Recon Dual Shock System Installation Instructions Jeep Wrangler JK & JL/Gladiator

Recon Dual Shock System Installation Instructions Jeep Wrangler JK & JL/Gladiator

Recon Dual Shock System Installation Instructions Jeep Wrangler JK & JL/Gladiator


Disclaimer: Our Recon DSS Kit requires a long arm suspension system for proper use.


Tools and Equipment Needed:

Jack and jack stands – Welder – Grinder - Measuring tape - Schrader valve tool - Socket and wrench set - Cutting tools -Paint or rust inhibitor.

Step 1: Read and understand the instructions thoroughly before starting the installation process.

Step 2: Raise the vehicle using a jack and secure it using jack stands for safety. Disconnect battery leads.

Step 3: Inspect the installation area to make sure you have all the necessary tools and equipment to complete the project.

Step 4: Disconnect all electrical connections and breather lines from the axle to prepare it for suspension removal.

Step 5: Untangle all wiring from the shock towers and secure them away from the cutting area to allow for easier access to the suspension components.

Step 6: Support the axle and remove the existing suspension components, including the shocks, springs, and related hardware, such as the sway bar.

Step 7: Cut off the shock tower, spring bucket, and shock mount from the axle and vehicle frame.

Step 8: Grind the previous cuts smooth and remove any factory markings on the suspension to create a clean surface.

Step 9: Place the driver side hoop on the frame by aligning the open hole with the upper right-hand bolt of the steering box. Tack weld the hoop into place using a clamp if needed to ensure a tight fit to the frame.

Step 10: Measure the distance from the front body mount location to a specific point on the driver side hoop. Use this measurement to locate the passenger side hoop at the same distance from the front body mount.

Step 11: Confirm that both hoops are in the same location and then weld them completely.

Step 12: Remove the coil springs from the coilover shocks and release the nitrogen from all four front shocks using the Schrader valve.

Step 13: Install the bypass shock into the front hole of the hoop and the reservoir shock into the rear hole.

Step 14: Secure both shocks to the mount under the axle on both sides using bolts.

Step 15: Compress the axle to the frame so that the reservoir shock (rear shock) contacts the rubber compression boot. Adjust the axle height as necessary to ensure that the bypass shock (front shock) has 1 ½ inches of shaft visible between the compression boot and shock body. Check that the under-axle shock mount is fully seated to the axle and tack weld it into place.

Step 16: Allow the axle to fully droop to ensure full shock travel.

Step 17: If full shock travel is achieved, remove the shocks from the vehicle completely.

Step 18: Weld the lower shock mount to the axle completely.

Step 19: Paint all the welded surfaces to prevent rust.

Step 20: Reassemble the coilovers while the paint dries.

  • Install the coilover spring onto the coilover shock.
  • Reinstall the coilover shock onto the vehicle using the upper and lower mounting bolts. Tighten these bolts to the manufacturer's specifications.

Step 21: Install the shocks to the lower and upper mounts.

  • Install the bypass shock onto the upper mount on the driver's side hoop and the reservoir shock onto the lower mount on the axle.
  • Use bolts to secure the shocks in place. Tighten the bolts to the manufacturer's specifications

Step 22: Reattach the wiring, breathers, and sway bar to the axle, making sure to lengthen them, if necessary, based on the lift height.

  • Reattach all the electrical connections that were disconnected in Step 4.
  • Reattach the breather lines that were disconnected in Step 4.
  • Reattach the sway bar and sway bar links. If the lift height is increased, the sway bar links may need to be lengthened.

Step 23: Reinstall the wheels and lower the vehicle. If necessary, raise the vehicle again to adjust the ride height, but do not adjust it while the vehicle weight is on the shocks.

  • Reinstall the wheels onto the vehicle and hand-tighten the lug nuts.
  • Lower the vehicle onto the ground.
  • Torque the lug nuts to the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Check the ride height and adjust it if necessary. Do not adjust the ride height while the vehicle weight is on the shocks.

Step 24: Enjoy your new Rebel Off Road DSS Kit and tackle rough terrain with confidence and a smile!

  • Take your vehicle out for a test drive and enjoy the improved performance and capabilities of your newly installed Recon Dual Shock System.

If you have any questions regarding the installation of you Recon Dual Shock System, please contact us via Phone or email at 866-900-8841 / We’d be happy to provide any assistance that we can. Once again thank you very much for choosing our Recon DSS Kit for your vehicle!

Feb 23, 2023 EVAN GAGE

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