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Old 10-28-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
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Rubicon springs

So I was wondering if the model number designator that is so important for jk models also applies to tj models. Do I have to look for anything special or can I say, throw 05 rubi springs on my 00 sport and expect to see any results?

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Old 10-28-2011, 10:02 PM   #2
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And by results I mean lift...

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Old 10-28-2011, 10:10 PM   #3
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it is a stiffer spring but it won't net you any lift unless you current springs are really shot
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:24 PM   #4
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So its not worth it at all?
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #5
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I swapped a set of take-offs (they had only 107 miles on them) from an '06 Rubicon into my '03 X. No net lift, just a harsh ride so they're gone now and back with the originals.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:35 PM   #6
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Is it worth it to get rubi control arms and such?
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:36 PM   #7
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I wonder why it shot your ride? That is strange.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:38 PM   #8
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Is there a difference in spring rates between a tj and an lj?
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:41 PM   #9
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What is it that you are trying to do?
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:46 PM   #10
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Well, good question. I know there is differences in the Rubicon suspension as a whole unit... Control arms, springs, etc. trying to see what the best parts of that setup I can use to improve my suspension with any of these castoffs people often put up for sale. Or if it is just a fruitless search.
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Old 10-28-2011, 10:49 PM   #11
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I may be wrong, but I don't think there are any differences at all in the Rubi's suspension.
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Old 10-28-2011, 11:13 PM   #12
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I know there is differences in the Rubicon suspension as a whole unit... Control arms, springs, etc.
If you think you know there are differences....you don't really know much of anything.

The control arms are exactly the same as every other TJ model.
The springs are exactly the same as many other TJ/LJ models. Spring depends on the weight the jeep was ordered with. hard top vs soft top, Rubicon vs Sport (heavier t-case), manual vs automatic (heavier tranny), 4-cyl vs 6-cyl (heavier engine), etc.

As stated, the Rubicon springs won't give you any lift, they'll only return your jeep to its originaly height if your current springs are sagging and worn due to age/mileage.

The primary differences between the Rubicon and any other TJ model is the NVG2401OR t-case and D44's front/rear with air lockers & 4.10s.
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Old 10-29-2011, 05:20 AM   #13
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05-06 auto ljs have the highest spring rate, which in a tj, would likely beat you to death. Yes, they are higher than rubi springs.
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:37 AM   #14
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If you think you know there are differences....you don't really know much of anything.

The control arms are exactly the same as every other TJ model.
The springs are exactly the same as many other TJ/LJ models. Spring depends on the weight the jeep was ordered with. hard top vs soft top, Rubicon vs Sport (heavier t-case), manual vs automatic (heavier tranny), 4-cyl vs 6-cyl (heavier engine), etc.

As stated, the Rubicon springs won't give you any lift, they'll only return your jeep to its originaly height if your current springs are sagging and worn due to age/mileage.

The primary differences between the Rubicon and any other TJ model is the NVG2401OR t-case and D44's front/rear with air lockers & 4.10s.
exactly! ive seen a few guy tryin to sell there old rubi springs claiming it will lift you stock tj.b.s.ive got an 04 rubi and the front sits lower than alot of the jeeps i see(i do have a winch and aftermarket bumper though).
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I read somewhere that Jeep used 20 something different heights/rates of springs on the TJ to account for the various options each one came stock with from the factory. It would make sense that springs from a hard top rubicon swapped under a soft top 4 cyl TJ would give a slight lift, but it would ride pretty rough. A good set of aftermarket coil springs can be had for about $350 for all 4 for up to a 4" lift.
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:13 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=UnlimitedLJ04;1701305]If you think you know there are differences....you don't really know much of anything.

As i said, I knew there were differences, didnt say that I knew everthing... Thanks for all the info though, I now know that it is a lost cause to search for anything Rubicon. Guess I have to take that cool sticker off...
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No, the D44's with lockers will make you happy....
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Yes they would. Too bad you can't get those off cl for $20...

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