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Old 01-27-2013, 08:58 PM   #31
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Here is mine with 18/59 springs and a 2" spacer in front
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:02 PM   #32
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Thanks for the help. I actually found a guy selling 4 dr springs and shocks for 200. Might go this route. Does anyone have a write up on the install? I am somewhat new at this.
Please make sure the spring rates are actually higher that your current set up. If they are only slightly higher, it's a huge waste of time for you to only gain 1/2 inch.

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Here is mine with 18/59 springs and a 2" spacer in front
Looks great. Did you add anything else? What springs did you upgrade from?
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Looks great. Did you add anything else? What springs did you upgrade from?
I have bilstein 5100 shocks and my stock were 15/56 i think
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I have bilstein 5100 shocks and my stock were 15/56 i think
I went from 14/55s to your set up but put in Rubi shocks. Is your ride any stiffer?
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I went from 14/55s to your set up but put in Rubi shocks. Is your ride any stiffer?
Compared to stock its alot stiffer lol
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Just wanted to make sure it wasn't me. I'll probably switch to a real lift when my warranty is up.
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Everyone uses the words "better" and "improved ride" when describing how it feels with the Rubi shocks, but at the same time I'm hearing they're a lot stiffer.

If they're a lot stiffer, then for my DD that is certainly not "better" and not "improved." The roads here suck....so that would be worse, not better! A lot worse!

So now I'm thinking...leave my Sahara shocks in there?!?
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Everyone uses the words "better" and "improved ride" when describing how it feels with the Rubi shocks, but at the same time I'm hearing they're a lot stiffer.

If they're a lot stiffer, then for my DD that is certainly not "better" and not "improved." The roads here suck....so that would be worse, not better! A lot worse!

So now I'm thinking...leave my Sahara shocks in there?!?
I would say a better term might be more controlled especially on poor road surfaces. Not nearly the chatter you get when hitting the rough sections especially on the corners. They make for a nice firm controllable ride not to be confused with sharp jarring type ride.
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I would say a better term might be more controlled especially on poor road surfaces. Not nearly the chatter you get when hitting the rough sections especially on the corners. They make for a nice firm controllable ride not to be confused with sharp jarring type ride.
And they don't dip as much when braking
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Just wanted to make sure it wasn't me. I'll probably switch to a real lift when my warranty is up.
I have 9 friends with real lifts like you call them all look cool most ride ok under 50 mph but on the highway over 65 forget it. I'm not ridding in any of them.
Guys here will say there jeep with those real lifts ride great on the highway but do they really no. Your real lift was made for Off road uses. IMO those big buck lifts are intended for off road not your DD. Guys wouldn't admit they ride bad on the highway because they spent all that money on them. That's why many of my buddies trailer there Jeeps up north so not to have to drive them at highway speeds. I'm going to get hammer for even writing this even know it's true.
For me my 2 1/2 inch lift,33 inch tires and my trutrac and front E locker has made my mostly stock jeep very off road capable as capable as any of my buddies rubicons are
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I think the guys with tons of knowledge on how to adjust their suspensions can set them up to ride fine on the highway. Was just talking to a guy here running a 3.5" lift and 37's and it's his DD, says it drives well.
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A few more pics with springs and shocks before leveling kit.

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Here is one with 18/59's and leveling kit with stock 32's
Looks real good.
Can't wait till Spring.
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Just wanted to make sure it wasn't me. I'll probably switch to a real lift when my warranty is up.
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Thanks man! My wife even commented on how much better the ride is. Springs are stiffer and the shocks soften the vehicle better when going over bumps at a slower speed. As mentioned your Jeep won't dive so much when braking as well. The shocks are much better than the sport shocks and taller. Like i said very happy and would recommend. Especially for someone that want a slight lift and stance for very minimmal out of pocket expense. They should have came from the factory like this.

and... you can upgrade with bigger tires and wheels with this set up. Teraflex boasts 33-34 tires with puck leveling kit. stock Jeeps can handle 33's stock. With leveling kit and 18/59's it would handle 35's with some fender trimming and pinch seam trimming as well.
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The warranty is the only reason to do this.
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Sport shocks are smaller. It would not hurt to get rubi shocks. It would improve your ride and they can be had for @ $100.
Uh, no, they are not.
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Thanks for the help. I actually found a guy selling 4 dr springs and shocks for 200. Might go this route. Does anyone have a write up on the install? I am somewhat new at this.
Just follow this: Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Old Man Emu Jeep JK Wrangler 2″ Lift Installation Write-Up
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Thats awesome, doesn't actually seem too hard. Thanks for the link
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Uh, no, they are not.
Uh, they are not?
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Thats awesome, doesn't actually seem too hard. Thanks for the link
Invest in a floor jack and jackstands if you don't have them and it will be a breeze.
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Uh, they are not?
Same length smaller diameter. There is no difference in height between a Sport and Rubicon suspension, all the parts are the same size. Some springs are taller than others buy that has more to do with 2 door vs. 4 than Rubicon vs. Sport.
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Same length smaller diameter. There is no difference in height between a Sport and Rubicon suspension, all the parts are the same size. Some springs are taller than others buy that has more to do with 2 door vs. 4 than Rubicon vs. Sport.
My bad. When i uninstalled sport shocks I compared to rubi shocks. Sport shocks were smaller diameter and they were shorter. However I did not extend them out.
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This is almost exaxtly what i want to do with my wrangler in the spring..

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This is 14/55 to 18/59 with a teraflex leveling kit and Rancho XL 9000 shocks and it ride's way better than with Rubicon shocks. Rancho are adjustable 9 positions from soft to stiff. I got 2.5 inches with a 165 pound front bumper and winch and it's level. My buddy likes the way it ride so well he's doing his 2013 Rubicon the same.
How much did the Rancho XL 9000 shocks cost you and what wheels and tires are you running?
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This is almost exaxtly what i want to do with my wrangler in the spring..

How much did the Rancho XL 9000 shocks cost you and what wheels and tires are you running?
Did you add any other suspension mods? Did u get Ranchos for a lift?
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Need a bit of help.

I am in contact with a guy who has 2012 4 dr rubicon springs max tow package. He says the springs are the stiffest they come but when i asked what they said on the tag this is all he said he could find.

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Need a bit of help.

I am in contact with a guy who has 2012 4 dr rubicon springs max tow package. He says the springs are the stiffest they come but when i asked what they said on the tag this is all he said he could find.

front- 5212 6318AB
Front- 5212 6317AB
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From what I've read some think the reason for two different springs in front one being 18 and the other 17 is due to the gas tank on one side. I installed both 18's in the front and 59's in the back. Maybe someone with more understanding will chime in.
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Need a bit of help.

I am in contact with a guy who has 2012 4 dr rubicon springs max tow package. He says the springs are the stiffest they come but when i asked what they said on the tag this is all he said he could find.

front- 5212 6318AB
Front- 5212 6317AB
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The stiffest are 19/60s, not 18/58s. Doesn't mean they won't work for you. What do you have right now and what are your goals?

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