I now lift at the rear and center jacking point.
I didn't quite understand, do you lift at the rear and center jacking point, at the front corner, or both?I use wheel chocks on one front corner (both front and back of the tire), then lift the opposite front corner
That doesn't sound very safe having the car balancing on one wheel and two floor jacks. I think it would be better to stick with the standard procedure of putting the car onto jack stands. Although I don't know of a good or safe way to get the Clarity completely onto jack stands. What might work is to lift the front left, then place some wooden blocks under the front left wheel and lower it back down. Repeat on the right side. The two front tires will now be sitting on wooden blocks and maybe you can now reach the front center lift point. Unless it's too far back and the jack isn't long enough.I use one jack to lift the rear center point which raises the two rear wheels off the ground. I chock one front corner (say front left). I take a 2nd jack and now lift the front right corner. (Three wheels are now off the ground.)
As jzchen mentioned you would probably not be able to reach the front center jack point. Maybe you could take in two wheels at a time for refurbishment? Well at least the rear can be put on jack stands then you could take in the two rear wheels. The front wheels will still be a challenge if you can't get the front of the car onto jack stands. What you might be able to do is after the rear wheels are refurbished, you could put them back on, lower the car back down, then lift the front left side, lift it high enough to get the left rear wheel off of the ground also, then swap the front and rear wheels. Lower it back down, repeat on the right side. Now the refurbed wheels will be on the front and the scuffed wheels will be on the rear. Then you can jack up the rear, put it on jack stands and remove those wheels and take them in.Hi to all! New owner of a 2018 Touring. I am going put the entire car on jack stands tomorrow so I can take all four wheels in for refurbishment. I am thinking, based on the great advice herein, that I will loosen all lug nuts and then raise the rear of the car (chalk the front wheels) using the center jacking point, place jack stands at the outer jacking points, then raise the front of the car at the center jacking point and place stands at the outer front jacking points. Probably leave the floor jack in place. The car will sit on the stands for about a week. Anyone see a fatal flaw in my approach? Thanks for all of the good information. I am enjoying the Clarity. It seems to be "stuck" in sport mode, though. Don't know... I like the added control sport mode gives over the regen braking. Ireally like driving on the battery while my Escalade sits in repose in the shop garage. Yay! No gas burned; no carbon emitted. That is the goal.
Wheel chocks will stop front to back movement but I don't think they would necessarily help in a situation with two jacks if one of them fails, because there could be sideways motion that the chocks on the one wheel that is remaining on the ground would be unable to stop.@2002 Regarding the one wheel pirouette these are the wheel chocks I used, one front and one back. I notice Harbor Freight sells an even bigger size one but not sure it will fit..
Even with our sloped driveway the car shifted a little when lifted on one of the sides but I felt comfortable as I was not getting underneath.....