Originally Posted by Sponge Bob
Wanted to resurrect this. The WK2s have been on the road over 4 years. All of us wrench turners have needed to rotate the tires by now. What is the best method to floor jack and support the vehicle – other than one wheel at a time?
· Has anyone tried Yadkin’s method of jacking the front and/or back from the transverse frame members in front and back? Pros? Cons? Any damage?
· Are others jacking up the entire driver/passenger side via the pinch weld? Pros? Cons? Any damage?
· Are there any other methods?
Thanks for letting the group know what is working, what is not and what should be avoided.
I use 2 jacks and I think 2 stands. It isn't fun, but works. I do it not often enough when rotating that I forget the exact process, but I personally start with a jack at the front driver side jack point, I think I put a stand under there somewhere, then jacked the passenger rear at jack point, removed the driver front and pass rear, put the driver front on pass rear, dropped pass rear, then elevated pass front, removed wheel, put on pass rear to pass front, then had to slightly raise driver rear using jack on what I think is the lower control arm, raising it just enough to get the wheel off and on. Driver rear to driver front, and pass front to driver rear, then lower rear wheel, then fronts.
Honestly, I really can't remember the exact steps, but two jacks and two stands does it and it was obvious to me once I get started. I have used the spare as a temp to use only one jack but that took longer.
I agree with someone's question about rear jacking, there's nowhere to put a jack stand if you jack the car using the jack spot, that's why I was forced to raise the wheel some, as I had partially lifted it from the front being lifted.
This way was less than 1 hr.
Disabled air-ride prior.. Not sure it matters if the car is off, but I do.