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About those Jack Holes

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SageBrush, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. SageBrush

    SageBrush 2018: Drain the Sewer

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    I've been mulling over possibilities for inexpensive adapters and realized I don't understand the mechanics of the jack placement spot on the car:

    Is the mechanical strength the triangular (but somewhat rounded!) metal with a hole in it, or is the load carried at the depth of the hole ? Said another way, is a pin in the hole mostly for placement and to prevent sliding, or does it carry load ?
     
  2. intjester

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    I think it's the former. I ended up getting the puck style from ReverseLogic, as the puck does not really go outside the bounds of the smallish horizontal plate that is given. The O-ring holds them in place in the socket.

    However, if you want to do jack stands, you only have 2 choices and it may be better to go with the stand maker's adapter directly.

    Tesla
     
  3. insaneoctane

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    There's some in depth discussion including Tesla on this.....The holes are not necessary, but can aide in alignment.
     
  4. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    I expected this to be a thread about shorts/haters. I am disappoint.
     
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