Great upgrade: Jeep Wrangler JK MX6 Shocks from Pro Comp
So we decided to upgrade the shocks in our Jeep Wrangler JK with new Procomp MX-6 shocks. They are a great upgrade over regular performance shocks and an even better choice over stock replacement ones.[su_custom_gallery source=”media: 4125,4124,4123,4122,4121,4120,4119,4118″ limit=”10″ link=”lightbox” target=”blank” width=”150″ height=”150″ title=”never”]
The Procomp MX-6 is a monotube adjustable shock and the marketing hype according to Explore Procomp on the shocks are as follows:
Step up to quality, precision and maximum adjustability with the MX6. Each MX6 is precision engineered and custom valved for your vehicle. The MX6’s inverted mounting design reduces unsprung weight and protects the shock body from damage. This design also allows ease of fitment with no clearance problems in high performance late model vehicle applications. Applications for most popular jeeps, pickups and SUV’s including lifted vehicles and HD models.
The reason we wanted to try these out was the ability to adjust them as we do a lot of driving either on road or off-road so we wanted to have a ride change when needed. And second was the monotube design was a little better for us when off-roading. A monotube shock has only one cylinder versus a twin tube shock and has less performance fade. This allows us to have more shock performance when off-roading.[su_custom_gallery source=”media: 4014,4015,4016,4017,4018,4019,4020,4021″ limit=”10″ link=”lightbox” target=”blank” width=”150″ height=”150″ title=”never”]
Jeep Wrangler JK 2008 MX-6 Procomp Shock Replacement
This job is relatively easy compared to other jobs like installing coils spring spacers. We have put a video down below outlining the installation process. Basically you will following the video and these quick notes:
- The night before spray all the bolts with a penetrating spray.
- Do the rear first then the front. In most cases you should not have to remove the tires. Make sure the Procomp MX-6 shocks are set at the lowest setting all the way counter clockwise or setting 1.
- Undo the bottom bolts and remove them. You may need a screwdriver and pressure to move the shock out of the mount. Then remove the two bolts that hold the bar pin on the top.
- Install the shock in the reverse order. When pressing the shock into the bottom mount you will need to exert a tremendous amount of pressure in order to get it into the mount, it is best to get under to push it up.
- Install all bolts and tighten to correct torque specifications. Retighten after 50 miles.
- For the front they have a stem on the top. Remove the bottom bolt and move the shock out of the mount, it will extend. Then remove the stem nuts from the top of the shock and remove the entire shock. Install in reverse order.
- Make sure that you do not bulge the polyurethane bushings on the stem portion of the shock when you tighten the nut.
- Adjust all the shocks to your desired firmness, there are 6 settings. Then make sure all bolts are tightened and everything is installed correctly and test drive.
After the install of the MX6 Shocks you can notice the softer ride right away on the lowest setting. It has made a huge difference on the on road ride becoming more responsive, less swaying when entering driveways, and an increased response when going over obstacles. So far we have been very pleased with the responsiveness of the shocks. They also come with a black shock boot already installed. So far we reccommend these shocks if you need the adjustability because you drive both on and off road.
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