But - it's bolts...
Correct - and nothing against welding. In fact, every single one of our brackets can be welded on if you so wish. Lets also look at what else is bolted on your Jeep: wheels, brakes, drive shafts, engine, seats, power steering box, etc etc etc. With the proper torque spec, bolting suspension components on is perfectly safe. We ran our JK systems on many Jeeps for 10+ years, with not one issue to date. We stand by our products, and are confident you will not have an issue.
What does bolt on gain me?
Several important factors. Installation is much less time consuming, allowing for same day installation. Bolt on allows you to carry the system with you. You can return a Jeep back to its original configuration prior to sale, and reinstall the coilover kit on your next JL. A great option for leased or rolled/damaged vehicles. Why cut and weld if you dont need to?
What Control Arms Work?
Stock control arms, short adjustable control arms, mid arm systems, and long arm systems are all compatible. Upgrade your suspension around our conversion with no fear of outgrowing our kit!
Why 12" Coilovers?
At a certain point, articulation is limited by the vehicle. Travel is maximized by our coilover system for both up and down tire movement. Front droop and compression are SAFEST with a 12" coilover. The Jeep Wranglers front driveshaft is actually the limiting factor. We set our front coilover mounts at the perfect height to balance travel and prevent contact between the front driveshaft and exhaust piping.
Front Hydraulic Bumpstops?
The addition of hydraulic bump stops enables the vehicle to absorb impacts in a controlled manner without the jarring effect of a rubber or polymer based bump stop. Hydraulic bump stops also control unwanted body roll and dipping when you to traverse a side hill. The front upper hydraulic bump stop mount is a direct bolt on application and utilizes the same three mounting holes and hardware as the front coil over hoop. The brackets are recessed inside the factory coil-spring bucket.
This design is inherently strong as this is where the factory coil-spring is located. (The coil-spring mounts hold the entire weight of the vehicle.) The bump stop follows the same trajectory as the front coil overs. This allows both the bump-stop and the coil over to work in unison and for full energy absorption.
The hydraulic bump stop contact area on the axle is the factory coil-spring / bump stop locating bracket. The upper mounts are angled to allow for correct contact and full energy absorption between the bump stop and the lower axle mounted bump pad when the vehicle is articulated and the suspension is cycled.
Those Rear Lower Control Arm Mounts Look Like Skids.
They are! Our RECON rear lower coilover mounts also double as control arm skids. Why Not Relocate the Mount Up? Say, 1.5". Consider what moving the shock/coilover up does. If installing a shock, but moving one of its mounting points, your vehicle will over flex/over articulate that shock and cause it damage. That 1.5" of clearance has now cost you a shock. Instead, leave it in it's OEM location, but add a skid plate like the one included in our lover coilover mount.
What's My New Ride Height?
Our King Spec coilovers are adjustable from a 3.5" lift to an 8" lift on your Jeep JL. 99% of the JLs that run our RECON conversion utilize a 4-4.5" lift.
How Are RECON Spec Kings Coilovers Different?
We sat down with King years ago during R&D of our JK conversion and discussed the very specific needs of a Jeep JK and JL versus a race buggy. Jeeps need to have both extremely "street-wise" road manners as well as off road stability, performance, and ride quality. Only our proprietary valved King coilovers meet that criteria. The JL is nearly identical spec wise to a JK. A system that has been proven over the last 10 years.
Every Jeep on the road is different. No two front or rear ends weigh the same. Front and rear bumpers, winches, spare tires, engine swaps, heavy duty axles all factor into the weight distribution of your Jeep. After ordering your system online or during the process on the phone, we'll discuss your Jeeps modifications and send you coilovers with the proper springs already installed. Imagine the weight difference of a 35 & 40 inch tire, and the weight difference of a stock axle versus a Dana 70, don't you think that shock should be valved and sprung differently? When cycling upwards, those are two very different shocks. We will take the time to get the information on how your vehicle is built, and how it will be used, and tailor the system to your needs. We are people, not a website, give us a call and see why Rebel is your best choice.
I Just Don't Want to Use Kings
King knows coilovers. However, if you have another brand in mind, please spec them accordingly: Raised plates 90-degree fittings.
We invite anyone to ride in a JL with our RECON coilover conversion. On road and off road handling are unmatched. It's a smoother, safer, and smarter ride all around.