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Old 08-24-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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Rubicon suspension vs. Islander/Mountain suspension

Does anyone know if the Mountain/Islander edition's share the same suspension with the Rubicon or with the Sport? I know the Rubicon has the D44 front axle and diff lockers over the M/I, but wondering about the suspension.

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Old 08-25-2010, 05:13 AM   #2
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Sport suspension. The only thing they share with the Rubicon is Rims/Tires, although the Mountain has the mineral grey rims.

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The only real difference in the Rubicon suspension is gas shocks vs. hydro for the other models. Sometimes the Rubicon has stiffer springs, sometimes it doesn't. Here is a thread on another forum where a survey was done. Obviously it's not a scientific survey, however the information is very good. After reading a few pages it really makes you wonder what criteria goes into spring selection. The only thing I have concluded is that a 4 door with hard top and tow package tends to have the stiffest springs. ATTENTION - Chrysler WILL VOID Your Warranty if You Lift Your Jeep
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The Islander edition has the red Rubicon shocks, at least. It's marked on the window sticker as "Performance suspension".
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Old 08-25-2010, 12:10 PM   #5
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The only real difference in the Rubicon suspension is gas shocks vs. hydro for the other models. Sometimes the Rubicon has stiffer springs, sometimes it doesn't. Here is a thread on another forum where a survey was done. Obviously it's not a scientific survey, however the information is very good. After reading a few pages it really makes you wonder what criteria goes into spring selection. The only thing I have concluded is that a 4 door with hard top and tow package tends to have the stiffest springs. ATTENTION - Chrysler WILL VOID Your Warranty if You Lift Your Jeep
Crap that was the wrong thread. Here's the right one. Lets Solve the Stock Springs Question
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:23 PM   #6
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I just got a 2010 Mountian edition last month. Same suspension as Sport as far as i know.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:22 PM   #7
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when i went looking for my sahara, i test drove a 4dr mountin and was told it had the rubicon suspension... probably tryin to sell me...
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Next time ask him to show you where it says that.

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