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JK 1 TON - SUPERDUTY Front 60 Swap Kit
JK6041 featuring Daystar Bushings in factory locations

JK 1 TON - SUPERDUTY Front 60 Swap Kit

Your Price:$569.99
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Part Number:JK6031BASE

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Axle Model Year
1999-2004 (leaf sprung)
2005+ (coil sprung)
UCA mount style
Daystar Bushings in factory location
Currie Johnny Joints in factory location [+$80.00]
Adjustable Truss Upper Link Mount (single) for 3-link [+$-70.00]
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JK 1 TON - Front 60 bolt Swap Kit

All the brackets necessary for the Super Duty front 60 ('99-'04 or '05+) axle

swap into a Jeep JK Wrangler ('07-'17)

Artec Industries is excited to announce the JK ONE 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 the factory link, spring, anti-sway bar, and shock locations. The 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 that works with this kit is from Ford Superduty F-250 amd F-350 trucks from model years '99-04' (leaf spring) and 05+ (coil spring). This truss is not intended for older axles due to different differential offsets. Please ensure it is a 60 because these model years also had Dana 50 available. 

Trimming of the factory differential casting will be necessary (see instructions). Other fabrication and modifications may be needed due to variances in lift kits and other factors.

Due to the larger casting on the 60 differential, the Lower Control Arm (LCA) brackets are wider than factory location (41.5" Center to Center). Modifications to your Lower Control Arms will likely be necessary. If you have adjustable arms with flexible style joints (heims, Johnny Joints, etc), modifications may not be necessary. Upper Control Arm (UCA) brackets are also slightly higher than factory so adjustable arms may be necessary. The shock mounts are also slightly higher (1.25") than stock to clear the lower control arms.

NOTE: This kit does not include any parts for ABS sensors. It is only a bracket kit. Hooking up and configuring these sensors is the responsibility of the end user.

60 axles DO NOT MATCH the factory JK 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, but will be available soon.

This will likely 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:

  • 1/4" thick mild steel truss and 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
Excellent Product
I just received my JK6043 Truss yesterday (2005+ 3 Link version), and it is a really nice product you guys have engineered. After mocking it up on the axle, I'm really glad I bought his instead of reinventing the wheel and building from scratch. For your price and laser cut part fitment, it wouldn't have been worth my time to do it from scratch!
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Reviewed by:  from Denver, CO. on 8/27/2015
5 Stars
JK truss
Over the years I have purchased a lot of trusses, tabs, brackets, etc, from a number of different companies but the fit on this particular item was amazing. It would be impossible for the fit to be any better. Great product, great craftsmanship. Only issue was very minor. One of the internal gussets was slotted too short by about .25" and threw me off. Once remedied the fit was perfect.
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Reviewed by:  from Florida. on 3/18/2015
5 Stars
Super Easy Swap kit
Too Easy!!! Followed the instructions with a minor change to accommodate coil overs and added the TB1009 coil over tabs and presto! Heavy duty 1 ton axles without the heavy duty price tag.
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Reviewed by:  from California. on 12/8/2015
5 Stars
Big boy toys
This is the best quality truss conversion I've ever dealt with. The ease in the instructions made everything a breeze and the parts are of the highest quality from what I can tell. Can't wait to really put my d60 through the ringer
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Reviewed by:  from Tempe, AZ. on 12/28/2015
5 Stars
Superduty 1 Ton
I had started to build my own 1 ton axke when I heard about this truss in August 14, it had impressed me enough to wait for the R&D to be completed and purchase it in Dec 2014. I had ordered my axle on line and when it showed up it was a Dana 50 rather than a Dana 60, as this truss will fit the Dana 50 I junk yarded the Dana 60 and when I cut all the old brackets off the truss fit very well and all I needed to do was trim a small bit of the casting for it to be welded as marketed. Easy install and great fit!!!!
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Reviewed by:  from Las Vegas Nevada. on 1/9/2015
5 Stars
Swap Kit
This is an awesome kit. Idiot proof design and high quality materials. Be aware you will be welding to the cast iron housing so prepare to use nickle rod, pay someone, or use lots of heat and control your cooling process to keep welds from cracking. I did the last and it worked fine. You will be cutting about 2 inches off the driver side of the housing as well. I used a cut off wheel and scored the cast iron about 90% through, then made several release cuts and knocked it out with a BFH and chisel. I also had to grind a little off the housing and the truss but not nearly as much as I expected. Great product, easy to use, highly recommend it!
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Reviewed by:  from Wyoming. on 8/24/2015
5 Stars
One ton jku
Very good product everything lines up great built from very heavy duty steel , have not had any problems so far I recommend friends to this product already as I was recommended from a friend that had bought from this company, very helpful when you call for information on something for your rig
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Reviewed by:  from GA. on 7/25/2017
5 Stars
Making it easy
This kit is great. I got it, everything fits nice, and has tabs to locate all the brackets. Takes all the hard work out of adapting the super duty axle, and just comes down to some welding. Looks nice, and is beefy.
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Reviewed by:  from Illinois. on 6/14/2017
5 Stars
This is one of the best products I have purchased for my Jeep. Their products are top notch. However be ready to Grind and Grind and Grind. This is a awesome kit, but just not a quick weld on.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Tulsa, OK. on 10/10/2016
5 Stars
Purchased with Daystar bushing to be compatible with my Rock Krawler 3link long arm kit. Fit like a glove. Welding was very easy to do, alignment a no brainer. Great product!
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Illinois. on 3/22/2016

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