2021 392 vs 2022 392 XR

aljory

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I own a 2021 392 that has what I thought was a factory 2" lift kit with the Fox shocks. I have a 2022 392 XR on order and it looks like from the videos I see online that the lift is a 1.5" factory lift with no Fox shocks. I've been looking online and can't see the differences between the 2021 392 factory lift and the 2022 factory lift and what the XR does to the lift. Can anyone help me with the total lift and ground clearance of each?
 
I own a 2021 392 that has what I thought was a factory 2" lift kit with the Fox shocks. I have a 2022 392 XR on order and it looks like from the videos I see online that the lift is a 1.5" factory lift with no Fox shocks. I've been looking online and can't see the differences between the 2021 392 factory lift and the 2022 factory lift and what the XR does to the lift. Can anyone help me with the total lift and ground clearance of each?
From what I have read the lift is the same on xr vs regular 392. Just different shocks. Xr 1 inch taller due to tires.
 
Do you have Fox shocks?
Nope - Mopar shocks. Don’t even get me started on that one. Jeep claims they’re better but I don’t buy it. I plan to upgrade to Fox shocks this year.
 
Nope - Mopar shocks. Don’t even get me started on that one. Jeep claims they’re better but I don’t buy it. I plan to upgrade to Fox shocks this year.
Hmmm. Weird that mine has Fox without the XR. I suppose our assumption is that the Fox are better but maybe not. 🙄
 
Lots of debate on this. I personally would prefer the Fox over MOPAR branded, especially aluminum over steel. Jeep claims they’re finer tuned for Recon and have internal springs and better valving but they should’ve tuned the Fox IMHO.
 
Lots of debate on this. I personally would prefer the Fox over MOPAR branded, especially aluminum over steel. Jeep claims they’re finer tuned for Recon and have internal springs and better valving but they should’ve tuned the Fox IMHO.
I agree, keep Fox Shocking the Wranglers no matter what model, just sayin!
 
Lots of debate on this. I personally would prefer the Fox over MOPAR branded, especially aluminum over steel. Jeep claims they’re finer tuned for Recon and have internal springs and better valving but they should’ve tuned the Fox IMHO.
Yes agree, again not to stir the pot on the XR non XR…. But… when the 392 first came out the fox shock upgrade was “needed/required” for the 392 weight. Now the 392XR mopar shocks are the same as all the XR engine combos…. But the they are “better” than the fox that are model/engine specific…
 
Has anyone experienced any issues with he Mopar shocks? I am guessing no so far or you would hear about it. Changing because you want to vs. needing to is another thing all together.
 
Has anyone experienced any issues with he Mopar shocks? I am guessing no so far or you would hear about it. Changing because you want to vs. needing to is another thing all together.

I have heard of a few issues... but if you look hard enough someones broke pretty much everything. I will tell you that the XR rides way better than any Wrangler I have ever owned or driven. I can not compare it to a non-XR however
 
I am going to stick with these for now and see how they do. So far riding on the street I have. no complaints, at some point I will go off road (hopefully soon) and see how they do. With this said I have nothing to compare them to so it will be difficult to objectively evaluate.
 
I think the stock shocks ride great on my XR. I'm not a shock expert though. My driving is not hard on shocks. I'm not going hard over bumps or jumping dunes.............
 
I think the stock shocks ride great on my XR. I'm not a shock expert though. My driving is not hard on shocks. I'm not going hard over bumps or jumping dunes.............
I can second that. I've driven my XR for a few hundred miles so far. The on-road handling is great, decreased the tire pressure from 38 (dealer had it 38) to 35 and it soaks up the small bumps and potholes. I'm still being very gentle during the break-in.

There are videos on Youtube complaining the Fox shocks with leaks too. Some guys even upgrades to Fox 3.0. I'll keep the XR mopar shocks until one day they start leaking or I really feel the need to upgrade.
 
Only shock upgrade I may do is to the SDI EClick Pro system. Primarily to reduce body roll on the street and customization to my particular setup for street driving.

I want to see how it drives with stock shocks though to see if it is worth it. I have no plans to carve corners, so probably not necessary. I also won't be going off road either.
 
Only shock upgrade I may do is to the SDI EClick Pro system. Primarily to reduce body roll on the street and customization to my particular setup for street driving.

I want to see how it drives with stock shocks though to see if it is worth it. I have no plans to carve corners, so probably not necessary. I also won't be going off road either.
Body roll is not as bad as I thought it would be. I was going around a 2 lane interstate on ramp and had to get on it a bit to get ahead of the truck in the other lane and Ms. Sarge did fine. My wife didn't freak out either, so body roll must've been acceptable.

My wife has what I call EWADS (Early Warning And Detection System). In the event of danger (real or imagined), her hands go up and start waving back and forth. Minor danger will result in both arms just flinching and hands rising a couple inches from her legs. More serious threats (like coming in a little too hot on the car in front of me) result in both hands up and little bit of waving back and forth.

The most extreme example of EWADS was one time we were going down the interstate and the hands went up and she started screaming. I saw no threat. Normally I am the cause of EWADS from driving too fast or tailgating to keep cars from getting over in front of me. I had no idea how to react. So when I asked what was going on, she said that a car was coming over and about to hit us. I couldn't see the car at all because it was very low riding and I was in the JK with 4.5 lift on 37's. Nothing happened and I never even saw the car.

I give her a hard time about it, but it was hilarious. The kids and I still laugh about it. She does not find it as amusing, but that's OK :).

My daughter has EWADS2 which incorporates audio alerts for even imagined danger like the time she pointed ahead and yelled "DEEDEEDEEDEED" when she saw a traffic cone on the side of the road that she thought was in the road. She calls me "DEED" sometime because Siri did one time and it stuck.
 
Body roll is not as bad as I thought it would be. I was going around a 2 lane interstate on ramp and had to get on it a bit to get ahead of the truck in the other lane and Ms. Sarge did fine. My wife didn't freak out either, so body roll must've been acceptable.

My wife has what I call EWADS (Early Warning And Detection System). In the event of danger (real or imagined), her hands go up and start waving back and forth. Minor danger will result in both arms just flinching and hands rising a couple inches from her legs. More serious threats (like coming in a little too hot on the car in front of me) result in both hands up and little bit of waving back and forth.

The most extreme example of EWADS was one time we were going down the interstate and the hands went up and she started screaming. I saw no threat. Normally I am the cause of EWADS from driving too fast or tailgating to keep cars from getting over in front of me. I had no idea how to react. So when I asked what was going on, she said that a car was coming over and about to hit us. I couldn't see the car at all because it was very low riding and I was in the JK with 4.5 lift on 37's. Nothing happened and I never even saw the car.

I give her a hard time about it, but it was hilarious. The kids and I still laugh about it. She does not find it as amusing, but that's OK :).

My daughter has EWADS2 which incorporates audio alerts for even imagined danger like the time she pointed ahead and yelled "DEEDEEDEEDEED" when she saw a traffic cone on the side of the road that she thought was in the road. She calls me "DEED" sometime because Siri did one time and it stuck.
It’s uncanny how my wife and daughter have the same “crash deterrent” system incorporated into them…
 
Nope - Mopar shocks. Don’t even get me started on that one. Jeep claims they’re better but I don’t buy it. I plan to upgrade to Fox shocks this year.
Can you swap them out for regular non-XR 392 Fox shocks? Do you know if we have to size up 1" because of the tire size?
 
Can you swap them out for regular non-XR 392 Fox shocks? Do you know if we have to size up 1" because of the tire size?
You can absolutely swap them out with Fox shocks, but I wouldn’t use the same Fox shocks they put on a regular 392. If you’re unsure what to get, stop by a reputable 4x4 shop in your area. That’s what I’ll end up doing because I’m no expert when it comes to shocks.
 
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