Beefing up the Fat Cow's legs, but questions
I know the 1 ton swap gig has probably been beaten to death by now, but I'm trying something a lil different from what I can tell..
2011 JKU Rubicon going to 2005 SD60 and 14 bolt swap.
Ive done 1 ton swaps before in CJ/YJ set ups but this will be my first for coil spring systems. I am currently running the RC long arm y links. I actually like them, the shocks and springs are from other systems.
I had planned on just getting the Artec trusses to make it easy and since the arms are designed to use the stock control arm mounts on the axle, in my head it would've worked. However, talking with Tom at Artec, he said they wont work. My next idea is to remove the upper arms (and shave the attachment points) and using artec's Front 3-Link Frame Mount Bracket and just build a 3rd link. Will this work as well as I am thinking it will in my head?
For the rear, I figure just using the y link system will be fine since I can weld the brackets directly to the axle where they need to be and not on the cast so the truss wont be an issue.
Probably a simple fix for most but this is new territory for me and with my DD.
The axle build itself seems to be easy enough.