August 5, 2017
I poked around the forum for who had been recommended lately for welding services and the latest thread was was a few years back and it does not look like Ryan Garret is at that Lincoln location anymore from what I can tell. Anyone used him lately or know of another preferred welder?
I bought the Artec gussets and I thought I needed to remove the ball joints and the rest axle assembly to prevent damage which means i needed to bring in a mobile welder if I want do the disassembly/assembly work myself, but I am reading of folks just cruising in to shops and having it done in a couple hours, so they must be doing them without disassembly. Is that really safe for the axle components or am I just estimating way too much time for a pro to assemble/disassemble?
October 28, 2016
I had mine welded on by a place in georgetown called blacksheep offroad. Did an awesome job and it was decently priced, I only had upper gussets welded on though. So all he did was droop the axle and kept wet rags on the ball joints. I have the teraflex gussets that dont wrap around the upper part of the C, so I think that kept some heat off the BJ’s.
There is also a place called Rock & Road performance in loomis if that is closer for you. I have seen his welds in person and they are outstanding. Might be a long wait though.
August 25, 2017
When I welded my artec truss kit on I left the ball joints in, just had a blow gun to cool the area down immediately after welding. So far I haven’t had any problems with ball joint failure/play or weld fractures
13 JK Sport- Rubicon Axles: 5.38 gears, locked, trussed, skids, 4.5" lift, 37" KM2, 9.5K winch
17 JKU Recon - 35" KO, 2.5" lift
71 GMC Suburban - 12 valve cummins p pump, 1 tons, 37" H1, long arm, triple convoluted air bag suspension- In progress