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I purchased a Torin small jack from Advanced Auto for long trips. Keep it in the box so it doesn't roll around.

Looks kind of like this one (mine doesn't have the swiveling handle)


Jim Gerock

Ruby Red 73tii built 5/30/73 "Celeste"

Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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if you want a jack that is for emergency only.

if you want to have a jack that mounts in the

same place as the factory one, then you

should look for the jack from a E30 325.

it has a shape that works on the bottom of the

pinch weld just behind the square spot for the

factory jack. it also has a nice plastic handle

instead of the metal rod or the older 19mm

wrench for the lugs.

good luck


stone racing co

phila pa 19123

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Lotsa Japanese sedans use one, so they're easy to find. If you want a real treat, find one whose jack handle incorporates a 19mm lug wrench. You can store it in the trunk by turning it upside down, place the base against the underside of the package shelf, and the llifting end against the upper part of the wheel arch, then crank it tight by hand. Takes no space that way.

Probably can't find 'em any more, but years ago I scrounged a nice scissors jack from a Renault R-10 (R12s 15s & 16s used the same jack)--has a nice long handle and a built-in 19mm lug wrench. Much safer than those one-legged things BMW supplied!



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