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Rebel Offroad Jeep Wrangler JK Coilover Shock Conversion

Posted in How To on December 1, 2011
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We like versatility, and the Recon JK coilover mounting system from Rebel Offroad offers just that. The Recon kit is compatible with stock control arms, aftermarket short adjustable control arms, mid arm systems, and long arm systems. It doesn’t matter what suspension system you already have installed on your JK, you can still add coilover shocks to the equation using the Rebel Offroad Recon coilover conversion.

The Recon coilover shock and hydraulic bumpstop conversion from Rebel Offroad is a bolt-on system designed for two- and four-door Jeep Wrangler JKs. Paired with Teraflex long control arms the Recon kit clears way for a set of 40x15.50R20 Nitto Mud Grapplers mounted on a set of 20x10 Trail Ready HD20 beadlock wheels.

Though the Recon kit can be used with any aftermarket suspension system sans coil springs, Rebel Offroad has found that the Teraflex long arm system works particularly well for this purpose. The Recon coilover conversion includes front and rear upper and lower coilover mounts (powdercoated black is standard), Grade 8 hardware, full color installation instructions, and 12-inch 2.0 coilover shocks for the front and rear, which feature Rebel Offroad’s exclusive valving and spring rate.

The front coilovers also include 90-degree fittings for accurate reservoir mounting, as well as 2.0 hydraulic bumpstops and bumpstop mounting brackets. Rebel Off-Road typically offers King Shocks with the Recon coilover kit, however other brands can be used with the system, as well. For this installation Fox coilover shocks were used front and rear.

The front kit includes upper and lower coilover shock mounts that bolt to mostly factory holes in the stock upper coil spring bucket, shock tower, and lower shock mount. Minimal drilling is required to further secure the mounts using the provided Grade 8 hardware.

The Recon system clears everything from factory size tires to 44-inch mudders. It utilizes well thought out mounting locations and even retains the factory spring buckets for hydraulic bumpstop mounting. No welding or permanent modification to the Jeep’s frame and suspension system is required for installation of the Rebel Offroad conversion. The conversion can be installed by most anyone using tools found in nearly every garage.

Because the system requires no permanent modifications to the vehicle, it can be reinstalled on any other Jeep JK. This allows for the sale of a Jeep without losing your coilover shocks, conversion brackets, and hardware. You can upgrade your suspension around the coilover conversion with no fear of outgrowing the kit, or you can install the front or rear kits separately if you simply want to upgrade one end of the vehicle at a time as your budget permits. Did we mention that the Recon kit is versatile? It is.

Rebel Offroad’s rear coilover shock system uses a bolt-on sub frame for the upper shock mounts and bolt-on lower mounts with built-in skid plates that attach to the stock lower shock mounts. Also shown mounted to the upper sub frame mount is a bevy of Viair compressors – this particular JK is Viair’s new show pony. You can expect a complete feature on this rig in an upcoming issue.

The Recon coilover conversion from Rebel Offroad is available for 2007-to-present Jeep Wrangler JKs — both two- and four-door models. It is a great means of gaining improved ride quality on both the street and trail.

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