As winter is approaching and it's getting close to time to switch tires, what's the recommended size for a jack? Do you need something more than 2 tons, or does it make any difference given that it's pretty much only for changing the tires?
They have a plastic cap over the lug nut, just lightly pry it off with a small screw driver. Once you do it a few times the covers come off really easy. The lug nut is a standard size on most cars.OK, so I went to check the tools to do a changeover this weekend. What size wrench is needed? I'm measuring 1" (25/26mm) as opposed to the 21mm that I've seen suggested for a Model S? Am I missing something - like is there some kind of metal cap on top of the lug? Any suggestion for cap pullers if that's the case?
...What size wrench is needed?...
Just tried using a new 2-1/2 ton (=5,000 pound) rated jack to change a front model X75D (5,185 lb GVW) tire. Very hard to lift. Afraid the jack is gonna break. Prior posts on this thread make little sense; I only want to lift one side - less than half the GVW - I'm not putting it under the center of gravity to lift the whole car, as is otherwise implied in this thread, so what am I missing??
...Push... down the handle...???Sorry for the stupid question here, but... have you jacked a car up before? Your jack is fine (assuming it’s in fine working order) to use. Even lifting one corner is no cakewalk, ie still takes so effort on your part to push down on the handle each time, esp as the tire no longer make contact with the floor.
I keed, I keed.
You are way overthinking this. I use the same dinky little trolley jack I’ve had for over twenty years and it safely lifts my Model S just fine.