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Old 06-23-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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08 Rubi Lift kits

OK, heres the scoop. I picked up an 08 Rubi Unlimited about two months ago and have been enjoying the hell out of it ever since. I have to fight the wife every morning over who gets it and the car. Anyways, we use it mainly as a daily driver, but since we've moved up to Yellowknife, we've started to play around a bit. There is alot of rock up here, and a bit of mud, and thats what most peoples playing consists of. So anyways, I want a lift. I tried searching, but found all sorts of conflicting info on how much lift is needed on a Rubi, using stock shocks etc. I want to go probably 35", definately no more, maybe a bit less if there is too huge of a price jump going to that size. I am open to all options, and although cost isn't the main issue, I don't want to go out and spend the max I can as I have alot of other things I'd like to do over time. So help me get some tires on my truck!

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Old 06-23-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
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2.5" is all you need on a JK to run 35's.


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Old 06-23-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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I have an '08 "unlimited" Rubi, but

Mine isn't a DD and It's my outta state toy, my wife enjoys it, because we only use it for camping/fishing/exploring

I say this because you're going to get MANY opinions on lifts/tires/wheels and a complete off-road requirement for Rubicon existance forever !!

Lift-RC(Steel 2.5"/2" spacers)-ONLY--$99
Shocks-RS9000XL (adj)--$400
Tires-Hankook Dynapro MT RT03 LT295/75x16/Wheels ProComp 8089 16x8"---pkg $1300

I do most the work myself, so use your judgement !!

Good luck

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Old 06-23-2010, 01:43 PM   #5
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how much of a job would this be? I moved to YK from ontario, and left all my tools there, also I've never done suspension/lift work, but am a Millwright by trade and know my way around tools. My limitations here would be lack of specialty tools, and working in a driveway. How much time in labour can I expect to pay out for an install? What are some good brands if I'm looking at 2.5" and ordering online? Yellowknife is pretty remote, and there doesn't seem to be any place to go get work done other than dealers.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:57 PM   #6
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Heh Heh, I can't tell you how much it would cost-other guys can

The job can be done fairly easy--if you have a remote knowledge of coil suspension, but it is DANGEROUS, you're under 4500lbs of steel and you need good solid jackstands and quality tools, if the work is on an angled driveway, thats even more dangerous

Try to get hold of any local clubs/jeepers/shops with vehicle lifts--don't immediately try it alone

Hangon, you'll get some more advice, i'm sure


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