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      03-22-2020, 09:07 AM   #1
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Need to do some work under the front of my car (installing an oil cooler skid plate) and need to jack up my car DIY and would like to use a couple car stands to do the work. Where on the F90 is the right / safest place to put the car stands under the front end, thanks.
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watching tread.....post the DIY photos......

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Need to do some work under the front of my car (installing an oil cooler skid plate) and need to jack up my car DIY and would like to use a couple car stands to do the work. Where on the F90 is the right / safest place to put the car stands under the front end, thanks.
Do you already own the stands? If not, I'd suggest purchasing some Race Ramps. So much easier to do work under the car.
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I just went through this myself... Here's what I ordered:

Low-profile jack and 2 jack stands-
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben...11362sch01akt/

Jack pad adapter for a perfect fit on the factory jack pads-
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...pter/ecs10721/

If you utilize the front jack pads you should be alright. I don't have any pictures from using this setup but hopefully some others may be able to chime in.
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I just went through this myself... Here's what I ordered:

Low-profile jack and 2 jack stands-
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-schwaben...11362sch01akt/

Jack pad adapter for a perfect fit on the factory jack pads-
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...pter/ecs10721/

If you utilize the front jack pads you should be alright. I don't have any pictures from using this setup but hopefully some others may be able to chime in.
If I use floor jack to lift the car, where do I place the car stands under the car?
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If I use floor jack to lift the car, where do I place the car stands under the car?
That has always concerned me. I donít like jacking up the car on any place beyond the main jacking point. So recently I have been considering RennStand. You might want to consider.
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Well, ended up driving the car up onto ramps but because the front is so low, had to extend out the ramps with 4 feet of 2x6 supported with 2x4. Did the job.
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If I use floor jack to lift the car, where do I place the car stands under the car?
This is a very logical question. The F90 M5 unfortunately doesn't have the central jacking point the F10 had in the front. So, to jack up the car from the side, the jacking points that BMW provides are what should be used. Of course, with the jack using the jacking point, where does the jack stand go? Assuming you're able to find a safe and functional location for the jack stand, getting the car to an acceptable height for easy under car maintenance is a multi-step procedure, needing two separate lifts for each side of the car.

I've found, and posted multiple times, the QuickJack BL-6000XLT for the F90 M5. It's expensive, but so easy to use it makes working on the car a breeze. Safe, fast and secure, you may leave it suspended for months at a time if needed. Check out the lift at quick jack.com

Aronis, I can't believe you haven't bought one yet!
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If I use floor jack to lift the car, where do I place the car stands under the car?
This is a very logical question. The F90 M5 unfortunately doesn't have the central jacking point the F10 had in the front. So, to jack up the car from the side, the jacking points that BMW provides are what should be used. Of course, with the jack using the jacking point, where does the jack stand go? Assuming you're able to find a safe and functional location for the jack stand, getting the car to an acceptable height for easy under car maintenance is a multi-step procedure, needing two separate lifts for each side of the car.

I've found, and posted multiple times, the QuickJack BL-6000XLT for the F90 M5. It's expensive, but so easy to use it makes working on the car a breeze. Safe, fast and secure, you may leave it suspended for months at a time if needed. Check out the lift at quick jack.com

Aronis, I can't believe you haven't bought one yet!
Wow, those "quick jacks" are expensive ... not sure the amount of DIY I plan to do the my cars can justify that cost ... but they do look great
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Wow, those "quick jacks" are expensive ... not sure the amount of DIY I plan to do the my cars can justify that cost ... but they do look great
Yeah, if you don't do a lot of tinkering they aren't cost effective. I enjoy working on the car and for me they make sense. Nice for work underneath on either end of the car. For just occasional front end work some good ramps should be fine.....yours look questionable.
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Wow, those "quick jacks" are expensive ... not sure the amount of DIY I plan to do the my cars can justify that cost ... but they do look great
Yeah, if you don't do a lot of tinkering they aren't cost effective. I enjoy working on the car and for me they make sense. Nice for work underneath on either end of the car. For just occasional front end work some good ramps should be fine.....yours look questionable.
Very true ... it was a $10 solution that works and as I like to say, you get what you pay for 😁
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Very true ... it was a $10 solution that works and as I like to say, you get what you pay for 😁
You made do with what you had on hand, commendable in itself. Good luck with the skid plate, I'll be doing that in the future too. Which one are you using, Fall Line or Turner?
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Very true ... it was a $10 solution that works and as I like to say, you get what you pay for 😁
You made do with what you had on hand, commendable in itself. Good luck with the skid plate, I'll be doing that in the future too. Which one are you using, Fall Line or Turner?
Tuner ... installed last night
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Tuner ... installed last night
Cool! The Turner piece looked to be a much easier install than Fall Line. I think both need some 1/4" mesh installed over the whole opening to avoid the odd nail ricocheting into the cooler. There was a thread on that a while back on the F90 forum, as well as the F10 forum. Guy lost his motor from a nail into the cooler.

Since the underneath is the outlet for the air flowing through the cooler, I don't think the slight extra restriction from the mesh will hurt airflow.
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Tuner ... installed last night
Cool! The Turner piece looked to be a much easier install than Fall Line. I think both need some 1/4" mesh installed over the whole opening to avoid the odd nail ricocheting into the cooler. There was a thread on that a while back on the F90 forum, as well as the F10 forum. Guy lost his motor from a nail into the cooler.

Since the underneath is the outlet for the air flowing through the cooler, I don't think the slight extra restriction from the mesh will hurt airflow.
45minutes to install. Super easy, no cutting just bolt on and you're good to go. If you do install mesh/screen, please document with pictures what you've done ... based on your experience I might do the same.
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