Pro Comp Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited - JK Dual Sport SuspensionPosted in How To: Suspension Brakes on October 1, 2008
In a perfect world the average Jeep buyer could saunter into any local dealership and purchase a vehicle worthy of engaging any type of terrain. His new ride would conquer go-fast desert two-track with remarkable similarity to the way it would glide through the Rubicon trail. The whole package would feel right at home delivering the kiddies to daycare or while towing the pontoon boat to that mountain retreat for summer fun. Yes, a perfect world would let Jeep enthusiasts have it all and never worry about abandoning the factory warranty. Consumers would relish in the fact that leaving the showroom meant scoring the perfect rig for any topography. Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, that is why Pro Comp created the new Dual Sport suspension system for Jeep Wrangler JKs. Inspired by technology found under Baja racers, Pro Comp added a whole assortment of proven concepts that allow the new Wrangler to achieve greater speeds across the rough stuff while remaining as capable as ever in the rocks. Is it the best of both worlds? We think so.
One of the coolest options available for this new suspension system is Pro Comp's MX2.0B Air Bump. This 2-inch air bump is loaded with heavy-duty features and is totally rebuildable. They have 4 inches of travel to minimize impact harshness under extreme off-road conditions. It also increases the spring rate during hard cornering. The packaging of the air bump is cleanly integrated into the stock bumpstop location inside the coil spring, giving it plenty of protection and eliminating any possible clearance issues during wheel travel.
The new Dual Sport long-arm suspension system for the JK features Pro Comp's exclusive cast-iron steering knuckle. This unique component is a heavy-duty replacement for the passenger-side OE knuckle with some added benefits. The new knuckle raises the mounting point for the steering drag link to match the raised track bar. This minimizes bumpsteer, delivers superior road feel, and eliminates the need for a drop pitman arm..