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Old 10-07-2008, 10:32 AM   #1
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what is the difference between a stock tj sport and a rubicon?

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Old 10-07-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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the spring rates are different. There are 5 different spring rates available for TJ's in different configurations.

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Old 10-07-2008, 01:21 PM   #3
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Basically, Rubicons have front and rear lockers, rocker guards, 4 to 1 T-Case (NP241). Those are the major differences.
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are the springs any different in appearence? are they interchangeable between rubicon and non-rubicon?
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not sure about the springs but the only thing that really makes a rubicon a rubicon are the lockers and they have a stock off road package like rocker knockers and tires they are nice but you can build any jeep just like the ruby
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ya sorry i worded my wuestion wrong. i wanted to know the difference between the springs in the two.a guy in my area lifted hid rubi and is getting rid of the old springs. i wasn't sure if it would be worthwhile to grab em or if it would just be a big ol waste of time.
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not sure about the springs but the only thing that really makes a rubicon a rubicon are the lockers and they have a stock off road package like rocker knockers and tires they are nice but you can build any jeep just like the ruby
i think the springs are 1 1/2in taller to clear the stock 31's? Not much on the rubi than a sport,except a 4to1 transfer case $$$$$,4 wheel disc brakes,dana 44 front and rear,air lockers front and rear,taller suspension,bigger tires,cooler rims,rock guards,a cool sticker on the hood that says "yes i have it all" Rubicon and maybe some other things i forgot.
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i think the springs are 1 1/2in taller to clear the stock 31's? Not much on the rubi than a sport,except a 4to1 transfer case $$$$$,4 wheel disc brakes,dana 44 front and rear,air lockers front and rear,taller suspension,bigger tires,cooler rims,rock guards,a cool sticker on the hood that says "yes i have it all" Rubicon and maybe some other things i forgot.

So if the springs are 1 1/2 inch taller, a 2 inch lift would really only seem like a 1/2 inch lift, right?
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So if the springs are 1 1/2 inch taller, a 2 inch lift would really only seem like a 1/2 inch lift, right?
sounds about right
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the springs are not longer on a Rubicon. You can run 31's on a stock TJ. I am on my sons.
Again, there are 5 different spring rates for the TJ springs. Unlimited Rubicon Hardtop Auto got the stiffest. While the SE manual got the softest. All the springs are the same height unloaded.
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the springs are not longer on a Rubicon. You can run 31's on a stock TJ. I am on my sons.
Again, there are 5 different spring rates for the TJ springs. Unlimited Rubicon Hardtop Auto got the stiffest. While the SE manual got the softest. All the springs are the same height unloaded.
Sounds good to me,thats what i heard,doesnt mean much,but what i do know the Rubicon sticker does improve your mpg!

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