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Old 09-14-2013, 01:43 AM   #1
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Good price for used rubicon shocks?

I'm looking to buy some used rubicon shocks. There is someone selling some for $110.00 is that a fair price? I think they said there is about 12000 miles on them

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Old 09-14-2013, 02:54 AM   #2
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if you live around philly you can have mine for free as long as you take the springs ...


you should be able to find a set for dirt cheap.

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Old 09-14-2013, 04:31 AM   #3
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WHY would anyone buy USED rubicon or any used shocks. My buddy threw his rubicon shocks in the trash after ridding in my jeep with Rancho XL9000 on. If you want stiff you can have that just by turning the knobs up.
To me used shocks are like a used oil filter.
Rubicon shock are not the best shocks to begin with just stiffer shocks.
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Old 09-14-2013, 05:46 AM   #4
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The rubi shocks are a good upgrade if staying stock. $80-$100 is what I see.
Any higher I would buy a longer shock for more travel.

The 9000's are a great shock as well
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Old 09-14-2013, 09:13 AM   #5
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I installed the freebee hand-me-down Rubi shocks a buddy gave.
They had a few thousand miles, and initially seemed an upgrade to my Sahara JK with 60,000 miles.

In 2000 mile road test, for all but 80 miles, they seemed well worth the cost of installation. Had I actually paid for them, I would be disappointed.

Currently I am researching what REAL upgrade shocks might be.

I continue to go without a lift, and it seems less is written about what choices to make.

The Rubi replacements for me, were "better" in general road bumps, much improved on speed bumps, but "FAIL" on gravel stutter bumps & severe wash board road I had traveled a year ago with OEM Sahara shocks.

Locally Craigs List frequently has Rubi take offs for $80-150.

Jeep Parts Dept. gave me print out for stock Sahara shocks for around $250/pair.

Good luck in your search. And if you find interesting data please post.
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I got a full set of Brand New Take-offs - Rubicon Shocks and Front and Rear Rubicon Springs (19 Front / 60 Rear) for $50.00 on Craig List.

I installed them with a Teraflex leveling kit (Pucks). That was good enough for my needs.

I got lucky. They normally go for around the $150 to $$250 price range on Craig List.
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Old 09-14-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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I just saw some on craigslist here for $90, brand new take-offs. If its a matter of a few bucks, and you get what you want with no waiting, go for it!
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I heard this before and again today. I was told the rubi shocks are made by Bilstein.... True/false ?
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:39 AM   #9
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if you live around philly you can have mine for free as long as you take the springs ...

you should be able to find a set for dirt cheap.

Sorry I live in Hawaii..
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:48 AM   #10
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Thanks for everyone's input. I would love to go with aftermarket suspension but I don't want to dip that far in my pocket yet. I literally just had a baby 6 days ago..
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I heard this before and again today. I was told the rubi shocks are made by Bilstein.... True/false ?
100% False.

Jeep Rubicon shocks are made by a company called Tenneco, who also makes Rancho shocks.

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