Artec Industries is excited to announce their new JL SHIELD. The NEW Jeep JL front axle now includes a new Center Axle Disconnect (CAD) system for improved fuel efficiency. This new inclusion on the axle features a very thin sheet metal skid plate from the factory, which is prone to bending and denting, not to mention being a rock magnet itself. Artec Industries is the first company to address this vulnerable part. Their new JL Shield is constructed from heavy-duty 1/4" thick steel...twice the thickness of the OEM skid plate. The new design also uses countersunk flat head bolts for improved smoothness on the bottom - meaning you'll have less edges to catch on rocks. To improve the smoothness, they've eliminated unnecessary edges and extended the leading edge to the front of the axle and included an angled flange to protect the axle and allow rocks to glide under. The JL Shield is fully welded and hard powder coated for direct bolt-on installation and a long life. All this at a PHENOMENAL PRICE and manufactured in-house at Artec which means its MADE IN THE USA!
Artec Industries is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, but its origins are an American success story based in Tucscon, Arizona. The owner, Artie Nuttall, married into a family of off-roaders who quickly infected him with their enthusiasm. So much so that Nuttall took a welding class at a community college so that he could complete DIY axle swaps on his rig in his garage. Turns out he had a talent for welding and in 2010 Artie successfully marketed a line of battery mounts. From there, Artec Welding turned into Artec Industries and though the product line and success grew, Nuttall's attention to craftsmanship and quality never wavered. Shop Artec Industries Now