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Old 07-28-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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Does Rubi have a lift stock?

I tried searching but couldn't find what I was looking for.

I know some people buy Rubi springs, etc to help lift their jeep. Does the stock Rubi have a lift compared to a non Rubi?

I recently bought a 2011 Rubi (2door) (great deal on it).

Eventually, I want to run 33's (stock has 32's) and a lift.
(hey these 2 options are down the line when I can save some cash)

It appears to sit higher than a non Rubi jeep.

I read thru the reviews and check the forum semi regularly to try to keep updated. But I am having difficulty finding info on the above question.

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:33 PM   #2
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From what I understand, no it sits no higher but it does have stiffer rated coils.

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Old 07-28-2011, 01:38 PM   #3
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that is what I was thinking. Still saving for a lift/tires!
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I just got off the phone with a buddy of mine who works at a Jeep dealership, he told me that the Rubicon only has the appearance of a lift due to the higher tires and stiffer springs. There is no body lift or suspension lift. It was funny that I saw this thread right after asking him the same question.
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Old 07-28-2011, 01:49 PM   #5
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Looks like I know something after all
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:04 PM   #6
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well, now there is a thread on it and maybe it will pop up in some searches

thanks duders!!!
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if you are looking to put 33's I would go with the 2" AEV spacer lift. I did that on mine and it works perfect...just enough to keep the factory look with bigger tires.
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Not all Rubi's have the stiffest springs. Many call them Rubi Springs because stock, the Rubi can come with them, but some Mountain editions and Saharas came with the stiffer springs too. I seen a Rubi with 14 front and 55 backs the other day and that is one of the weaker combos and the same as my Sport had originally.

The stiffer coils springs do lift the Jeep though just because they don't compress as much while the weaker springs do compress especially if you add a mod.

I had a weak set 14 front 54 rear, and buy replacing them with the stiffest 19 front, and 60 rear I got 1 1/2 lift out of it from my original coils. So it is a coil lift anyway you look at it.
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:20 PM   #9
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if you are looking to put 33's I would go with the 2" AEV spacer lift. I did that on mine and it works perfect...just enough to keep the factory look with bigger tires.
Im also looking to do the same is your jeep a rubi could you post a pic .thanks
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From what I understand, no it sits no higher but it does have stiffer rated coils.
Those stiffer coils and different shocks make the Rubi handle much better in the twisties when you're on road. The Rubi corners flat and is a blast to drive on two lane twisties.

I drove my buddy's Sahara and it tended to wallow a bit in a back to back comparison.

That difference alone is reason enough to choose a Rubi IMHO.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:28 PM   #11
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That difference alone is reason enough to choose a Rubi IMHO.
FWIW, you can duplicate that suspension aftermarket for about $600 and install it for free in your driveway using common hand tools.
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Lol, no one buys the rubi for the suspension, and no one buys a wrangler to drive fast around twisties, or at least I wouldn't. the real selling point is the cool stickers and stock lockers

I dont care about the suspension of a stock rubi compared to a stock sahara because my jeep isn't stock:


and the original question was whether a rubi had more lift compared to another trim of wrangler. the answer is no, I didn't comment on whether the spings/shocks were any better or worse.
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FWIW, you can duplicate that suspension aftermarket for about $600 and install it for free in your driveway using common hand tools.

or I can take it off your rubi for free using common hand tools...
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Those stiffer coils and different shocks make the Rubi handle much better in the twisties when you're on road. The Rubi corners flat and is a blast to drive on two lane twisties.

I drove my buddy's Sahara and it tended to wallow a bit in a back to back comparison.

That difference alone is reason enough to choose a Rubi IMHO.
Islander also comes from the factory with rubi springs/shocks
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is this the AEV lift kit you were referring to?

https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...ode=Nth02210AA

what does the "extended sway-bar end-links" do? will if affect the electro discos?
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is this the AEV lift kit you were referring to?

https://secure.aev-conversions.com/s...ode=Nth02210AA

what does the "extended sway-bar end-links" do? will if affect the electro discos?
That is AEV's 2" spacer kit, yes.

Your front and rear sway bars are attached to your frame and teathered to your axles by sway bar links. When you lift the frame of your Jeep higher off your axles, the stock links become too short. Extended links will not affect your Rubicon's e-disco.

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