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You reused the old U-bolts?!? It is my understanding that U-bolts stretch (as all bolts do, but...) and should not be reused.
I ordered new u-bolts from Ford. They gave me square-bend u-bolts, but my Excursion uses "semi-round bend" u-bolts. I had no other option at the time other than to reuse them. They were visibly in good shape (no rust or rusted threads), so it as a judgement call I had to make.
I have new ones for the rear but need to get the correct part number for the fronts. I'll take care of this when I install the rear add-a-leaf in the next month or so.
What about the rears? What did you do for them? Are you using the "B" code ones?
01 Excursion. Gauges with AIH Delete, AIS Air Filter system, CCV Mod, 4' MBRP, BTS Trans, 6.0L Trans Cooler and Intercooler, DP-Tuner F6 chip, ITP In Tank Mod and Boost Annihilator, Diesel Innovation's Regulated Fuel kit, BTS Big Oil system, GTP38R Turbo with 1.15 A/R housing and BDP Stage II AC injectors. Bilstein Shocks with U code front and A code Rear. Billet thermostat housing