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post #1 of 6 Old 03-21-2019, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Rubicon lift height.

A Rubicon supposedly has a 2 inch lift over a standard Wrangler, if I put a 2.5 inch lift onto a Rubicon will it net me 2.5 inches or only 0.5 inches of additional lift?

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-22-2019, 09:35 AM
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if the Rubicon is 2 inches higher then you would only gain .5" out of a 2.5" lift kit

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-23-2019, 08:36 AM
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Come on guys, the JL RUBICON ISN'T 2' higher than the SPORT/SAHARA--

The RUBICON will be 1/2" to 1" higher because of larger issue TIRES and COILS-- the RUBICON front fenders have a 2" height advantage over the other JL/JLU JEEPS-



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I agree with Jimbo. I have a 2.5" lift on my Sport and it sits way higher than a Rubicon.

Plus, the fenders on a Rubi are the high clearance ones. It's an optical illusion.

The tires are virtually the same between the two at 32.25" for Rubi and 32.00" for Sport/Sahara.

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Rubicon and sport have the same suspension. Rubicon has higher flares and larger tires. I saw a guy online trying to sell the stock suspension from a new rubicon claiming if you installed it on a sport you would gain lift. Haha man if someone bought that they would be pissed

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Thanks for all the info. I wheel in my WK so I don't know much about the specifics of the JL, but I'm going to be helping my buddy lift his 2 door Rubicon JL in a couple of weeks and am trying to get the facts straight.

The plan is go with a Rock Krawler 2.5 inch lift (Not sure which one). Falcon shocks (I think that's them). New drive shafts. A bit more under armor and stronger rock rails, and new wheels to allow enough space to fit 37x12x17's (Not sure which tires yet, probably Toyo ATs).
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