Recon JK 14” Rear Bolt-on Coilover Install Guide
Rebel Off Road Recon 14” Rear Bolt-on Coilover Conversion System Installation Instructions
Disclaimer: Rebel Off Road recommends only trained professionals to install this system. If you have any questions regarding the installation of this kit, please call or e-mail us via the contact information below.
Phone: (866) 900-8841 / Email: [email protected]
Thank you for purchasing the Rebel Off Road bolt-on 14” rear coilover kit. This system includes all necessary mounting brackets and hardware to convert the rear of a Jeep Wrangler JK from a coil spring and shock configuration to a long travel coilover design. (Coilovers sold separately / available from Rebel Off Road.) This system is engineered to achieve rock buggy caliber wheel travel when off road plus superb street drivability when on pavement.
- Rear Upper 14” Coilover brackets (Left and Right side) - Rear Lower 14” Coilover brackets (Left and Right side) - Crossmember spacers (Left and Right side) - Grade 8 Hardware
Note: Exhaust relocation system, is required with the installation of this kit. The factory JK muffler does not fit with this sytem.
Step 1: Safely secure vehicle on jack stands on level ground and chock tires.
Step 2: Remove rear bumper assembly.
Step 3: Remove rear body bolts. Depending on the year of the vehicle, there will be either two or four bolts to remove.
Step 4: Remove four body mount nuts on the frame. Two per side of the frame.
Step 5: Lift body from frame. If you did not purchase the reverse triangulated 4-link system, install the provided spacer in this location.
Step 6: Lift body mount from frame, slide coilover bracket under body mount. Loosely reinstall both body mount nuts. There will be two per side.
Step 7: Install factory rear bolts to rear cross member.
Step 8: Torque all factory nuts and bolts to factory specification.
Step 9: Drill 4 holes ½” in diameter in the specified location. Two per side.
Step 10: On the body mount side, use supplied extra ½” washers as spacer to fill gap due to manufacturer inconsistencies, we use washers not spacers. (Tip: use electrical tape around the amount of washers needed for your Jeep to hold together while installing the bolts. Supplied 1 ½” x ½” bolt is installed here.
Step 11: Reach arm in frame rail, install nut on the other side of the bracket, on the inboard frame wall.
Step 12: Install top coilover hardware to brackets to hang the coilovers for now.
Step 13: Lower body back down onto frame.
Step 14: Install supplied long ½” diameter bolt in rear crossmember. May need to drill hole through crossmember, depending the year of your JK.
Step 15: Reinstall body bolts you removed in step 3 and torque to factory specifications.
Step 16: You may now reinstall the rear bumper assembly.
Step 17: Hold lower shock mounts to the axle and mark a cut line on the factory control arm mount.
Step 18: Redraw that same cut line ½” higher on the factory control arm mount.
Step 19: Cut the factory control arm mount along the higher line you just drew.
Step 20: Cut and grind off factory sway bar mount on the axle.
Step 21: Install lower coilover bracket, install hardware, tighten hardware.
Step 22: Reinstall sway bar links to new mounting locations on lower coilover brackets.
Step 23: Install lower coilovers to brackets.
Step 24: Reinstall wheels and tires.
Step 25: Carefully lower vehicle and remove chocks.