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QuickJack to produce Tesla-specific model

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Musterion, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Musterion

    Musterion 18h 03m 37s −24° 23′ 12″

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    QuickJack (QuickJack - Car Lift for your Home Garage or Shop) has been mentioned in a few jacking threads here but so far has not made a model with sufficient jack point spread to accommodate the Model S. I've been waiting patiently as they upgrade their collection, but their longest EXT model is still 4-5" short (although it has sufficient weight rating). But today I got an email from a VP there with drawings for a Tesla-specific model with sufficient spread, and he says it is 90 days out and will be announced soon. If true I hope to get a set soon and will report back here. No affiliation -- I have been trying to put together a compact and low-cost 4-wheel lift for some time now and this design fits my space constraints and doesn't require permanent mounting.
     
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  2. Drewflux

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    Very interesting. Just out of curiosity, do you happen to know the distance between the jack points. Im supprised the long version comes up short. I have had some large pickups on an older quickjack.
     
  3. The Duke

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    How much does the lift travel when you lift? I only have 6" to spare in front of the car and it looks like the QuickJack uses more than that.

    Answering my own question, they call it radial lift and the car moves about 13 inches.
     
  4. SomeJoe7777

    SomeJoe7777 Marginally-Known Member

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    I'd definitely be interested in one if they have a Tesla-specific model.
     
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  5. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

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    Very interested!
     
  6. William_B

    William_B New Member

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    Thanks for the info Musterion, I am very interested in this jack too.
     
  7. Chaserr

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    Wow, these are cheap and I have to have one. Thanks for the heads up!
     
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    I missed this thread the first time around. I'll be interested to see if their new solution works for the X as well - it could come in handy. :)
     
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    That is a super cool product! Great design work.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  11. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

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    What exactly is the point of lifting a Tesla 20” off the ground?

    What else are you going to do while it’s jacked except for changing a wheel?
     
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    you can use it for the annual maintenance. It's also really handy for detailing the car.
     
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    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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  14. jaguar36

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    Lots of us like to work on cars and just because it doesn't have an ICE doesn't mean there isn't still a lot that needs to be done. From maintence on brakes and coolant, to replacing worn or failed parts on the drive, suspension, steering or A/C systems.
     
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    How much of that is accessible without removing the battery?
     
  16. Chaserr

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    Great point! Lifting the car makes battery removal easier as well. Does this quickjack have any crossbeams that would get in the way of working on the battery? The pics I see make it look like 2 separate sides but I'm not finding any without a car on it to be 100% sure.

    To answer your question: removal of the battery really isn't necessary for brake work, or AC, or suspension, etc. But it would be nice to be able to do it.
     
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  17. deonb

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    How do you work on the AC that would have jacking up make it easier? I know the AC is accessible through the frunk once you remove the liner, but is it from underneath as well (without removing the battery)?
     
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    Could you start with your vehicle further out of the garage (7+inches) so that once it is raised, it fits inside?
     
  19. Chaserr

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    If all you need to work on is AC, you're probably better off not getting a jack of any sort and just bringing your car in for service; this type of product is for people who like to work on their own cars in general. I personally never work on my own AC system, it's just not my wheelhouse regardless of car and on the Tesla it's never needed any sort of work, but I've done most of the rest. But if you're doing the annual on the battery's cooling system then lifting the car will absolutely help.
     

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