JK Front Lower Control Arm Skids
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.
The installationof this product Requires Welding, Fabrication, and Mechanical skills. If youare not confident in your abilities Please have this product installed at anOff-road Shop.
Safety glasses, socket set, wrenches, torque wrench, Needlenose Pliers, Drift Punch set, tie rod separator, ball joint separator, Bungeecords, Ball joint press, grinder or wire wheel, Welder, Welding PPE, Jack, Tall Jack stands.
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Break free the lug nuts on the front of the Jeep (Do not completely loosen or remove the lugnuts!)
Place wheel chocks at the rear wheels of the vehicle. Jack up the front of the Jeep as high as youcan place the jack stands securely under the frame of the Jeep and under theaxle. Now lower the jack.
Remove lug nuts and the front wheels to provide more workingspace.
Removed lower control arms from the axle. With the lower control arm removed use a grinderor wire wheel to clean the surface of the LCA mounts to remove any paint, rust,or debris to ensure it is ready forwelding .
Place the Control arm skids on the LCA bracket and weld theminto place . (See Image #2 for reference of how theyfit into the LCA bracket ) Weld the open seam on the LCA skid and leave thelittle round holes open for Mud and water to drain from.
(Control Arm Skid orientation : TheJK4404-1 is for the driver side the JK4404-2 is for the passenger side.)
Clean brackets from any machining oil from the manufacturingprocess and Paint brackets with a self-etching primer and paint.
Reinstall the Lower control arms.
Install tires and lug nuts (Do notfully tighten lug nuts)
Use a Jack to raise the Jeep off of the Jack stands andremove them from under the vehicle then lower the Jack. Torque Lug nuts and LCA brackets to ManufacturersSpec.
After 50 Miles torque all bolts to theirproper specs.