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Justin from Draken Off Road checking in

I would like to say hello to everyone and introduce Darken Off Road & myself.
Iím the sales rep and Iím taking the advice we received at the last few events. I was told nicely to "get my AS* on JKOwners"

Draken has come out with a few products I feel the JK crowd will really appreciate.
The first is a multi piece front winch bumper. The beauty of the design is it will grow with your needs. You can order it with or without the winch cradle with or without the side light pod wings and with or with out the front covers with instigated skid plate
All bumpers come with the swivels recovery points.

The second is the Draken flagship. Or engineer has developed an 8in extreme long arm suspension lift kit that is strictly bolt on. Just to clarify, there is no need to cut weld or otherwise molest your truck. Just bold on put up to a 40in tire under it and use this monster as a daily driver.
I look forward to answering your question and sharing a beer or two at the next event.
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Thanks for getting the yellow star...

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I see your front bumper uses a similar design of the Finishline West Chubby.

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Nice front bumpers. Saw these in person at the PA jeep show a few weeks ago.

Welcome to the forum. Good luck moving your items to the members.

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Welcome! Great pix and badass looking stuff. (PM sent about the long arm kit..)

Glad you found this forum - hands down the best and fastest growing JK forum out there - anywhere.

Now... just work on that yellow star....

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Nice front bumpers. Saw these in person at the PA jeep show a few weeks ago.

Welcome to the forum. Good luck moving your items to the members.
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How should I pm to get the Yellow star ?
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Just saw this Jeep at 4WD Truck and Jeep Fest.. Amazing build!

I talk to Roby (part of research and development) at the show, and I told him to get on JKOwners.com (while sporting my jkowners.com shirt )

There bumpers are awesome, the build quality is superb. Welcome to JKOwners!!



I'll put up some pictures from the show and this JK tommorrow.


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Stuff looks cool! I like the idea of the completely bolt on long arm. But whats with the Z drag link? Isn't that for leaf sprung vehicles?
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Stuff looks cool! I like the idea of the completely bolt on long arm. But whats with the Z drag link? Isn't that for leaf sprung vehicles?
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The short version is it is designed to the pressure on the tie rod ends at proper angles and eliminate binding.
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Probably could have used spell check... For real though, your products look impressive. Any word on pricing?
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Probably could have used spell check... For real though, your products look impressive. Any word on pricing?
I know the site needs some love.

The Suspension Kit is $4200 bolt and go
The Bumpers start at $595
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The Suspension Kit is $4200 bolt and go
The Bumpers start at $595

Justin welcome to JKO, the suspension kit looks impressive, any chance you could either post here or on your site a blowup of the parts? Also are you guys planning a stretched version (rear axle/compcut)? Also are you guys planning on a equally impressive rear stubby/tire carrier (any size tire/angled in)?
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interesting lift

perhaps i am missing something, whats the point of putting on an 8 inch lift and loosing what looks like at least 8 inches or more in ground clearance where the lower control arms mount

the link geometry looks sweet, but there has to be a better way, the loss of ground clearance looks gigantic

quality of the components looks top notch
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i saw this jeep at the bloomsburg show and talked with someone for a bit about it ( i was actualy wearing my jko shirt) the stuff is def beefy, i didnt understand the way some of the stuff was done but it needed to be that way to keep it bolt on. the guy i was talking to def knew everything about the lift and h esaid they had quite a bit of time into designing it

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You could not pay me to drive that on the highway!
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interesting lift

perhaps i am missing something, whats the point of putting on an 8 inch lift and loosing what looks like at least 8 inches or more in ground clearance where the lower control arms mount

the link geometry looks sweet, but there has to be a better way, the loss of ground clearance looks gigantic

quality of the components looks top notch
X2. ?? And those steering angles look deadly!

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I'm trying to get a handle on what's going on here. The rear has all kinds of droop but the front seems contrained. What's happening here? The Jeep is leaning way over to the PS. The instant (roll) centers must be way off? Maybe the front is too stiff?
The front upper links mount to the factory lower mount on the frame? The uppers look really short for such long lowers.
Is that truss over the diff to mount the upper links? Like the Skyjacker truss?
The steering is super scary looking to me. Man! I haven't seen a Z in steering since the 80's.
Have any pictures of the rear set up?
I'm not trying to judge here. Just trying to figure out which way is up.

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We saw this product at the PA Jeep Show in York PA last weekend.

Up front he is running a triangulated front suspension with full long lowers going all the way back to his mounts as shown and triangulated front uppers that come from relocation brackets out of the OEM front lower control arm mounts at the frame to a cradle bolted to the front axle housing.

For steering he is running a bent drag link from the pitman arm to the knuckle as shown.

In the rear we believe he is running a triangulated 4 link arrangement as well!

It was a big JK for sure.

Hope this helps anyone who had questions on the arrangement.
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We saw this product at the PA Jeep Show in York PA last weekend.

Up front he is running a triangulated front suspension with full long lowers going all the way back to his mounts as shown and triangulated front uppers that come from relocation brackets out of the OEM front lower control arm mounts at the frame to a cradle bolted to the front axle housing.

For steering he is running a bent drag link from the pitman arm to the knuckle as shown.

In the rear we believe he is running a triangulated 4 link arrangement as well!

It was a big JK for sure.

Hope this helps anyone who had questions on the arrangement.
Triangular 4 link in the rear? I need some pictures of this to see how it's done.

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Looks good man...I too saw this Jeep at the Pa Show and although it looks alittle weird it works very nicely

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Triangular 4 link in the rear? I need some pictures of this to see how it's done.
You can see from the third picture that they just put a bracket below the gas tank to mount the upper links to and then lowered the lower links accordingly. They pretty much added an 8 inch lift but lowered the belly height by about 8 inches. I guess its a different way to look at adding a lift to a jk. I don't know if its good or bad just different.
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