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post #1 of 14 Old 03-24-2020, 04:49 PM Thread Starter
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Stock Rubicon parts on JLU

HI guys,

Looking for some insight.


I just purchased a 2019 JLU Sport on Friday. I absolutely love my new jeep.


I picked up a set of 2020 Rubicon takeoffs to replace my stock tires and rims. The gentleman I got them from also gave me the equipment the dealership removed from his Rubicon when they put on his new lift.

So my question is, would putting on the Rubicon takeoffs give my Jeep lift? I wasn't really looking to lift my jeep but now I have the parts in a really cool jeep box and I thought it might be an option.

Has anyone tried the exchange? Is it even possible?

Sorry for the dumb questions. This is my first post so please be kind even though I have owned jeeps since 1990.

Thanks,

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post #2 of 14 Old 03-25-2020, 07:57 AM
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Not a dumb question at all getting not only the wheels and tires but also the springs from the Rubi is a good grab and might be all you need to make it work. The rubi I believe has one inch of lift from the springs and then the front fenders are raised another inch maybe 2 you can double check that easily with a google search. The Rubi tires are 33" I would be fairly certain with just 1" lift you could clear enough to drive around town. Off road with sway bar disconnected for example may be another story. What size tires does your Sport have now? With that info should be able to give a fairly definitive answer to this. I don't think the control arms are different between a rubi and sport but the shocks maybe that would probably be the only other thing you may want to install with the springs.
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A Rubi suspension will net close to 2" of lift on a Sport.

I helped my neighbor do exactly that after she got get new Sport S. Looked really good after, it was an appropriate amount of lift.

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Did you guys use the control arms and everything or just the springs?
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Springs and shocks. Control arms are the same between both models.

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post #6 of 14 Old 03-25-2020, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Well, that excites me!

Thank you so much for the responses!


Tire size is 245/75R17's and the new tires look to be a couple inches taller.

Thanks guys, I am really looking forward to learning a lot on this forum.

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yeah you're good stock tire is 31.5" tall so the rubi springs will give you what you need even off road I'd think. That should look really sharp too. Keep us posted maybe a before and after pic.
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post #8 of 14 Old 03-25-2020, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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I definitely will. The stock rims are so very ugly.
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post #9 of 14 Old 03-25-2020, 06:27 PM
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I did this on my two door Sport. It gave me two inches and I am happy. I also have the Rubicon rims and tires, no issue with clearing the fenders. On the JLU you can expect about one inch of lift due to the extra doors and weight. Make sure you install the springs in the correct location. Right rear, left front. It will be uneven if not in the right spot. I used 2" longer sway bar links from Mopar also, this will help keep those wheels on the ground if you go anywhere.
As said, the control arms are the same on all models.
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post #10 of 14 Old 03-25-2020, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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One more question.

Will any of this void my warranty? I am currently at 700 miles so it's something to consider.

Thanks again...Ö..
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That is why I used all Mopar parts. It will not void any warranty if you have proof of factory parts.
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post #12 of 14 Old 03-26-2020, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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I had hoped that was the answer.

Why else would guys have them lifted right at the dealership? That would be crazy to void a warranty before you drove it off the lot.
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I had hoped that was the answer.

Why else would guys have them lifted right at the dealership? That would be crazy to void a warranty before you drove it off the lot.
Some people know what they want. There are also people that are willing to hedge their bets that nothing major will break and if it dies, they will replace it with a better aftermarket part.

I also know people who lose their minds if the vehicle they drive is coming close to the warranty running out and will trade in for that exact reason even if the vehicle has been flawless and is in like new condition.

Lift, gears, tires, lockers, winch, bumpers, tire carrier went on my 2014 before I took delivery of it.

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Sounds like a great toy Prot and yes I know the same people...
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