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Unread 04-14-2009, 11:17 AM   #1
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Lift Kit Recommendation

I have a 2005 Rubicon Unlimited and would like to install a 3" suspension lift kit.

Does the Rubicon Unlimited need a special lift kit?
What is different in a lift kit for a Rubicon?
What is different in a lift kit for an Unlimited?

The Rubicons already seem higher than the standard model, so if I order a 3" kit, will I get a full 3" of lift? If the Rubicon already has taller springs, I was thinking new springs would not be a full 3" taller.

Thanks for any help,
Mark (newbie)

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Unread 04-14-2009, 11:23 AM   #2
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...Does the Rubicon Unlimited need a special lift kit?...
No

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...What is different in a lift kit for a Rubicon?...
Nothing

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...What is different in a lift kit for an Unlimited?...
Nothing

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...The Rubicons already seem higher than the standard model...
It's not higher because of the suspension, it has bigger tires than other models.

One thing to keep in mind is that lift kits do not give you exactly the advertised lift. It all depends on the Jeep and how it is loaded; winch, armor, cargo, hard/soft/no top,... Most kits will actually give you a little more than the advertised height.
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Unread 04-14-2009, 11:41 AM   #3
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I have a 2005 Rubicon Unlimited and would like to install a 3" suspension lift kit.

Does the Rubicon Unlimited need a special lift kit?
What is different in a lift kit for a Rubicon?
What is different in a lift kit for an Unlimited?

The Rubicons already seem higher than the standard model, so if I order a 3" kit, will I get a full 3" of lift? If the Rubicon already has taller springs, I was thinking new springs would not be a full 3" taller.

Thanks for any help,
Mark (newbie)

the only reason you would need a special kind of lift is if you go with a longarm kit.. for that obviously you would need a different kit from a regular wrangler because of the long rear end..
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Unread 04-14-2009, 12:28 PM   #4
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Unread 04-14-2009, 12:32 PM   #6
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I have a 2005 Rubicon Unlimited and would like to install a 3" suspension lift kit.

Does the Rubicon Unlimited need a special lift kit?

Not unless you go long arm
What is different in a lift kit for a Rubicon?

Nothing
What is different in a lift kit for an Unlimited?

Nothing unless you go long arms


The Rubicons already seem higher than the standard model, so if I order a 3" kit, will I get a full 3" of lift? If the Rubicon already has taller springs, I was thinking new springs would not be a full 3" taller.

Rubicon springs are not taller. They have a higher spring rate. You should still get 3" of lift. The 31" MT/Rs make it look taller

Thanks for any help,
Mark (newbie)

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Unread 04-14-2009, 12:38 PM   #7
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