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How to use jack stands?

BlueWRXPride

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Oct 24, 2017
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Syracuse
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?
 

markb1

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Feb 17, 2012
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San Diego, CA
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?

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
 

gecko10x

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Jan 22, 2018
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WV
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.
 

Oyster Bait

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Apr 5, 2016
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25
Cocoa Beach, FL
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.
 

Dan203

Active Member
Jul 10, 2019
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953
Northern Nevada
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?

What do you plan to do to the Tesla? Because of regen Tesla brakes typically last 100k+ miles. Unless you plan to keep the car past that you shouldn’t ever have to do anything to the car beyond refilling the wiper fluid and rotating/replacing the tires.

A lift or special jacks seem like a waste of money.
 

Dolemite

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Sep 19, 2019
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Seattle, WA
Yes. Read the previous posts.
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