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How to use jack stands?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by BlueWRXPride, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. BlueWRXPride

    BlueWRXPride Member

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    If I'm ever working on a car, like doing a brake job or whatever, I jack the car up with a floor jack, and then put it on jackstands so it is safe. With the M3, there are just 4 specific jack points. So if I use a jackpoint to raise up one corner of the car, how can I then transfer that point to a jackstand? Is there some part of the suspension I could use to put a jack stand under when I remove the floor jack to raise the other side?
     
  2. markb1

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    Unfortunately, Tesla doesn't seems to design their cars for this. (This is true of the X and S, as well.)

    Here's one solution:

    Jackpoint Jackstands

    Or get a lift:

    QuickJack For Residential Use - Home Car Lift
     
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  3. 355rockit

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    Or get Rennstand
     
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    +1 those are awesome!
     
  5. sreams

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    If you jack up the right rear of the car, the right front comes up as well. You can then put a jack stand there. Just did this to bleed brakes on my 3.
     
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  6. T5Quad

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    Does that mean we can get by with just one jack and one stand for rotating tires?
     
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    I think I'll have to try this before buying anything else. I'd prefer not to have two floor jacks; one takes up enough space.
     
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    The structure isn't infinitely rigid. Lifting at a single point runs the risk of twisting the body which might break the rear window. On this thread, post 67, on the Model 3 Owners Club Forum, a member speaks of a service center without a lift that does service using four jacks simultaneously manned because of this risk.
     
  9. BlueWRXPride

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    There's a service center that has no lift???
     

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