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post #1 of 14 Old 28th December 2017, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone using a Quickjack for their E34?

This one:

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog...ack%2520Models

I am planning on picking up a BL-5000SLX which will fit an air-cooled 911. Wondering if it will work dimensionally on an E34...?

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It says it is rated to 3,5000 lb. That is not enough for the M5. Sure do not want to chance a failure, no matter how unlikely if you plan to be under it...

I would go for the next one at 5,000lb.

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have you checked the distance for the jackpads on the E34? For the E39 you need the EXT model to work.

If the EXT is too long for the Porsche, you can also use the system by orienting it perpendicularly:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyO7oSiqBSo


As for the product itself, it's okay; it's certainly not a substitute for a 2-post lift. Ranger/Quickjack is filling a niche for people with cars that don't have central jacking points for the front and/or rear. The setup is quicker than a 4 jack stand setup, but it's very tedious. The two biggest drawbacks are having to align the two units, and storing them. Quickjack suggests storing the units standing up, but if you don't have a way to tie them up, it gets risky in a tight garage space.
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Just curious: where would you locate the rear pads on the M5?

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Just curious: where would you locate the rear pads on the M5?
Doesn't the E34 have 4 jacking point along the rockers/sideskirts?

ref:
https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e34...-back-now.html

The only issue I see, is the rubber pads that come with the quickjack are too large to fit factory jacking points. I would NOT recommend cutting the rubber pads since they are already VERY soft.
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Just curious: where would you locate the rear pads on the M5?

Iím going to check the measurements later on my car and see if they will work. Iím betting they will. The E34 is not a HUGE car.... and I donít want to do the sideways-jacking thing with these, Iíd rather go front-to-back.


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Doesn't the E34 have 4 jacking point along the rockers/sideskirts?

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https://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e34...-back-now.html

The only issue I see, is the rubber pads that come with the quickjack are too large to fit factory jacking points. I would NOT recommend cutting the rubber pads since they are already VERY soft.

There are other options for jack pads, even if they arenít sold by QuickJack. There are all kinds out there. Just a matter of looking for something of the right dimensions and material.
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Here’s a photo from a member here on M5Board who uses a Quickjack BL-5000SLX on his E34 M5 (jack points are ~51 inches apart) - looks like a quick, easy and safe way to get your car 21 inches off the ground:
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That's my car, my garage, and my Quickjacks 5000slx. Works great! I place the rubber blocks directly underneath the jacking points. I was at first worried about damaging the plastic rocker covers but the car has been up on the jacks many, many, many times now and no issues. I feel really safe under there, much better than the car wobbling about on jack stands.

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That's my car, my garage, and my Quickjacks 5000slx. Works great! I place the rubber blocks directly underneath the jacking points. I was at first worried about damaging the plastic rocker covers but the car has been up on the jacks many, many, many times now and no issues. I feel really safe under there, much better than the car wobbling about on jack stands.

Thank you for sharing. Much appreciated. I have done a lot of looking around and these seem like a very versatile option.

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