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  • 10-22-2010, 10:50 PM
    jimlev

    Backing up on the ramps won't push them away (m)

    Trying up onto them with the front wheels can sometimes push them forward.
  • 10-22-2010, 10:25 PM
    edjack

    The back has the parking brake. If you put the >>

    front on ramps, and attempt to jack the rear, the car will run you over.
    Ed in San Jose. BMW CCA member since 1987 (Nr. 62319). Golden Gate Chapter. '97 540i 6 speed. Build Date 3/97. Aspensilber over Aubergine leather.
  • 10-22-2010, 09:22 PM
    Filehorse

    Same here. They only had one when I called so > >

    I just ordered online with the Ship-to-Store option and no shipping charges. If we bought those by the pound, we made out OK. Heavy..!!



    Filehorse
    Knoxville, TN
    BMWCCA #407627

    2002 525i Steptronic Sport/Premium | Build Date: 05/02
    81,000 Ultimate Driving miles
    Xenons
    Style 81s | Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS
    Titanium Gray | Gray Leather
    35% LLumar ATR LLumaStar tint
    Valentine 1 | Hardwired
    Steering wheel position memory w/Alzheimers
    "Lifetime" ATF replaced at 40,000; Switched to Valvoline MaxLife @ the 80,000 mile service
    StopTech SportStop slotted rotors w/Axxis Deluxe Advanced pads
    StopTech SS Braided Brake Lines

    2001 E46 325i (Jet Black) Forced Retirement 6/28/09

    2001 E46 325i (Orient Blue) Forced Retirement 10/09

    1989 E30 325i (Alpine White) Retired
  • 10-22-2010, 08:01 PM
    lezonebay

    got 2 today from Tractor supply. They had 2 stock



    1997 BMW 840CiA
    1990 BMW Z1
    1999 BMW 528iT (Hauler mobile)
    2002 Astro Van AWD
    2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Package
    1987 BMW 535i with 5spd manual (for sale)
    1992 BMW 735iL (needs head and interior)
    1977 BMW 320i (project racecar)
    2007 Mazda CX9 AWD (Wife mobile)
    1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze

    1995 850CSI CD00177 (SOLD)
  • 10-20-2010, 09:29 PM
    lezonebay

    Europeans don't drive a rusty old pickup :-)

    and that guy is sure looks like welding something. I have seen this pics but never noticed the welding equipment in the background. Seriously crazy but good.

    1997 BMW 840CiA
    1990 BMW Z1
    1999 BMW 528iT (Hauler mobile)
    2002 Astro Van AWD
    2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Package
    1987 BMW 535i with 5spd manual (for sale)
    1992 BMW 735iL (needs head and interior)
    1977 BMW 320i (project racecar)
    2007 Mazda CX9 AWD (Wife mobile)
    1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze

    1995 850CSI CD00177 (SOLD)
  • 10-20-2010, 01:43 PM
    Filehorse

    I'm not saying I did or didn't steal it from you.>

    But, I did steal it from somebody...!! :-) That one shows up in a lot of conversations.


    Filehorse
    Knoxville, TN
    BMWCCA #407627

    2002 525i Steptronic Sport/Premium | Build Date: 05/02
    81,000 Ultimate Driving miles
    Xenons
    Style 81s | Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS
    Titanium Gray | Gray Leather
    35% LLumar ATR LLumaStar tint
    Valentine 1 | Hardwired
    Steering wheel position memory w/Alzheimers
    "Lifetime" ATF replaced at 40,000; Switched to Valvoline MaxLife @ the 80,000 mile service
    StopTech SportStop slotted rotors w/Axxis Deluxe Advanced pads
    StopTech SS Braided Brake Lines

    2001 E46 325i (Jet Black) Forced Retirement 6/28/09

    2001 E46 325i (Orient Blue) Forced Retirement 10/09

    1989 E30 325i (Alpine White) Retired
  • 10-20-2010, 01:11 PM
    Eurodavid

    Filehorse, you stole my pic I've used freq on here

    First time I used it was poking fun at Panos after he wrecked his 540. I said "Panos has found a new set of wheels!"

    Eurodavid
  • 10-20-2010, 01:09 PM
    Eurodavid

    jeezus, one little mention of Gorillas & u guys go

    APE S H I T! ;-D

    As for myself, I prefer backing up onto ramps (while at same time car rolls up on 3" inch graded wood planks in front), then using the center frame jack pad under the front and jacking the whole front-end up that way and putting two more Gorilla ramps facing in opposite direction as rear. This locks the car in solid when doing under-the-car engine stuff like oil pan, draining oil, tranny work, guibo work, transmission mounts, tranny drain & refill, drive-shaft, etc, etc). If I have to do work on any of the wheels, I roll the hydraulic jack around to that jack pad on the outer rim of the car, and jack away (no pun intended---and Craig, forgot to mention I am one of those who uses the diff as a jack point when doing any rear wheel work, using a double 2x4 carved & formed to fit snugly under the diff---sorry forgot to mention that fact. BMW says no on the using the diff, but it's funny how every BMW mechanic I know uses the diff--BMW diffs were built to withstand 4-5 times the weight of the rear of the car).

    As far as jack stands, not using them frequently is just my preferance. On a few of my old American muscle cars, I can't tell you the number of times my father, brother and me nearly pulled the car off one or more of the Craftsman jack stands when we were cranking (torquing) hard on something trying to either get something on and/or get it to its torque specs. If you've ever seen a car come off the jack stands while you are working on it, you'll get religion right away when it comes to preformed heavy duty ramps (or go the route of BMW540san).

    But of course, YMMV.

    Eurodavid
  • 10-20-2010, 12:16 PM
    nnunez

    Right, cause no European would be that versatile..



    2000 540i Sport in Houston, TX
  • 10-20-2010, 12:11 PM
    nnunez

    Thats only cause the lift wont yell at you.....



    2000 540i Sport in Houston, TX
  • 10-20-2010, 12:09 PM
    nnunez

    I bet you raise and lower your car in front of....

    your neighbors just to show off that you dont have to set your beer down to raise your car!!!!!

    2000 540i Sport in Houston, TX
  • 10-20-2010, 10:13 AM
    lezonebay

    Ditto. Thanks for the tip. Who knew ? Tractor

    supply store ? Never been to the store ever !!! Time to change it !!!

    1997 BMW 840CiA
    1990 BMW Z1
    1999 BMW 528iT (Hauler mobile)
    2002 Astro Van AWD
    2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Package
    1987 BMW 535i with 5spd manual (for sale)
    1992 BMW 735iL (needs head and interior)
    1977 BMW 320i (project racecar)
    2007 Mazda CX9 AWD (Wife mobile)
    1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze

    1995 850CSI CD00177 (SOLD)
  • 10-20-2010, 10:04 AM
    Filehorse

    Fortunately - or sadly - I don't have room for one




    Filehorse
    Knoxville, TN
    BMWCCA #407627

    2002 525i Steptronic Sport/Premium | Build Date: 05/02
    81,000 Ultimate Driving miles
    Xenons
    Style 81s | Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS
    Titanium Gray | Gray Leather
    35% LLumar ATR LLumaStar tint
    Valentine 1 | Hardwired
    Steering wheel position memory w/Alzheimers
    "Lifetime" ATF replaced at 40,000; Switched to Valvoline MaxLife @ the 80,000 mile service
    StopTech SportStop slotted rotors w/Axxis Deluxe Advanced pads
    StopTech SS Braided Brake Lines

    2001 E46 325i (Jet Black) Forced Retirement 6/28/09

    2001 E46 325i (Orient Blue) Forced Retirement 10/09

    1989 E30 325i (Alpine White) Retired
  • 10-20-2010, 10:02 AM
    jimlev

    Tractor Supply also has a nice little metal lathe(

    that they sell for ~$400. I really don't need one...BUT I'm sure I could find a few projects to do with it.
  • 10-20-2010, 09:24 AM
    Filehorse

    Thanks for the tip on Tractor Supply > > >

    I have one only 10 minutes away and I ordered two of them for $29.99 each plus tax and Ship-to-Store with no shipping charges. This should be a nice addition to the shop tool inventory.


    Filehorse
    Knoxville, TN
    BMWCCA #407627

    2002 525i Steptronic Sport/Premium | Build Date: 05/02
    81,000 Ultimate Driving miles
    Xenons
    Style 81s | Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS
    Titanium Gray | Gray Leather
    35% LLumar ATR LLumaStar tint
    Valentine 1 | Hardwired
    Steering wheel position memory w/Alzheimers
    "Lifetime" ATF replaced at 40,000
    StopTech SportStop slotted rotors w/Axxis Deluxe Advanced pads
    StopTech SS Braided Brake Lines

    2001 E46 325i (Jet Black) Forced Retirement 6/28/09

    2001 E46 325i (Orient Blue) Forced Retirement 10/09

    1989 E30 325i (Alpine White) Retired
  • 10-20-2010, 07:19 AM
    jimlev

    Did you read the reviews on that Amazon link? (m)

    Tractor Supply was selling them for $30 each. Yes, I paid $25 each plus shipping.

    http://www.millmans.com/product_categories.cfm

    Typing in the p/n in the link above brings up this link.
    I'm pretty sure that the Alltrade name is an Australian brand, so you should be able to get them "down under".

    http://www.alltradetools.com/catalog...ack-stand.html

    Here they are for $35 each.

    https://www.toolsmithonline.com/prod...7%7DJack-Stand
  • 10-20-2010, 07:00 AM
    Filehorse

    They're only $34.99 from Toolsmith - however . . .

    they don't have any in stock. Toolsmith With none in stock, I guess they could be selling them for $1.98.


    Filehorse
    Knoxville, TN
    BMWCCA #407627

    2002 525i Steptronic Sport/Premium | Build Date: 05/02
    81,000 Ultimate Driving miles
    Xenons
    Style 81s | Bridgestone Potenza RE960 AS
    Titanium Gray | Gray Leather
    35% LLumar ATR LLumaStar tint
    Valentine 1 | Hardwired
    Steering wheel position memory w/Alzheimers
    "Lifetime" ATF replaced at 40,000
    StopTech SportStop slotted rotors w/Axxis Deluxe Advanced pads
    StopTech SS Braided Brake Lines

    2001 E46 325i (Jet Black) Forced Retirement 6/28/09

    2001 E46 325i (Orient Blue) Forced Retirement 10/09

    1989 E30 325i (Alpine White) Retired
  • 10-19-2010, 11:07 PM
    lezonebay

    $25 ? ? ? today its 63.99 on amazon.




    1997 BMW 840CiA
    1990 BMW Z1
    1999 BMW 528iT (Hauler mobile)
    2002 Astro Van AWD
    2003 Nissan 350Z Enthusiast Package
    1987 BMW 535i with 5spd manual (for sale)
    1992 BMW 735iL (needs head and interior)
    1977 BMW 320i (project racecar)
    2007 Mazda CX9 AWD (Wife mobile)
    1998 Yamaha Blaster+Breeze

    1995 850CSI CD00177 (SOLD)
  • 10-19-2010, 09:21 PM
    Carmania99

    Re: who uses jackstands anymore? Four Gorilla ramps,

    For sake of getting crucified, why the back first? wouldnt it be easier to drive on the front & lift the rear? (only had 1 wheel in the air up to this point, but needed to do ATF) Have a pair of gorilla's already, certainly willing to spring $50 for another to get the stability. One last newb question. when raising, either full front or back, what are you using as the jack point?

    Finally, anybody got any idea how tough it is to ask the above without using the phrase "jacking off"...i tried to be good. thx
  • 10-19-2010, 04:35 PM
    fritracer

    I ment say no, not so no.

    Fritracer
    Cincinnati, OH
    2000 540ia Sport Package 9/99 Silver/ Black
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