NEW KID ON THE BLOCK

A LOOK AT JKS’S NEW 2.5” JSPEC SUS­PEN­SION SYS­TEM FOR THE 2018 WRAN­GLER JL

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While the JL front sus­pen­sion uti­lizes a fac­tory 4-link de­sign sim­i­lar to the JK, sev­eral re­vi­sions have been made to im­prove strength and han­dling. JKS builds on this plat­form to take the sus­pen­sion to the next level. Re­place­ment 2.5” dual rate coil springs and FOX 2.0 IFP gas shocks of­fer im­proved on/off-road per­for­mance along with a JKS heavy duty 1-1/2” OD x 3/8” thick ad­justable track bar to prop­erly re­cen­ter the front axle. Ad­di­tion­ally JKS quicker sway bar dis­con­nects are sup­plied for the front and longer rear sway bar links. Bil­let alu­minum ma­chined bump stop ex­ten­sions are sup­plied for each cor­ner along with align­ment cams to prop­erly po­si­tion the axles. Fin­ish­ing off the kit are brake line brack­ets and a rear heavy duty track bar bracket .

The coils are spe­cially de­signed and tested to of­fer max­i­mum wheel travel and of­froad con­trol while pro­vid­ing com­fort­able on-road ride qual­ity. This is achieved with Jspec 2.5” dual rate coil springs that un­like other dual rate coils won’t bow out un­der nor­mal or ex­treme use. These coils are of­fered with stan­dard and HD rates to match your ve­hi­cle and driv­ing needs and pair with mono­tube FOX 2.0 IFP gas shocks for op­ti­mal ride qual­ity and han­dling.

Along with the sway bar quick dis­con­nects, JKS sup­plies a dis­con­nect re­tainer bracket to se­cure your sway­bar and link up out of the way when you're out on the trail us­ing the stan­dard dis­con­nect pin and clip.

The new­est rein­car­na­tion of the one and only Jeep Wran­gler has al­ready proven to be a wor­thy re­place­ment for the out­go­ing Wran­gler JK. With sev­eral sus­pen­sion, driv­e­train and chas­sis re­fine­ments, along with tweaked styling and mod­ern ameni­ties the new 2018 Wran­gler JL is a step in the right di­rec­tion as a com­fort­able on-road cruiser and off-road crawler. But what if you are look­ing for even more per­for­mance and ca­pa­bil­ity?For that we turn to JKS Man­u­fac­tur­ing out of Cold­wa­ter, MI. They of­fer sev­eral Jspec op­tions for the JL in­clud­ing the 2.5” J-Rated sys­tem go­ing on this new JL Un­lim­ited Ru­bi­con. Spe­cially de­signed, tested, and man­u­fac­tured specif­i­cally for the new JL, it of­fers bet­ter all around per­for­mance and clear­ance for our set of 37” BFG KO2 tires on 17” Method Race wheels.

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