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Has anyone used a scissors jack to replace a flat tire?

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by hbv2020, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. hbv2020

    hbv2020 Member

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    With the tire (19") inflated there is only about 5.25 inches clearance. In order to provide stability I was planning on attaching the puck to the jack. The puck is almost 2" and the collapsed jack is almost 4". Not enough room even without the flat tire. I am considering one of those inflatable bag jacks.
     
  2. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    I have an inflatable jack that I purchased for my VW R32. It's fairly heavy and quite big in size. Mine is meant to be filled from the exhaust, but can be filled with a schrader valve. It takes time to fill and the scissor jack I purchased is smaller, lighter and faster.
     
  3. KenC

    KenC Active Member

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    You could carry a piece of wood to drive onto, giving a little more room when placing your scissor jack. The Porsche scissor jacks alot of us use, fold real tight, so don't need alot of room. They also have a nub, so you don't need a puck.
     
  4. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    Exactly what I am doing also. The inflatable jack I purchased for my VW a few years back, takes up a lot of trunk space..
     

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