Spring bow fix (new perch) for Mopar JL lift kit is in!

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Picked up this new spring perch today. Ordered it from the dealer yesterday. $12. Part number 68427380AA

Compared it to the three new JLs on the lot with the mopar lift and is definitely different.

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Do they come as a pair or singles? You shouldn’t have to pay anything for it IMO, it’s a revised part to fix a faulty one you already paid for. But whatever Mopar...
I bet if I had the lift installed and it met the criteria for the TSB it would have been free.
I'm getting it installed Friday at a non-dealer installer and just wanted it installed first time to eliminate the possibility of issues.

It's a single to correct the effected driver side.
 

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Any word on whether the new kits will already have the upgraded part? I'm looking to order the Mopar lift this week. I was just waiting on a fix for the bowing.
 

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Any word on whether the new kits will already have the upgraded part? I'm looking to order the Mopar lift this week. I was just waiting on a fix for the bowing.
All kits produced after May 1st will have the new perch.
 

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Picked up this new spring perch today. Ordered it from the dealer yesterday. $12. Part number 68427380AA

Compared it to the three new JLs on the lot with the mopar lift and is definitely different.

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How did you put on your new purch? Looking at it, seems like I could use a spring compressor, and just switch them out no tools needed?

Looked on YouTube and nothing
 

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Do they come as a pair or singles? You shouldn’t have to pay anything for it IMO, it’s a revised part to fix a faulty one you already paid for. But whatever Mopar...
Yeah, I tried making that argument at the dealership and they explained that this kit has no warranty unless they installed it. While we both knew that was complete bullshit, I wasn't going to waste my time fighting with them over the principle of a part that cost $12. Jeep is defending this ridiculous spring bow with a religious level of righteousness as some sort of amazing feat of engineering, but even the dealerships know that's bullshit, too.

How did you put on your new purch? Looking at it, seems like I could use a spring compressor, and just switch them out no tools needed?

Looked on YouTube and nothing
I just unbolted my driver's side front shock from the axle and dropped that side enough to yank out the spring. It look less than 15 minutes.
 

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I got this part from my local dealership. They actually gave me the part for free after filing a Mopar warrantee claim, but refused to put it on for free. They wanted to charge me 2 hour of labor... *facepalm*.

I'm going to try it myself or have 4WheelParts do it in about a week, then I'll post pictures to see if it straightens the spring out.
 

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Has anyone confirmed this straightens out the spring? It looks so simliar to the old one, I can't see how it would make a difference.

I have to wait until the 14th to try it.
 

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I have heard from forum members that it has worked for some and some that it still did not fix the problem, so it’s hit or miss. I think it’s a waste of time to try when there is a more solid fix in using the RockKrawler correction pad.
Even if the Mopar fix did slightly fix the problem, how long is it going to last before that pad fails and collapses because of the weak material used.

For me, I went with the RockKrawler fix, because I too, thought the redesign from Mopar was not significant enough. Also, the material they used looks to be the same as well, so I just scrapped that whole idea and I am glad I did. I can confirm the RockKrawler pad works. For $30, I should have done this sooner.
 

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I ordered both the Rock Krawler and the Mopar fix, since they're so cheap. The Mopar one came the next day. Rock Krawler said it could take up to a month to ship. I'm just going to have my dealership put on the Mopar one this week.

I'm so bummed out and pissed off by this issue. My spring is so bent up against the stop, I cannot go off road, or even over a speed bump without a terrible noise.

2018 Jeep with 1500 miles. Crippled. By an official Jeep part.

I really hope either of these pads works. If not I'm going to raise hell until Mopar gives me a refund, then buy another aftermarket lift.

Ok, done venting.
 

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A month to ship?! They are a sponsor here on the forum... have you contacted them directly? I messaged them here and called them and got their pads to me in 5days and that was last week.
 

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Thanks. Their website initially linked me to Northridge 4x4, which had the 28 day delay.

I called and ordered it from them directly.

*fingers crossed*
 

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