Job duration: 1 hour 45 mins, replaced all springs and shocks and steering stabilizer.
4 shocks + 1 steering stabilizer + 4 springs. Arrived cherry as you can see. This Rubicon was driven from the dealer to the shop directly, and these are 82 mile take-offs:
2 Rubicon front springs, both 18's:
2 Rubicon rear springs, both 58's:
Comparing the front spring. Barely any taller, maybe a 1/2 coil. Looks like the same thickness to me:
Front spring installed, cakewalk. When you disconnect everything properly, the springs just fall out:
Front shock part numbers. Sahara: 52126711AD/Rubicon: 52126712AD
Same length, nothing really difference in appearance:
Another pic comparing the front springs:
CHECK OUT the difference in steering stabilizers:
The Rubicon stabilizer HAS to go in this direction. In the next pic you will see why. Notice one side of the shock body is a lot bigger:
The thin side has just enough clearance here. The thick body side would have rubbed on that bracket:
Rear shock comparo. Sahara: 52126751AC/Rubicon: 52126752AC
Comparing rear springs, again, maybe a 1/2 coil difference in height, not much:
HEIGHT RESULTS!! 3/4" lift in front, 1" lift in rear.
The lift height is just what I wanted, so I hope I like the ride. If I dont, I will take all this off, go back to my Sahara springs/shocks, and get a Teraflex leveling kit for a guaranteed 1" lift.