight is on them.
Guildenstern is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      07-07-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
JimD
Colonel
 
JimD's Avatar
 
Drives: 128i convertible
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Lexington, SC

Posts: 2,652
iTrader: (0)

I've had mine on jack stands. It was not unstable. I put it on stands early so I could paint the calipers (after cleaning them). I made some little blocks of 3/4 baltic birch plywood to fit into the jacking pockets and rest on the top of the jack stands.

Jim
__________________
128i Convertible, MT, Alpine White, Black Top, Taupe Leatherette, Walnut, Sport
Ordered 5/22/09, Completed 6/4/09, At Port 6/9/09, On the Georgia Highway 6/13/09, Ship Arrived Charleston 6/24/09 at 10pm, PCD 7/21/09
JimD is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:35 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST