THIS PART REQUIRES WELDING AND GENERAL
FABRICATION SKILLS. ONLY COMPETENT WELDERS SHOULD ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS PART.
Tools Required :
Safety Glasses, Gloves, , Socket Set, Wrenches, Wheel
chocks, Cutting Tool of your choice
(Sawzall, Grinder, plasma, cutting torch), , , Lug wrench, Wheel Lock Key (If
you have wheel locks the guys at the tire shop probably lost the wheel lock
key), Map gas Torch (Optional but
probably Required in Rust Belt States)
Anti seize, Blue Loctite, Cutting oil, Welder/ Welding PPE,
Inventory that you have all of the parts for your order If you are missing
parts or have incorrect parts contact Artec Industries Immediately @
(855)-278-3299 M-F from 8am-5pm MST. If
it is after those hours please Email [email protected]
Loosen the front lug
nuts. (Do not fully remove them, Just break them free.)
Secure and properly block the rear tires of vehicle on a
level surface .
Jack up front of vehicle and install jack stands under frame
behind the lower link brackets. and keep a jack under the axle Temporally.
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 the coil spring retainers from the axle, Completely remove the Shocks the vehicle and Remove, sway bar end
links, and Track bar from axle side of vehicle .
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.
Using a tape measure from front of frame to center of coil
mount and center of shock mount record
those measurements for later.
Remove the rubber splash guard from the lower portion inside
of the fender wells, Once the rubber liners are removed you will want to unclip
and move any lines or harnesses that are around the mounts to ensure they are
protected and do not get cut or damaged . (You can
remove the front fenders from the vehicle for more room to work if you would
like but it is not needed. )
Cut off the existing shock/coil mount from the vehicle and
grind the area smooth to ensure it is free of any debris, paint, or rust so it is prepped for welding
Open the Bag with the small disk and set them out , You will take the 2 smallest disk with the
hole bored into th center and weld the supplied nut to the center of those
parts. Then Weld those disk to the
bottom of the long tube with the nut from the disk on the inside of the tube
the rest of the round disk can be set aside for later.
You will want to stand the main bracket upright so the front
and back legs are contacting the bench. (Use welding magnets to help) Slip the long tube through the hole on the
top of the coil mount. (The opening on the coil mount may need to be cleaned up
with a file to get the tube to slip into place.) The long tube should be contacting the bench
and you should have roughly 1/2" of tube sticking up through the top of
the main part of the coil mount. Take
the TJ2002-5 (large disk with large hole cut out ) slip this overtop of the where it protrudes out of the top of the coil
mount and weld it to the top of the coil mount and weld the tube to the disk as
well. Then take the small solid disk and weld it to the top of the tube.
Place the TJ2002-3 (large side plates) onto the tabs on
the coil mounts and tack weld into position
Now take the small gusset
an tack weld it in position on the coil tower once both brackets are
tacked into place you can fully weld them to the coil tower.
measurements you have previously taken
center the coil mount and shock mount as much as you can and weld into
place on the frame . Once the welding is
completed and parts have cooled spray with Primer and Paint to keep parts from
Remove the factory bump stop cup and bump stop cup from the Jeeps OEM coil
bucket and bolt it onto the tube on the TJ2002 shock tower. Re install the Rubber inner fender liner
into the fenders .
Now Using a jack raise the axle off of the jack stands and
remove them temporarily to lower the axle and insert the coil springs then
raise the axle back up onto the Jack stands .
With the axle supported reinstall the coil spring retainers.
Install the Shocks,
Track bar, Sway bar end links onto the vehicle .
Install the rotors and calipers onto the Jeep torque caliper
bolts to 11ftlbs . Then install the
wheels and tires, tighten lug nuts.
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 Track bar to 55ft lbs
Torque Shocks to 20ftlbs
Torque Sway bar links to 75ft lbs.
After 50 Miles torque all bolts to their