- 2.625" mounting width fits common sized Cartridge Joints (Johnny, Flex, Ballistic, etc) and factory control arm bushings.
- Skid plate of bottom of bracket wraps around joint protecting it from direct impact and decreases premature wear on the joint. This leads to longer life and less replacements. Skid plate design does not restrict movement of joint.
- Bracket wraps around axle tube more than factory for additional weld surface area, which significantly reduces the chance the bracket can rip off.
- Made from 1/4" thick boxed steel plate for strength and impact resistance.
- Grease fitting access on top to allow easy maintenance of your most abused joint.
NOTE: DESIGNED FOR USE WITH ADJUSTABLE CONTROL ARMS SINCE NO CAM SLOT IS USED. This bracket requires welding to the axle and removal of the factory bracket. Welding should be done by a competent welder and Artec Industries is not liable for incorrect installation or improper welding. "Horseshoe" pieces also require welding to the main bracket and the main bracket is laser etched to show where to weld.
TJ3011/TJ3012 Instructions :
Warning: This Part Requires FabricationSkills (Cutting, Grinding, Welding) Ifyou are not confident in your abilities Please have this product installed at aLocal Off-Road Shop .
Safety Glasses, Gloves, Wrench set, Socket Set, Torquewrench, Jack, Jack stands(Tall andshort) , Wheel chock, Cutting Tool(s)(Angle Grinder with cutting and flap disk, Sawzall, Plasma cutter, Cutting torch) and Welder.
Take an inventory of your parts, If you are missing any parts Please contactArtec Industries Immediately @ (855) 278-3299 M-F 8:30am-5pm MST
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 .
Use a 21mm wrench and socket to remove the lower control armcompletely
(Take a photo reference of where your cam slotlocation is on the vehicle before removing you’ll need this later on TJ3011 Only)
With the lower control arm removed use a your cutting toolof choice to remove the lower control arm bracket off of the axle and grind thesurface smooth with a angle grinder using a flap disk to ensure it is clean andready for welding .
Control arm Bracket Orientation TJ3011-1 & TJ3012-1 Will be on the Passenger side, TJ3011-2 &TJ3012-2 Will be for the Driver side .
Place the Corresponding control arm bracket under the axleRotate it up under the coil bucket the tab on the outside of the control armbracket should make contact with the underside of the coil bucket. Once that makes contact measure 1/4" between the inside edge ofthe control arm bracket and outside of the coil bucket Then weld into place.
Step 8: (TJ3011 Only )
Weld the TJ3011-3 Pieces (Cam adjustment plates) on the control arms the control arm bracketwill have a laser etched mark for placement.
Weld the seams wherethe sides and bottom of Lca mount meet the front corners (if looking from frontof vehicle) can be left open to help Water and mud drain .
Paint brackets with a self-etching primer and paint (We findthat rustolem gives the best results.)
Reinstall the Lower control arms ( We find it easier to slipaxle end of the arm into bracket first then put the frame side into place. Slip in the bolts and keep the nuts loose.
Install tires and lugnuts (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 the Lug nuts to Manufacturer Spec. ( 95ftlbs)
Adjust Cam bolt so it matches the Photo reference you tookearlier (TJ3011 only)
Torque Lca bolts To 85ftlbs At axle end and 130ftlbs at theFrame (Stock control Arms)
If you have Aftermarket control arms refer to their manufacturers spec Most aftermarket lowers control arm manufacturerssuggest 90ftlbs for frame and axle end of link.
Step 17: Take vehicle to have an alignment performedto ensure everything is in proper adjustment .