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post #1 of 53 Old 08-07-2015, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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JKS Flex Connect now available for purchase!

The time has finally come! After months of working on and testing, we are excited to announce that the JKS Flex Connect is now available for purchase!

Take time to educate yourself on this exciting new product, it will be a game changer for the Jeep sway bar!

Questions? I am happy to answer them here or you can get a hold of me directly at [email protected]. I'm looking forward to getting some more forum members into these!

Take the time to educating yourself on the Flex Connect, there is a lot of info here: http://jksmfg.com/n-11895-jks_flex_c...available.html
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How well do they hold up under wet, and muddy situations? Do they start to squeak over time?
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This is a product that interests me. The bad thing is that I walked right the JKS booth at the MHJC ALL 4 FUN and never paid any attention to what they had.

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I'm curious whether you get full flex before it bottoms out
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So it's kinda like a Antirock/ coil over/ end link. Can you post up a video that will show them on a jeep flexing so we can see how they react.
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Looks interesting
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Hey Guys! Here's a video R&D shot of the Flex Connect in action. More official videos on the way, for now you can enjoy it being driven through the field around R&D

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I would really like to see some videos of when the jeep is flexed out to both extremes
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Seems like it absorbs some of the energy that the swaybar uses to prevent body roll. I'm spectical of the advantages and I'd like to see a video cornering on the road.

I could see it benefical offroad to reduce the body tilting effect in off camber situations compared to having no swaybar however I'm not yet convinced there's enough travel in the shock to fully articulate the front suspension and keeping the rear tires on the ground.

I'm very pleased with all your products I have on my Jeep and I'm sure this is great. Prove me wrong and I'll try it!
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Looks interesting to me too, but am interest in on road cornering abilities. I'd be happy to throw a set on my JKU and set up the go pros to collect some real world videos ;-)
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I just picked up a set of JKS quick disconnects to replace the ones that came with my RK kit... wondering if I should return for these? I like the idea of having several spring options
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Buy them and run them and post a review
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hmmm yer sorry but im just not seeing the point of it? Its softening the stock swaybar in the initial loading, but unlike fitting a softer swaybar it will give oem swaybar stiffness back after the JKS Flex internal spring solids up, but it will only do that after increased vehicle body roll. and unlike a softer rate swaybar that will give full flex offroad (currie antirock for eg) this wont.

What am i missing? whats its purpose? i dont get it?
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I'm starting to think it's just another expensive gimmick that will suck on road and off.
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I'm starting to think it's just another expensive gimmick that will suck on road and off.

I dont think its a gimmick but do agree it expensive. I would be all over these if in the $200 range.

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Even for 200$, I can't see any advantages. I can see increased body roll and lack of flex though....
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Hello Guys and Gals!

Here is the Flex Connect in action with the Rock springs from the Flex Connect Performance Spring Kit. After putting it through it's paces I assure you guys it works as advertised and the firmer springs offer a really fantastic street ride. Check it out!

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Cool..I like JKS and their U.S.A. made stuff.
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Looks like it works well with the softer spring.

Do you change out the spring between offroading and street driving?
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Could we get some numbers at the a shocks?

Whats the stroke of the shocks your running on your JKS 2 door?
Whats the difference in shock stroke with the Flex Connect compared to being connected and disconnected?
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I understand the importance of a ASB off road, but 2" seems like a lot and may steer folks away.

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I understand the importance of a ASB off road, but 2" seems like a lot and may steer folks away.
Maybe, maybe not. Remember too that 2" in the video is at the wheel. Looking at the shocks will provide a more accurate view of what is gained or lost.

Thats why Im curious about the shocks on the JKS Jeep. Depending on shocks, some people may not see any loss, while others would see more.

EDIT: That 2" difference in travel at the wheels is only a 5% loss. People waste more than 5% shock stroke with out even thinking about it.

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im sure JKS will respond soon. I saw another post where the are lengthening the solid link.

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These (in their current form) appear best suited for lower lift heights and shorter travel shocks.

Rubicon owners should be aware of the possibility of inverting the links if they disconnect the Edisco while using these (again, depending on setup and shock length).

JKS is making them out to be too versatile with stating they work with 2"-5" of lift. There are some "if's" and "but's" in there.
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JKS Flex Connect now available for purchase!

SLADE, not sure why JKS hasnt posted here yet.

JKS is now going to offer a longer fixed link. Also mentioned a complete kit with all 3 spring options.

Ill see if i can find the post .

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