So with all the stock parts on the floor, I couldn't help but take pictures of all the standard components versus the new Rubicon parts. Take a look at what gets replaced with this kit...
Here are the front springs, which appear to be a bit more heavy duty than stock. I would have liked to have them measured as well, but no time this time around!
The rear springs look to be heavier duty as well...
The control arms appear to have the most significant effect of the function of the suspension. As I understand it, the standard control arms are meant to flex torsionally. This can actually be done by hand, making my eye balls about pop out of my head. I can't believe these are this weak from the factory!! The new front Rubicon arms are stout, and offer twist in the ends where it should be!
The Johnny joint in the end of these control arms should allow tons of flex and allow the arm to retain its integrity!
The bushing end that bolts to the chassis should help to keep road noise to a minimum!!
It is the same story with the rear arms, accept all of them are adjustrable
The zerk fittings are a nice touch, it will help to keep all the joints well lubricated and free of squeaks! I hope You also notice the adjustable tension that can be placed on the bushings. If it starts to wear, simply tighten them up by turning the spanner and its back to tight as new, awesome feature!
The front panhard bar is night and day. It gets rid of that cheasy ball joint in favor of a proper heim joint.
It looks like it was about time to replace it anyways!!
The rear panhard bar is mounted higher via a new panhard bracket
Here is the bump stop spacer installed
Here is the rear suspension installed
I just zip tied all the accessories that used to attach to the upper control arm, I wish this kit had provisions for this..
And here is the front suspension installed.... Holy droop batman!!!
The front sway bar link kit is awesome. It includes secondary posts to mount on the chassis so you simply slip the pins out and swing up the links to the chassis when off-roading