It's official. Next saturday my friend and I are pulling the 4" kit off my truck and returning it to stock. Can't believe it, but at the same time I'm glad. I hate having stacked dual blocks on the rear, occationally I can hear them make some noise. and I'll be able to fit in way more parking garages now!! Not to mention maybe some better handling and MPG's. He's a semi-truck mechanic and has 20 ton jack stands available
That was my #1 reason for not doing it myself... the shear size of the beast and how large of stands you need. but that's taken care of. and I have another friend letting me borrow a 600 Lb/Ft torque wrench to do the Pitman arm. However I really would like some torque spec #'s for a few items:
Rear U bolt: ?
Track bar bolts: ?
Radius arm bolts (to frame): ?
Pitman arm nut: 350-375 Lb/Ft w/loctite
Carrier bearing bolts: 55 Lb/Ft
Any other misc items that need special torque? I'm very finatical about torque Specs. If I don't have numbers I'll use a engineering hand book based on the bolt material, thread, and Diameter etc and get a max #, and go 75-80% of that. and use some common sense. Other than that I should be good to go. I appreicate the help in advance. If a ford tech could look these up it would mean the world to me.
One thing I am changing... shocks. I ditched my OEM Crapos. I am opting for Monroe "reflex" nitrogen gas charged smart shocks. OEM manufacture (yes they own rancho now too) and they make excellent "smart shocks". I've noticed in a local rural community I work in, that shock is VERY popular on Stock 4x4's from ranchers, soccer moms, construction trucks. I can't wait to try them out. High end Monroe shocks have never let me down. I've run monroes on my custom built toyota rock crawler rig to our Turbo Supra and been very happy with them. (no complaints about my nitro skyjackers though, happy with them too).