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Old 11-21-2011, 02:37 PM   #1
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2012 Rubi springs in 09 JKU

Will the springs from a 2012 Rubi 4dr fit an 09 JKU 4dr?

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Yes.

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Of course.

What are your plans?
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You better check the rating before you switch. They may be no better than what you have. The last 2 numbers on the tag will tell you. The higher the number the stiffer/taller the coil.
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Of course.

What are your plans?
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You better check the rating before you switch. They may be no better than what you have. The last 2 numbers on the tag will tell you. The higher the number the stiffer/taller the coil.
Never mind
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Old 11-21-2011, 04:49 PM   #6
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Well aware of daggo66's warning, Seen how many poor souls he has whipped into submission for not doing their homework. Have a chance to get a set of new (30 mi) 18/59's takeoffs (not quite the max available but right up there). Won't get a chance to look under mine and check current springs until Wed but considering I have build sheet with a softtop only and no tow package = "normal suspension" as listed on sheet, I don't think I can go wrong ( I know the spring packages are all over the map as built). Not looking for a major lift and not prime reason as I have no need to go any higher than 33" for tires (almost certainly Duratracs). Would just be nice to have the HD Mopar springs + Bilstein shocks and I would be happy as can be.
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Let us know what you have when you get a chance to check.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:01 PM   #8
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Well aware of daggo66's warning, Seen how many poor souls he has whipped into submission for not doing their homework. Have a chance to get a set of new (30 mi) 18/59's takeoffs (not quite the max available but right up there). Won't get a chance to look under mine and check current springs until Wed but considering I have build sheet with a softtop only and no tow package = "normal suspension" as listed on sheet, I don't think I can go wrong ( I know the spring packages are all over the map as built). Not looking for a major lift and not prime reason as I have no need to go any higher than 33" for tires (almost certainly Duratracs). Would just be nice to have the HD Mopar springs + Bilstein shocks and I would be happy as can be.
If you've got a 4 door, my bet would be this isn't worth the effort.

My 2010 4 door Mountain Edition (Sport S with lipstick, soft top and no tow package) came with 17s and 58s if I recall. I actually ordered the Mopar 19s/60s and after they settled out I think they got me about a half inch of lift. Replacing your coils for a half inch of lift and a touch more stiffness is not worthwhile, IMO.

You need to check your current springs. If you're down at 13 or 14 up front and 54 or 55 in the rear (as many 2 doors are), then this would probably be good. Otherwise, don't bother.

Also, I don't believe these coils alone would net you enough lift on a 4 door to run 33s offroad. For a 2 door, yes. But not for a 4.
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If they had to be called something people should have called them Unlimited springs rather then Rubicon spring.
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Well its turns out I have 17/58's as stock. Pretty stiff setup for a ragtop without the tow package. No compelling reason to go up any further. Thanks for all your advice.
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Jeep springs are like a box of chocolates...
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If you've got a 4 door, my bet would be this isn't worth the effort.

My 2010 4 door Mountain Edition (Sport S with lipstick, soft top and no tow package) came with 17s and 58s if I recall. I actually ordered the Mopar 19s/60s and after they settled out I think they got me about a half inch of lift. Replacing your coils for a half inch of lift and a touch more stiffness is not worthwhile, IMO.

You need to check your current springs. If you're down at 13 or 14 up front and 54 or 55 in the rear (as many 2 doors are), then this would probably be good. Otherwise, don't bother.

Also, I don't believe these coils alone would net you enough lift on a 4 door to run 33s offroad. For a 2 door, yes. But not for a 4.
So what your saying is the springs for a 4 door are taller than a 2 door? I ask this because im looking at lift kits and the have you choose 2 or 4 door. I have a 2 door but if i choose 4 door will that grant me more lift for my money? Also, is there anything else different between the two? Thanks
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So what your saying is the springs for a 4 door are taller than a 2 door? I ask this because im looking at lift kits and the have you choose 2 or 4 door. I have a 2 door but if i choose 4 door will that grant me more lift for my money? Also, is there anything else different between the two? Thanks
They are talking factory spring rates.
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So what your saying is the springs for a 4 door are taller than a 2 door?
No.

I'm saying the factory has varying springs rates that are in theory designed to keep vehicles within the same model line looking similar--e.g., a 4 door sitting about the same height as a 2 door even though the 4 door weighs hundreds of pounds more.

You can go online and buy the stiffest factory springs as a "replacement part." Those rarely come on 2 doors from the factory. If you install them on a 2 door, it generally gives you a lift.

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I ask this because im looking at lift kits and the have you choose 2 or 4 door. I have a 2 door but if i choose 4 door will that grant me more lift for my money?
Coil lifts often end up yielding more lift than advertised. I would not buy a 4 door coil lift for a two door. Some folks do, but you may end up with A LOT more lift than you expected. Order according to your specs.

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Also, is there anything else different between the two?
I don't know what this is asking.
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I did a little searching on this and the lift kits on the 2 and 4 door are the same other than the springs. Some state 3 inch lift 4 door and 4 inch lift 2 door, same spring. So if one wants to save money you could get a 4 door kit less shocks and gain more lift for less. (depending on the company) My reason was to help sagging from heavy front and rear bumpers.
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No.

I'm saying the factory has varying springs rates that are in theory designed to keep vehicles within the same model line looking similar--e.g., a 4 door sitting about the same height as a 2 door even though the 4 door weighs hundreds of pounds more.

You can go online and buy the stiffest factory springs as a "replacement part." Those rarely come on 2 doors from the factory. If you install them on a 2 door, it generally gives you a lift.



Coil lifts often end up yielding more lift than advertised. I would not buy a 4 door coil lift for a two door. Some folks do, but you may end up with A LOT more lift than you expected. Order according to your specs.



I don't know what this is asking.

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