This heavy duty and light weight truss system and armor is designed to take serious abuse and reinforce your front Dana 30 JK axle. The 1/4" thick truss top and 10Ga. gusseting incorporates a unique design to strengthen both axle tubes, not just the long tube (commonly found in "other" designs). The precision cut and formed components of this setup ensure a hassle-free installation. This kit requires general welding and fabrication skills including welding to the cast center section. This kit is intended for vehicles with at least minor lifts. If using with no lift, check clearances before installing. Not tested on non-US JKs with diesel engines or right hand drive axles.
I have a 2014 JK Sport with a Terra Flex Long Arm lift kit installed and a truss welded onto the Dana 30 Front axel. Started using the Jeep over rocks and seems that the truss is hitting the front edge of the oil pan. I've replaced it once before thinking I came down on a rock. I now have a crack on the second pan and came to the conclusion it is the truss making contact with the front edge of the oil pan. The crack is in the same place as the first time. I would think whoever designed the truss would take into consideration the up travel of the housing when the lift is at full compression. I have a few Ideas on how to fix the problem and one is to trim the truss with a cutting tourch. I want to keep as much travel as I have now without destroying another oil pan. Do you have any other ideas? Thanks
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The truss fit's with a large number of lift kit's which all come with different length bump stops. I would compress the suspension to the point of almost hitting the oil pan. Then take measurement on how much to lower the bump stops. The other way would be to measure between the truss and oil pan and the distance between the bump stop and axle. Then adjust the bump stop as needed.
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