In Reply to: Re: Forget ramps. Get a jack and jack stands posted by ScottK on September 22, 1999 at 11:06:23:
Asking where the safe jack points are?
I've had my car on ramps--and on stands. I was told by a BMW tech that you could jack from the rear suspension--then put jack stand under jack mount point. This works well.
In the front I'm not as sure--I was told (by same BMW tech) to use a frame rail about 12" from jacking point. Jack there then put the jack stand at jack point.
I still prefer ramps if I know I'm not taking the wheels off. (ie: for oil changes)
Disclaimer: I'm not responsable for you jacking your vehicle.