- CNC Laser cut and CNC bent from Heavy Duty 3/16" thick steel
- CAD designed with models directly from Chrysler to fit perfectly
- Retains factory bumpstop threading so its a direct replacement
- Gusseted between the coil bucket and shock mount for extra strength
- Includes a 2.0" OD piece of DOM tubing
- Provides factory style shock stem attachment or choose to add shocks tabs for a clevis bushing style shock attachment
- Direct replacement for TJs and LJs and can work as an upgrade for leaf sprung vehicles looking to change to coil spring suspension*
- Not welded for low cost**
- MADE IN THE USA!
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), , , Lug wrench, Wheel Lock Key (Ifyou have wheel locks the guys at the tire shop probably lost the wheel lockkey), Map gas Torch (Optional butprobably Required in Rust Belt States) Anti seize, Blue Loctite, Cutting oil, Welder/ Welding PPE,
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Loosen the front lugnuts. (Do not fully remove them, Just break them free.)
Secure and properly block the rear tires of vehicle on alevel surface .
Jack up front of vehicle and install jack stands under framebehind the lower link brackets. and keep a jack under the axle Temporally.Remove wheels from vehicle, Remove frontdrive shaft from the axle , Remove thebrake calipers and rotors (Set the rotors on a flat surface so they do notwarp), Hang the calipers from the bodywith some bungee cords (Do not let the calipers hangfreely from the brake lines this can damage them.)
Remove the coil spring retainers from the axle, Completely remove the Shocks the vehicle and Remove, sway bar endlinks, and Track bar from axle side of vehicle .
Using a jack lower slowly lower the axle to remove the coilsprings. Raise the axle back up andplace jack stands under the axle.
Using a tape measure from front of frame to center of coilmount and center of shock mount recordthose measurements for later.
Remove the rubber splash guard from the lower portion insideof the fender wells, Once the rubber liners are removed you will want to unclipand move any lines or harnesses that are around the mounts to ensure they areprotected and do not get cut or damaged . (You canremove the front fenders from the vehicle for more room to work if you wouldlike but it is not needed. )
Cut off the existing shock/coil mount from the vehicle andgrind the area smooth to ensure it is free of any debris, paint, or rust so it is prepped for welding
Open the Bag with the small disk and set them out , You will take the 2 smallest disk with thehole bored into th center and weld the supplied nut to the center of thoseparts. Then Weld those disk to thebottom of the long tube with the nut from the disk on the inside of the tubethe rest of the round disk can be set aside for later.
You will want to stand the main bracket upright so the frontand back legs are contacting the bench. (Use welding magnets to help) Slip the long tube through the hole on thetop of the coil mount. (The opening on the coil mount may need to be cleaned upwith a file to get the tube to slip into place.) The long tube should be contacting the benchand you should have roughly 1/2" of tube sticking up through the top ofthe main part of the coil mount. Takethe TJ2002-5 (large disk with large hole cut out ) slip this overtop of the where it protrudes out of the top of the coilmount and weld it to the top of the coil mount and weld the tube to the disk aswell. Then take the small solid disk and weld it to the top of the tube.
Place the TJ2002-3 (large side plates) onto the tabs onthe coil mounts and tack weld into position
Now take the small gusset an tack weld it in position on the coil tower once both brackets aretacked into place you can fully weld them to the coil tower.
Using themeasurements you have previously taken center the coil mount and shock mount as much as you can and weld intoplace on the frame . Once the welding iscompleted and parts have cooled spray with Primer and Paint to keep parts fromrusting .
Remove the factory bump stop cup and bump stop cup from the Jeeps OEM coilbucket and bolt it onto the tube on the TJ2002 shock tower. Re install the Rubber inner fender linerinto the fenders .
Now Using a jack raise the axle off of the jack stands andremove them temporarily to lower the axle and insert the coil springs thenraise the axle back up onto the Jack stands . With the axle supported reinstall the coil spring retainers.
Install the Shocks, Track bar, Sway bar end links onto the vehicle .
Install the rotors and calipers onto the Jeep torque caliperbolts to 11ftlbs . Then install thewheels and tires, tighten lug nuts.
Lower the Jeep off of the Jack stands and onto theground. Once the Jeep is on its ownweight.
Torque the lug nuts to 95ft lbs
Torque Track bar to 55ft lbs
Torque Shocks to 20ftlbs
Torque Sway bar links to 75ft lbs.
After 50 Miles torque all bolts to theirproper specs