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Old 02-27-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Artec D30 armor kit

I need help! I purchased the d30 artec axle truss kit.
Lower control arms skids, gussets, and truss.
I would told it is going to cost about 700 to get it installed.

Anyone in bossier/shtevport or close thy knows any good welder

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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I need help! I purchased the d30 artec axle truss kit.
Lower control arms skids, gussets, and truss.
I would told it is going to cost about 700 to get it installed.

Anyone in bossier/shtevport or close thy knows any good welder
Anyone have any experience with this?

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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HaHa you must have been reading this forum to much. I cant help you out any but good luck figureing it out.
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You can get some guys to weld for you that weld on the side. I've seen ppl do it for $1 an inch or so or they will package it together for you. That sounds a little high
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If you don't have lockers to damage inside you can buy an arc welder off Craigslist and get a bunch of scrap metal. Practice a lot until you can lay a good bead and then practice on the control arm skids then do the truss last. I learned to weld this way. I bought a new Lincoln electric 225A for $120 then bought $100 of supplies and I'm good to go
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You can get some guys to weld for you that weld on the side. I've seen ppl do it for $1 an inch or so or they will package it together for you. That sounds a little high
Yeah 99 dollars a hour is he rate and they said like 7 hours. That's with me pulling the axle, and ball joints and all that before I take it to them

I think I've found someone to do it. I even told t
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If you don't have lockers to damage inside you can buy an arc welder off Craigslist and get a bunch of scrap metal. Practice a lot until you can lay a good bead and then practice on the control arm skids then do the truss last. I learned to weld this way. I bought a new Lincoln electric 225A for $120 then bought $100 of supplies and I'm good to go
I know how to mig weld and arc weld. It's just a stock d30 open dif.
But I was told you will melt axle seals and all that.

I mean I have a shop that will pull the axle or me. Ball joints and all of that for free. Any other steps.
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But I was told you will melt axle seals and all that.
It's possible. If you take your time and cool the axle you can usually prevent this. I've seen guys weld gussets with the ball joints still in and be fine. 90 an hr is high especially If you are doing all of the teardown work. If you have to tear it down already you might as well do it yourself
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It's possible. If you take your time and cool the axle you can usually prevent this. I've seen guys weld gussets with the ball joints still in and be fine. 90 an hr is high especially If you are doing all of the teardown work. If you have to tear it down already you might as well do it yourself
I found a local Jeepers who is gonna help me.
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Or call Josh at ORI in West Monroe.
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Or call Josh at ORI in West Monroe.
Is he really cheap
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Is he really cheap
I meant like price not to high
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:21 AM   #13
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Any advice on install is greatly appreciated
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It's a good idea to change out your ball joints too. Besides them possibly getting damaged when you weld the C-bracket armor, it's a good time to upgrade.

Here's another thread on the subject: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/art...ew-183282.html
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It's a good idea to change out your ball joints too. Besides them possibly getting damaged when you weld the C-bracket armor, it's a good time to upgrade.

Here's another thread on the subject: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/art...ew-183282.html
Only have 20,000 miles but I was told to just by some new ones. What a good brand?
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Wow.

I see complete 30's beefed up and pulled out for $800-$1000.

My money would be put aside or a PR or TF 44 w/ caster correction.

Synergy ball joints are down to $200 now for the set.
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Wow.

I see complete 30's beefed up and pulled out for $800-$1000.

My money would be put aside or a PR or TF 44 w/ caster correction.

Synergy ball joints are down to $200 now for the set.

I went with synergy
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I went with synergy
Synergy it will be then.
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Its easy to do
Trussed









In the shop drinking beer took us 4.5 hours
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In the shop drinking beer took us 4.5 hours
Yeah did mine with a friend, easiest than said
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Yeah did mine with a friend, easiest than said
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:11 PM   #22
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We typically charge about 2.5 hours to install an aretec truss given the axle is off of the jeep already. Get on Louisiana of road forum and look through the vendors. There's only one that does cussed em' fabrication.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:23 AM   #23
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I paid a buddy $200(he was currently unemployed) to install mine. I traded jeeps with him because I had to work, I got to his house when I got off expecting to help. I got to install the shocks. they were done.
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you should take that carriage bolt out of your steering stabilizer and flip it.

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