These second generation adapters are a must-have for any Tesla owner. The jack lift-points on a Tesla are not the same as any other car, and lifting the car incorrectly risks damage to the battery tray or side skirts.
The second-gen Model 3 Jackpad tool incorporates a retractable, self-adjusting magnet which attaches the tool to the chassis. The captive magnet extends 5mm above the top of the post when inserted into the jack point. It makes an audible click indicating that the tool is properly inserted. The Model 3 vehicle jack points are an aluminum stamping and are not nearly as precise as the Model S or Model X injection molded jack points. The retractable magnet design compensates for small variations in the depth and shape of the jack point location hole and precludes the magnet from ever supporting the weight of the car. The Silicone O-ring stabilizes the tool in the jack point socket and helps to maintain the magnet-to-chassis contact patch.
The Model 3 jack pad tool is 18mm thick (almost 3/4"), a full 10mm (2/5") shorter than many other Model 3 jack pads. The low profile design accommodates taller floor jack saddles and higher 2-post lift arms, especially on the lower Performance chassis. The Safety Yellow Silicone band replaces the "grip" groove on the original tools and is a visible reminder that the jack pad tools are in place. Unlike some adapters that have an abrasive top surface, the Reverse Logic tool features an LDPE washer that prevents damage to the painted surface of the Model 3 jack points.
The second-gen Model S and X adapters don't need the magnet (since the chassis stamping is more precise) but feature a rubber o-ring (the orange o-ring) to allow you to pre-install the adapter in the jacking point before lifting the jack to it - this makes aligning the pad very easy. They also 'nest', making the second generation full set much more compact, at 6.5" (170mm) when stored in the free container.
Proudly made in the USA, these tools takes the guesswork out of positioning a floor jack beneath your vehicle jack points. The post on the tool precisely locates the tool in the center of the jack point on the car and provide a comfortable amount of clearance between the undercarriage and the rim of a floor jack saddle or the pad on the arm of a 2-post lift. The simple round design guarantees that the tool will be inserted into the jack point correctly, whereas, rectangular shaped tools can be inadvertently inserted with the incorrect orientation. This is the best jack adapter tool you can buy for your Tesla.
All sets of 4 are shipped in a storage container that can be kept in your car.
Simply insert the jack pad adapter in the lift point on your Tesla. If you're not sure where to look, find the round receptacle along the edge of the car, just inside each of the wheels. On Model 3, the jack points are stamped into the chassis. On S & X, they're a separate fixture that's bolted to the chassis, so you'll see three holes, the jack adaptor fits the middle one (the outer holes are bolts). Once the jack pad is inserted, slowly lift the jack until it engages with the pad, then continue to lift the car. Once you've completed your work, slowly lower the car, remove the jack, and then remove the jack adapter.