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      04-17-2015, 07:30 PM   #1
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Plastic Jack Points on the X1

Hi, Has anyone used the Plastic Jack Points to lift their X1 up? I attempted to today and noticed that the 4 jack points are plastic and my hydraulic jack stand has a rounded lift point. I assumed it was metal until I started lifting and noticed 2 points in the square plastic lift point started to dent. I am thinking that I need a special adapter (or) if I can just put a piece of wood between my jack stand and the square plastic lift point. If any of you have done this I would appreciate knowing.

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      04-17-2015, 09:14 PM   #2
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I use a 4x4 block of wood to prevent it from damaging the plastic. I did the same thing on my Saab and I do it on my wife's WRX.
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      04-17-2015, 10:19 PM   #3
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I use a 4x4 block of wood to prevent it from damaging the plastic. I did the same thing on my Saab and I do it on my wife's WRX.
Yup. This. I put a small block of wood between the jack and the jack point to prevent any damage.
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      04-17-2015, 11:37 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip on using a block of wood. I appreciate the feedback.
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      04-18-2015, 01:53 AM   #5
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ECS Tuning offers this, but a block of wood works just fine too

http://www.ecstuning.com/ES251251/?g...HEEBoCweDw_wcB
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that hydraulic jack with round metal has slots where you can lock them in the X1 jack points. I think those jack points are not really plastic, just my opinion, more like some sort of composite made (very hard and strong). I took off all my wheels last week using same hydraulic jack with no block.
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      04-18-2015, 04:24 PM   #7
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My jack stands are aluminum and i cut them to fit in. Also you can cut a piece of wood and stick in the jack points.
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      04-19-2015, 07:08 PM   #8
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+1 on the jack adapter from ECS.
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      04-20-2015, 02:54 AM   #9
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I bought a jack pad adapter from Burger Tuning for $19.00.
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      04-20-2015, 07:31 AM   #10
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Thanks guys, just ordered one from Burger Motorsports via Ebay for $10 including shipping.




Check out this item I found on eBay: http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...960139&alt=web
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      04-20-2015, 04:16 PM   #11
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Have anyone notice that between the motor & Trans. There is another square plastic block to Lift the front?
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      07-28-2015, 01:10 PM   #12
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28i or 35i? on that jack point?

Where do y'all place the jack stands?
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      07-30-2015, 10:03 PM   #13
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I bought one of those adapters from Fred Gwyn (sp) who advertises in the classified section of Roundel. Fast shipping and he's a BMW supporter.
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