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Craigslist is littered with take off parts. I see several sets of springs and shocks off Rubicons. Some of them say swapping springs net you a 1" lift. Is this true? One listing is for $75 for a set of rubi springs with 1400 miles.

Or would I be better off just doing a TF coil leveling kit instead? I'm hesitant to go too far since I'm happy with the MPG's. I just want a little more height between the frame and the ground.
 

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You'll only get lift if you have a 2dr and change over to JKU 4dr coils.
Rubicons have the same coils as their 2 and 4 dr sport and Sahara counterparts. I think the exception would be the Rubi 10A.
Ignore the "Rubicon" and look at the last 2 numbers on the part tag.
I bought a set of 17/59 (17 front / 59 rear) coils off of ebay for $75. I got 1.5" of lift front and rear, with my spacers I now have 4" in the front and 3" rear and sit perfectly level.
So if you have a 4 dr you will probably gain little or no lift changing coils. Hers a pic after the new coils.
Looks like u have a JKU already. If you have 17/58 coils and change to a 19/60 you may gain 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Best to spend money on aftermarket coils or add some urethane spacers if your looking for a little lift. Rubicon shocks are a little more superior to sport. Those might be worth buying.
 

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Yeah, it all depends on what you currently have. If you have a 4 door with a hard top, it probably isn't worth the time to go to Rubi shocks. They might not be any stiffer/taller than what you have...and even if they are...it may only be by a little bit. You will get the best lift if you have a 2 door on weak springs.
 

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Thanks. Kinda what I figured. I don't like doing things twice and not sure how or if we will build our JKU up or not. Already have too many toys... ;)
 

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Lol changed mine 3 times and a buddies once. I Can do it in my sleep now.
How easy is it to swap out springs? My new Willys has 13/56 on a 2 dr. Considering 18/60but don't know how easy it truly is for a rookie? Thanks.
 

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How easy is it to swap out springs? My new Willys has 13/56 on a 2 dr. Considering 18/60but don't know how easy it truly is for a rookie? Thanks.
Just watch the brake lines. We had to get a bar and "pry" the springs into place. But overall the change went well. I paid $150 for a set of 18/60 springs and shocks from RubiTrux. Great service. And the parts were pretty much new. They said they came off a Rubicon that had recently left the dealership and was brought in for a lift kit. If I remember correctly, I had 16/56's before the upgrade. Here's a picture of the difference. The middle is the after and the two ends are the before. The only change was swapping out the shocks and springs. It's a little stiffer ride but it's not at all unbearable.

 

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Just watch the brake lines. We had to get a bar and "pry" the springs into place. But overall the change went well. I paid $150 for a set of 18/60 springs and shocks from RubiTrux. Great service. And the parts were pretty much new. They said they came off a Rubicon that had recently left the dealership and was brought in for a lift kit. If I remember correctly, I had 16/56's before the upgrade. Here's a picture of the difference. The middle is the after and the two ends are the before. The only change was swapping out the shocks and springs. It's a little stiffer ride but it's not at all unbearable.
Thanks very much. Looks great and love how you did the picture!
 

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love how you did the picture!
My brother and I were halfway through the change and I realized I didn't measure the before with a tape measure. Rather than undoing what we had done so far just to measure it, I decided a before and after would be acceptable. Plus I think it gives a more visual view of the change as opposed to just numbers.
 

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Thanks very much. Looks great and love how you did the picture!
Mr. Handsome is going to hate me soon, for giving you all these mod ideas! :rofl2:
 
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