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Old 08-06-2012, 01:32 PM   #1
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Rubicon shocks

For those of you that have Sport, Sport S, or other JKs with stock shocks, look into upgrading to Rubicon shocks if you are going to stay nearly stock. I just installed my set that I got for $100 shipped and I really love the ride quality and the increased stiffness of these shocks. Well worth it and if you are wondering, they do help in the hard braking dive department as well as the tipsy feeling in turns. These shocks should be made an option for all JKs or standard equipment.

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Old 08-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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They are great, But I had to take mine off they were not long enough for my new springs.

btw (sorry for adding but I have them sitting around)
If anyone is interested I have a fairly new set with springs from my 2012 less than 8500 miles

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Old 08-06-2012, 07:57 PM   #3
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For those of you that have Sport, Sport S, or other JKs with stock shocks, look into upgrading to Rubicon shocks if you are going to stay nearly stock. I just installed my set that I got for $100 shipped and I really love the ride quality and the increased stiffness of these shocks. Well worth it and if you are wondering, they do help in the hard braking dive department as well as the tipsy feeling in turns. These shocks should be made an option for all JKs or standard equipment.

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I agree! I swapped my 14/55 springs and stock shocks for 18/59 springs and rubi shocks, incredible difference in handling and ride!
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i did the rubi shock upgrade but I don't really see any difference. I got them cheap, but after a few weeks, I honestly don't see a change in ride... although, the red looks cool i guess
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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i did the rubi shock upgrade but I don't really see any difference. I got them cheap, but after a few weeks, I honestly don't see a change in ride... although, the red looks cool i guess
do you have a Sahara maybe? the sahara already has heavy duty gas charged shocks (sport gets oil charged ones), so maybe the difference between them and the rubis isn't as big. I have a Sahara, and plan to upgrade to something better than rubis, as i think the difference wouldn't be worth the bother
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I drive hard and I do notice a change for the better. These shocks probably cut in half or better the nose dive during heavy braking. In some of the turns where I normally back off I can maintain speeds. The Jeep feels a lot less top heavy. For me it's nearly perfect. If I thought I could sneak some 18/59 shocks and not have it too noticeable I'd try that too. Of course I may need to do this any way due to the Reese hitch install and a possible tent trailer in my future.
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Old 08-06-2012, 08:24 PM   #7
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I have been looking for rubicon shocks for a good price for a while and I have 17/58 springs would I notice any change with 18/59 or 19/60 springs?
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do you have a Sahara maybe? the sahara already has heavy duty gas charged shocks (sport gets oil charged ones), so maybe the difference between them and the rubis isn't as big. I have a Sahara, and plan to upgrade to something better than rubis, as i think the difference wouldn't be worth the bother
All Wrangler shocks regardless of model are oil filled and gas charged. The difference is in the gas pressure and internal valving.
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They are great, But I had to take mine off they were not long enough for my new springs.

btw (sorry for adding but I have them sitting around)
If anyone is interested I have a fairly new set with springs from my 2012 less than 8500 miles
How much are you asking for those and would you be willing to ship?

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