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Discussion in 'Maintenance & Repair' started by telero, Sep 5, 2017.

  1. telero

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    Anyone actually seen the jack points on the Model 3 yet? I definitely prefer swapping summer and winter tires at home. From what I've seen with the Model S is that you either need a lift, or a set of jackstands that have a separate pad that allows you to jack the car up first then place the stand under the pad and set it down on the stand. I'd assume that since the service center wouldn't want to carry more tools than necessary that it'll be the same for all the cars, but I'd definitely like some confirmation before shelling out the money.
     
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    In the MS manual it shows 4 jacking points. Just jack one corner at a time at the jack point. I haven't seen anything that says you can't do that. I've got a low profile race type jack for that. Been doing it for years.
     
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    Maybe this video would be interesting for you.

     
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    Sadly it's somewhat normal these days that each brand needs a jack pad adaptor, but I'm shocked after this many years none are mass manufactured for Tesla. I usually buy a set of 4 for about $50 for my minis and bmws and they actually attach to the car and stay. Maybe Evannex can offer these. @Roger Pressman
     
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    Interesting! And a good solution for a 4 point lift. Those jacking points look very substantial
     
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    That said with the ridgitity of the Tesla's due to the battery jacking on any one of the 4 substantial jack pads with even a round puck would be fine.
     
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    Watching this thread with interest since I'll be doing swaps twice a weekend when I do ski trips. Granted with a "Dec-Feb" delivery window, chances are my car will not actually be delivered anytime during ski season because of delays, so I might not have to worry about it until the 2018-2019 ski season…
     
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    #9 JWardell, Oct 30, 2017
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    Forgot about this thread, appears from @TrevP 's video and others that they don't have the 3-peg configuration.
    I will reiterate I hope reasonable aftermarket adapters will be made as I have bought for my other cars.
     
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    Even at the price, I'd probably get a set of these: http://shop.jackpointjackstands.com/

    But the video didn't 100% answer the question of which pads would be needed for the Model 3.
     
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