The 2Dr Sport Only Thread

SpeedKills

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2019 Sport S budget build--mostly cosmetic and minor protective items.

So far we've added Rubicon take-off wheels and tires, Barricade Cruiser HD lightweight front bumper, Smittybilt X2O 12k winch with synthetic line, Aries black rocker steps, both hard and soft tops for winter/summer use, Rough Country seat covers, Rugged Ridge entry guards, Kiwi 9" LED headlights, Kiwi floor mats, etc. I have a Rubicon suspension in a bin I have yet to install. Sorry for the photo--my JK is in the way.

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I bought my first ever Jeep 3 weeks ago to finally fulfill a bucket list wish. It's a 2019 Sport. Base model with Hardtop, AC, and Auto as the only options with the 6 cyl. I had it 2 days before ordering and then installing the Bestop Sunrider for hardtop. Other than that I haven't done anything else to it. I went from a Corvette to this and have to say I've been having a blast. I don't miss seeing the Vette just sitting in the garage most of the winter. I want to thank everyone on this JL forum. I spent many hours over several months pouring over the many threads before deciding to join Jeep life. I love all the great mod ideas shared here that I'm sure will be in my near future.

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I bought my first ever Jeep 3 weeks ago to finally fulfill a bucket list wish. It's a 2019 Sport. Base model with Hardtop, AC, and Auto as the only options with the 6 cyl. I had it 2 days before ordering and then installing the Bestop Sunrider for hardtop. Other than that I haven't done anything else to it. I went from a Corvette to this and have to say I've been having a blast. I don't miss seeing the Vette just sitting in the garage most of the winter. I want to thank everyone on this JL forum. I spent many hours over several months pouring over the many threads before deciding to join Jeep life. I love all the great mod ideas shared here that I'm sure will be in my near future.

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Welcome to the family:like:
 

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I bought my first ever Jeep 3 weeks ago to finally fulfill a bucket list wish. It's a 2019 Sport. Base model with Hardtop, AC, and Auto as the only options with the 6 cyl. I had it 2 days before ordering and then installing the Bestop Sunrider for hardtop. Other than that I haven't done anything else to it. I went from a Corvette to this and have to say I've been having a blast. I don't miss seeing the Vette just sitting in the garage most of the winter. I want to thank everyone on this JL forum. I spent many hours over several months pouring over the many threads before deciding to join Jeep life. I love all the great mod ideas shared here that I'm sure will be in my near future.

My 2019 JL 2door.JPG
Welcome and enjoy making it your own! I had a C5 corvette a few years back, fun car but no comparison to the fun you can enjoy with your jeep. Also good job on getting a 2 door :like:
 

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Hey folks, I did some suspension work on my 2 door sport, I have some measurements for you if you want to go off of that to do your own thing, or just use the same shocks I did and have it be guaranteed to work. Basically I want to keep this jeep mild, using mainly OEM parts. It def needs more reach though so I wanted to find out what I could do as far as max shock length. I also test fit rubi take-off tires every which way to see if there was any trimming required.

Front maximum compressed length, 16.25"

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Front maximum extended length, 26.25"

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Video on how tight the spring is at 26.25"


Front track bar at full bump, zero room for any kind of raised bracket and high steer. Also have to be careful with aftermarket track bars, it's very close.

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Video of front driveshaft clearance at ~27" of droop, plenty of room.


Rear maximum compressed length, 17"

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Rear maximum extended length, 27.75"

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Video on how tight the spring is at 28"


Stock rear sway bar links are still good at 27.75"

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Rear track bar bracket is right up against the tub at full bump. No room for a raised bracket.

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Rear sway bar is close to the frame at full bump. No room for longer links, not that you will need them anyway.

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TL;DR
front shocks should be 16.25" short and 26.25" long. Rear shocks should be 17" short and 27.75" long. I ordered Fox shocks, part numbers 985-24-171 and 985-24-172. They were pretty close to those measurements.
 

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New front shocks vs. stock

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Front shocks full bump, perfect

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New rear shocks vs. stock

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Rear shocks full bump, almost perfect

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No rear sway bar interference with shock

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I test fit the tires after I got the shocks to make sure any additional articulation was accounted for.

Front flat stuff


Front articulated


Rear flat stuff


Rear articulated

 

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Tested the shocks out for a bit, very happy with the results. A lot more reach, jeep stays flat and floats over holes where before it would teeter on 2 wheels and lose traction.

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Basically this kind of stuff

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Really smooth and easy


And not really shock related but I had a hell of a battle with these rocks. Finally gottem. Had to bump up them since crawling didn't work. Don't watch if you don't like scraping sounds.

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