Originally Posted by Sundancer330
Found the following question and answer, hope it helps
Question I just purchased a set of sway bars for my Ford E450. They are made by Hellwig (7180 rear sway bar, and 7718 front sway bar).
Answer 75-80 ft.lbs on the sway bar end link bolts
25-30 ft.lbs on the bushing clamps to frame\axle mount
These are FoMoCo specs.....Don't see any reason aftermarket would deviate from factory specs. Remember to use anti-seize on threads if you have it handy
I had asked this previously for my Sunseeker and ended up having a mechanic do the install for me. This time around if I do this, its only the front bar (and the front bar is easier).
So for this front install I have the bolts that go into the U-Plates on each side of the bar's hump, and the bolts that go thru the end links. So you're saying the bolts that go through the U-Plates take less torque then the ones that go through the ends of each bar? I would have thought it the other way.
Just out of interest how did you find this out? It's useful to find this type of info from time to time.