- For best results use either 6011 3/32 or 1/8 welding rod or .035 wire with a 75% Argon/25% CO2 gas mixture
- Thoroughly grind and clean surfaces to be welded
- Stitch weld using ½ inch to 1 inch long beads every 1 inch, then weld seams
- If not confident in your welding skills, hire a professional welder. Check out our website for recommended installers.
- Check for any fuel leaks and repair before installation
- Keep flammables at least 20 ft. from vehicle
- Place a fire extinguisher and hose nearby during installation
- Use a fire watch person while welding and cutting
- In case of emergency call 911
- Use eye protection and gloves during installation
Repair only one side at a time
- Lift Jeep using jacks/ramps/lift. Make sure Jeep is completely supported on all 4 corners
- Remove both rear wheels
- Support the rear axle assembly by placing jack under differential housing
- Unbolt and remove the upper and lower trail arms. Repair one side at a time to avoid twisting the rear end.
- Allow a minimum 1” overlap. See Diagram 1
- Cut away the rusted area. See Diagram 1
- Slide kit into place and roughly mark area to be welded. Remove kit.
- Grind area to be welded down to bare metal.
- Slide kit over frame using measurements from Diagram 2 to position correctly
- Ensure kit is in proper position by double-checking your measurements. From the existing front lower control arm mount to the new rear lower control arm mount, it should be 57” +- (We have seen these dimensions vary, so measure the other side of your Jeep to get an exact distance.)
- Tack weld into place in 6" increments all around
- After final inspection, weld all edges solid
- Prime and paint
- Install upper and lower control arms
- Give welds a final inspection. Check bolts are tight.
- Mount wheels. Lower Jeep. Test drive. Inspect again after one mile.
Read and follow all instructions. Do not install without instructions. Pocono Metal Craft is not responsible for any damage or injury caused by improper use or installation.