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Unread 07-27-2006, 02:47 PM   #1
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Rubicon Unlimited shocks, springs in TJ SE?

I came accross an opportunity to purchase some shocks and springs out of a rubicon unlimited, and I was wondering how much lift it would give my stock 97 SE. Im looking for a one to two inch lift, which I think it should provide, but i was wondering if anybody else had done this. Im only planning on running 31 inch tires too, if that helps.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 03:01 PM   #2
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If anything, .5" gain... don't expect much as they are the same size as other springs, just stiffer. The lighter engine will help though.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 03:08 PM   #3
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From what i understand, you'll only experience "Lift" if you've got a 4 cylinder and the new springs that you put on were used with a 6 cylinder. This is due to the different stiffness of the springs. With this said, your original springs are probably sagging a bit because of their age. Either way, whether you've got a 4 or 6 cylinder, I think you can expect about 1-1/2 inches if you put the Rubicon springs on (assuming they're relatively new), which is what you're looking for. You should be able to run the 31's with no problem at all. If for some reason this doesn't work out you can always put on a Budget Boost (BB) for around $200 and be done with it. This will give you about 2" of lift.
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HAH I was 5 minutes away from posting this same question as to my 4.0.
Will the stiffer springs and shocks make the ride more or less comforatble? I never can remember )c:
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Unread 07-27-2006, 05:02 PM   #5
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ride quality is really a matter of opinion, I have a Rubi and it rides a bit stiffer, but that is what I like. some folks like to float a bit on a softer ride.
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Unread 07-27-2006, 05:13 PM   #6
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ride quality is really a matter of opinion, I have a Rubi and it rides a bit stiffer, but that is what I like. some folks like to float a bit on a softer ride.
90% of that ride is based on your tires' PSI. What are you currently running?
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Unread 07-27-2006, 06:17 PM   #7
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Yeah im thinking about running rubi springs with an re budget boost, so probably about 2.5 inches of lift, thanks everybody
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Unread 07-27-2006, 06:28 PM   #8
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90% of that ride is based on your tires' PSI. What are you currently running?

I would attribute the stiffer ride more to the E rated stock tires on a Rubi. Those bastids are stiff.
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Unread 07-28-2006, 01:17 AM   #9
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I had a 2001 SE that I swapped Rubi springs/shocks (swb hardtop) onto and let me tell you, it rode STIFF. The back end wouldn't give at all and hammered over every bump. It was horrible... so I bought a Rubi to replace it! Haven't swapped in an SE suspension yet though.

Oh yeah, got an easy 1-1 1/4" lift from the set-up. With that and a BB, I fit 32's on it.

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