SuperDuty 2005+ 7075 Aluminum Steering Kit
For the PAST 5 YEARS, we've been testing 7075 Aluminum Steering in the ARTECON to ensure that they could handle the abuse of both extreme, heavy duty rock crawling and normal daily driving. We've been pleased with how they've handled the rigorous abuse and how much weight is saved by using is compared to standard steel tubing. This is the exact steering used in our Gladiator on Superduty axles.
The Superduty Swap Aluminum Steering Kit starts with our 1.75" Outer Diameter, Aerospace grade 7075 Aluminum rods. These are mated with MADE IN AMERICA Premium Tie Rod Ends designed after those in the Ford F-450 and are the beefiest and longest lasting in the industry. SERIOUSLY, THE BIGGEST TIE ROD ENDS WE'VE EVER SEEN. The tie rod and drag link ends are offset to account for the short arms on the superduty knuckles but give you great steering feel and no contact with the differential. These are coupled with stainless steel spacers and adapters to allow you to fit it exactly to your new axle. Each link is threaded with both a Right Hand thread and a Left Hand thread at opposite ends so it is easy to adjust the length alignment. We've also included wrench flats on each end of the aluminum link so you can easily tighten your jam nuts without marring the aluminum.
Simply choose which vehicle: Jeep JL/JT or a JK. The only difference is the drag link end at the pitman arm.
From there, you can add on additional components such as high steer arms and Reid knuckles so you can attach the steering to the vehicle if you haven't already purchased them previously. These components are all offered separately as an add-on item since many have either already purchased some of these items. If you need everything, just click the check boxes next to the appropriate accessories.
You will need the passenger side Reid Racing knuckle, Artec Aluminum Superduty High Steer Arm with studs and the Artec Superduty High Steer Spacer to bolt this kit directly into a vehicle.
NOTE: THE PASSENGER SIDE KNUCKLE MUST BE A REID RACING KNUCKLE FOR SUPERDUTY 2005+ WITH THE MACHINED SURFACE FOR MOUNTING A HIGH STEER ARM. NO OTHER SUPERDUTY KNUCKLE WILL WORK
Included in the kit:
1 - RH Tie Rod End 1.25" Thread
1 - LH Tie Rod End 1.25" Thread
1 - RH Drag Link End 1.25" Thread (pitman arm side, JL or JK taper)
1 - LH Drag Link End 1.25" Thread (knuckle side)
2 - RH 1.25" -12 tpi Jam Nuts
2 - LH 1.25" -12 tpi Jam Nuts
1 - 1.75" OD 7075-T6 Aluminum Tie Rod Bar
1 - 1.75" OD 7075-T6 Aluminum Drag Link Bar
6 - Stainless Steel Spacers/washers to adapt to the Superduty knuckles and high steer arm