So a buddy just dropped off a brand new, zero mile set of Rubi shocks and coils (18/58) take-offs.
I already have 1.5" pucks w/o the factory isolator to level things up, and 17/58 coils. It sits nice and level, but I'd like another inch or two of clearance, especially out back. (But I'll do the same front/back to keep it level)
Any noticeable lift difference from the 17's to the 18's? Would it be worth installing them and the rubber factory isolater to get a bit (1") more lift? (Then raise the back 1" to match) Are the Rubi shocks worth installing, and if so, do I have to add extensions to run them up front?
Or should I skip all that and add 2" BDS coils/shocks and be done w/it?
When you install the lift pucks your suppose to keep the factory on. Second people say if anything put on the shocks since they are gas charged. Third the springs will give you a slight lift but i highly doubt it will be the 1'' you want.
its an easy swap...give r a swap and see how it works. im think 3/4 of an inch.
Thats what I would do... measure, swap the rears on (they are easiest) and re-measure. If where you want proceed to fronts!
J Wm Bishop EA, ASADE
The wagon should, of course, be as light as possible, but strength should not be sacrificed to lightness, for on any but the regularly traveled roads, the wagon will get many a hard knock...
I ended up not using the Rubi springs/shocks, but rather, bought a 2" BDS coil lift kit instead. I wanted a full 2" of lift in the rear (my visual preference- not clearance related) but wanted to keep the front level.
front 1.5 leveling kit only (and new shoes)
2" BDS coils AND front 1.5" leveling kit (poly spacers)
really, why? i though it was an option depending on the height you want? how much height do they give you? What's the point of both, does it change the ride?
I didn't do the lift on mine, so I don't know for sure, but based on my experiences with TJ's, I'd wager that the isolators (particularly, in front) are rubber covered metal. The pucks are just rubber discs. The metal in the isolators provides better support.