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Scissor Jack or Trolley Jack - what works better for emergency?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by The_Observer, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. The_Observer

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    Scissor jacks are much better for the road, but what will you do once you get it jacked up?
     
  3. KenC

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    Not sure I've heard of anyone carrying a floor jack regularly. Besides, it's got a minimum height of 5.25". With a flat, you couldn't slide it under the car, unless you drove it up on a plank. Plus, the floor jack has a cup that requires a puck, since you don't want those four lips pressing into the battery edge. That'll make the 5.25" min height, even higher with the puck.

    Just get a lightweight Porsche scissor jack on eBay from "specializedgerman", around $100. Shave the oval nubbin into a round shape, and you're all set.
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  4. The_Observer

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    Has anyone tried the TruLift scissor jack from Modern Spare? How does that compare to the other scissor jack options online?
     

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