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Unread 07-09-2010, 05:06 PM   #1
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spring / shock swap sahara to rubi

Have 2000 sahara w/ 2" spacer lift and some worn shocks.
Will replace w/ springs off rubi 130aa/106 w/ rubi shocks and remove spcer.

after some research , i am concerned jeep may ride too rough w/ 130 /106 springs. current springs are 129ab/104. any thoughts, currently she rides harsh and clunky offroad. hoping to smooth w/ stock rubi setup. thanks

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Unread 07-09-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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Have 2000 sahara w/ 2" spacer lift and some worn shocks.
Will replace w/ springs off rubi 130aa/106 w/ rubi shocks and remove spcer.

after some research , i am concerned jeep may ride too rough w/ 130 /106 springs. current springs are 129ab/104. any thoughts, currently she rides harsh and clunky offroad. hoping to smooth w/ stock rubi setup. thanks
why not just just go and buy some new good performing shocks? you answered your own problem of why its riding like crap, i dont really understand. swapping out the springs is not worth it.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 05:51 PM   #4
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You're making it sound like the Rubi came with "special" shocks and springs. The only thing you'll be doing is replacing worn shocks with fresher shocks.
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I got the shocks and springs w/500mi for cheap. The shocks have to be better than whats on it. The old springs have some sag. I guess the question is about the stiffer springs . Apparently the 130aa /06aa spring combo are the stiffest springs coming on the rubi's and LJ's. lookin for a smooth ride. Curious if any one has experience w/ the ride and that set up.
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Unread 07-09-2010, 08:09 PM   #6
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lookin for a smooth ride.
Buy a Lexus... sorry, couldn't resist... but I have never ridden in a Jeep with a "smooth ride". Your best bet, find a local Jeeper with a Rubi and ask for a ride, see what you think... Then again, you have the parts already? Go swap em out and see what you think.
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spring spacers don't change ride quality, get some good shocks, keep your spacers and add swap in the rubi springs if you want, but they are no taller than yours stockers just stiffer and you are trying to get away from stiff?
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Unread 07-11-2010, 06:06 PM   #8
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IF your springs had only 500 miles on them, you wouldn't notice any difference regarding the springs. Putting the Rubi springs on will restore that lost sag and feel only a tiny tad bit stiffer.

The shocks should be big improvement, since you already said yours are shot. But will they work with the lift (dont' think so) or are you taking the spacers off?
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Unread 07-12-2010, 06:17 AM   #9
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removing spacers and extended bumpstops. Was concerned if the stiffer springs gave a rougher ride. I can get other springs, only want to do this once. Sounds like difference would be minimal. I guess i'll find out this week.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 12:27 PM   #10
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finally nice riding jeep

So finally got this jeep riding nice.

Pulled out 2" coil spacers, extended bumpstops, old shocks and discos.

Replaced w/ stock heavy springs from 06 LJ 130/6aa . They were a inch longer, so only about inch of lift was lost. energy suspension stock length bump stops, shocks off rubi w/ 500 mi and sway bar w/ stock links.

The jeep runs very smooth off road ( for a jeep ), better road manners. Lost a inch of lift and gained more wheel travel w/ the removal of the extended bumpstops.

Besides the old shocks being worn, i think the extended stops really made the ride harsh. Soooo much better w/ more travel.


so I'll run these shocks for a bit and watch for a good deal on some bilstiens or something.

now off the explore the AZ back roads ... thanks for the input from this thread and others.
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