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I have a 2016 ford F350 crew cab longed 4x4. I just purchased Bilstein 5100. Can somebody tell me what the torque specs are for the front and rear shock bolts, bottom and tops? Also Got the steering stabilizer. If anybody can tell me what the torque specs are for the 2 bolt on that. Also anything special to changing them? Can I just change out the rears without lifting the truck off the ground? On the front where is the best place to jack the truck up to remove tire? Do you tighten the bold on the front when weight is on the suspension. Thank for any info you can provide
 

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I don't have access to torque specs on the shocks, but I'm gonna guess that around 50 ft-lb would be good. Someone will be along with the correct numbers.

As far as installing rear shocks, you can do that with the truck sitting on the ground, although it might be easier with it on a lift or up on jack stands. Install the upper bolts, then compress the shocks and stick the bolt in the lower mount when you get the holes lined up. I don't think it really matters whether you tighten them with the suspension loaded. Do it whatever way is convenient.

Your owner's manual should have jack points. Be sure to set it on jack stands before working underneath when you have a wheel off. You don't want to take the chance of any squooshed body parts. :surprise:
 

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Look at A (compression nut), H (shear bolt), & J (shear stud) in this diagram:



Use what matches your shock's fasteners.

Shocks hold no weight, so there's no reason to use a jack, unless you need to remove a wheel for access. But it's safer to leave them on the ground or ramps (so the truck can't fall). Suspension loading during tightening has no effect on shock fasteners.
 

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Latest info I have is 2003 model year.

Front shock upper and lower thru bolts are torqued to 76 ft-lb
Rear shock upper and lower thru bolts are torqued to 46 ft-lb.

You will have coil spring front suspension, which may have different type shock mounting instead of the bolt and eye arrangement on the earlier trucks.
Sorry I don't have newer info for you.
 
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