1996 XLT 351W, 6 inch ProComp lift w/6 inch rear leaf, body lift, 35 inch tires, 4.56 gears
I had to cut my U-bolts off when I swapped springs. Mainly due to a lot of rust, which would be a good reason to get stainless if you plan on doing it again (or some sort of coating). With plenty of penetrating oil, the rest of the bolts were no problem. The front can be a pain to get back together (align bolt holes) and a lot of the bolts need a good deal of motivation. Not to mention the rivets.