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Old 04-07-2013, 08:59 AM   #1
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Rubicon Springs in a Wrangler S

I have a 98 Wrangler S, (one of the rear springs is broken). I also own a 05 Unlimited Rubicon. I plan on installing a suspension lift, on the Rubicon, in the near future and want to use the factory springs, from the Rubicon to replace the springs on the S. Will this work? The Rubicon's have a factory lift should this be taken into consideration when buying a replacement lift kit. For example: If, the Rubicon comes from the factory with a 2" lift and I put in a 4" aftermarket lift kit. Would this actually lift the Jeep 4" or add 2" to the factory height?
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:23 AM   #2
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I wouldn't say it's lifted. I've read in the past that it's a different spring rate and not a change in ride height. The coils from your Rubicon should work no problem.

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correct... they have a different spring rate.... not a factory lift.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #4
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Rubicons don't come with a factory lift. They come with a bigger tire that's the equivalent of a 31" tire but that's it. But with your Rubicon being an unlimited the rear springs will be either a little taller or stiffer. I can't remember. But the fronts are the same. If I'm wrong someone correct me.

And assuming your 97 is a base model, it would be an SE not S. There is no S model.
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