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Old 08-26-2015, 10:57 PM
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JKS Flex Connect Real World Demo

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I'm posting this here and in the vendor section. I've received several messages asking for demonstrations of our new Flex Connect! I may have to repost a link as the text is a little fuzzy when not in HD, but you'll still get the idea! This is demonstrating the Crawl Spring set available in the Flex Connect Performance Spring Kit. Please contact me if you have any more questions!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsTAQNhd6xE

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Old 08-27-2015, 04:33 AM   #2
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Definitely looks like a cool product, look forward to seeing some user reviews.

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So this is a essentially a product for people who do not want to get under their jeep and disconnect, right? What is the expected on-road ride with the flex springs in?

Very interested if the on-road ride doesn't suffer.
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So this is a essentially a product for people who do not want to get under their jeep and disconnect, right? What is the expected on-road ride with the flex springs in? Very interested if the on-road ride doesn't suffer.
The idea is a better street ride w/ the correct springs.
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The idea is a better street ride w/ the correct springs.
We are talking about the sway bar springs right? So your saying with the flex connect springs you can expect a good street right too?
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We are talking about the sway bar springs right? So your saying with the flex connect springs you can expect a good street right too?
Theres 3 springs available for the JKS links. Watch the vid it shows him changing them over.
The street springs are the stiffest. Rock Crawling springs are the softest.
Not to say we cant run the softer springs on road but with increased sway.
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Theres 3 springs available for the JKS links. Watch the vid it shows him changing them over. The street springs are the stiffest. Rock Crawling springs are the softest. Not to say we cant run the softer springs on road but with increased sway.
Cool thanks for breaking it down. I'd love to here some reviews of the three springs. Maybe settling for a "middle of the road" spring for street and occasional off road would be best. Definitely interested
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Theres 3 springs available for the JKS links. Watch the vid it shows him changing them over.
The street springs are the stiffest. Rock Crawling springs are the softest.
Not to say we cant run the softer springs on road but with increased sway.
I'd be curious to see how the Crawl springs compare on road to disconnected.

Based off the rock demo in video it looks like the crawl spring is within 2" of disconnected results.
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Also wondering how much it'll sway on road with the crawls springs in. It would be a pain to swap out the springs every time at the trail head, then swap back to the "street" ones when done. Still think they would perform better with to traveling links, it will probably allow it to flex as much as disconnected... Pretty confused on how I feel about these.
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I'd be curious to see how the Crawl springs compare on road to disconnected. Based off the rock demo in video it looks like the crawl spring is within 2" of disconnected results.
Yeah I agree. I've heard street riding with disconnected sway bar links is quite the "experience". If those crawl springs are close it may give you a wild ride.
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Cool thanks for breaking it down. I'd love to here some reviews of the three springs. Maybe settling for a "middle of the road" spring for street and occasional off road would be best. Definitely interested
Agree
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This definitely has my interest. I'm thinking the trail spring with the ability to press the disco button if I needed even more flex could be just what I'm looking for. Of course, I might find that the OE springs or road springs for regular driving and swap in the crawl springs for trails might be the way to go. Very interesting.
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Very interesting. JKS continues to be interesting.

What I think we all really want though is a way to have a firm on-road anti sway system and then to appropriately soften it for off-road use, maybe with a couple of off-road settings. No tools, no swapping parts or manually changing the system, just press a button and the system behavior changes.
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Very interesting. JKS continues to be interesting. What I think we all really want though is a way to have a firm on-road anti sway system and then to appropriately soften it for off-road use, maybe with a couple of off-road settings. No tools, no swapping parts or manually changing the system, just press a button and the system behavior changes.
Hmm.......like the OEM Rubicon but, with a slipper clutch .
I'm not sure I understand the need for this product.....Maybe for higher speed desert pre-running.
I personally like the off-road performance with the front swaybar completely disconnected and floating freely.....the rear seems to provide enough sway control for my low speed type of driving.
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Also wondering how much it'll sway on road with the crawls springs in. It would be a pain to swap out the springs every time at the trail head, then swap back to the "street" ones when done. Still think they would perform better with to traveling links, it will probably allow it to flex as much as disconnected... Pretty confused on how I feel about these.
If you've never driven disconnected on the road at any speed above 20mph and taken a turn .....it's quite a thrill....not !
Most people find manually disconnecting a pain....I can't imagine pulling off a snubber and swapping springs.
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If you've never driven disconnected on the road at any speed above 20mph and taken a turn .....it's quite a thrill....not !
Most people find manually disconnecting a pain....I can't imagine pulling off a snubber and swapping springs.
Exactly... This is why I keep bringing up the idea of 2 flexing links instead of one. You should (i think) be able to get as much flex as disconnected, or extremely close to it. Then you can maybe, possibly "fine tune" your set up by using stiffer springs (street) on the top, and the softer ones (crawl) on the bottom. I think it will behave similar to anti-rock sway system. It will obviously have more sway then stock, but once the soft spring compress all the way, it'll get to the stiffer spring and that one should keep the body from swaying much more...
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I had a set of mountain bike shocks once where you could dial in stiffness (literally there was a knob you turned). Similar to the rancho shocks maybe.

It would be cool if these had something like that. It would be better than disassembling anyway.
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Interesting product, can't say I see a benefit from it unless I had a rubicon. Losing 2" of spring travel on "insert lift here" may translate into 4" + loss in travel on a longer traveling setup. Plus the fact I still have to get them off to change the springs for when I wanted to go wheeling makes this a no go for me.
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Interesting product, can't say I see a benefit from it unless I had a rubicon. Losing 2" of spring travel on "insert lift here" may translate into 4" + loss in travel on a longer traveling setup. Plus the fact I still have to get them off to change the springs for when I wanted to go wheeling makes this a no go for me.
Having a Rubicon is one of the things that makes me really interested in this. I've been looking for a solution for less body roll in off camber situations and was looking at the Antirock. I didn't like losing the ability to disconnect and having to deal with only a single sway bar setup for both on and off road. It seems like to much of a compromise. I'm hoping the Flex-Connect will allow me to have good on road manners, less body roll in some of the off camber situations, and still have the ability to disconnect when I need the full flex of the 4" long arm kit that is currently being installed.
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There's also the option for us non-rubiconer's out there to take a "broke" e-disco out of a rubicon for cheap, and add an EVO No limits. This would be my ideal choice if I could find a used e-disco out of a rubi for less than say JKS quick discos.

Sorry for the hijack-but did seem some what fitting the discussion of sway alternatives was brought up.
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I would really like to see a "street spring" demo. Also, does this increase the rollover risk on the road? I.e. Around corners. It seems like the jeep would lean a lot more with these on turns
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I would really like to see a "street spring" demo. Also, does this increase the rollover risk on the road? I.e. Around corners. It seems like the jeep would lean a lot more with these on turns
Most of us run the yellow trail springs. My JK takes corners fine. They take a lot of the jarring away running a stiffer swaybar.
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Damn I just got my QD's and they show me these, I knew I should have waited!!! I really like that it seem to show more positive control...
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Damn I just got my QD's and they show me these, I knew I should have waited!!! I really like that it seem to show more positive control...
If you're running the JKS Quicker Disconnects, the Flexconnect goes right on the same posts - you needed two sets of links, right?
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The Flex would be instead of removing the QD's, the flex stay on the Jeep.....
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The Flex would be instead of removing the QD's, the flex stay on the Jeep.....
They've recently released a flexconnect set with quick disconnect posts / pins.
Jeep JK Flex Connect Disconnecting Link System

At a minimum it makes changing the springs easier.
Nice thing too is the springs in the Flexconnect make the flexconnect easier to take on and off than the Quicker Disconnects if you're not on a perfectly level surface.
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I just saw that, thanks for the heads up!!!

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