This Part Requires General
Mechanical Abilities If 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, , Tie rod separator, Jack, Jack
stands(Tall and short) , Wheel chock,, Cutting tool (sawzall , cutoff
wheel, plasma cutter ect...) Welder and welding ppe.
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 please email us pictures of what you
received , along with product labels on the box and packing slip at [email protected]
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.
Clean the axle tubes of any paint, rust, and debris to prep
Place part tr6005-5 under the Passenger Side tube between
the Lower control arm mount and the C for the knuckle and tack weld into
Place tr6005-1 on the
driver side Axle tube between the differential and C for the knuckle. and Tack
weld into place
Place tr6005-2 on the
axle tube between the diff housing and control arm bracket on the passenger
and tack weld into place
Tack weld part Tr6005-4 in the opening on the tr6005-1 and
tack weld into place .
Tack weld part Tr6005-3 in the opening on Tr6005-2 and the
Stitch weld all of the Truss Pieces to the axle tubes and
housing Move around from 1 end to the
other and work your way around the axle to keep the heat down to minimize the
risk of warping the axle . After the truss is welded on the axle Prime and paint the axle.
Reinstall the axle into the vehicle and torque all bolts to factory specs .
After 50 miles Check all bolts for tightness and tighten if