There was another thread on this, but I could not add too it since it was over 187 days old...maybe the Mods could merge these threads to keep all the good tips together in one place?
I just put the fronts on and have a few suggestions:
-On the driver's side remove the brake line hold downs so you can push them up away from the oem bump bolt. You can prop something under them to keep them up
-If you don't have one, swing by HF and buy an air ratchet....they are under $20, also grab a mirror on a flex wand($5)
-Hose the bolt down with your favorite penetrator spray...I like PB Blaster
-wrap mirror wand around the crossover and position it to the rear of the "covered frame tube"
-Use a headlamp or a flashlight in your teeth to bounce the light off the mirror and down the frame rail....now you can actually see your quarry.
-Put a 15mm deep socket on your air ratchet and slide it onto the nut.....fire away while holding the bump stop with your other hand.
- I didn't use a magnet since I could slide out the old nut and the lock washer.
-Slide in the new washer and drop it in the cut out on the frame. Position it by looking up through the old bolt hole and get it centered.
-Slide in the new nut, position it on top of the washer...now, keep your finger on that nut while threading the Sumo bolt through the hole until you catch a few threads.
-Back to the mirror and ratchet....hold Sumo and fire away again and tighten
-The Sumo does not come with a lock washer because the bolt/nut set up has some kind of friction lock and is a bit hard to thread on.
-re-attach brake line hold down(10mm I think)
-double check you did no leave and tools on top of the springs of the frame rails
Of course it sounds easy, I assure you I did not think of all this before I began dragging out half the tools from my shop. I also think the neighbors 1/4 mile away might have heard some lunatic ranting
Oh, and use the box the Sumo's came in to prop up your head so you can see down the frame rail with the flashlight....on edge it's just about the perfect height. This is assuming you are wallowing around on the ground/concrete like a beached whale like I did
Stand-by...........the rears are next....