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    Quote Originally Posted by jzchen View Post

    Apparently there's a science to lifting the tiny car with such weight bearing work to be done. You will be shifting a good amount of center of mass when you remove the axle, so have to choose the appropriate support points. I have yet to figure out where in the driveway to set up. I'm really spoiled with regards to driveway space but I've taken up a lot of it over the years. I have a spot in mind where it won't block much but I'm a little worried I might be cramped there.
    Good point. Since you know the weight of the new axle (it's probably stamped on the box) - can't you add about the same weight into the trunk? A few bags of sand or weights or one mother in law should do fine. People sell weights for cheap on craiglist all the time.

    Putting a jack under the cross-member probably would not hurt either.
    Last edited by maksym; 07-12-2020 at 07:38 AM.

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    Thanks!

    I was thinking of leaving the front wheels on ramps but I think I didn't use them on oil changes because the front mudguard would scrape on the way up. I wouldn't be able to rotate tires but save me a little worry. (I don't have the weight of the axle readily available). There appear to be more forward points available than the pinch weld spots on the side, I may use those and take a pic. Not sure what Toyota was thinking with the rear pinch weld spots. Deceptively looks like the shorter of the two would be correct but seems it is opposite. Will snap a pic of that as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jzchen View Post
    Thanks!

    I was thinking of leaving the front wheels on ramps but I think I didn't use them on oil changes because the front mudguard would scrape on the way up. I wouldn't be able to rotate tires but save me a little worry. (I don't have the weight of the axle readily available). There appear to be more forward points available than the pinch weld spots on the side, I may use those and take a pic. Not sure what Toyota was thinking with the rear pinch weld spots. Deceptively looks like the shorter of the two would be correct but seems it is opposite. Will snap a pic of that as well...

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    You can lift the car with the jack and slip in the ramps under the wheels (there are RaceRamps with a smaller approach angle, but they are pretty expensive). The front lifting point is a bump on the cross member - user manual has a picture. There are two more points on the control arms - dig up installation manual for the TRD rear sway bar, it has a diagram with all 8 lifting points and a center of gravity.

    Another option to maintain the balance is to put a jack under the oil pan.
    Last edited by maksym; 07-14-2020 at 09:57 AM.

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