If you own a Jeep, and you do more with it (or at least hope to) than drive it to the grocery store, chances are you’ve at least heard of JKS Manufacturing. For those unfamiliar, we want to take a few moments of your time and fill you in on this company that specializes in Jeep suspension upgrades. Due to their name, many believe that JKS gained its start from offering suspension kits and components for the widely popular Jeep JK that began production in 2007, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
JKS Manufacturing has been designing, building, and distributing quality Jeep suspension since 1989 with the release of their original Quick Disconnect, a unique sway bar disconnect that sent shock waves through the industry. Fast forward 27 years, and JKS is at the forefront, still developing cutting edge parts for Jeeps of every kind and used for nearly any purpose.
What really sets JKS apart from the competition, besides their forward thinking components, is their grasp on the notion that most Jeep owners truly use their vehicles for nearly everything, and need their Jeep to perform just as well careening up a mountainous ascent as flying down the freeway. And that’s the premise they’ve always taken, which is what led to the original Quick Disconnect. This kit allowed Jeep owners the ability to easily disconnect their sway bar for maximum off road articulation, yet quickly reconnect for superb street manners without excessive body roll that is typically associated with Jeepers that opt to remove their sway bar. And now in 2016, with those years of experience under their belt, the masterminds behind JKS have released their latest offering, the JSPEC 3.5” J Konnect Suspension System. The J Konnect takes all of the experience JKS has accumulated and literally dumps it all into a comprehensive suspension system, ready to tackle whatever adventure you fathom.
And we at Off Road Power Products put the J Konnect to the test! As we covered in our previous blog post, found HERE, we recently outfitted a 2016 Jeep Wrangler JKU Rubicon two weeks before the highly acclaimed Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Once our JKU was finished, we literally loaded it with gear and hit the long road to Moab, wheeled it on the red rocks for a few days, and headed back home. To say the J Konnect kit performed well in all situations would be a complete understatement. We’ve frankly never driven a JK that you could set the cruise control and forget you were in a Jeep, then hammer so hard in the dirt, and still drive home in.
Another important aspect regarding every JKS kit and component we have ever installed is the ease in which it installs. Some kits require some tweaking here and there, or they do not include a brake line relocation tab or other minor components, but not with JKS.
Sure, some of JKS’ FAB components require welding, but there’s simply no other way to install it onto the vehicle. And you can rest assured that when it comes time to weld, its going to fit perfectly. And as a huge perk, their kits are priced quite competitively with most of the “lesser” systems found on the marketplace that by no means perform as well. Oh yeah, and their packaging is hands down the best in the industry. This may seem like something minor, but if you’ve ever ordered something online and had it shipped to you,
only to unbox and find damaged contents, you know how big of a deal this really is.
So if you’re in the market for upgrading your Jeep’s suspension, you really need to look at JKS, we promise, you won’t be disappointed.
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To check out the video coverage of our journey leading up to and during Easter Jeep Safari 2016, click the below image: