New Leaf Spring & Hanger Install
Hey guys, just got done replacing the front & rear hangers/shackles on the rear of my 97 Ranger. I also bought new 4 leaf pack springs from JC Whitney as well. My question is since I have the bed off, can I go ahead and tighten all the bolts on the springs up now or do I need to reinstall the bed for the added resting weight? Or can I just tighten everything up as it sits now on the ground with no bed? Reason is that i know you have to wait and have truck resting on the ground and the suspension is to be at normal resting condition before tightening up all the bolts and shackle bolts, but without the bed it isn't truly at resting condition without the extra weight of the bed? Also, where besides the stealership can I get new bed bolts...not paying 15 bucks a piece for them. Also trying to find one bed clip that broke as well. Napa has some online that look the same, but I will have to verify if they are actually large enough for the bed bolts though. Thanks.
1997 Ranger Extended Cab 4x4
5 speed manual