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Old 09-25-2006, 11:00 PM   #1
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couple of questions- BB and parts

just wondering how long it would take to install a BB or some rubi coil springs?...i think im gonna go with the rubi coil springs because i can get them for free but i was wonderin if i'll need anything else like new bumpstops? ...of course i've heard of bumpstops and i know where they are but i don't really know what they do...i plan on running the rubi springs and didn't know if i needed new bumpstops or if i needed to adjust the bumpstops...could i run my X model shocks with the rubi springs? i would just loose a little bit of travel right?
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Old 09-26-2006, 09:26 AM   #2
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The Rubicon springs aren't taller than your stock springs, they just have a higher spring rate, so unless your springs are sagging, you won't get any lift from them. If you do the springs, you won't need new bumpstops, and your shocks will be just fine.

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Old 09-26-2006, 09:49 AM   #3
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hmmm...well if there stiffer shouldn't the jeep sit as high as a rubicon...the 32's i put on make it sit a little higher but im still not sure if it sits as high as the rubi with 31's...maybe it does...seems like if it doesn't sit as high i could get the rubi springs to make it sit as high...i've heard of people getting an inch...i think i'll just go with the spacers just to be safe
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like jeeperman said, the only way your going to get any lift from them is if you're springs have sagged some. i got about 1-1.5" all around when i changed to new sport springs. granted, my old ones had 9 years on them. and a BB can be done with general tools and an afternoon. i did one for a guy in about 6 hours, i think. so if you've got a buddy and a day, you can get it done no problem. and that would be the best time to change out springs if you are gonna do that(and if you can get them for free, might as well).
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:41 PM   #5
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thanks...i went by a truck shop today just to check it out and he can get me a reputable brand BB installed and everything, including labor for $500...seems like a darn good deal to me!
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have you thought about the spacer option if you just wanna get an inch or 2 out of a lift.
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have you thought about the spacer option if you just wanna get an inch or 2 out of a lift.
Thats what a BB is.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:57 PM   #8
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thanks...i went by a truck shop today just to check it out and he can get me a reputable brand BB installed and everything, including labor for $500...seems like a darn good deal to me!
Do you want to do it yourself? Because you could save probably 200 bucks by not having someone put spacers on for you. They are easy and even easier if you get new shocks with the spacers.

Your jeep is an 06 4.0 right? If that's the case then you will get no lift out of those Rubi springs. But if you want to put them on with your spacers then there'd be nothing wrong with that. With their tighter spring rate they will not wear out as fast as a stock spring would.
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no, im talking just the spacers, all the bb lifts ive seen are spacers and shocks or spacers and springs. tera flex makes a couple to help even out your suspension if you throw a heavy bumber and winch combo on your rig, ive heard a few good things about them.
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Do you want to do it yourself? Because you could save probably 200 bucks by not having someone put spacers on for you. They are easy and even easier if you get new shocks with the spacers.

Your jeep is an 06 4.0 right? If that's the case then you will get no lift out of those Rubi springs. But if you want to put them on with your spacers then there'd be nothing wrong with that. With their tighter spring rate they will not wear out as fast as a stock spring would.
yeah i guess i could...my buddy has a garage...yep its an 06 4.0...yeah if i got the BB i'd get new shocks...my buddy said puttin on the spacer lift was a pain in the butt...and he put a fabtech lift on his tacoma...i guess it wouldn't hurt though...as long as i don't mess any thing up
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I think doing the work yourself would be a good thing.....to put your money where your mouth is, so to speak and be able to post on the subject from "experience"
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i work in a school district and a teacher has an 03 rubicon and i have an 06 x both soft tops and my jeeps front and rear bumpers sit about an inch or so higher than his i have 30x9.50 and he has the stock MTR's this is on level blacktop. i was impressed made me think i could get away with 33x10.50's on a 2 in BB and 1 in Body. i dont do rock crawling just some mud and fire roads. sorry if i kinda stole the thread just saw the rubi springs and figured i would add my 2 cents.
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My 06 X has 33 10.5 MTs with a 2inch BB and 1.25 BL. No problems at all. Plenty of room for them - they do not look stuffed in the wheel wells at all.
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ya i know i can fit 33's with a 3 inch lift...as a bunch of manufacturers that make 3" kits sayl that you can run 33's
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yeah i guess i could...my buddy has a garage...yep its an 06 4.0...yeah if i got the BB i'd get new shocks...my buddy said puttin on the spacer lift was a pain in the butt...and he put a fabtech lift on his tacoma...i guess it wouldn't hurt though...as long as i don't mess any thing up
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oh yeah i know HE can...hes put at least a couple before
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oh yeah i know HE can...hes put at least a couple before
Well there you go bro, get r done. Your lucky too. You're all are too young and don't even have to buy beer for your mechanics.

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