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Emergency Roadside Kit / Jack

Finished putting together my emergency / roadside kit for the Tesla...

First aid kit, basic hand tools, roadside safety items, jack, 12v compressor with sealant, tire plug kit and E100 Fire Extinguisher... REALLY happy with how it turned out.

Especially the jack... Its the one from the Ram Promaster and the alignment nipple works perfectly. I appreciate it has a high weight rating and high lift. Also has a pretty nifty feature of including a thumbwheel to allow you to move it up to the chassis without tools AND it even has the same size nut (21mm) as the wheel lugs so I can interchange the socket as needed.

The safety vest and reflective triangle actually came in the Tesla first aid / emergency kit but I thought they worked better in with the cloth Jack / lug wrench set. Also gave me a bit more room to add in some more minor first aid items such as regular band aids, burn gel and antibiotic ointment. Things I may need more often taking the kids to soccer or other activities.

Also loving the small fire extinguisher. Watched a lot of vids and reviews... It seems awesome and I'll likely get some for my other vehicles. Maybe even the home garage and kitchen.

Not sure if we will take the Tesla for long family trips but if we do, I may add a spare wheel / tire for those trips as well.
 

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I got this jack. All the Amazon steel ones are really weak. All made in China. I tried several.

Pretty much any OEM jack is much better.

The perfect Model 3 emergency jack?

I got this beast for a compressor, pumps real fast.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036E9VB6

I got a similar No name plug kit from Amazon. Used it once. It got the job done, but it was a chore. Not that happy with it. Really cheaply made, tools bend easy.

Almost anything that isn’t name brand on Amazon is junk. Some stuff you can get away with. That doesn’t mean all name brand stuff is good either. Your jack will probably get the job done but beware. Someone that bought the Modern Spare package came with a similar jack. It buckled on him. There are no standards on the weight rating.
 
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The jack I picked up was made for the Ram promaster, a 4600lb commercial van.

It weighs more than the one from that Model 3 link but I was more interested in making sure it could handle the vehicle weight than saving a couple pounds.

Now the plug kit feedback, very disappointing to hear that but guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. 😢
 

mswlogo

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The jack I picked up was made for the Ram promaster, a 4600lb commercial van.

It weighs more than the one from that Model 3 link but I was more interested in making sure it could handle the vehicle weight than saving a couple pounds.

Now the plug kit feedback, very disappointing to hear that but guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. 😢
I stand corrected on your jack. Sounds beefy enough. :)
 
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The jack I picked up was made for the Ram promaster, a 4600lb commercial van.

It weighs more than the one from that Model 3 link but I was more interested in making sure it could handle the vehicle weight than saving a couple pounds.

Now the plug kit feedback, very disappointing to hear that but guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. 😢

I have been using this kit for years. I have not had any problems with it whatsoever.



Have you seen these? They work great.


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I have been using this kit for years. I have not had any problems with it whatsoever.



Have you seen these? They work great.


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Oh that’s awesome, no had not seen those, I’ll give them a try! Thanks!
 

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I have been using this kit for years. I have not had any problems with it whatsoever.


Did you read the 206 1-star reviews claiming how the tools fall apart?

At least you didn’t spend as much as I did for cheap crap.
 

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Did you read the 206 1-star reviews claiming how the tools fall apart?

At least you didn’t spend as much as I did for cheap crap.

I don't need to read it. I have been using this kit for years. I have not had any problems with it whatsoever.

I plugged at least 10 tires with it and the tools have not shown any signs of falling apart.

The price may be cheap, but the tools are not crap.
 

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I don't need to read it. I have been using this kit for years. I have not had any problems with it whatsoever.

I plugged at least 10 tires with it and the tools have not shown any signs of falling apart.

The price may be cheap, but the tools are not crap.
Companies that sell stuff like that change manufacturers ALL the time. Maybe what you have is different than what they sell today. My handles are not plastic but still the needle is weak, soft metal.
 
Check out Myers Tire Supply for excellent tire repair tools and supplies. I used them when in the repair business but I'm pretty sure they will sell to anyone. Not necessarily cheap but pro grade and made to stand up to repeated use. A little extra money spent so you don't wind up with a bent insertion tool when you need it.
https://www.myerstiresupply.com
 
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The jack I picked up was made for the Ram promaster, a 4600lb commercial van.

It weighs more than the one from that Model 3 link but I was more interested in making sure it could handle the vehicle weight than saving a couple pounds.

Now the plug kit feedback, very disappointing to hear that but guess I shouldn’t be too surprised. 😢
Have you had an opportunity to try the promaster jack? Can you share some pictures of it in use. The Porsche jack is way too overpriced now and I need to find a reliable alternative to the modern spare scissor jack. Did you consider any other jacks before you decided on the promaster?
 
Have you had an opportunity to try the promaster jack? Can you share some pictures of it in use. The Porsche jack is way too overpriced now and I need to find a reliable alternative to the modern spare scissor jack. Did you consider any other jacks before you decided on the promaster?
I have.

Right after getting it I raised the front to test (and tofamiliarize myself with "Jack Mode" so I am not learning that during an emergency) and raised the back last weekend to get a better view of the rear tires to check for the premature inner 21" tire wear.

Worked great both times. Now I have only used it on concrete / asphalt so the above post is accurate, subpar base will not be as smooth but not having to run this one very far up to get the tires off should help with that.

Here are a few pictures.

Being a bit larger than needed also pushes the end out away form the car panel a lot, which I love.

Also note in the first picture, the large knurled knob on the end, this is great for spinning it to get it up to the car body by hand (and could even use it the last bit of the lowering too).

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drasid

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I have.

Right after getting it I raised the front to test (and tofamiliarize myself with "Jack Mode" so I am not learning that during an emergency) and raised the back last weekend to get a better view of the rear tires to check for the premature inner 21" tire wear.

Worked great both times. Now I have only used it on concrete / asphalt so the above post is accurate, subpar base will not be as smooth but not having to run this one very far up to get the tires off should help with that.

Here are a few pictures.

Being a bit larger than needed also pushes the end out away form the car panel a lot, which I love.

Also note in the first picture, the large knurled knob on the end, this is great for spinning it to get it up to the car body by hand (and could even use it the last bit of the lowering too).

Thanks for the feedback and the pictures. Looks like a sturdy jack. Will most likely pick one up before the price skyrockets!
 
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