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Old 01-03-2011, 10:43 AM   #1
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suspension from jku to jk

Have the opportunity to get stock Rubicon suspension off of a JKU for free and put it on my stock JK Sahara.

In passing I asked a couple of the techs here, they didn't think it would be an issue. I read thru the stock spring/suspension thread but I figured I could get a for sure answer here.

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:16 PM   #2
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Not sure what all parts your are talking about but the coil spring themselves should fit. What you need to do is see if it is worth the switch is check the two vehicles coil spring numbers.

Your springs will have a tag with the stock number on them. The last two digits are letters; Ignore them. Look at the last two numbers. The JK's coils run from numbers 13 to 19 on front and 54 to 60 on rear with the lower the number the weaker the spring.

Example, mine were 14 on front and 56 on rear.

I switched mine out with 19 on front to 60 on rear and got 1 1/4" lift. Many have claimed as much as 2" lift but it has to do with what stock coils they had and the fact I already had extra weight on my Jeep with new bumper/winch and heavy recovery kit in back.

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Old 01-03-2011, 12:23 PM   #3
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Thanks, will do. It's the shocks and springs. It's a customers JKU and we put a lift on it with 34s.
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:34 PM   #4
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Just as rics1997 said, it doesn't matter that it's a JKU or a JK. What matters is the last 2 digits of the springs. Your techs should have known that.
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Just as rics1997 said, it doesn't matter that it's a JKU or a JK. What matters is the last 2 digits of the springs. Your techs should have known that.
All I asked them is if it would work, it was done in passing, not even a 5 second conversation. The suspension is free as the customer was going to toss it out, but I didn't want to move forward until I knew for sure.

Now I know what to do. to me it makes sense that it would work, and the Rubicon suspension has to be better than the stock Sahara suspension.
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Score the springs and put them on. Toss the shocks and get a set of Bilsteins.

I'm running the stiff springs on my Sahara with a TF 2.5" puck lift and their shocks.

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Score the springs and put them on. Toss the shocks and get a set of Bilsteins.

I'm running the stiff springs on my Sahara with a TF 2.5" puck lift and their shocks.

Nice Jeep, I am trying to do some mods that are cheap as I plan on trading in less than a year. I am a huge fan of the new interior, and I should have bought the Rubicon to begin with. I already scored 5 rubi wheels and tires brand new and I want to put them on my Sahara.
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All I asked them is if it would work, it was done in passing, not even a 5 second conversation. The suspension is free as the customer was going to toss it out, but I didn't want to move forward until I knew for sure.

Now I know what to do. to me it makes sense that it would work, and the Rubicon suspension has to be better than the stock Sahara suspension.
It will definitely fit, however the Rubicon springs are not inherently better than the Sahara springs. As I previously stated you must compare the last 2 digits.
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Score the springs and put them on. Toss the shocks and get a set of Bilsteins.
What part # for the Bilstiens? I was looking at their webpage the other day and the versions with the external tank look to be a little much, unless you offset the wheels.
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:15 PM   #10
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It will definitely fit, however the Rubicon springs are not inherently better than the Sahara springs. As I previously stated you must compare the last 2 digits.


Thanks Daggo, will do later tonight. My December ends tonight so I haven't had time to get under it and look!
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I have the HD Bilsteins. (gold and blue) I believe they now make the 5100 for stock height, but they didn't when I bought mine.
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they are from a 4 door going on a 2 door i can almost guaranty they are stiffer, just put them in. i just put a set of shocks and springs from a 4door hard top rubi into my 2 door soft top x and got a lil over 2 inches of lift.
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they are from a 4 door going on a 2 door i can almost guaranty they are stiffer, just put them in. i just put a set of shocks and springs from a 4door hard top rubi into my 2 door soft top x and got a lil over 2 inches of lift.
You CANNOT guarantee they will be stiffer just becasue they are coming from a 4 door. Read and learn: Lets Solve the Stock Springs Question

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