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Removing BOTH rear wheels at the same time?

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by smorgasbord, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    OK, so we all know that lifting a Roadster by both rear jack points is a bad idea:
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    So, how can one remove both rear wheels at the same time?

    I was thinking something like this: Screen Shot 2019-09-03 at 2.12.44 PM.png

    How fancy do I need to be with that wood block?

    Any other ideas?
     
  2. smorgasbord

    smorgasbord Active Member

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    One potential concern is that I assume the brake rotor is held on tightly by the wheel itself. Yes, there a bolt or two holding the rotor, but I don't think the rotor was designed to support the vehicle's weight that way.

    So I assume this means I'd need to find a way to support via the control arms....
     
  3. im4uttx

    im4uttx Supporting Member

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    Slight correction....there are not any rear jack points, only front and side jack points... :)

    The side lift points lift front and rear on the side of attack.

    So, if you want to take both rear wheels off at the same time, you would have to access the rear "lift" points:
     

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    smorgasbord Active Member

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    OK, so I remembered that I had an old front wheel with some damage that I've been meaning to fix/give away. So this was my solution:

    IMG_5126.jpg
     
  5. Timothy

    Timothy Driving on Sunshine

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    BTW, the top photo i NOT a Roadser!
     
  6. Tex EV

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    Did this when replacing the rear toe links. The front wheels were securely chocked. IMG_6733.jpg
     

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