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How much at the BMW dealer??
and a part number please...

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see post number 6 for mail order
Dont want mail order..

Wanted part number and price from the BMW dealer.
If its cheaper there, I might save shipping also...

THe previous poster got hte pads there also.

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some help needed

For those of you who are using a hydraulic floor jack, could you please advise the minimum height of the jack or even model. I need to get a new one because my current jack will not work on the Solstice. Would the Craftsmen aluminum race car jack with 3-3/4" minimum height work?

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Post #9 over on the corvetteforum brings up a point which I never got a clear answer to. I asked once about rotating tires and all I got was a bunch of guys telling me to take it to the dealer for that

When removing more than one tire at a time, like when rotating, how do you support the Solstice on jackstands? Can I use wood blocks under the suspension arms? I guess in short, if the jack is on the pad, where do I put the jackstand?

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yes

I lifted the front from the "lifting points" and put 4 x 4 blocks ( or 6 x 6 ) under the front suspension arms.
Lifted the entire rear from the differential and installed blocks at the lifting points.

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OK. Please be patient with me. I'm ready to paint my calipers. I have a floor jack. I have jack stands. I have thr pdf's of the lifting/jacking info. I've read everything I can find on the forum on this issue. I still have questions.

Can someone get me pictures (I need to see the actual locations. The pdf's don't do it for me.) of EXACTLY where I need to place the jack stands, both front and back. I have NEVER used them before. Yes, I'm a bad person. Before I got my Solstice, I always had any work that required lifting the car (other than changing tires) done by professionals. I have read that I can use the front lifting points and then place the jack stands. My question is WHERE, PRECISELY.

XMM (whom I trust fully ) says I can use the differential to lift the rear end and then place the stands. Again, I need to know exactly where to put them. I can't mess my car up. I would die.

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I had the same questions as I suspect most of my future work will be done by me. In thinking about it I remembered a photo gallery by Brentil with his hitch install that had photos.

https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/s...97&postcount=1

Thats the post, the first link to his gallery shows the exact placement. Should do the trick for you.

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I had the same questions as I suspect most of my future work will be done by me. In thinking about it I remembered a photo gallery by Brentil with his hitch install that had photos.

https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/s...97&postcount=1

Thats the post, the first link to his gallery shows the exact placement. Should do the trick for you.
Thanks, ripple! Those pics show the rear jack stand locations perfectly! I assume I can use the corresponding structures in the front of the car for the front stands.

I really appreciate this.

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No problem and I, like you would like to still see front lift and jack stand locations (although I am pretty darn sure I know the front lift locations) in photos just to be sure.

Of course I still need to purchase a floor jack and jack stands...

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No problem and I, like you would like to still see front lift and jack stand locations (although I am pretty darn sure I know the front lift locations) in photos just to be sure.

Of course I still need to purchase a floor jack and jack stands...


I've also got the Clear Image shorty headers and hi-flow cat coming in pretty soon, so I'll be needing to lift the front again then!

Somebody on here has the pics, I am sure. I have faith in my fellow Sol-sters!

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Okay so its a little scary since thats what I am planning on getting my lift and stands for too - plus exhaust too for me.

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Okay so its a little scary since thats what I am planning on getting my lift and stands for too - plus exhaust too for me.
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Chemist & ripple, my car is currently still up on one jack stand on one side in the front. I will try and snap a few pictures for you before I finally get it back on the ground tonight (long story involving a cheap jack from Walmart, which failed before I was able to get all four wheels back on the ground! After a quick trip to Walmart at lunch today, I will hopefully get My Baby all the way back on the ground.)

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Chemist & ripple, my car is currently still up on one jack stand on one side in the front. I will try and snap a few pictures for you before I finally get it back on the ground tonight (long story involving a cheap jack from Walmart, which failed before I was able to get all four wheels back on the ground! After a quick trip to Walmart at lunch today, I will hopefully get My Baby all the way back on the ground.)
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Okay, here are the pics of how I lifted the front on the jack/jack stands.

DISCLAIMER: I in no way claim that this is the "correct" way to lift the car, and assume no responsibility for damage to anyone's car if they attempt to use this method. This is simply how I did it, and it worked out for me, so...

The pictures are of the front passenger side of the car.

The first pic is where I placed the jack stand. I used the flat area behind the front wheel. There are two holes in this plate which seemed to line up pretty well with the two "tips" on the jack stand and it looked sturdy enough to support the weight of the car, so that is what I decided to use.

Where to place the jack was a little harder to decide. Due to the small size of my garage, I lifted the car one "side" at a time to paint the calipers, rather than lifting the front or back completely. So I placed the jack at the front "knuckle" or joint where the control arm meets the frame, so that only one wheel was raised off the ground. If you are lifting the front and want a centered location to lift from so that both front wheels come up off the ground together, you should probably place the jack under the forward frame member, centered between the two knuckles.
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