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Old 09-16-2010, 05:36 PM   #1
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Hi again, I have some more questions for you all. I have a new 2010 2 door Mountain, and I was wondering if they come lifted from the factory? It seems that when I am at stop lights and next to another sport I am looking down on them. Is this my imagination or is my Wrangler higher? I bought some towing base plates and installed them the other day so I can tow the Jeep behind my M/H and the directions say it should be 14 and a half inches off the ground. I measured the base plate and it is 17 inches off the ground. What's up with that!!! Anyone know and can help me with this info.. So far you all have been a treasure trove of info. and have helped me out a lot. Thanks for that! One more thing, what does JK stand for ?

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Hi again, I have some more questions for you all. I have a new 2010 2 door Mountain, and I was wondering if they come lifted from the factory? It seems that when I am at stop lights and next to another sport I am looking down on them. Is this my imagination or is my Wrangler higher? I bought some towing base plates and installed them the other day so I can tow the Jeep behind my M/H and the directions say it should be 14 and a half inches off the ground. I measured the base plate and it is 17 inches off the ground. What's up with that!!! Anyone know and can help me with this info.. So far you all have been a treasure trove of info. and have helped me out a lot. Thanks for that! One more thing, what does JK stand for ?
JK= Jalopy Kings.

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Old 09-16-2010, 06:34 PM   #3
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Jeep King i think got the majority vote? Im a noob also and do much more reading than making posts. Sorry cant help ya out.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:37 PM   #4
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JK= Jalopy Kings.
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I know of 2 people around here that bought JK's and they both had lift kits installed by the dealer. I would ask your selling dealer.
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Haha chill. An opportunity presented itself. Just making a little jokey I've actually never driven a jk
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:20 PM   #6
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Haha chill. An opportunity presented itself. Just making a little jokey I've actually never driven a jk
I'll chill when you do!
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Well then call me frigidaire my friend.
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:35 PM   #8
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Not pre-lifted but they do have the Rubicon 33" tires vs the 27" on most stock JK's
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Not pre-lifted but they do have the Rubicon 33" tires vs the 27" on most stock JK's
They're 32's...
So yes, they sit higher due to the taller tires. And there is always the possibility that it was lifted by the dealer.. Congrats on your new Jeep, don't forget to wave!
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They're 32's...
I guess an inch can be the difference between and awesome time and epic fail!

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I have the Islander (very close package to the mountain), and the window sticker on it said it had the rubicon "performance suspension". Not sure if that means it comes with some lift or not. And yes, it has the 32" tires and is definitely higher and has a much smoother ride than the standard sport.
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I have the Islander (very close package to the mountain), and the window sticker on it said it had the rubicon "performance suspension". Not sure if that means it comes with some lift or not. And yes, it has the 32" tires and is definitely higher and has a much smoother ride than the standard sport.
Rubicons do not have a lift. Just a slighter stiffer suspension, though others could have the same or stiffer, and gas shocks. Many Sports also have 32" tires. Only the most basic ones come with 29's.
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Rubicons do not have a lift. Just a slighter stiffer suspension, though others could have the same or stiffer, and gas shocks. Many Sports also have 32" tires. Only the most basic ones come with 29's.
Thanks, I wondered what was meant by "performance" suspension. I drove the Sport with the 17" wheels just like mine, but a different tire than the BFG's on mine. Mine was a much softer ride. On rode, going over curbs, etc, just very smooth. The Sport felt like my 2002 Sport pre-lift, much harder. Another thing I was curious about, one of the things with this package is the rear gearing was changed from 3.21 to 3.73 but it says nothing about the front. Is that just automatically assumed they would gear them the same?
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Thanks, I wondered what was meant by "performance" suspension. I drove the Sport with the 17" wheels just like mine, but a different tire than the BFG's on mine. Mine was a much softer ride. On rode, going over curbs, etc, just very smooth. The Sport felt like my 2002 Sport pre-lift, much harder. Another thing I was curious about, one of the things with this package is the rear gearing was changed from 3.21 to 3.73 but it says nothing about the front. Is that just automatically assumed they would gear them the same?
It has to be the same. If you look at your window sticker, it doesn't say "rear". It just says 3.73 axle ratio.
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It has to be the same. If you look at your window sticker, it doesn't say "rear". It just says 3.73 axle ratio.
No kidding, I will scan and send it to you. It indeed says rear. I assumed that meant both, but vie assumed a lot and been wong.
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Yeah the stickers say rear. I asked the dealer why they specify rear and he said that they only changed one. At that moment I learned the dealer dent know what he was talking about and I had to research any questions I had on my own.
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if you have different gear ratios front and rear. your going to have a big mess the first time you shift into 4hi. front and HAVE to be the same. while responding i picked up my sticker and it says rear too go figure. that could be confuseing to some not in the know.
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Then they've changed--

My '08 JKU Rubi says "4.10 AXLE RATIO"---

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Yeah the stickers say rear. I asked the dealer why they specify rear and he said that they only changed one. At that moment I learned the dealer dent know what he was talking about and I had to research any questions I had on my own.
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My 5 "educate the dealer" minutes were spent explaining to him what a "sport RHD" is
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Then they've changed--

My '08 JKU Rubi says "4.10 AXLE RATIO"---

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Same as my '09. I looked at it before I posted.
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Heh Heh crap Dag, there ain't no reason forit, it's just the way they doit !!


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The rubicon sits higher than a stock jk, by almost 2 inches. Combined with 32 inch tires, you are gonna feel like you are much higher. Before I lifted my sport, my buddies rubicon towered over mine. Now that I have 33's and a lift, I'm bigger
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A Sport or X on 32's will be the same height as a Rubicon, unless the Sport has the lowest rated springs and the Rubicon has the highest, which would net a 2" difference. The Rubicons do not have the highest rated springs by default.
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A Sport or X on 32's will be the same height as a Rubicon, unless the Sport has the lowest rated springs and the Rubicon has the highest, which would net a 2" difference. The Rubicons do not have the highest rated springs by default.
Maybe the higher springs are what is meant by the "performance suspension"?
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Thanks all for the info. I guess its the bigger tires. Does anyone really know what JK really means?
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got home and looked at my sticker... '10 sport, and reads "3.73 axle ratio"... maybe the guy who prints up the stickers had a sense of humor and it was a Friday...

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