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Thought I would share information on my first tire rotation at 6k miles. I have a couple of 4ton Jack stand/bottle jack combo units. They worked great with the pucks I purchased. It is a great time to clean off the brake calipers as well.

Here is what I used;
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Love the setup!
Curious whether you can put the truck in a higher suspension setting, set the jacks then lower the suspension to pull the wheels up.
Is that stupid? lol
 
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Love the setup!
Curious whether you can put the truck in a higher suspension setting, set the jacks then lower the suspension to pull the wheels up.
Is that stupid? lol
Instructions say put the vehicle in off-road highest setting, then turn on tire change mode to prevent them from trying to adjust.

Pretty sure changing heights just releases air, it would not lift the tires.
 

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Correct, the truck has no means to lift a wheel.
 

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Thought I would share information on my first tire rotation at 6k miles. I have a couple of 4ton Jack stand/bottle jack combo units. They worked great with the pucks I purchased. It is a great time to clean off the brake calipers as well.

Here is what I used;
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Thank you for sharing your process. I didn't even know this type of solution (bottle jack/jack stand combo) was available. I already have a ProEagle 3 ton off road jack, but that's cumbersome to use all the time and obviously isn't compact. I'm going to pick up one of these combo units which I can keep in my R1S (when it finally arrives s00n-ish) for non-off roading emergencies, and which can also help with my DIY tire changes and rotations. Thanks again for the info and idea!!!
 

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@SANZC02 , did you jack say, the front up first, then the rear, or did you jack a little in the front, then the rear, then the front…?
 
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@SANZC02 , did you jack say, the front up first, then the rear, or did you jack a little in the front, then back…?
I did half and half, you can do it all at once but the whole side lifts up, it is pretty stiff. I just wanted to minimize the gaps so half in front, lifted the back, then finished the front.
 

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I did half and half, you can do it all at once but the whole side lifts up, it is pretty stiff. I just wanted to minimize the gaps so half in front, lifted the back, then finished the front.
So do you move the passenger side front to the back and the back to the front. Then do the same again on the driver side? Or do you switch between sides?
 

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Looks like you used a breaker bar and then a ratchet wrench, is that right? I wonder if the onboard air compressor would run an air wrench for taking off and mounting the tires?

It's funny you should post this today because as I was driving home from work I was pondering how I was going to get a tire rotation done. Not exactly something I'd do while having an oil change done, unlike an ICE car. And I was feeling unsure about trusting a tire place to have an employee unfamiliar with the quirks of a Rivian to pull it into their shop. I may have to invest in the types of jacks you showed and do it myself.
 
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So do you move the passenger side front to the back and the back to the front. Then do the same again on the driver side? Or do you switch between sides?
I’ve always done front to back, been doing it that way over 45 years, seems to work well for me. I’ve seen odd shimmies on occasion when trying the X pattern, never had it doing front to back. YMMV…
 

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Bottle jacks used by OP, for those who are interested:

https://a.co/d/jdAFohO
Thanks for sharing the link.

I also didn't know these existed, seems more compact too. Are there alternatives to consider, or is the Cat 4 Ton All-in-One Truck Jack a pretty good choice? Don't think Project Farm has this specific category tested!
 
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Looks like you used a breaker bar and then a ratchet wrench, is that right? I wonder if the onboard air compressor would run an air wrench for taking off and mounting the tires?

It's funny you should post this today because as I was driving home from work I was pondering how I was going to get a tire rotation done. Not exactly something I'd do while having an oil change done, unlike an ICE car. And I was feeling unsure about trusting a tire place to have an employee unfamiliar with the quirks of a Rivian to pull it into their shop. I may have to invest in the types of jacks you showed and do it myself.
Yes I used a breaker bar and torque wrench. I have an air compressor and impact wrench but unless I’m in a rush I prefer breaker bar so I don’t over tighten the lugs. Hard to tell with an impact wrench when over tightened as the torque wrench will not tell you if it is over 190 just that it is clicking that it is at least 190. I usually tighten mostly with breaker bar and finish with the torque wrench.

The air compressor does not have a storage tank or capacity to drive power tools. Most torque wrenches require high airflow, something like 8-9 CFM at 90-100 PSI.
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