Well, I got the stupid thing on. What a pain. The pitman nut was the biggest headache, not getting it off, but finding what size it was. I must've tried five or six different sockets at vatozone, running outside, crawling around, nope, back inside, etc. The weird thing is there wasn't a socket in either metric or sae that fit. The closest was 32mm which I had to hammer on. Took all my strength in both legs to press on the ratchet until it broke loose.
After that it went together fine.
Couple issues though with the Spohn kit:
1. No lock washers or washers
2. Bolts for the brace were the same length as stock which now with washers and the brace may be too short. (might remove washers)
3. Allen wrench included is wrong. Had to dig through all my various tools to find one that fits. How hard is it to give the customer the right tool?
4. One of the set screws stripped right out of the bearing without much effort.
5. Either not powder coated as advertised, or cheaply done as paint chipped off easily.
6. Bearing looks cheap and didn't spin evenly.
Other than that, the brace is fine. Welds look good, the bolts for the bearing are much larger than other brands, and it lined up nicely.
Effect: First impression was dismal. Didn't notice anything different. But today I took it on my regular commute and it is tighter, with less "lean" and straighter feel. The best improvement is over expansion joints as the truck tracks right over them as if on rails. There wasn't any play in my steering box before so the effects are minimal.
Not sure if I would recommend it. The gas trucks are much more forgiving on steering components than diesels. I remember my truck steering beautifully on stock components so save your money if everything else is good.
Here's a link to Spohn's website pics. Mine looks just like this.