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Jack/Lift Pads

Midnightsun

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Nov 29, 2020
367
459
Canada
Figured I would mention this as many probably do not know. The model Y needs special jack pads when lifting on any typical garage lift like the ones found in tire shops.

There are 4 holes about 1" in diameter under the car where one inserts what looks like a hockey puck with a nipple. Material seems to be the same as a hockey puck albeit a little softer. There is a profusion of aluminum ones out there but just the fact that rubber does not wear or cannot scratch your car whether under the lift or stored inside car and it cannot oxidize/rust make the hockey puck version a better choice IMHO.

I keep a set of 4 in the car stored for when I go to the garage and they do not have the proper adapter to lift a Tesla. All it takes is an inexperienced employee to lift the car without these and there can be possible battery damage which I expect will not be fixed for $100.

Here is a link to the hockey puck style, many listings have not updated to include model Y but I can confirm a model 3 fit is perfect as this is what I ordered.
https://www.amazon.ca/CPROSP-Tesla-...words=model+3+jack+pad&qid=1608277180&sr=8-12

Have used them many times as I play with my car since I do have access to a lift at the shop. Works really well. The nipple has an o-ring around it which is what holds it in place so it does not fall out. Simply present the nipple to the hole and twist while inserting (this does sound kinda strange) To remove simply twist while pulling down.
 

laservet

Member
Mar 9, 2020
279
182
Williamsburg, Virginia
Based on photos posted here showing the rubber ones damaged by the jack I went with aluminum ones. They have a rubber o ring to seat properly and a rubber mat that sits between the puck and the car to protect the car. Set of 4 for about $50 on Amazon.
 

Midnightsun

Member
Nov 29, 2020
367
459
Canada
I like the DIY version however it must be an old video as prices have dropped considerably. OnIy paid $25 for 4 which one would have a hard time buying the pucks, doorstops and screws for that kind of money not to mention the convenience of picking them up at your doorstep.
 

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