Fits the following applications:
'18+ Jeep Wrangler JL 2 Door (Sport/Sahara Models)
'18+ Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JLU 4 Door (Sport/Sahara Models)
'20+ Jeep Gladiator
Part #: JL4501
Finish: Bare Steel
PATENT PENDING APEX peaked top design provides more rigidity than a flat top truss design
CNC Precision Laser cut in-house from 1/8" mild steel for a lightweight yet strong solution...only 6 lbs
CNC Precision Bent in-house for a great fitment. Literally drop the truss in place on the axle and it's ready to weld. No puzzle piece assembling*
Designed used 3D models directly from Dana Corp and Jeep for not only an amazing fit but clearances with surrounding components
70% less welding needed than previous truss designs means less warping, faster turnaround, and lower costs
All long seams are bent so you don't need to spend time welding them together
APEX design continues under the OEM coil buckets for complete end-to-end axle reinforcement...an industry first
Dimpled holes provide not only weight reduction but rigidity and strength
Contours both the cast steel differential and FAD (front axle disconnect) and can be welded with normal MIG welder and moderate pre-heating and post-heating
Provides worry-free wheeling of up to 40 inch tires on stock JL axles**
Bridges the Front Axle Disconnect (FAD/CAD) which has shown to be one of the weakest sections of the front axle
Low Profile Design doesn't go over differential and allows usage in vehicles with only slight lift**
NOTE: Jeep offers different variations of axle housings. Please refer to the following diagram for details on which version to choose. If you have one model of a vehicle but have swapped in axles from another model, choose the model that the axles were originally in.
JL3101 - Use on JL Sport/Sahara (Dana 30 M186 front axle)
JL4501 - Use on JL Rubicon and Gladiator JT (Dana 44 M210 front axle)
*Some grinding and fitment may be required when installing this kit. Every axle varies slightly and some fabrication may be required.
**Stock axles have other components that may not hold up to the abuse of larger tires. Artec implies no guarantees that you will not break some component on your stock axles using larger tires. Use at you own risk. ** In rare and extreme cases, the truss may come into contact with oil pan. Prior to operating the vehicle, remove the coil springs, cycle the suspension including full compression of both sides simultaneously and add bumpstop extensions to prevent damage to oil pan.
***THIS KIT IS INTENDED FOR VEHICLES WITH AT LEAST MINOR LIFTS (1.5"+ RECOMMENDED)AND AT LEAST 1/2" BUMP STOP EXTENSIONS. CHECK CLEARANCES BEFORE INSTALLING. NOT TESTED IN NON-US JLs or RIGHT HAND DRIVE AXLES.**
NOTE: This kit requires general welding and fabrication skills including welding to the cast center section. Welding should only be done by a competent welder. Artec Industries implies no guarantees or warranties and is not liable for improper installation.