Modular Truss End
Upgrade your Modular Truss
THIS PART REQUIRES WELDING AND GENERALFABRICATION SKILLS. ONLY COMPETENT WELDERS SHOULD ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS PART.
Tools Required :
Safety Glasses, Gloves, , Socket Set, Wrenches, Wheelchocks, Cutting Tool of your choice(Sawzall, Grinder, plasma, cutting torch) Welder.
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Place wheel chocks at the rear wheels of the vehicle. Break free lug nuts on front wheels (Do not fully loosen or remove lug nuts yet.)
Jack up the front of the vehicle and set the axle on Jackstands, Remove the front wheels from the vehicle, With the wheels removed Jack the vehicle upagain. Securely place tall jack standsunder the frame behind the LCA or Leafspring mounts at the previously measurement of ride height. Place a 2nd sent ofjack stands under the front axle.
Measure the Width of your Truss between the end of it andlength of Axle tubes and record the measurement,Measure the width of the TR0004 truss to determine where you need to cut andtrim to fit your specific build .
Clean and prep the axle tubes and truss for welding.
Trim the Tr0004 (if needed) set the truss on the axle and butt against existing truss on the axle.Tack weld the Tr0004 to the Truss and axle . Then remove the axle from under the vehicle for more room to weld theTruss end to the Axle. Once the axle is pulled from under the vehicle. Heat the axle to about 400 degrees Startto weld the gussets to the axle andtruss .When welding, Start on one side of the axle, Weld a small amount, Thenmove on to the opposite side of the axle to allow each side to cool. This willhelp prevent warping. Stitch welding is preferred and welding every inch of every seam is notnecessary. If you have any Control arm mounts, Shock mounts, Coil over tabs,Track bar mounts that need to be welded on to the axle you will need to place the axle under thevehicle on jack stands at ride height and desired wheelbase an weld them on atthis time in their proper location for your specific build. Once all of the welding is complete you willwrap the axle in a welding blanket to slowly cool overnight.
Clean the Truss and axle of any machining oils and Prep forpaint or powder coating
Install the axle back under the vehicle and place on jackstands. Install the wheels on the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts (Do nottorque them down yet.) Lift the vehicleand remove all of the jack stands and set the vehicle on the ground. with the vehicle on the ground check all ofthe bolts and lug nuts are torqued to proper specs. we recommend drawing a lineon the nut and bolt heads and where they are mounted for quick reference whenchecking for tightness after 50 miles .