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Old 05-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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Rubicon springs on an SE

Will the springs from an LJ rubicon bolt up to an SE with out any other modifications. Ie. longer control arms and shocks. Or drive shaft modifications?

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Old 05-10-2013, 11:35 AM   #2
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Yes, but don't expect any lift unless your springs were already sagging

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Old 05-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #3
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I have read in other threads that LJ springs are stiffer than any TJ spring. And i dont think rubicon springs are higher some people said to me that rubicon s have a 1 inch factory lift.
And i took measurements stock tj non rubi vs my rubi and what i found? Same coils, same rate, same size. I did find that mines are even a little bit lower xD maybe because they are sagged or well i dont know xS
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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I believe they come with spacers. A friend gave me his stock springs and spacers he took off of his rubicon in 03. Put on a $900 RE 3.5 super flex about a week after he got it
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:02 PM   #5
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Rubicon springs are the same exact height as TJ springs are, the Rubicon's springs only have a stiffer spring rate. So for the same weight Wrangler, standard TJ springs will give the same height as Rubicon springs will. The Rubicon doesn't come with spring spacers either.
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Old 05-10-2013, 10:39 PM   #6
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Ok cool thank y'all! I'm really only looking for a stiffer spring rate with the same ride height. So I guess I'll be go to go with a set of LJ rubi springs!!
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Rubicon springs are the same exact height as TJ springs are, the Rubicon's springs only have a stiffer spring rate. So for the same weight Wrangler, standard TJ springs will give the same height as Rubicon springs will. The Rubicon doesn't come with spring spacers either.
See, this is the part that doesn't make sense to me. ZJ springs - which provide 1.5-up to 3" (according to some) lift in the front are also the same height. But their spring rate is stiffer as well which means they don't settle as much. I was skeptical the extra rate would make a difference, but it really does. So with that, a stiffer rate *should* mean a higher ride height - which is perhaps where the possible 1" that was suggested could come from.

If a spring was stiffer and the *same* height, then it would stand to reason it must be shorter when uncompressed.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:45 PM   #8
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Update... Recently installed a set of 06 rubicon springs with 30k to replace my 06 SE springs with 97k and gained and inch both front and rear...plus new shocks and man does it ride nice now!!

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