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Old 08-05-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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r Rubi shocks longer?

Are they longer than the standard ( sport 32" tire ) shocks?
I have a 13 jku Oscar-Mike and putting a TF perf. ( coil ) leveling kit on. Are the Red Rubi shocks worth it on a small lift? or should I just pony up for a set of Bilsteins?

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I know on the 2012 Rubi the shocks are adjustable. I used the standard rubi shocks after putting a 2.5" Rubicon Express Lift on. I would imagine the '13 is the same.

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I know on the 2012 Rubi the shocks are adjustable. I used the standard rubi shocks after putting a 2.5" Rubicon Express Lift on. I would imagine the '13 is the same.
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Lol... That's a good freakin question. I don't know. I want to say yes but..........
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Hmmmm 2012 Oem Rubi shocks adjustable?... Never heard of that
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I know on the 2012 Rubi the shocks are adjustable. I used the standard rubi shocks after putting a 2.5" Rubicon Express Lift on. I would imagine the '13 is the same.
I'll bet my rubi shocks they are not.
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Meh... The adjustable comment was not the OP.
The OP wants to know if the Rubi shocks are longer. This is a legitimate question. One I would like to know myself
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The real question is are the stock red rubi shocks suitable for a 2" lift. as I understand it, a Bilstein 5100 can provide more "droop" when combined with a longer coil. If the rubi shock is longer than the sport shock than it too would improve "droop".
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The real question is are the stock red rubi shocks suitable for a 2" lift. as I understand it, a Bilstein 5100 can provide more "droop" when combined with a longer coil. If the rubi shock is longer than the sport shock than it too would improve "droop".
Any shock that is longer will provide droop.
Droop is mostly shock travel.
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Here you go. Compare.
I have a stock sport here and it's the same 24"
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I have a stock sport here and it's the same 24"
I second this, just measured them. And i just realized something. My 7000's are the same extended length as the stock shocks. Poop. Shoulda got the longer ones :/
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I second this, just measured them. And i just realized something. My 7000's are the same extended length as the stock shocks. Poop. Shoulda got the longer ones :/
You get the 0-2 " ?
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You get the 0-2 " ?
Yupp part #26's and 28's i believe. i only have a 2" budget boost and thought they would be ok, and they are. Freaking awesome. But i shouldve got the longer ones :/ especially with the disconnects i got coming. Srry to hi jack OP lol
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Yupp part #26's and 28's i believe. i only have a 2" budget boost and thought they would be ok, and they are. Freaking awesome. But i shouldve got the longer ones :/ especially with the disconnects i got coming. Srry to hi jack OP lol
He got his answer (we) I wanted to know too

You want a little more travel for cheap? grab some Synergy extension brackets. Crap .... There's a front set in the classifieds somewhere. You might have to add bumpstop to not over compress.
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He got his answer (we) I wanted to know too

You want a little more travel for cheap? grab some Synergy extension brackets. Crap .... There's a front set in the classifieds somewhere. You might have to add bumpstop to not over compress.
I was considering extensions but ive read they are noisy? Havent seen them in person. and yea def needs bump stops. These 32's will bury themselves real good lol
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Extensions and bumstops give you droop while taking away compression. I guess if I want both then I will be writing a check for new shocks!
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Extensions and bumstops give you droop while taking away compression. I guess if I want both then I will be writing a check for new shocks!
This is true.

Extensions are not noisy. Most BB's w/o shocks use them.
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This is true.

Extensions are not noisy. Most BB's w/o shocks use them.
Maybe i will pick them up then. All i have is BB.
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Rubi shocks are gas filled, better shock and tightens up the suspension for off roading. They are all around a thicker shock and piston setup and I believe ther are 85lbs of pressure. Here is a comparison photo:
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They look a half inch longer then stock, quarter inch from sahara.
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Rubi shocks are gas filled, better shock and tightens up the suspension for off roading. They are all around a thicker shock and piston setup and I believe ther are 85lbs of pressure. Here is a comparison photo:
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They look a half inch longer then stock, quarter inch from sahara.
What thread is that from?

For awhile, some Sahara's got Rubi (red) shocks....or atleast had red covers.

But that pic confirms Jeep's "level" of shocks in their information.

Sport = Normal duty
Sahara = Heavy duty
Rubicon = Performance
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I found the thread... I helped confirm something else that only a few posters seem to remember.....red shocks on Sahara's
I guess it was for 2011 only. Odd.

When my tires wear out, I will be buying Sahara take-offs for cheap. And when my shocks wear out, I will buy either Sahara or Rubi take-offs for cheap as well.

Gotta love Jeeps...

So, Rubi shocks are longer than Sahara shocks, and Sahara shocks are longer than Sport shocks. Rubi and Sahara shocks are also thicker than Sport shocks....and that makes sense, because when I wrapped my fingers around them last year, I thought that the Rubi and Sahara shocks were the same thickness, but both were thicker than Sport shocks.

Another mystery solved.
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I found the thread... I helped confirm something else that only a few posters seem to remember.....red shocks on Sahara's
I guess it was for 2011 only. Odd.

When my tires wear out, I will be buying Sahara take-offs for cheap. And when my shocks wear out, I will buy either Sahara or Rubi take-offs for cheap as well.

Gotta love Jeeps...

So, Rubi shocks are longer than Sahara shocks, and Sahara shocks are longer than Sport shocks. Rubi and Sahara shocks are also thicker than Sport shocks....and that makes sense, because when I wrapped my fingers around them last year, I thought that the Rubi and Sahara shocks were the same thickness, but both were thicker than Sport shocks.

Another mystery solved.
And rubi shocks are gas filled!
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And rubi shocks are gas filled!
I think that is another mystery...

According to Jeep....all Wrangler's have gas shocks. (scroll down to Product Specs, and you can look at the official spec sheets for the 2012 and 2013 Wrangler....and with some digging, you can find the 2011 official spec sheet as well).


http://media.chrysler.com/newsroom.do?id=4&mid=4

Wrangler's with a 16" wheel package have low pressure gas shocks.
Wrangler's with 17" and 18" wheel packages have monotube high pressure gas shocks.


But Jeep can be so screwy with their data and updates...it can be hard to know what is true and what isn't. If the above is true, than Sport S's have different shocks than base Sports...but at the same time, Sports and Sport S's have "normal duty" suspension.

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