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03-06-2012 12:21 PM
positrak There's a 32" Wheel & Tire Group option on the Sport which includes:

Feature: Off-road suspension
Heavy-duty springs, shock absorbers and related suspension components are designed to increase vehicle ground clearance and stability while driving over rough terrain.


I'm assuming if it's not ordered and someone put on bigger wheels and tires (the same as the Rubicon) on the stock Sport, it would still be lower owing to the softer springs and shocks simply by virtue of the weight of itself.
03-06-2012 10:21 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by positrak
Offically they are different heights:

2012 Sport : 70.8 in (1799.5 mm)
2012 Rubicon: 72.3 in (1840 mm)

If the Sport was ordered with the 32" inch tires it would have come with stiffer shocks\springs and should be as high as the Rubicon, however if it is stock Sport and they put on Rubicon wheels\tires aftwards, softer stock shocks and springs, thus still sitting lower.
Rubicon has nothing to do with spring rates. JKU is more apt to have them.

Those listed heights are assuming the stock sport has 29-30" tires..... I think
03-06-2012 10:12 AM
Another Guy In A Jeep I have a 2in lift on my jeep and that thing is lower than it. So i say not lifted. One thing I can say is that if the suspension if starting to give out, it can sag a little bit. How old are the jeeps you are comparing ur jku to?
03-06-2012 10:09 AM
positrak Offically they are different heights:

2012 Sport : 70.8 in (1799.5 mm)
2012 Rubicon: 72.3 in (1840 mm)

If the Sport was ordered with the 32" inch tires it would have come with stiffer shocks\springs and should be as high as the Rubicon, however if it is stock Sport and they put on Rubicon wheels\tires aftwards, softer stock shocks and springs, thus still sitting lower.
03-06-2012 09:55 AM
Daniel_M Wishful thinking maybe?

-Dan
03-06-2012 09:34 AM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramius
Thanks for the responses. OK so its not lifted, didnt really think it was. But how do I account for the extra height. Parked next to a Sport this morning, same rims and tires as mine. Mines about 2 in taller. Oh well, I guess it doesnt really matter. Thanks to all who responded.
Depends on spring rates. Look at the tag on your springs. Last 2 numbers.

Highest are front 19 and back 60.

Going to take a guess and assume you possibly have 18/58's
Where as the jeep you compared to 15/55's

Still though 2" is not common. Tire size will play a small role also.
03-06-2012 09:22 AM
Ramius Thanks for the responses. OK so its not lifted, didnt really think it was. But how do I account for the extra height. Parked next to a Sport this morning, same rims and tires as mine. Mines about 2 in taller. Oh well, I guess it doesnt really matter. Thanks to all who responded.
03-05-2012 10:37 PM
kjeeper10 http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2182

03-05-2012 10:31 PM
ESP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeep lunatic View Post
You could also carry a tape measure to take measurements from the ground to the bottom of the frame. Then again maybe your Jeep makes you proud so you stand straighter when your next to your Jeep lol :P
this
03-05-2012 10:31 PM
ESP Gives me an idea about what it would look like with the 3.5 LA kit.
03-05-2012 10:30 PM
Jeep lunatic You could also carry a tape measure to take measurements from the ground to the bottom of the frame. Then again maybe your Jeep makes you proud so you stand straighter when your next to your Jeep lol :P
03-05-2012 10:28 PM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by ESP
That's jacked upppp
03-05-2012 10:28 PM
ESP Here is lifted

03-05-2012 10:27 PM
kjeeper10
Quote:
Originally Posted by kbwwolf
If that's lifted I'll pick something out of my boot tread and snack on it.


You know he looked. Does a lowering kit count?
03-05-2012 10:20 PM
kbwwolf If that's lifted I'll pick something out of my boot tread and snack on it.
03-05-2012 10:18 PM
Jeep lunatic Look at the arms
03-05-2012 10:12 PM
kjeeper10 Yep.. No lift.

Most lifts rid the factory rake also.

2.5
With STOCK tires.
03-05-2012 10:10 PM
ESP

^ no lift guaranteed
03-05-2012 10:09 PM
Ramius Springs and shocks dont look all that different. LOL.
03-05-2012 10:09 PM
Ramius And if I look under there at the suspension, what would I be looking for? If I knew that, I would need to ask for help.
03-05-2012 10:07 PM
Ramius Found one but its parked on a pretty steep downhill.
03-05-2012 10:07 PM
Jeep lunatic Um like you could squat down and look at the suspension compared to your buddies stock suspension? Clear out the trees and maybe you could see the forest?
03-05-2012 10:01 PM
ESP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramius View Post
Yeah Im running stock 255/75 17s. As for how you can tell from that pic IDK. Im 6'3 and I have to look up at the roof of my Jeep, its nearly as tall as me. The ones Ive been parked next to, I could EASILY see over. So there was a definite difference of 3+ inches. It wasnt just one or two Jeeps. I compared mine to 3 different rigs that belong to coworkers and 4 or 5 that Ive encountered out and about. Dont mean to argue, but that seems like an awful lot of short Jeeps to run into.
Your avatar pic clearly shows the height of your stock bumper to the OEM wheel's/tires. It is not lifted. As others have requested, side pics or suspension pics would be very helpful.
03-05-2012 10:00 PM
Ramius I'll get pics on tomorrow. Its dark now.
03-05-2012 09:59 PM
Ramius Im not saying that it is lifted, just that my experience doesnt jibe with the info on this site when people say there is no difference in model height.
03-05-2012 09:58 PM
JPetru82 closer up pics would help greatly!!
03-05-2012 09:56 PM
Ramius Yeah Im running stock 255/75 17s. As for how you can tell from that pic IDK. Im 6'3 and I have to look up at the roof of my Jeep, its nearly as tall as me. The ones Ive been parked next to, I could EASILY see over. So there was a definite difference of 3+ inches. It wasnt just one or two Jeeps. I compared mine to 3 different rigs that belong to coworkers and 4 or 5 that Ive encountered out and about. Dont mean to argue, but that seems like an awful lot of short Jeeps to run into.
03-05-2012 09:40 PM
ESP Looking at the pic in your profile you're rubi is not lifted. Your sitting on stock 255/75/17 wheels/tires and probably parked next to some with 225/75/16s.

Based on your pic, your jeep is not any where near 3+ inches.
03-05-2012 09:38 PM
dabolt55 Side pics please....
03-05-2012 09:36 PM
JPetru82
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramius
Weird situation. I bought a 2008 JKUR, and Ive noticed that it is significantly taller than all the other stock Jeeps I park next to. My Rubi looks pretty much stock, and the guy I bought it from didnt say anything about a lift, but its a good 3 - 3.5 inches taller than the Sports and Saharas Ive looked at. Searched a bunch of posts here, and everyone sems to say that the Rubis are not any taller than the other models. I realize that tire size makes a difference, but 3+ inches seems like a lot to chalk up to bigger tires.
What size tires do you have? Can you post some pictures?
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