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Old 07-09-2019, 07:10 AM
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There is a bunch of debate on how a hydraulic jack knocks out the rear end alignment when lifting the vehicle using the sub frame.

Is there much merit to that happening? See picture.

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Old 07-10-2019, 05:27 AM
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BMW says you jack using the differential casing, not the subframe, taking care not to jack on protruding aluminium cover parts. I would fear bending the subframe jacking it the way shown in the picture. Jacking by the differential puts the pressure on 4 places on the subframe rather than one.

I like to reverse onto ramps then use the floor jack. Gives you more room to see what you're doing. I have a high lift jack that will lift the wheels 5" clear of the ramps. Same for the front but I use the center subframe jack point. This is the only way to get the car up on jackstands safely.
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