Differential drop

Migraine

Notorious trouble maker
I have a pile of parts that need to be installed. I have the front Differential drop and sway bar drop kits, along with the TRD front sway bar to install before adding skid plates. Does anyone have any advice, pointers, short cuts, words of encouragement? The job looks straight forward, I have a pair of 8 ton Jack Stands, two floor jacks, a good set of hand tools, two impact wrenches, and a limited comprehension of English, so I should be good right?
 
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Bmf4069

Insert funny catch phrase here.
I have a pile of parts that need to be installed. I have the front Differential drop and sway bar drop kits, along with the TRD front sway bar to install before adding skid plates. Does anyone have any advice, pointers, short cuts, words of encouragement? The job looks straight forward, I have a pair of 8 ton Jack Stands, two floor jacks, a good set of hand tools, two impact wrenches, and a limited comprehension of English, so I should be good right?
Dont fuck up.
 

Squatting Pigeon

Remember, bird watching works both ways.
If you really want to do it by the book get a torque wrench to put all those bolts to spec.
Otherwise it sounds like you have what you need!
 

Squatting Pigeon

Remember, bird watching works both ways.
The new ones are accurate. The 30 year old one was never really accurate, it was close enough for a 10 lb range. Now not sure how far off it is, but it works in a pinch as a breaker bar.
Sounds like we need a head to head to see where they are stack up in relation to one another! :unsure:
 

ColoradoWolf

Black Wolves....the baddest dog
I have this https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-50-250-ft-lbs-1-2-in-Drive-Torque-Wrench-H2DTWA/205914009
and https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-20-100-ft-lbs-3-8-in-Drive-Torque-Wrench-H3DTWA/205913996 picked up around black Friday on a super discount. They are said to be with in 3% accuracy and have a lifetime exchange warranty I can deal with 3 lbs +/- at 100 lbs
3% is the norm. A good thing. Harbor Freight crap is 5% and rarely meets that spec. Remember to always store your torque wrenches set at zero. Oh.....buy a good breaker bar...heh...heh
 
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ColoradoWolf

Black Wolves....the baddest dog
Yours should hold their spec for quite some time. T wrenches that are used daily need to be checked annually at a minimum. Aircraft use.....monthly.
 

Migraine

Notorious trouble maker
3% is the norm. A good thing. Harbor Freight crap is 5% and rarely meets that spec. Remember to always store your torque wrenches set at zero. Oh.....buy a good breaker bar...heh...heh
I have Neiko 00206A 1/2 Inch Drive Premium Breaker Bar, 24" Length | Cr-V Steel | Chrome Moly Head.
I also have a Dewalt impact driver between those have had nothing beat me yet. If I get in trouble have a 4' section of pipe I can stick on the breaker bar.
 

ColoradoWolf

Black Wolves....the baddest dog
Yours should hold their spec for quite some time. T wrenches that are used daily need to be checked annually at a minimum. Aircraft use.....monthly.
I have Neiko 00206A 1/2 Inch Drive Premium Breaker Bar, 24" Length | Cr-V Steel | Chrome Moly Head.
I also have a Dewalt impact driver between those have had nothing beat me yet. If I get in trouble have a 4' section of pipe I can stick on the breaker bar.
I stand humbly corrected. I will now pout in my closet......
 
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