Mopar 2 inch lift Reviews

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Thank you...I think someone mentioned needing to fabricate (nothing major, just necessary, from what i understood) a better method of holding the disconnected sway bar ends so they didn't rattle or catch on anything...I didn't quite follow how he did that? or how that part works? Thanks again
The quick disconnects from JKS Manufacturing I have come with holding “studs” that bolt on top of each front spring. When you release the swaybar links, you rotate them 180 degrees up, lock them in place to the upper studs, and secure them with the quick release pins.

It is a clever, simple solution that works well: they are easy to use; the links remain perfectly secure and out of the way.

The holding studs are the ones on top:
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Here’s an excellent video on how the JKS quick disconnects work



JKS added quick release links for JLs with 0-2” lift; that’s a nice touch for anyone who wants to disconnect but doesn’t want to lift their Jeep.
 

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When I was using quick disconnects on my JK, I would just zip tie or velcro strap them out of the way.
Ok, just making sure, I'm trying hard to prevent preventable stuff, so much is random bad luck (unpreventable), I'll take care of what I can control, thanks
 

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The quick disconnects from JKS Manufacturing I have come with holding “studs” that bolt on top of each front spring. When you release the swaybar links, you rotate them 180 degrees up, lock them in place to the upper studs, and secure them with the quick release pins.

It is a clever, simple solution that works well: they are easy to use; the links remain perfectly secure and out of the way.

The holding studs are the ones on top:
J133400-JL?$prodpg640x480$.jpg

https://www.quadratec.com/p/jks-man...rnu8sjC4WxaJ88ThjXcm5OLdiLob1amRoCotsQAvD_BwE
Appreciated, and I like the idea that it's designed to solve that very thing...Thanks all for helping me understand what I'm doing, it truly helps to understand the why's and how to's...
 

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Ok, just making sure, I'm trying hard to prevent preventable stuff, so much is random bad luck (unpreventable), I'll take care of what I can control, thanks
You'll soon learn that you do one thing, it affects another. It's basically the jeep motto. Lol.

I had the JKS disconnects. They're awesome.
 

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You'll soon learn that you do one thing, it affects another. It's basically the jeep motto. Lol.

I had the JKS disconnects. They're awesome.
LOL, I know that's a fact...I have a list of questions that I'm working through slowly so as not to torture Y'all...As you say, A leads to B to C and my list grows, lol...thanks again
 

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LOL, I know that's a fact...I have a list of questions that I'm working through slowly so as not to torture Y'all...As you say, A leads to B to C and my list grows, lol...thanks again
This forum is a great resource albeit bad for your wallet. The search function blows though. Your best bet for searching is to use Google :
"JKS disconnects + JLWranglerforum"
That will find what you're looking for.
 

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This forum is a great resource albeit bad for your wallet. The search function blows though. Your best bet for searching is to use Google :
"JKS disconnects + JLWranglerforum"
That will find what you're looking for.
Like you say, all I'm looking for now is the lottery to payoff the cha ching I hear in my head!
 

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Can a few of you that have the 2” Mopar lift with different setups please measure from the top of the front axle to the bottom of the upper coil housing as shown here(image credit @Roky) :

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I have an Extreme Recon and am wanting to know the difference between the the Mopar 2” lift and the Extreme Recon 1.5” lift. Bumpers, winch, skid plates, model, and other items that add weight would be great to know as well.

For reference, my bone stock JLURXR measures 12”. I’m not on perfectly level ground so I’ll have to find somewhere level to recheck it tomorrow.
 
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Can a few of you that have the 2” Mopar lift with different setups please measure from the top of the front axle to the bottom of the upper coil housing as shown here(image credit @Roky) :

8E27C912-264A-462E-B01C-DA95C058F71F.jpeg

I have an Extreme Recon and am wanting to know the difference between the the Mopar 2” lift and the Extreme Recon 1.5” lift. Bumpers, winch, skid plates, model, and other items that add weight would be great to know as well.

For reference, my bone stock JLURXR measures 12”. I’m not on perfectly level ground so I’ll have to find somewhere level to recheck it tomorrow.
My Rubi measured 11.25” stock before the Mopar lift and measured 14.5” after I installed the Mopar.

It’s interesting that the Recon is only 3/4” higher than the stock Rubi. Mine is 3.6 auto steel bumpers front/rear rock sliders, and winch, plus a 125 lb spare tire.
 

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My Rubi measured 11.25” stock before the Mopar lift and measured 14.5” after I installed the Mopar.

It’s interesting that the Recon is only 3/4” higher than the stock Rubi. Mine is 3.6 auto steel bumpers front/rear rock sliders, and winch, plus a 125 lb spare tire.
My rig is a 3.6 with plastic bumpers. The most I measured was 12.5” but that was pointing uphill in my driveway. The 12” was on fairly level ground. I can’t imagine it will be much different when level.

I have ATP steel bumpers and MC undercloak and sliders on order and am concerned that I will lose a bunch of height with the added weight.
 

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My rig is a 3.6 with plastic bumpers. The most I measured was 12.5” but that was pointing uphill in my driveway. The 12” was on fairly level ground. I can’t imagine it will be much different when level.

I have ATP steel bumpers and MC undercloak and sliders on order and am concerned that I will lose a bunch of height with the added weight.
At least you have your measurements stock so you’ll know exactly how much you lose. I’m thinking that it won’t be as bad as you think, and likely be able to address it with a leveling spacer kit.
 

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I run my 37's warm at 32'ish. I keep clear from drafting, a motor sport idea IMO.
Not to mention the little pebble that tend to crack your windshield. :)
 

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In my own experience ive never seen a lack of torque to accomplish an obstacle. And I do push my rig hard sometimes. I did have to use momentum when I was open on my sport. Once I locked I am crawling through obstacles. Momentum doesnt really help much anymore.

I am sure rubicon gearing and transfer case would help and make things a bit easier. But it is really the lockers what change the name of the game. These JLs have plenty of juice and a sport driver would just need to get a little more skilful thats all.

Sports do just fine. Nobody needs a Rubicon. But lockers do make an enormous difference. A locked sport can do anything a rubicon can do with the same lift and tires of course.
Lockers do make a huge difference. I swapped out my Dana 30/35s for Dana44s and it made a world of difference. Just wished I had the Rubi transfer case. I'm wheeling a 2021 JLUR now, and can confirm the transfer case makes a huge difference...not as much as the locking axles though.

https://donmontalvo.com/2020/12/28/35s-lockers-and-trails-from-hell/
 

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