I am about to install a 1310 driveshaft on a '15 Jeep Wrangler; it requires replacing the front pinion yoke. The Wrangler has a lift kit which allows me to crawl under and work with plenty of room. I have all the proper tools (click type ft.-lb. torque wrench, dial type in.-lb. torque wrench, etc.).
Simple question: can I remove and also torque the pinion nut (to 160 lb.-ft.) on the pinion shaft with the tires on the ground? Would that hurt anything? Is there any reason I must place the axle on jack stands with the tires off the ground? If I am correct, having the tires on ground will prevent the pinion shaft from moving and thus help me torque the pinion nut.