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Old 08-26-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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Factory Rubicon springs?

What springs came on a 2012 2 door rubicon? I have seen people putting 18/60 springs on to gain some height but I am not sure what came on my rubicon. Are the springs labeled?

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yes there is a plastic tag on each spring the number you are looking for is 2 numbers followed by 2 letters

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If you want gain some significant, predictable or leveling height install 10A coils or spacers. Otherwise a squinting or guessing game and they all require the same amount of labor.
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For what it is worth it is a crap shoot as to what springs came on your jeep. Rubicon are typically stiffer but even they are not the same. The only ones you know will be the 10As.
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I'm going to take a guess for fun and say 14/55's on yours. that is 14 is the last two numbers before the letters for the fronts and 55's in the rear, am I right? I am not one to believe the springs are a crapshoot. Or else all new wranglers sitting on the lot would all be different heights. They factor in the weight of your vehicle based on factors such as air conditioning, hard top or not, two door vs four door etc. I would imagine that even 10a springs are different based on such factors, including whether it's a two door or four door. (Anyone able to confirm) 19/60 springs will lift your 2 door up to around 2 inches. It will make for a stiffer though not unpleasant ride. I have no experience with 10a springs, but they are longer and if you get a 2 door version I would bet it would make for a good lift/ride combo. However 10a springs are not easy to come by without ordering them from the dealer. 19/60 springs are relatively cheap and sold on E-bay quite often.
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Old 08-26-2014, 09:13 PM   #7
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I'm going to take a guess for fun and say 14/55's on yours. that is 14 is the last two numbers before the letters for the fronts and 55's in the rear, am I right? I am not one to believe the springs are a crapshoot. Or else all new wranglers sitting on the lot would all be different heights. They factor in the weight of your vehicle based on factors such as air conditioning, hard top or not, two door vs four door etc. I would imagine that even 10a springs are different based on such factors, including whether it's a two door or four door. (Anyone able to confirm) 19/60 springs will lift your 2 door up to around 2 inches. It will make for a stiffer though not unpleasant ride. I have no experience with 10a springs, but they are longer and if you get a 2 door version I would bet it would make for a good lift/ride combo. However 10a springs are not easy to come by without ordering them from the dealer. 19/60 springs are relatively cheap and sold on E-bay quite often.
My understanding is all 10a are the same part #, and I think I saw on a form where someone looked at identical build jeeps on a lot (I think color was different) and that they had different springs. That said I believe that there are certain groups of springs depending on your build. For example the 2-doors will be lower than the 4-door. I think the JKURs are 19, 18, or 17s for the front.
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Interesting, next time I run over to the dealers I'll see if I can find two identically built jeeps and crawl under them. But I'd belt two identically built jeeps would be err well identical. Springs included.
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Interesting, next time I run over to the dealers I'll see if I can find two identically built jeeps and crawl under them. But I'd belt two identically built jeeps would be err well identical. Springs included.
Please do this!! I would really like to know what you find. It seems a lot of dealers will order identical jeeps in different colors. When I was looking for mine I found several like this. if I knew more I might have looked at the spring numbers.

But then you would have to go back a few months later and find some identical to the ones you looked at to see if timing and availability have anything to do with the final build.
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Installed Rubicon JKU X springs (19/60) and shocks on my 2014 JK Polar a few weeks back! It originally had 14/56 springs. Raised it 1.25 inches back and 1.5 inches front. Would have netted more lift in the front but already had 150lbs of bumper and winch on the front. It was perfect for what I needed.
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I have had 2 identical, except for color and radio, 4dr Sahara's side by side... HT, Tow etc. When we compared build sheets (yes we both had them) the only difference was a 730n vs a 430n radio. Mine had 16/59's and his had 17/59's.

My "bigger" radio netted me the lower front springs.

I got some 18's for nothing and put 'em on.

I agree, there is some amount of rhyme and reason... We're not going to find 55's on the rear of a 4dr HT Rubi.

But just like some Jeeps have different front springs side to side and most don't, I don't think there is a perfect formula to get a specific spring in every instance of build. Except for 10a type builds...
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Ok so I'm at the dealers as I write this I found two nearly identical jeeps, both have 14/55 springs, then I found a third almost identical but with a hard top. 14/56 springs.i feel the hard top is where the higher number comes from.
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I tried to find one without air conditioning like mine is, mine without air got me 13/55 springs I'm really not thinking it's random luck of the draw. I can't think of anything else on the jeep that is just random luck. I'm inclined to believe it takes into account transmission type, air conditioning or not, hard top or not. Perhaps tow package etc. i would believe two identically weighted jeeps lets say air, automatic, and hard tops with tow package should all recieve the same spring rate, any discrepancy between two truly identical jeeps would be a mistake. And not just luck of the draw.
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I have a 2014 JK hard top with a/c and has 13/53's. Picked up some 18/60's and rubi shocks from a forum member. Swapping very soon.
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My understanding is all 10a are the same part #, and I think I saw on a form where someone looked at identical build jeeps on a lot (I think color was different) and that they had different springs. That said I believe that there are certain groups of springs depending on your build. For example the 2-doors will be lower than the 4-door. I think the JKURs are 19, 18, or 17s for the front.
There are two different sets of 10a springs!

68196006AA Front
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^^^These will give you the most lift, and are used from the factory on a 4 door, with a Hard Top.

68196005AA Front
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My understanding is all 10a are the same part #,
Hey Robert,

There are different springs on 10As, too. It all depends on the build of the 10A. The 06/09 combo is found on '13 Unlimited 10As with Max Tow Package and hardtop. You will find different springs for 10A without Max Tow Package and also without hardtop, as the Jeep is not as heavy and will not be towing (right off the lot, since it has no hitch).
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There are two different sets of 10a springs!

68196006AA Front
68196009AA Rear

^^^These will give you the most lift, and are used from the factory on a 4 door, with a Hard Top.

68196005AA Front
68024461AA Rear

^^^4 door with a Soft Top.
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Hey Robert,

There are different springs on 10As, too. It all depends on the build of the 10A. The 06/09 combo is found on '13 Unlimited 10As with Max Tow Package and hardtop. You will find different springs for 10A without Max Tow Package and also without hardtop, as the Jeep is not as heavy and will not be towing (right off the lot, since it has no hitch).
Nice! That is good to know! I did not know that they were different.

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