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First off. thanks everyone for your info. you have all made excellent points and furthered this conversation along. I hope someone else got help making a decision out of this as well.
That being said, after reading most of your posts, the consensus is
- The quickjack is a luxury for changing oil, flushing radiator, etc... quick short term jack it up kind of operations but is a bit too bulky for just stowing out of the way and people seem to not know that you need the extensions (extended model) for the E39.
- Most people either recommend or want a two post lift cause... hey. two post lift. Unfortunately, not all of us can just lock down whole areas of our meager garages for posts and arms, etc.
- The old standby of floor jack and stands are a PITA cause of the back and forth act you sometimes have to do to get the car up high enough, and the amount of time it takes to get proper elevation. However, confidence in this method for heavy work... removing differential, clutch, and any long term vertical maneuvers is high. -- Ive labored through many vehicles on 4 jackstands , 2 jacks, & some blocks of 4x4.
Me, like many others, want
the quickjack, but after all the very helpful discourse, I'll prolly go with a good low profile jack, some low ramps, and some esco stands and some box tubing with jack adapters welded on the ends. While not as trick as the quickjack, this option is a bit more flexible. just takes longer to get the elevation.
btw. didn't mention this. I have a jack and some stands but I just spent 2 months cleaning, organizing (throwing out tons of ****), and just making room in that space so the new tools are to be a reward from me to me.
2001 E39 M5 Anthracite/Black/Titan
Evolve Tune, Muffler Delete(vibrant 1331s), E60 Short Shifter, F10 ZHP Knob, UUC DSSR,
Bilstein PS9 Coilovers, RKAutowerks Radiator W/Electric Fan, Derale PWM, RKAutowerks Oil Cooler,
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