- Precisely locates rear coil springs in factory location for an easy, measure-free swap when used with Artec JK Rear Axle Truss.
- Clockable to any angle for larger lifts
- CNC laser cut and bent from 1/4" steel
- Includes bottom perches, tubing spacers, flat tube caps, spring retainers, and 1/2" retainer hardware for both sides of the axle.
- Larger front side and laser etch guide for locating spring 1 inch forward for wheelbase stretch.
For offroad use only.
This Kit requires Welding and Fabrication skills,If you are not confident in your abilities please have this product installedat an Off-road shop.
Tools Required :
Safety Glasses, Jack, Jack Stands, Socket Set,Wrench set, framing square(X2), Tape measure, drift punch,Hammer Angle finder, Welder, Welding PPE, Cutting tools
(Example Sawzall, Grinder, Cutting Torch,Plasma cutter)
Chock the front wheels of the vehicle.
Break the rear lug nuts free
(Do not completely remove the lug nuts.)
Jack up rear of the vehicle and set the framesecurely on jack stands. Keep the Jack under the axle
(You'll need to us this to help control the axledropping later on.)
Remove lug nuts and wheels from vehicle.
Unbolt the shocks, rear track bar, Sway barend links, and rear driveshaft from the axle housing.
Use the jack to slowly lower the axle down thecoil springs should be able to be pulled out easily
(Keep an eye on the rear brake line make sure itdoes not get tight or stretch.)
Use an angle finder to check the angle of youcurrent spring plates. (Record this number for later on)
Hold a framing square on the center of thecoil spring perches and take a measurement from center to center (Record this number for later also)
Now cut off the current spring plates from theaxle and grind the area smooth to prep for welding.
Install the coil plate, Use thecenter to center measurement you took in step 7 to position the coil plates, Now using the angle finder place it on topof the coil plate and tilt the coil plates to get the angle you had recorded instep 7. Then Weld the coil mounts into place.
(The coil plate is offset towards the front of thevehicle, So make sure the larger part of the plate hangs over the front of theaxle. )
Weld the center tubes to the coil bucket (make sure they are flush with thebottom of the coil bucket when welding into place.) Tack weld the supplied bolt from the hardwarekit to the bottom of the small round disk. Weld the Small disk ontop of the round tube (withbolt threads facing up) The big disk will be used in next step .
Paint the coil brackets with some self-etchingprimer and paint
Insert the coil springs onto coilplates, Now slip the large disk inside of coil and have the boltfrom the small tube slip through the hole. Use the nylock nut fromthe hardware kit to tighten the round disk. Once this is done youcan raise the axle up into position with the jack.
Install the shocks, Sway bar links , Track barand drive shaft onto rear axle. Tighten the bolts finger tight .
(You may need to use a drift punch to help gettingbolts aligned when reinstalling the track bar and shock bolts)
Install the wheels and tighten the lugnuts (do not torque themyet) Raise the Vehicle upoff the jack stands with the jack, Remove the Jack stands and lower vehicleonto the ground .
Torque shock bolts, track bar bolts, sway barlink bolts, Then lug nuts to factory specs.
After 50 miles or a few trail runs (whichever happens first) check all bolts for proper torque .