Is it a manual gearbox, and you are using the same model? I would definetely try to get the car higher than ramps, I had my car pretty much as high as the jackstands would go. Also back off the top nuts on the engine mounts, and undo the trans brace with the 2 bushings on it. Will give you a lot more room. The bolts aren't too hard to get to, and see if your starter has nuts behind it, if you do get a wrench on them or they will just spin most likely..
I know that's kind of cluttered, but I did mine not that long ago, so let me know if you need any specifics.
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