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Jack Pad Tools for Mercedes-Benz

Most Mercedes vehicles introduced after the 2000 model year incorporate a combination jack point which can be used with either the vehicle jack or the dealer service department lift. The vehicle jack is designed to fit into the pocket of the jack point. The service department lift typically makes contact with the rim around the pocket of the jack point. Older Mercedes models have jack points under the chassis for the service lift and separate jack points for the vehicle jack which are accessed through covers in the side skirts.

On cars with the standard body side skirts, the jack points typically extend slightly below the side skirts. The side skirts on cars with AMG body kits normally hang below the jack points making these cars even more of a challenge for DIY mechanics. Most floor jacks cannot be used directly with the jack points along the side skirts without risking some damage to either the undercarriage, the side skirts, or the jack point itself.

The Jack Pad Tool leverages the small notch in either end of the jack point pocket in most Mercedes vehicles introduced after 2000. The spring loaded bullet latches in the ends of the Jack Pad Tool block are positioned to snap into these notches and temporarily suspend the Jack Pad Tool while a floor jack can be positioned beneath the jack point.

The Jack Pad Tool separates the side skirts and undercarriage vehicle parts from the floor jack head to eliminate damage to the vehicle from the floor jack while still providing enough ground clearance to position the floor jack.

Mercedes uses a few different jack point part numbers across almost its entire model range. Part number 203-997-01-86 is for the W203 C-Class, W209 CLK, W211 E-Class, W219 CLS, and the front of the R171 SLK. Part number 171-998-00-50 is only used on the rear of the R171 SLK. Part number 221-998-00-50 is for the W221 S-Class, W216 CL, W251 R-Class, W164 M-Class and the X164 GL-Class. Part number 164-690-05-09 is an upgraded jack point that replaces the W221 part. Part number 000-998-67-50 is used in the new W204 C-Class, W207 E-Class Coupe, and W212 E-Class Sedan.

The dimensions for the various jack point parts are sufficiently different that Reverse Logic Limited offers separate model Jack Pad Tools for the W203, W221, and W204 jack points. The W203 Jack Pad Tool will fit into the front jack point of the R171 SLK and the W221 Jack Pad Tool will fit into the rear jack point of the R171. The R171 Jack Pad Tool will work in both the front and rear jack points of the R171 SLK.

The attached photos show the W204 Jack Pad Tool, a W221 jack point, a mangled R171 rear jack point, and a W203 Jack Pad Tool being used in a W211 jack point. The mangled R171 jack point was damaged by using a floor jack directly on the jack point. More information about the jack pad tools is available at www.ReverseLogic.us.
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Got anything for the R230 SL platforms? Specifically for the SL65?
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R230 jack pad

I am working on a jack pad tool for the R230 chassis. The design will be completely different from the tools for the MC jack points with an integrated vehicle jack pocket. Is there something different about the SL65 as compared to other R230 chassis?

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Is there something different about the SL65 as compared to other R230 chassis?
I have no idea.
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W221 vs R230 jack point

My guess is that the the SL65 jack point is the same as all of the other R230 chassis. I attached a photo that shows the newer W221 jack point as compared to the R230 jack point which was also used on several older MB models. The difference on the R230 chassis is that the jack point is effectively recessed upwards because it is surrounded by plastic panels. I am sure you already are aware of this and it's the reason you are looking for an adapter to use with your floor jack or four-arm lift.

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Yes, something for a floor jack would be great. I think this was brought up over at mbworld.com as well.
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They don't have one for the old 560SL, but I will probably get one for both my ML and the Mini! Great idea.
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The BMW/MINI and MB Jack pad tools share the same base plate. If you are willing to swap the blocks as needed I could sell you two blocks and one base.

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Has there been any progress on this for the R230 chassis?
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Unfortunately, no. The last batch of prototypes did not work out. But I am continuing to pursue this product since I own an SL550 myself and I know what a PITA it is to use a floor jack with the stock jack points and no jack pad adapter.

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Unfortunately, no. The last batch of prototypes did not work out. But I am continuing to pursue this product since I own an SL550 myself and I know what a PITA it is to use a floor jack with the stock jack points and no jack pad adapter.
I'm also interested in a solution for the R230. Any progress?
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