The installation of this product Requires Welding, Fabrication, and Mechanical skills. If you are not confident in your abilities Please have this product installed at an Off-road Shop.
Safety glasses, socket set, wrenches, torque wrench, Needle nose Pliers, Drift Punch set, tie rod separator, ball joint separator, Bungee cords, Ball joint press, grinder or wire wheel, Welder, Welding PPE, Jack, Tall Jack stands.
Inventory all parts to ensure you have all of the correct pieces. If you are missing parts Contact Artec Industries Immediately at (855) 278-3299 M-F 8:30-5pm MST If outside of those hours Email us at [email protected] (Please include picture of part number label on box as well as your invoice number)
Break free the lug nuts on the front of the Jeep (Do not completely loosen or remove the lugnuts!)
Place wheel chocks at the rear wheels of the vehicle. Jack up the front of the Jeep as high as you can place the jack stands securely under the frame of the Jeep and under the axle. Now lower the jack.
Remove lug nuts and the front wheels to provide more working space.
Removed lower control arms from the axle. With the lower control arm removed use a grinder or wire wheel to clean the surface of the LCA mounts to remove any paint, rust, or debris to ensure it is ready for welding .
Place the Control arm skids on the LCA bracket and weld them into place .Weld the open seam on the LCA skid and leave the little round holes open for Mud and water to drain from.
Clean brackets from any machining oil from the manufacturing process and Paint brackets with a self-etching primer and paint.
Reinstall the Lower control arms.
Install tires and lug nuts (Do not fully tighten lug nuts)
Use a Jack to raise the Jeep off of the Jack stands and remove them from under the vehicle then lower the Jack. Torque Lug nuts and LCA brackets to Manufacturers Spec.
After 50 Miles torque all bolts to their proper specs.