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Just ordered my frpp kit for the 08 from Mike at Hilbish today, took about 4 days to get a hold of him but finally did and I hope they get here soon [woot]
Then I will be searching some of you guys that has put this kit in [wrenchin]

Do you guys know if he includes a torque spec sheet?
 

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I know the big ass nut on top on top of the strut is i think 35 Ft pounds. o an make sure that you have a friend an a full open weekend when you do this.
 

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I got a bud to help, we're thinking we can get it done in a day. Plus the longest I seen on here it took was like 6 hours. If it takes longer i guess one end will be lower than the other for a day or two, haha
 

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no road blocks....its so easy. I did have a ford tech help me with mine so it took less than 2 hours however looking back i could have easily done it. No instructions came with it but i dont think we had to torque anything. That big ass nut on the strut will already be torqued by mike. One tip when doing the rear is to loosen the bolts on the rear sway bar, just loosen, dont take off
 

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torque sheet, for if u dont get one with your kit

taken from FJ

suspension torque specification
Front:

Control arm bolts -
Step 1 (inner rear nut, #1): 74 lb-ft
Step 2 (inner rear nut, #1): Tighten an additional 60 degrees
Step 3 (outer rear nut, #2): 89 lb-ft
Step 4 (front bolt, #3): 89 lb-ft
Step 5 (front bolt, #3): Tighten an additional 90 degrees
Step 6 (front bolt, #3): Check front bolt torque is 125-170 ft-lb

Sway bar link - 37 lb-ft
Sway bar clamp bolt -
Step 1: 37 lb-ft
Step 2: 52 lb-ft
Ball joint to steering knuckle - 37 lb-ft
Strut plate to chassis bolts (3) - 18 lb-ft
Strut main nut (1) - 35 lb-ft
Strut to spindle bolt - 66 lb-ft


Rear:

Upper shock nut (sedan, hatch) - 13 lb-ft
Upper shock nut (wagon) - 85 lb-ft
Lower shock bolt - 66 lb-ft
Upper control arm (inner) - 76-85 lb-ft
Upper control arm (outer, cam adjustment bolt) - 55 lb-ft
Spindle/hub retaining bolt - 49 lb-ft
Trailing arm pivot bracket bolts - 85 lb-ft
Lower control arm (inside) - 111 lb-ft
Sway bar end links - 11-15 lb-ft
Sway bar clamps - 35 lb-ft


Steering:

Tie-rod end locknut - 46 lb-ft
Tie-rod balljoint to steering knuckle - 35 lb-ft
 

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id say even take less than 6, coz u have an 08, so all ur bolts will come off without any problems...
 

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Per reports, Mike sends the front struts and springs fully assembled so you will not have to mess with the center top nut. You don't need to remove that nut when removing the struts either. Take it out as a complete assembly. The other top bolts are the critical ones...just don't over tighten them....18 ft. lbs is not a lot of torque.....basically "hand tight."
 

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Yeah, i have already assembled the kit and its on the way right now. Yes, the fronts are already assembled and ready to install. Also, dont forget that you will need to have it aligned.
 

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my 07 had no problems getting the bolts out, but i did use pb blaster just in case. it took
me about 3 hours total to finish the suspension. I did the back on friday afternoon and the
fronts saturday morning.

good luck with it.
 

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nov173, I'll be looking at your install.

Can't wait, now i need to save up for some rims!

thanks again b16..,
 
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