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wayoflife
03-28-2018, 02:32 AM
Out at the 2018 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, Cindy and I got a chance to see some of the cool new products that EVO Manufacturing had installed on their Jeep JL Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited. These parts include their all new JL Wrangler bolt on coil over kit that offers a whopping 15.5" of vertical travel, super clean long arm kit complete with high clearance brackets, redesigned rocker guards and front bumper that allows for the installation of a WARN Zeon 10 installed down between the frame rails. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you get to see these new products up close and learn more about them from Mel Wade himself. We hope you enjoy.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmr17dGLLq0

:cool:

notnalc68
03-28-2018, 02:51 AM
Looks like a great set up. I like the fact that it looks like itís pretty easy to install the coil overs in your driveway.


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Sharkey
03-28-2018, 02:52 AM
Very cool to see the new stuff.


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TrailHunter
03-28-2018, 02:58 AM
So Cool!... Mel is one smart Dude.

Chrismendoza10
03-28-2018, 03:02 AM
Awesome just ordered a lift kit and will look to get the sliders as well. Thanks for the video

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OverlanderJK
03-28-2018, 03:13 AM
Pretty cool stuff!


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Samuelh3
03-28-2018, 03:15 AM
Alright thatís it! I quit being a member of wayalife. I canít afford this free forum!!!! Thatís FREAKING AMAZING!! Damn that setup is so freaking sweet. Ugh! They really did an amazing job. Now I gotta figure out how to sell my brand new Jeep and start over. Iím so screwed.


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Bear_JKU
03-28-2018, 03:26 AM
Thatís really awesome! EVO is bad ass!


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ScoobyCarolanNC
03-28-2018, 03:26 AM
How about thereís a 37 in back & you can still see? The fact that everything can bolt in is an amazing testament to the platform & that Mel & crew really know & care. Now whereís my plush ride leveling kit to get the Sahara on 35s?

DannyD
03-28-2018, 03:29 AM
That's some awesome stuff!!


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DRTY4x4
03-28-2018, 03:33 AM
Ok, how much for a 2 door version?

n3tfury
03-28-2018, 03:37 AM
Man, that's awesome. Quality shit right there and that stance if legit. Great looking kit.

notnalc68
03-28-2018, 03:39 AM
Ok, how much for a 2 door version?

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MTG
03-28-2018, 03:51 AM
I wasn't around for the introduction of the JK, but I'm really impressed with how much is out already for the JL. Can't wait to see what is next.

The more I see, the more I think I might be in the market for a JL in the next 2-3 years. :clap2:

A.J.
03-28-2018, 03:52 AM
Very nicely engineered! Really nice job EVO.



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dwvninety
03-28-2018, 04:19 AM
Sweet, cant wait for the JL with the diesel engine. Now that I am seeing the Jeep pickup prototype I wonder what Evo will do for the leaf spring assuming that the Jeep pickup will have it?

Trail JK
03-28-2018, 04:42 AM
Want it! Jeep looks awesome! [emoji1316]


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Andy5160
03-28-2018, 02:51 PM
This is bad ass!!!!!!!!!!! i wonder if Eddie returned the jeep back to Mel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jsouder53
03-28-2018, 04:07 PM
Thatís awesome! How long till Jet Li will have that setup? [emoji23]


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Discount Tire
03-28-2018, 04:47 PM
Thank you for the very well done video. Mel did a great job of explaining everything. I like that he mad it easy for the average person to install. :thumb:

RockingK
03-28-2018, 05:25 PM
This is another great example of low COG with great travel and road manners. Sounds like you could adjust it up a bit to fit 40ís+ perhaps needing wheel spacer/less back space with very little effort. The ride on the bumps was amazing or Eddie had the super stabilizing compensator on the video camera...LOL. Great job guys, thank you:thumb:

Rocralr
03-28-2018, 10:31 PM
Great job. I love it.

wranglerwillys
03-28-2018, 10:51 PM
That BEAST rocks !!!!!!!!!!


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whitey66
03-28-2018, 11:24 PM
:clap2::clap2::beer::beer::beer:

BdugJK
03-29-2018, 12:50 AM
Man I should have picked a profession that pays better, or go into serious debit and build up my rig like I would love to. Thanks for the video!

benatc1
03-29-2018, 01:02 AM
This is awesome! Itís nice to see the aftermarket coming on pretty fast. Wonder how long till Jet Li ditches the budget boost?!?


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TrainWreck618
03-29-2018, 01:13 AM
Wow! Talk about travel.. this is really cool[emoji106]


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nmwranglerx
03-29-2018, 09:28 PM
Thanks for the report out Eddie! I love how excited Mel is about the new kit. As usual, EVO takes the lead on design and functionality. I love how the control arm mounts in the back are tucked up against the frame for ultra clearance. I bang the crap out of the rear mounts on my double D long arm but I should probably just be more careful with picking lines. I hope to someday update to coilovers so I can change to the high clearance design.

RMC2
03-30-2018, 01:47 AM
Can I just say, I love EVO

Fanboy for good reason

JK07
03-30-2018, 12:11 PM
Awesome set up!


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Brute
03-30-2018, 03:25 PM
I'm glad Mel is working on the aftermarket for the JL early in the game...can't wait to see how this translates to the new pick up, which I'm keeping my eye on...

wayoflife
03-30-2018, 03:26 PM
Looks like a great set up. I like the fact that it looks like itís pretty easy to install the coil overs in your driveway.

EVO really worked hard at making this as easy for a regular guy to install as possible. :yup:


Very cool to see the new stuff.

It really is. Hard to believe that the JL has only been out for a few months :crazyeyes:


So Cool!... Mel is one smart Dude.

Talented for sure and smart to have a good engineer to help him make the things he wants. :yup:


Awesome just ordered a lift kit and will look to get the sliders as well. Thanks for the video

You bet! Glad that it was helpful to you :cool:


Pretty cool stuff!

To think, this is just the beginning :crazyeyes:


Alright thatís it! I quit being a member of wayalife. I canít afford this free forum!!!! Thatís FREAKING AMAZING!! Damn that setup is so freaking sweet. Ugh! They really did an amazing job. Now I gotta figure out how to sell my brand new Jeep and start over. Iím so screwed.

:cheesy: The struggle is real :D


Thatís really awesome! EVO is bad ass!

Glad you like what you see.


How about thereís a 37 in back & you can still see? The fact that everything can bolt in is an amazing testament to the platform & that Mel & crew really know & care. Now whereís my plush ride leveling kit to get the Sahara on 35s?

They're still working on the coils. They have a set now but Mel isn't happy with the spring rate so they're going back and will work on it a bit more. Be patient and I think you'll like what you ultimately get. :yup:


That's some awesome stuff!!

It really is :cool:

wayoflife
03-30-2018, 03:42 PM
Ok, how much for a 2 door version?

For which part? Or, are you asking about all of what you're seeing? Either way, I don't know if pricing has been released yet.


Man, that's awesome. Quality shit right there and that stance if legit. Great looking kit.

Having driven this JL, it really is as nice as it looks. :yup:


I wasn't around for the introduction of the JK, but I'm really impressed with how much is out already for the JL. Can't wait to see what is next.

The more I see, the more I think I might be in the market for a JL in the next 2-3 years. :clap2:

LOL!! Resistance is futile :D


Very nicely engineered! Really nice job EVO.

Hard to believe this is just some of the early stuff they're putting out. :crazyeyes:


Sweet, cant wait for the JL with the diesel engine. Now that I am seeing the Jeep pickup prototype I wonder what Evo will do for the leaf spring assuming that the Jeep pickup will have it?

Oh, believe me, they've got plans for the truck for sure :crazyeyes:


Want it! Jeep looks awesome! [emoji1316]

It really is sweet :yup:


This is bad ass!!!!!!!!!!! i wonder if Eddie returned the jeep back to Mel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only under duress. Mel was driving our JL and Tessa was still riding in it :crazyeyes:


Thatís awesome! How long till Jet Li will have that setup? [emoji23]

LOL!! Hopefully sooner than later. Still want to test out some standard coils and shocks first. :yup:


Thank you for the very well done video. Mel did a great job of explaining everything. I like that he mad it easy for the average person to install. :thumb:

Glad you liked what you saw in the video :cool:

wayoflife
03-30-2018, 03:52 PM
This is another great example of low COG with great travel and road manners. Sounds like you could adjust it up a bit to fit 40ís+ perhaps needing wheel spacer/less back space with very little effort. The ride on the bumps was amazing or Eddie had the super stabilizing compensator on the video camera...LOL. Great job guys, thank you:thumb:

Oh yeah, the ride was awesome and getting it up on 40's shouldn't be a problem. :yup:


Great job. I love it.

Thanks :cool:


That BEAST rocks !!!!!!!!!!

It really does :yup:


:clap2::clap2::beer::beer::beer:

:)


Man I should have picked a profession that pays better, or go into serious debit and build up my rig like I would love to. Thanks for the video!

LOL!! Glad you liked the video :cool:


This is awesome! Itís nice to see the aftermarket coming on pretty fast. Wonder how long till Jet Li ditches the budget boost?!?

Need new shocks first. The added weight of our new wheels and tires are making it hard for our factory shocks to keep up. Coils make up the better part of ride quality and I'd be hard pressed to just throw on the first set that come out. Ride quality trumps lift and I'd want to make sure that mine is still nice and soft. :yup:


Wow! Talk about travel.. this is really cool[emoji106]

Truth be told, it's too much for the factory front shaft.


Thanks for the report out Eddie! I love how excited Mel is about the new kit. As usual, EVO takes the lead on design and functionality. I love how the control arm mounts in the back are tucked up against the frame for ultra clearance. I bang the crap out of the rear mounts on my double D long arm but I should probably just be more careful with picking lines. I hope to someday update to coilovers so I can change to the high clearance design.

To be fair, the rear brackets on your Double D kit is where they really should be to give you optimal suspension geometry. The downside of it is that they do get hit and hung up on things. On the JL, EVO was able to located these brackets up high and further forward to give you better geometry than what comes on the JK high clearance brackets.


Can I just say, I love EVO

Fanboy for good reason

:cheesy: You're only a fanboy if you feel the need to defend a product. EVO products don't need any defending.


Awesome set up!

Indeed it is :yup:

wayoflife
03-30-2018, 03:53 PM
I'm glad Mel is working on the aftermarket for the JL early in the game...can't wait to see how this translates to the new pick up, which I'm keeping my eye on...

All I can say is that you really need to give the Mopar Sandstorm concept a hard look. :crazyeyes:

Brute
03-30-2018, 04:01 PM
All I can say is that you really need to give the Mopar Sandstorm concept a hard look. :crazyeyes:

I did...it's really nice. Are you saying I should convert a JL into a short bed pickup and drop a 6.4 inside ?...I'd consider it.

wayoflife
03-30-2018, 04:16 PM
I did...it's really nice. Are you saying I should convert a JL into a short bed pickup and drop a 6.4 inside ?...I'd consider it.

:cheesy: Just saying to give it's suspension a good look for things to come. ;)

longarmwj
03-30-2018, 06:18 PM
Well shit...you got me wanting to spend money on a Jeep I don't even have (yet) :cheesy:

Mike_JK_Houston_711
03-30-2018, 10:32 PM
Cool video. Looks like they nailed it. Canít wait to see if this will fit the new JT when it comes out.


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BANSHEE13
03-31-2018, 02:18 PM
Thats so awesome! Makes me wanna trade in my 2dr JK for a new JL. Any word on when the new sliders are being released and if there will be a 2dr version for JK?

VeruGE*144
03-31-2018, 02:20 PM
Thatís so freaking awesome. More and more i see those JLs driving around more I want one.


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AllAmericanInfidel
04-02-2018, 04:47 AM
That didnít take Mel long! LOL! Looks badass! Letís hope he does the same when the truck comes out!


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jdofmemi
04-02-2018, 05:36 AM
Sweet, cant wait for the JL with the diesel engine. Now that I am seeing the Jeep pickup prototype I wonder what Evo will do for the leaf spring assuming that the Jeep pickup will have it?

So why would you think that it would have leaf springs? FCA trucks like the 1500 and 2500 are on 4 link coil suspension in the rear, and have for several years. I am sure they are not going to downgrade the new truck.

SDG
04-04-2018, 03:31 AM
That suspension setup is sweet. The amount of travel it puts out is very impressive. We ran a few trails with Mel and the JL, and he was able to do 90% of the obstacles we were running on 40's. The other 10% I am pretty confident it would have been capable of with aftermarket axles etc. It is a super capable system and platform for sure.

If I can figure out how to throw some vids on YouTube I will try and post some of it in action.

TrainWreck618
04-04-2018, 03:49 AM
Truth be told, it's too much for the factory front shaft.




I didn't even think of that, how is it not crushing the exhaust crossover?


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13_gecko_rubi
04-04-2018, 10:37 AM
I didn't even think of that, how is it not crushing the exhaust crossover?


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The exhaust crossover isn't under the shaft where it droops on the JL, they moved it back

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wayoflife
04-04-2018, 03:00 PM
Well shit...you got me wanting to spend money on a Jeep I don't even have (yet) :cheesy:

:cheesy:


Cool video. Looks like they nailed it. Canít wait to see if this will fit the new JT when it comes out.

Oh, I'm sure it will but there will be other options they'll be coming out for that as well. :crazyeyes:


Thats so awesome! Makes me wanna trade in my 2dr JK for a new JL. Any word on when the new sliders are being released and if there will be a 2dr version for JK?

Not sure when any of this will be shipping but they're making everything now. As far as 2-door stuff goes, they need to be shipping from FCA before anything like sliders can be made for it.


Thatís so freaking awesome. More and more i see those JLs driving around more I want one.

Resistance is futile :D


That didnít take Mel long! LOL! Looks badass! Letís hope he does the same when the truck comes out!

Well, it doesn't hurt to know people in the right places and Mel does. :crazyeyes:

wayoflife
04-04-2018, 03:03 PM
That suspension setup is sweet. The amount of travel it puts out is very impressive. We ran a few trails with Mel and the JL, and he was able to do 90% of the obstacles we were running on 40's. The other 10% I am pretty confident it would have been capable of with aftermarket axles etc. It is a super capable system and platform for sure.

If I can figure out how to throw some vids on YouTube I will try and post some of it in action.

Glad you were able to see it perform first hand. Amazing what 15.5" of vertical travel will do for a Jeep :crazyeyes:


I didn't even think of that, how is it not crushing the exhaust crossover?


The exhaust crossover isn't under the shaft where it droops on the JL, they moved it back

What 13_gecko_rubi said. The problem with this setup and the factory shaft was that the CV joint was maxed out.

Chrismendoza10
06-14-2018, 04:04 AM
Any idea when the evo sliders are coming out???

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