Originally Posted by windrider
As for torsion axles, there is no such thing.
I have torsion axles. Two 1350 lb ALCO axles. See them at http://www.al-kousa.com/prod_rubsus.htm
I think this is a good thread. I recall when I first started out, I couldn't get a straight answer on lifting wheels. In my experience I learned the best way is on the driveway with a floor jack and a piece of wood to lift both axles at the same time. That way, I could remove both wheels on one side at the same time. Since I have storage tires, traveling tires, and air tools, I can bust out a tire change in five minutes per side. Please use wheel chocks.
The jack stands can be placed between the jack and the wheel wherever convenient. It won't hurt anything as long as you support both axles at the same time.
Also, brake work, bearings, and seals are easy to work on for the DIY'er and encourage anyone with available tools and some experience to do it. That is what this forum is supporting. Just do one wheel at a time, match parts, and never rush.
I have been refering people to the nice videos at etrailer.com:
They even have a newsletter!