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post #1 of 9 Old 03-27-2013, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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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?

I appreciate any input



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post #2 of 9 Old 03-27-2013, 08:51 PM
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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.
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I meant the springs and the factory rubber isolator pads together, Would that give me 1 inch of lift?

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its an easy swap...give r a swap and see how it works. im think 3/4 of an inch.
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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!

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When you install the lift pucks your suppose to keep the factory on...
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?

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Thats what I would do... measure, swap the rears on (they are easiest) and re-measure...!
I already have 58's out back, it won't change anything. I'd proably just try a spacer out back to match what I gain up front. if it's not an inch, proably not worth the hassle?

does anyone know how much difference there is from coil to coil? (moving up numerically?)

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well, thanks for all the input and comments

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.

quick recap

stock



front 1.5 leveling kit only (and new shoes)




2" BDS coils AND front 1.5" leveling kit (poly spacers)




mission accomplished!


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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.
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We did end up putting them back in, under the poly pucks, and on top of the coil. They did seem to smooth the ride out a bit

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