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Old 02-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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Rubi Shocks & Springs the answer?

I bought a bone stock 08 X. Is like to level and lift it a little bit.

I read somewhere that rubi front springs/shocks will level it and rubi wheels/tires will give it another 1.5 inches.

Is this correct?

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Welcome Aboard! Your current springs should have tags on them. Look at the last two numbers on the tag; you should see something like 13, 14, 57, 58. Check the same numbers on the other springs. Let us know what they are.
BTW: there are no Rubi specific springs.

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Old 02-23-2013, 01:50 PM   #3
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I will go take a look shortly.
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:54 PM   #4
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Front 13ab

Rear 55aa
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Whats the last two numbers on the springs off the Rubicon?
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I haven't looked yet. What do you recommend?
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Old 02-23-2013, 02:14 PM   #7
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I've got a set of brand new Rubi 18/59's if you're interested. Let me know.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:14 PM   #8
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What will those springs yield in terms of height gain?

Will I need rubi shocks as well?
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:38 PM   #9
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What will those springs yield in terms of height gain?

Will I need rubi shocks as well?
A 2dr with just a soft top might yield you 1.1" up front and 1" rear, give or take 0.1" or 0.2".

Only adding Rubi springs and shocks won't get rid of all the rake, though -- stock Rubi's still have rake.

To get rid of all the rake, you probably need to add something like the Teraflex Leveling Kit on top of the new springs.

Quick questions:
1. What tires do you plan to run?
2. Is making it level your only concern?
3. Do you plan to add any weight? (Hard top, bumpers, winch, armor, skids, etc)
4. What's your max budget to make this happen?
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I will start with 31s. Maybe 33s. Down the road I will add bumpers and a hard top.

How much do you want for the springs? Will I need shocks too, or will my stock shocks work?
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I've got a slightly used set of Rubi take offs, also 18/59 I've been hoping to find a home for for a while. The biggest issue is proximity - shipping the springs costs some serious cash. By the time you compare big name springs with free shipping to Rubi springs with some poor guy paying shipping it's basically a wash. So, find someone local for the Rubi springs.

33" tires will likely work just fine under your current springs - it's not the space under the fender that limits your tire choices generally. Your wheel backspacing and the clearance to your control arms, sway bar and what not has a larger effect. If you really stuff the tires while your wheelin' you can rub. Check out the largest tire on a stock JK thread.
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I will start with 31s. Maybe 33s. Down the road I will add bumpers and a hard top.

How much do you want for the springs? Will I need shocks too, or will my stock shocks work?
Where do you live?
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Good tips. Thanks

I'm in east Tennessee.
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I will start with 31s. Maybe 33s. Down the road I will add bumpers and a hard top.

How much do you want for the springs? Will I need shocks too, or will my stock shocks work?
Your stock shocks will work.
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Good tips. Thanks

I'm in east Tennessee.
I'm in Northern VA. If you ever get up this way, I'll give you the springs for $80...

ps: GO VOLS!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:31 PM   #16
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Haha. Thanks pale horse. I'm actually a Florida boy though. Lol
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Haha. Thanks pale horse. I'm actually a Florida boy though. Lol
Aaack, Florida?! not cool! Change that price to $300... each!
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Lol. Nice palehorse! Go Vols!
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Lol. Nice palehorse! Go Vols!
Anything for a good deal, eh? lol

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