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TJ 1 TON Front 60 Swap Kit
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TJ 1 TON Front 60 Swap Kit

Your Price:$424.99
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Part Number:TJ6061

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UCA mount style
Daystar Bushings in factory location
Currie Johnny Joints in factory location [+$100.00]
Adjustable Truss Upper Link Mount (single) for 3-link [+$-35.00]
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TJ 1 TON - Front 60 Swap Kit

All the brackets necessary for the Kingpin front 60 ('85-'91.5) or Balljoint front 60 ('92-'97) axle

swap into a Jeep TJ Wrangler ('97-'06), LJ Wrangler ('03-'06), 

XJ Cherokee ('84-'01), ZJ Grand Cherokee ('93-'98), MJ Comanche ('85-'92)

Artec Industries is excited to announce the TJ 1 TON Axle Swap Kit for front 60 axles. This heavy duty truss and bracket system is designed to take serious abuse and reinforce your entire axle while also providing control arm, spring, anti-sway bar, and shock mounting locations. The 3/8" and 1/4" thick truss incorporates a unique design to strengthen both the axle and incorporate the link brackets for ease of installation and added strength. By incorporating the link mounts into the truss, hours of work and trial and error can be avoided when compared to other bracket systems. Simply tack weld the truss together, place it on the axle and all the other brackets fit into place exactly where they need to be.

Choose from three different styles of upper control arm brackets:
-Daystar Bushings in Factory location
-Currie Johnny Joints in Factory Location
-Single Adjustable Truss Upper Link Mount for use with heims (2.63" mounting width) in a 3-link style suspension

The Front 60 axles that work with this kit is from F-350 trucks from model years '85-91.5' (kingpin) and '92-'97 (ball joint). This truss is NOT for the '78-'79 kingpin or '99+ Superduty axles due to different differential offsets. 

Fabrication and modifications may be needed due to variances in lift kits and other factors.

Minimum of 4 inch lift required to run this kit with likely modifications. 5+ inches recommended.

Due to the larger casting and offset on the 60 differential, many of the components are in slightly different locations than the factory positions. Note the following location differences from stock:
  • Lower Control Arm (LCA) brackets are wider than factory location. Modifications to your Lower Control Arms or frame side LCA brackets will likely be necessary. If you have adjustable long arms with flexible style joints (heims, Johnny Joints, etc) on both sides, modifications may not be necessary
  • Upper Control Arm (UCA) brackets are 3 inches higher than factory so adjustable arms may be necessary. Not compatible with Radius Arm or Wristed Y-link style suspensions.
  • The coil spring perches are 1.6 inches wider per side than factory. The coil springs may bow slightly once installed.
  • The shock mounts are 1.6 inches wider per side than stock to match the coil perches. The axle side shock brackets eliminate the bar pin and uses a normal .5" bolt.
  • Swaybar bracket hole location is approximately 2.5" higher than stock. Modifications to Swaybar may be necessary.
  • Steering will completely change and new tie rod and draglink will be necessary.
  • Changes to exhaust may be necessary if using 3-link style UCA bracket.
  • Modified or new tracbar will be required to allow proper steering geometry. Current factory and aftermarket tracbars are too long.

60 axles are 8x6.5" pattern and DO NOT MATCH the factory Jeep 5 lug wheel bolt pattern. New wheels will need to be purchased to do this swap. Brake and Steering components NOT INCLUDED in this product.

This will require bumpstop extensions and a new tracbar since the steering is different on this axle from factory axle. The tracbar bracket is higher than stock location to allow proper steering geometry.


Features include:

  • 3/8" and 1/4" thick mild steel truss and 3/16" coil brackets for much higher strength than the factory bracket and other aftermarket brackets. Precision CNC cut and bent for great fitment.*
  • Includes all the brackets necessary for a complete axle swap including upper and lower control arm mounts, shock mounts, anti-sway bar mounts, tracbar mount, and coil spring mounts.
  • Save hours of installation time. Brackets are jigged into truss and set exact position automatically. All other brackets just need to line up to truss, no guessing and measuring involved.
  • Easily upgradeable for future link geometry changes. Just trim off factory location upper control mounts and weld on a new centered link mount.
  • Truss is reinforced using interlocked 1/4 thick gussets for maximum strength and easy assembly.
  • Overall low profile design means your axle is stronger, sleaker, easier to fit into any vehicle, and less likely to interfere with vehicle components.**
NOTE: This kit requires general welding and fabrication skills. Welding should only be done by a competent welder who understand different materials. Some welding of cast and mild steel will be used. Artec Industries implies no guarantees or warranties and is not liable for improper installation.
*Some grinding and fitment may be required when installing this kit. Every axle varies slightly and some fabrication may be required. Will require brake line relocation to fit.

 ** In rare and extreme cases, the truss may come into contact with oil pan. Prior to operating the vehicle, remove the coil springs, cycle the suspension including full compression of both sides simultaneously and add bumpstop extensions to prevent damage to oil pan.

5 Stars
One of the best truss for your Dana 60 on the market. It's solid and goes together fast, the only time consuming thing on this truss is just cleaning your axle! I highly recommend this product to anyone for there 1 ton swaps, and it lines up good to if your swapping it into a XJ
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Reviewed by:  from NEWELL. on 9/18/2017
5 Stars
King pin 60 truss
Love this thing, great quality, somewhat easy instructions (could use some better step by step instructions), super beefy though.
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Reviewed by:  from Colorado. on 1/18/2017
5 Stars
Great kit!! Very well built just like the JK kit and their ford truss with steering and bridge kit... all very well built and to the best fitment as u can possibly get out of something like this...
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Reviewed by:  from Griffin. on 11/22/2016
5 Stars
Fans 60truss
Very good quality each pice fit togather really nice for a super strong set up has to grind the drivers leafspring pad for the shock bolt but to fit but that's what mock up is for. Great. Product with very good fit an finish
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Michigan. on 9/26/2017
5 Stars
Great product almost idiot proof
When i got this ttuss kit in the mail i was stoked. Everything was there and it got here fast. Tge only think i coukd say to make it better would be the instruction. I had no problems at with them but i could see how someone who is less expierenced would. Then again some one with minimal welding and fabricating experience shouldnt even attempt it. But for the few that do. More detailed instructions and warning would be good. Especialy about the material warping. Even some good welders dont know that material can warp as much as this truss wanted too as i welded it. Lucky i knew it would want to and was able to counting it with different techneques. Anyway. Alltogether a great system. Bolted right in no problems. Love it.
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Reviewed by:  from Strawberry ca. on 9/1/2017

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