JK APEX Heavy duty Trackbar Bracket
NOTE: NOT FOR USE WITH 1ST GENERATION ARTEC TRUSSES. ENSURE YOUR RECEIPT SAYS JK APEX TRUSS FOR COMPATIBILITY WITH THIS PRODUCT
NOTE: This kit requires general welding and fabrication skills. Welding should only be done by a competent welder. Artec Industries implies no guarantees or warranties and is not liable for improper installation.
Warning: This Part Requires GeneralMechanical Abilities If you are notconfident in your abilities Please have this product installed at a LocalOff-Road Shop .
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Place wheel chocks at the rear wheels, Break free the lug nuts on the frontwheels. Use a jack to raise the front ofthe vehicle and set the front axle on jack stands . then remove the wheels fromthe vehicle .
Remove the steering stabilizerfrom the axle, Now remove the tie rod and draglink from the Steering knucklesand pitman arm, Remove the sway bar endlinks form the axle. With the steeringremoved Cut off the Oem Track bar and clean the area of any rust, dirt or paint to prep the axle for thenew Artec track bar mount.
Place part number 2 tab into key way on part number 1 slip your track bar between parts # 1 & 2 using run a bolt and nut throughthe holes on the bracket and track bar to set the mounting width of the track bartack weld Part 2 onto part 1. Removethe track bar from the bracket and fully weld Part 2 to Part number 1
Line the corner of the coil bucket up with the slot cut outon part number 2 and set the corner of the coil bucket into the relief onpart 2 and tack weld the bracket to the axle. Once the bracket is tacked intoplace fully weld the bracket into position.
Step 6: Take part 3 with the pointed end towards thetop and slide it up until it contacts the under side of the coil bucket andslide it towards the end of the axle so the side of part 3 will contact the oemstabilizer tab. Weld it into place .
Install the track bar back into the Jeep, Then reinstall the sway bar end links, Install the Tie rod and draglink theninstall the stabilizer. then the wheels(do not fully tighten lug nuts yet )
Using a jack raise the Jeep and remove the jack stands fromunder the axle . Lower the vehicle to the ground and torque all of the bolts totheir factory specs . Take the Jeep tohave an alignment performed to make sure the alignment is in spec to preventabnormal tire wear.
After 50 miles Check all bolts for tightness and tighten ifneeded .