King Shocks had us seeing blue with its awesome booth this year at the 2013 SEMA Show. Drawn to the multitude of azure-chrome parts and products dotting the displays, we spoke to Michael Leighton, marketing manager for the company, to find out what King had up its sleeve.
He first brought us around to the new Jeep Wrangler JK Hydraulic 2.0 Front Bump Stop. “Our new Jeep Wrangler JK bump stop replaces the factory front bump stop,” he said, as he explained its finer points. “The coil spring has to be dropped out, and then, at a pre-determined mark, the factory bump stop must be cut off and cleaned up.”
“The replacement is then slid into place. The threading on the body and the rings allow for fine-tuning of the bottom-out point.”
“Meanwhile, the valve on top allows the user to get in to change nitrogen pressure for more compression, and it features a nylon stopper at the bottom. We have three SEMA Awards for this new product.”
Another feature of the bump stop is its body and rings, which are manufactured from machined aluminum. For fitment, the 2007-and-up JKs are all that the part is available for right now.
We could really see these parts coming in handy for the rock-crawlers out there on the West Coast, with the ability to fine-tune pressure for compression and rebound being a great benefit. And it doesn’t hurt that the blue-chrome style that King uses across its entire lineup adds the right amount of style and look to your ride.