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Old 07-03-2013, 06:46 PM   #1
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JKU RUBI V JKU Sport?

Just wanted to know if the shocks and springs of my JKU RUBI are any better than the shocks and springs from a Sahara or sport JKU?

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Old 07-03-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Since 2011(?), Rubis and Saharas have had gas shocks, and Sports, hydraulic shocks. (IIRC) Before that, just Rubis had gas.

Springs aren't model specific. Look at the tags on your shocks to see what spring rate you have. The important numbers are the last two of the part number, just before the letters.

Fronts will be between 14(?) and 19, rears between 50 something (?) and 60. The higher numbers are stiffer and taller. The right and left fronts may not be the same. A Sport may have stiffer spring than a Rubi, or not. Nobody can figure out the scheme Jeep uses for springs....

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Old 07-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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Since 2011(?), Rubis and Saharas have had gas shocks, and Sports, hydraulic shocks. (IIRC) Before that, just Rubis had gas.

Springs aren't model specific. Look at the tags on your shocks to see what spring rate you have. The important numbers are the last two of the part number, just before the letters.

Fronts will be between 14(?) and 19, rears between 50 something (?) and 60. The higher numbers are stiffer and taller. The right and left fronts may not be the same. A Sport may have stiffer spring than a Rubi, or not. Nobody can figure out the scheme Jeep uses for springs....
x2 what Bill said.

Shocks - definitely better
Springs - essentially the same
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x2 what Bill said.

Shocks - definitely better
Springs - essentially the same




How come it takes me so many words to say the same thing...
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:39 PM   #5
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Shocks yep, springs maybe
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How come it takes me so many words to say the same thing...
Both ride poorly

...even fewer words
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Both ride poorly

...even fewer words
Must be a "car" guy?
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Both ride poorly

...even fewer words
Also true. Bottom line -- If you want to go larger than 33's and/or do more than moderate wheeling, even the Rubi setup is useless.
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My stock '12 Rubi rides GREAT on the road, considering where it can go when it leaves the pavement!
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:57 AM   #10
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I have a 2013 JKU RUBI I just bought a month ago brand new and I already put a 3-inch BDS lift with the fox shocks and 35-inch Goodyear muds with the Kevlar and Ballistic jester wheels with the red accents. I also did the trusses and the lower arm skids. I put and add on Craig's list for my rubi springs and shocks for $300 and a day later I sold them for asking price to a dude with a 2013 JKU Mike edition. That's why I asked. He wants to put my rubi shocks and springs on his mike edition. Didn't make much sense to me but I'm not complaining. I did make $300 from him.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:59 AM   #11
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I love it even more and the stance looks awesome. I will be posting pics soon.

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