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.
Please take inventory of parts, Call Artec Industries Immediately if you have incorrect or
missing components @ (855) 278-3299 M-F 8am-5pm MST If outside of those hours please send us an
Email at [email protected]
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
Use your 21mm Wrench and socket to 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 vehicle and
grind the area smooth to prep for welding.
Place the lower
control arm mount on axle and align outside edge with outside edge of coil
You should have 1/2" between the LCA mount and shock
(These mounts are side specific, so
ensure they angle towards the center of the vehicle)
If you are using OEM control arms, tack weld mounts at
approximately 64 degrees from level. If using aftermarket control arms, choose
your desired angle.
For greater ground clearance rotate up and slide bracket
slightly over to clear coil bottom plate, (But only do
that if you have adjustable lower control arms.)
Spray the LCA bracket with a self-etching primer and paint (We have found achieved the best results
with Rustolem products)
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 10 :
Repeat Steps 5-9 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 (95ftlbs)
Torque the Lower control arms to 130ftlbs (Stock Arms
only) 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)