This Part Requires General
Mechanical Abilities along with Welding
and Fabrication skills to install i f you are not confident in your abilities
Please have this product installed at a Local Off-Road Shop .
Safety Glasses, Gloves, Wrench set, Socket Set, Torque
wrench, Pliers , Jack, Jack stands(Tall and short) , Wheel chock, Welder,
Cutting tool (Cutoff wheel , Sawzall ) Angle Finder , tape measure ,
Take an inventory of your parts, If you are missing any parts Please contact
Artec Industries Immediately @ (855) 278-3299
M-F 8:30am-5pm MST if it is after those hours Email [email protected]
with a picture of what you have and packing slip.
Place Wheel chocks at the rear wheels on the vehicle. with the vehicle on the ground break the lug nuts
on the wheels free (Do not fully loosen or remove
them.) Using a jack raise up the
front of the vehicle and place tall jack stands under the frame behind the
lower control arm mounts. and a shorter
set under the axle.
Remove wheels from
vehicle, Remove front drive shaft from
the axle , Remove the brake calipers and
rotors (Set the rotors on a flat surface so they do not
warp), Hang the calipers from the
body with some bungee cords (Do not let the calipers
hang freely from the brake lines this can damage them.)
Remove cotter pins on Tie rods, Then loosen the castle nuts. (Leave the castle
nuts installed by a few threads ! ) Remove
the Steering stabilizer , Grab your Tie
rod Separator, wedge it between the knuckle and the base of the tie rod the hit on the end of the Tie rod separator
with your Big Freaking Hammer until it pops loose. Repeat this on the other
side. Remove the castle nuts and the Drag-link and tie rod should drop off the
Remove the coil spring retainers from the axle, Remove Shocks, sway bar end links, and Track
Using a jack lower slowly lower the axle to remove the coil
springs. Raise the axle back up and
place jack stands under the axle
Remove upper and lower control arms. Pull the axle out from under the vehicle for
more room to work.
use an angle finder to measure the angle of the coil spring
mounts and use a tape measure to measure the space between the outside of the
Knuckle C and outside edge of the coil
mount (Record these measurements for later)
Coil bracket Assembly. (This bracket
eliminates the bar pin style of lower shock mount in favor of a normal shock
eye using a bolt.) While coil bucket is off axle, take piece 4 and
determine the mounting width of your bottom shock eyelet.( Modifications to the shock bushing may be necessary
depending on your brand.) Bolt
the shock to pieces 1 and 4 and tack weld piece 4 to piece
1. Remove the shock and weld piece 4 fully. Place piece 3 into bottom side of
Part 1 and use your track bar to set the
mounting width to tac weld into place once part 3 is welded into place you can
remove the track bar and fully weld it into position.
Place pieces 9 and 10 on 1. Place your coil spring on piece
1 in the stamped coil relief and use the spring to center pieces 9 and 10.
Remove the spring and tack weld all pieces together.
Using your cutting tool of choice remove the stock could bucket mount and sway
bar end link mounts from the vehicle.
Once they are removed prep the area for welding .
Using the measurements you took in step #6 Place the coil bucket mounts on the axle (TJ3010-1 will go on Passenger side) and rotate until
the degree is matches the one you took in step 6 and tack weld it into place on
Position the sway bar link onto the axle and slide it up
against the side of the coil bucket, the
flat part of the part 11 mount goes
upright should sit level with the top of the coil bucket tack weld it into position . Place the part 6 tab into the part 11 slot
and tack weld it into place. Now
place your steering damper against part 6 and run a bolt though part 6 and part 8 to Line up and set the spacing for
your damper. tack weld part 8 to the
part 6 and the coil bucket . remove the
steering stabilizer and fully weld parts 11, 6 and 8 to the coil bucket and
repeat the process on the driver side.
On the driver side you will not have part 6 or 8 so you will weld part 7 to the face of the
coil bucket and part 11 to the side of the bucket part 7 will also jig into place on the coil
bucket and sway bar link mount.
Fully weld the coil buckets to the axle once the parts have cooled paint them with a self-etching
primer and paint of your choice
Move the axle back under the Jeep and install the upper and
lower control arms
(A drift punch can help with align the bolt holes, Do not fully tighten
Install the coil springs and retainers then Raise the axle
onto jack stands.
Install the track bar, shocks, and sway bar end links on to
(Do not fully tighten the bolts.)
Install the Tie rod
onto the vehicle along with the steering stabilizer.
Torque the, Tie rod ends to 65ftlbs , Steering stabilizer to
Install the rotors and calipers onto the Jeep torque caliper
bolts to 11ftlbs . Then install the
wheels and tires, tighten lug nuts.
(Do not torque lug nuts yet)
Lower the Jeep off of the Jack stands and onto the
ground. Once the Jeep is on its own
Torque the lug nuts to 95ft lbs
Torque upper control arm to 55ftlbs
Torque Lower control arm to 85ftlbs
Torque Trackbar to 55ft lbs
Torque Shocks to 20ftlbs
Torque Swaybar links to 75ft lbs.
After 50 miles check all bolts for tightness
and re torque if needed.