Coil Bucket Replacements(Pair) for TJ, LJ, XJ, or ZJ front axle
Retire those bent or rusted out OEM coil buckets, shock mounts, tracbar and anti-sway bar brackets with this new heavy duty bracket.
Warning: This Part Requires GeneralMechanical Abilities along with Weldingand Fabrication skills to install i f you are not confident in your abilitiesPlease have this product installed at a Local Off-Road Shop .
Safety Glasses, Gloves, Wrench set, Socket Set, Torquewrench, Pliers , Jack, Jack stands(Tall and short) , Wheel chock, Welder,Cutting tool (Cutoff wheel , Sawzall ) Angle Finder , tape measure ,
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Place Wheel chocks at the rear wheels on the vehicle. with the vehicle on the ground break the lug nutson the wheels free (Do not fully loosen or removethem.) Using a jack raise up thefront of the vehicle and place tall jack stands under the frame behind thelower control arm mounts. and a shorterset under the axle.
Remove wheels fromvehicle, Remove front drive shaft fromthe axle , Remove the brake calipers androtors (Set the rotors on a flat surface so they do notwarp), Hang the calipers from thebody with some bungee cords (Do not let the calipershang freely from the brake lines this can damage them.)
Remove cotter pins on Tie rods, Then loosen the castle nuts. (Leave the castlenuts installed by a few threads ! ) Removethe Steering stabilizer , Grab your Tierod Separator, wedge it between the knuckle and the base of the tie rod the hit on the end of the Tie rod separatorwith your Big Freaking Hammer until it pops loose. Repeat this on the otherside. Remove the castle nuts and the Drag-link and tie rod should drop off theJeep.
Remove the coil spring retainers from the axle, Remove Shocks, sway bar end links, and Trackbar.
Using a jack lower slowly lower the axle to remove the coilsprings. Raise the axle back up andplace jack stands under the axle
Remove upper and lower control arms. Pull the axle out from under the vehicle formore room to work.
use an angle finder to measure the angle of the coil springmounts and use a tape measure to measure the space between the outside of theKnuckle C and outside edge of the coilmount (Record these measurements for later)
Coil bracket Assembly. (This bracketeliminates the bar pin style of lower shock mount in favor of a normal shockeye using a bolt.) While coil bucket is off axle, take piece 4 anddetermine the mounting width of your bottom shock eyelet.( Modifications to the shock bushing may be necessarydepending on your brand.) Bolt
the shock to pieces 1 and 4 and tack weld piece 4 to piece1. Remove the shock and weld piece 4 fully. Place piece 3 into bottom side ofPart 1 and use your track bar to set themounting width to tac weld into place once part 3 is welded into place you canremove the track bar and fully weld it into position.
Place pieces 9 and 10 on 1. Place your coil spring on piece1 in the stamped coil relief and use the spring to center pieces 9 and 10.Remove the spring and tack weld all pieces together.
Using your cutting tool of choice remove the stock could bucket mount and swaybar end link mounts from the vehicle. Once they are removed prep the area for welding .
Using the measurements you took in step #6 Place the coil bucket mounts on the axle (TJ3010-1 will go on Passenger side) and rotate untilthe degree is matches the one you took in step 6 and tack weld it into place onthe axle
Position the sway bar link onto the axle and slide it upagainst the side of the coil bucket, theflat part of the part 11 mount goesupright should sit level with the top of the coil bucket tack weld it into position . Place the part 6 tab into the part 11 slotand tack weld it into place. Nowplace your steering damper against part 6 and run a bolt though part 6 and part 8 to Line up and set the spacing foryour damper. tack weld part 8 to thepart 6 and the coil bucket . remove thesteering stabilizer and fully weld parts 11, 6 and 8 to the coil bucket andrepeat the process on the driver side.
On the driver side you will not have part 6 or 8 so you will weld part 7 to the face of thecoil bucket and part 11 to the side of the bucket part 7 will also jig into place on the coilbucket and sway bar link mount.
Fully weld the coil buckets to the axle once the parts have cooled paint them with a self-etchingprimer and paint of your choice
Move the axle back under the Jeep and install the upper andlower control arms
(A drift punch can help with align the bolt holes, Do not fully tightenthe bolts.)
Install the coil springs and retainers then Raise the axleonto jack stands.
Install the track bar, shocks, and sway bar end links on tothe axle
(Do not fully tighten the bolts.)
Install the Tie rodonto the vehicle along with the steering stabilizer.
Torque the, Tie rod ends to 65ftlbs , Steering stabilizer to55ftlbs
Install the rotors and calipers onto the Jeep torque caliperbolts to 11ftlbs . Then install thewheels and tires, tighten lug nuts.
(Do not torque lug nuts yet)
Lower the Jeep off of the Jack stands and onto theground. Once the Jeep is on its ownweight.
Torque the lug nuts to 95ft lbs
Torque upper control arm to 55ftlbs
Torque Lower control arm to 85ftlbs
Torque Trackbar to 55ft lbs
Torque Shocks to 20ftlbs
Torque Swaybar links to 75ft lbs.
After 50 miles check all bolts for tightnessand re torque if needed.