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post #1 of 9 Old 06-03-2008, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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do rubicons come with a stock lift?

I was looking in to a 2.25 BB and i was told that my rubicon had a 1.5 suspension lift stock. If that is true do i still need to get a BL to clear 33s

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As far as I know, Rubicons don't come with a stock lift. The difference in height is due to Rubicons coming with taller tires. My X came with 215/75R25 which I believe are about 28" tall. The Rubicons come with 30 or 31" tires from the factory. That will make the Rubi sit about 1.5" higher

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that is what thought but my 31s have as much clearence as a sport or a x with smaller tires
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I just lifted my Rubicon and the Stock Rubi springs are the same size as the Stock springs from my previous 2000 Sport.

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allright thanks
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there is no lift. Rubicon's did however use the stiffest spring set that Jeep had made with nitrogen charged shocks stock. those things coupled with the taller Goodyear MT/R tires make them appear taller than other jeeps

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Tires would be the only part to influence lift. There is no suspension height difference.
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i did buy it used ill have to look thanks
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I heard all sorts of things. Here is the correct info to the the best of my knowledge. Rubicons come with stiffer springs that make them sit a bit higher. I heard all sorts of conflicting info on how much higher that from local 4x4 shops, tire stores, and at this forum.

Finally, in exasperation, I drove my Rubi to the local Jeep car lot and measured ground clearance to body just behind front fender.

My Rubi with stock springs sat 0.75" higher than a non-Rubi. I ran 33 X 11.5 tires for an entire year with no lift and it never rubbed anything, except a bit on swaybar when turning to full lock.

So based on my actually measuring my Rubi and a Sport of similar model year, and taking into account difference in tire size, I found the Rubi suspension goes apparently give about 0.75" of lift, apparently due to stiffer spring rates. Technically that is not a lift, but it does sit higher in regard to suspension, plus more additional height from tires.

So if you installed a 2" aftermarket lift, you'd be 2" higher than a stock non-Rubi, which would be 1.25" higher than a stock Rubi suspension.

For another example: If you installed a 3" aftermarket lift, you're Wrangler would sit approx 3" higher than a stock non-Rubi, which would be 2.25" higher than a stock Rubi suspension.

I'm talking suspension height above. Any difference in tire height would be additional change in height.
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