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Old 02-03-2015, 03:11 PM
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Good deal or not? Rubicon Suspension Parts

So these parts are for sale near me for $100. I have a 2014 JKU sport, will these parts that came off of presumably a 2-door JK work for my 4-door?



Sellers description: "Selling OEM suspension parts off 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon JK. Includes the stock steering stabilizer, rear track bar, front track bar, front steering arm and rear sway bar end links, 2-front lower control arms and 2-rear upper control arms."

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So these parts are for sale near me for $100. I have a 2014 JKU sport, will these parts that came off of presumably a 2-door JK work for my 4-door? Sellers description: "Selling OEM suspension parts off 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon JK. Includes the stock steering stabilizer, rear track bar, front track bar, front steering arm and rear sway bar end links, 2-front lower control arms and 2-rear upper control arms."
Parts came off a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited RUBI aka JKU Rubi. So they should work.

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In the description it says they came of a "Unlimited Rubicon" which would be a 4 door.

Sinister6 beat me to it!

xpkranger Why are you looking at purchasing Rubi Springs / Shocks?
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They'll work but the only upgrade would be the shocks. The trac bar etc is the same as a sport model.
Check the numbers on the tags on the coils. Generally Rubi coils are the same stiffness as the sport and usually Sahara. Compare the last numbers to your present springs. If the rubi coils are higher, say like yours are 17 for the front and 58 for the rear and the Rubicon coils are 19/60, then they're a bit stiffer and will possibly net u 1/2" to an inch of lift.
Example is I changed my 13/56 coils on my 2Dr to 17/59 JKU coils and netted 1.5" of lift from the stiffer coils.
If the numbers are the same as yours it would still be a good buy for the shocks. Sell the rest on eBay or Craig's list for $75 plus shipping. I ignorantly bought "Rubicon" coils thinking they were stiffer, but had the same rates as my X model. I just put them back on eBay and they sold pretty quick.
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Cool. I should be able to get $100 for my used suspension parts after the lift.
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Thanks all, I got distracted by the JK and not a JKU and didn't see the unlimited part, duh.

GTK about the springs.
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I suppose like Johnny Cash, I'm trying to build a Rubicon one piece at a time.
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If your going to go through the work of changing out the springs and shocks why not just get a 2.5" lift kit and some good shocks ?
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Cash flow for one thing, and concerns that I might not make it into my office parking deck. I need to get a tape out and get a good measurement. Assuming I can do the lift, I'm not averse to doing the lift and shocks together at a later date if there are better shocks to be had for reasonable money.
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I'm getting ready to do this on my JKU X next week. Picking up the shocks and coils for $120. You'll probably get an inch or so lift from the stiffer rubicon coils.
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I'm getting ready to do this on my JKU X next week. Picking up the shocks and coils for $120. You'll probably get an inch or so lift from the stiffer rubicon coils.
How does that gibe with what damndirtydawg said above. Didn't he say the coils were the same?
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check the last 2 numbers on the tags. That will tell u if the coils are stiffer. Rubicon springs are usually the same as sport or X springs. Exception is the Rubicon 10A.
If the numbers are higher than the numbers on your present coils then you might gain a little height. JK 4dr coils are stiffer than 2dr because the JKU is heavier, so a 2dr will benefit from any 4dr coil. A JKU changing to a JKU coil say from a front 17 to a 19 and a rear 58 to a 60 probably won't gain much more than 1/2 inch.
Xpkranger, if those springs came off a 2 dr I'll bet that they are less than your current unlimited springs. You might wind up losing height. I'll guess they're a standard 13front/56 rear. Look on the green part of that tag for the numbers.

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