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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-21-2005, 06:45 AM
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Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

I have a 98 TJ Sport 4.0l and I want to put the Rubicon springs and shocks under it. I was also thinking about either a 1" body and/or the 1" spacers for the new springs. I am just looking for a few inches of inexpensive lift to clear some 31"s.
Anyone know if I would need to use the arms from a Rubi with the springs?
What else should I look out for?
Will it even work?

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Re: Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

Gain 2 inches, cheap and easy
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Re: Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

Thanks for the post but there was problem looking it up in the database. I am not able to view it for some reason. Can you post it another way?
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Re: Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

Rubi springs are no different - same part numbers. If the old ones are sagging and the Rubi's are newer, maybe a little.
Stock Rubi shocks are junk!

Arms are the same too - TJ's, Cherokees - same weak bendable arms.

I thought there was a difference too - gave the "take off" parts to a friend when I did a suspension change. Samo Samo.
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Re: Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

Fixed the link.

RRich. I disagree. When we did Prill's 97 we matched up the springs. Both sets of the Rubi's were taller than the stock (could be from sag), AND both front and rear were of thicker material. Prill also says that the Rubi's are much stiffer than the stock ones.
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Re: Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

Could be the '97 TJ.

I was swapping the ones off my '03 Rubi to an '02 TJ.
Height was the same, wire diameter was the same (stiffness.)


Checked with the dealer on the springs - same part numbers.
It wasn't going to change anything.

He ended up buying the RE short arm suspension.

(My old short arms ended up on a Cherokee after I stiffened them - stock they bend too easy.)

All I can say is try it!
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Re: Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

Thanks for the link! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img]
Did you use anything else other than the stock Rubi springs?
I want to put spacers in too.
If I went with a lift kit, how high can I go with out needing a SYE and longer driveshaft?
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Re: Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

To level it up and to add a bit more he used a 1" spacer in the back and a 1.75" spacer in the front.

RRich, wonder if his had smaller springs cuz his was a 4 banger, soft top???
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Re: Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

Could be - the one I did was 6 cyl.

If the old ones are saggers, then there would be a difference too. But wire dia won't change.

When I did it intially, I thought the Rubi springs were unique, thought I could sell them. Turns out "everybody" has an old set of TJ springs laying around because of lift kits.
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Re: Rubi Springs in a 98 TJ?

Thanks for all the help and advise. I think I am going to get a 2" lift that comes with shocks and coils. I may have a used Procomp one lined up that someone doesnt want. If not I will try to seek out one.
For all the work of taking the springs out and such, I might has well upgrade the springs rather than put in spacers.
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