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Putting on my summer tires that are already on rims. Been doing it for a while (have the torque wrench) by using the stock jack and lifting one tire at a time. Annoying. This year i have access to a 3 tonne floor jack, wheel chocks and jack stands. Overkill for the corolla but it's what is available.

Plan was to chock wheels, jack up back, put in jack stands at the normal behind-the-wheel pinch weld jack points, and change both back tires. Then repeat with the front. I don't want to jack up the car using the floor jack on the pinch welds because it would mangle them.

Trying to figure out where the proper front and back jack points are. My manual only mentions the behind-the-wheel pinch jack points for the stock jack.

In the back picture i circled a possible point in red. Is this the right spot?

In the front two pictures i have a red, green and purple point. Are any of them the right spot?

Any help appreciated.

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For the rear - the red circle is correctly located. For the front - the circle in green is where you want to jack at.
 

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I have a 2006 toyota corolla ce . i want to do the oil change but i havent used my lift in awhile. I have two jack stands that hold 3 tons each but i also have ramps as well. A fam member kind of f'ed up my self confidence of even wanting to attempt to use these ramps. Anyways. Ive done oio changes before just need some reassurance of where to place the lift and jack stands .....
 

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as with anything do at you own peril.

As long as the surface is level, non porous/slippery, use proper rated ramps that are in good working condition (no cracks twists, damage) ramps are fine. Line them up with the center of each tire with the wheel centered, slowly drive up and then engage the parking brake/wheel chocks and for added safety slide the jack/stands underneath.

The fails videos of ramps are not checking the ramps for integrity, accelerating like no other on the ramp, using them when you shouldnt like on a incline/decline or slick surfaces that deform when pressure is applied.

Finally if you have lift, why are you considering using ramps or jack/stands, thats the dream setup (SOOO MUCH MORE EASIER)
 

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I've seen the plastic ones crush under the weight of a vehicle. I wouldn't trust my life to plastic or cheap metal.

If you take the tires off, you can position them under the car, just in case.
the more the merrier, but I dont think one would be removing tires with a pair of ramps. Simple work like oil and fluid changes or general inspection at the very most. Jack stands or a jack positioned properly is part of the workflow as a backup. But again do at your own peril. If you feel unsafe, then please take it to a mechanic and let them tackle the work.
 
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