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Old 02-21-2013, 02:43 PM   #1
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as it sits today, should I use rubi springs

I had all of the mods I thought I wanted completed yesterday

When I picked her up from the shop this morning I asked stupidly if he had any take offs from a JKU Rubi. Of course he said yes.

I've gone from this:


to this:


I removed the side steps, installed olympic sliders.
Replaced antenna with a stubby.
Replaced 18" sahara wheels with 2013 Rubi takeoffs and KMs.
3/4 front spaces for leveling.
Debadged.
Removed silver trim pieces on bumpers.

The only thing I'm contemplating for now is a LoD lightweight midlength bumper.

My question is, I plan on keeping these wheels and tires until I need new tires from wear; if I swap my springs and shocks for the JKU takeoffs I should get 1.5 inches in lift.

Will that make it look goofy with these wheels/tires?

Such a good deal on the takeoffs!

What to do?

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Old 02-21-2013, 03:09 PM   #2
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It should look fine, but you're probably better off with a legitimate lift kit. If you get much more than 1.5" out of the JKU springs you're going to want some of the supporting hardware.

I'm admittedly biased as I currently have a 2.5" lift with the stock 32s

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Old 02-21-2013, 04:33 PM   #3
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How does this continue? There is no such thing as Rubicon springs. The are no different than sport or Sahara springs. You must compare the numbers.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:34 PM   #4
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How does this continue? There is no such thing as Rubicon springs. The are no different than sport or Sahara springs. You must compare the numbers.
19/60s. do we really need to write this every time?
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:41 PM   #5
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19/60s. do we really need to write this every time?
Yes, because it is EXTREMELY rare for a Wrangled to come from the factory with 19/60. Rubicons do not come with them as a rule, so you do everyone a disservice by calling them Rubicon springs. If those ate truly 19/60's from a production Wrangler, that's probably only the 3rd documented case on this forum. Now if you want an estimated gain, we need to know the numbers from your original coils.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:45 PM   #6
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Mine came up with 15/57. 2-door rubi.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:51 PM   #7
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Mine came up with 15/57. 2-door rubi.
Thank you for illustrating my point.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:01 PM   #8
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It should look fine, but you're probably better off with a legitimate lift kit. If you get much more than 1.5" out of the JKU springs you're going to want some of the supporting hardware.

I'm admittedly biased as I currently have a 2.5" lift with the stock 32s
What else would you need w/ more than 1.5" of lift? Lots of people run higher BBs w/ nothing else. I'm curious as I gained more than that from a swap.

Daggo, didn't you do a swap? I don't remember if you added anything.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:24 PM   #9
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I gained 2" from a spring swap and I later added 3/4" spacers.

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