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Old 09-10-2014, 10:18 AM
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Rubicon 4 door suspension into 2 door unlimited?

New to Jeep's and loving it.
Ive got a 2014 JK 4 door Rubicon, and I have decided I want to put the 3 inch Mopar lift and some new wheels and tires on it, among other things.

My girlfriend has a stock 2014 JK 2 door unlimited (short wheelbase?).

I am wondering if my suspension components from the Rubicon will fit into her Unlimited, and if they will, is there any real value to doing so, such as lift and or better performance?

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Yes, depending on the difference in spring rates you should see about 2" of lift.

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I have exactly that in my 2011 2 door. I have 2.5 inches of lift and it drives great!
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You have to compare the coil numbers. Not all 4 doors have higher numbers = little to 0 lift.

Rubicon shocks are about 1" longer.
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The Rubicon shocks are a upgrade. So it would be a benefit to her JK, in receiving improved handling/ride characteristics!

As for the springs, nobody can tell you that she will receive any lift benefit, without comparing the last two digit numbers, on the springs!
Fronts range from 12 to 19, rears from 53 to 60. The higher the number, the more lift...........
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New to Jeep's and loving it.
Ive got a 2014 JK 4 door Rubicon, and I have decided I want to put the 3 inch Mopar lift and some new wheels and tires on it, among other things.

My girlfriend has a stock 2014 JK 2 door unlimited (short wheelbase?).
Hello,

For future reference, there's no such thing as a "2 door unlimited."

"Unlimited" is a reference to the 4-door JK, also known as "JKU."
The 2-door JK is simply "JK." No "Unlimited."
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Hello,

For future reference, there's no such thing as a "2 door unlimited."

"Unlimited" is a reference to the 4-door JK, also known as "JKU."
The 2-door JK is simply "JK." No "Unlimited."
There is a 2 door unlimited, just not a JK. It was the name for the longer TJ 2 door. I get the spirit of what you're saying, but as a definitive answer its incorrect.

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There is a 2 door unlimited, just not a JK. It was the name for the longer TJ 2 door. I get the spirit of what you're saying, but as a definitive answer its incorrect.
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There is a 2 door unlimited, just not a JK. It was the name for the longer TJ 2 door. I get the spirit of what you're saying, but as a definitive answer its incorrect.
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There is a 2 door unlimited, just not a JK. It was the name for the longer TJ 2 door. I get the spirit of what you're saying, but as a definitive answer its incorrect.

The original statement was :2014 JK 2 Dr unlimited. Do you have a pretty pic for that one too.
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Thanks for all help, both with my questions, and the required acronyms/models

I have a JKUR, and she has a JK from what I gather.
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There is a 2 door unlimited, just not a JK. It was the name for the longer TJ 2 door. I get the spirit of what you're saying, but as a definitive answer its incorrect.


Most Jeep owners called it a LJ. Most aftermarket parts are even listed for a LJ
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Most Jeep owners called it a LJ. Most aftermarket parts are even listed for a LJ
Yep, but Jeep called it the Unlimited.

The aftermarket and owners use the internal designations for all Wranglers, not just the LJ. Its also how these very forums are divided. Not saying it isn't confusing (nit-picky, even), but its incorrect to say a 2 door Unlimited doesn't exist.
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The Rubicon shocks are a upgrade. So it would be a benefit to her JK, in receiving improved handling/ride characteristics!

As for the springs, nobody can tell you that she will receive any lift benefit, without comparing the last two digit numbers, on the springs!
Fronts range from 12 to 19, rears from 53 to 60. The higher the number, the more lift...........
I have p/n 4458 as the last 4 #'s is there a big difference from 58-60? height wise?

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