Originally Posted by cstamper
So the factory manual is wrong? I installed a lift kit and torqued the spindle nut to about the limit of my 1/2" drive torque wrench - 200 lb-ft. I've had no problems whatsoever.
Are you talking about a 2005 or a 2001? I can't vouch for the 2005, but a 2001 2wd has conventional cone and cup bearings, and yes, they are supposed to be torqued in 3 stages to 30 ft*lbs, then backed off two turns, then to 17-24 ft*lbs, then loosen the nut, then tighten to 13-17 in*lbs, followed by the installation of the retainer, cotter pin, and hub grease cap.
It's section 206-03 of the '00 and '01 manuals, steps 6-11.
Also, I believe they changed the spindle setup on the 2wd for '04. I haven't looked at one, so I can't say for sure. I'll have some reading to do on them in teh AM when I get to work.