Rebel Offroad Jeep Wrangler JK Coilover Shock ConversionPosted in How To on December 1, 2011
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.
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 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.
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.