Warning: Installing this product requires Welding and Fabrication skills, If you are not confident in your abilities to complete this task please have this installed at an qualified off-road shop .
Tools required: Safety glasses, Socket Set, Wrench Set, Torque wrench, Angle Finder, Cutting tools ( Example : sawzall, grinder, plasma cutter, cutting torch, ) Welder, Jack, Jack stands, Wheel Chocks.
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Loosen your lug nuts on the rear wheels (do not fully remove them)
Place wheel chocks at front wheel of the Jeep, Jack up the rear of the Jeep and Securely place the Frame onto Tall Jack stands and axle onto shorter Jack stands .
Remove the Lug nuts and wheels from vehicle. Completely remove the lower control arm from the vehicle (We recommend only working on 1 side of the vehicle at a time.)
Cut off your lower control arm mount from the axle and grind the area smooth to prep for welding.
Place the lower control arm mount on axle in desired position for your build and tack weld into place
( Some of these mounts are side specific, so ensure they angle towards the center of the vehicle 10/22 degree brackets only )
Optional : For greater ground clearance rotate up
Spray the LCA bracket with a self-etching primer and paint.
Reinstall the Lower Control Arm axle side first then install the frame side of the arm, Install the bolts and nuts finger tight at this time !
Step 9 :
Repeat Steps 5-8 on the opposite side of the vehicle
Install the wheels back on the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts (do not torque them yet)
Use the jack to raise the Jeep off of the jack stands and remove them from under the vehicle Then lower the Jack .
With the vehicle on the ground Torque the lug nuts to manufacturer spec
Torque the Lower control arms If you have Aftermarket arms refer to the arm manufacturers specs (most adjustable arms will have a spec around 90ft lbs)
Check bolts for tightness after 50miles or a few trips off-road (whichever occurs first)