Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > 2012 (and 2011) factory suspension options?

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: 2012 (and 2011) factory suspension options? Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
08-25-2011 01:53 PM
MTH As to shocks, I didn't read through the links, but I'm pretty sure in 2011 they started including the same gas shocks on Saharas that have always come on Rubicons. Sports have always (and continue to) come with hydro shocks.

As to coil springs, they vary from Jeep to Jeep. The thinking is that the Rubicons tend to come with stiffer springs, but this assumption largely doesn't play out. Stiffer springs tend to be associated with 4 doors, hard tops, and tow packages, but there's definitely some randomness beyond that.
08-25-2011 01:20 PM
2012 (and 2011) factory suspension options?

As I continue to refine what I want/need, I’ve made my way to the suspensions.

I'm now trying to figure out what model gets what suspension (among other things) and I’m a bit lost.

According to the 2011 Jeep “build” website, the Sport has Normal Duty, the Sahara has Monotube (Ummm…OK….) and the Rubi has Heavy Duty.

Was that changed for 2012? Did the Sahara and Rubi have the same suspension in 2011? Do all three have the same now? (I don’t even want to get into tow packages right now).

According to the press release from a few days ago, there were “some” changes for 2012.
Shocks have been retuned for 2012 and are designed for optimum balance between advanced on-road handling and rugged off-road capability. All models are equipped with high pressure monotube shocks and include Low Speed Tunable (LST) valve technology. At low speed suspension motions, LST provides firm control. As speed increases, valve stiffness decreases preventing an overly stiff ride.

Now, according to the spec sheets, everything in the suspension is the same between the 2011 and 2012. Also, according to the spec sheets (for both years), monotubes come on any 17 or 18 inch wheel package.

2012 Jeep Wrangler/Unlimited Specifications

2011 Jeep Wrangler/Unlimited Specifications

Any thoughts/help would be appreciated. I have a feeling I will get more accurate answers here than at a dealership.

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:07 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC