Yup, I’m lazy so if I can avoid changing an axle, I try my best to do so.
Axle change is a pretty big change, one of the biggest you can make, so it makes sense to try and tweak with smaller adjustments first. The thing I’ve learned over the years is that it’s very easy to make too big of an adjustment in desperation only to flip-flop your handling issues the opposite way and make no progress.
We used to make pretty big changes (or several adjustments at a time, which is a no-no) and then when the handling didn’t feel any better or we didn’t pick up time, we would then make a bigger change for the next session. Pretty soon we were just throwing huge changes at it in desperation and we ended up with some wack setup that was super far off baseline and the kart was never going to work.