Very nice write up Chris! I printed this and followed it step by step. The only difference is that my U-bolt (TSB) nuts are 19 mm.
When I was removing the nuts, there was no resistance at all. I doubt it was torqued at 100 Nm.
I had about 1/2" thread left before the AAL and yet it's still about 1/2" after the AAL torqued at 100Nm
It really surprised me since it was just serviced by the dealership a week ago!
By the way, how often should I check the torque? I was wheeling 2 weeks ago though. Do they really get loose after wheeling?
Also, what is the torque of the lug nuts? I just tightened them hard. Checked at 80 Nm.