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Good afternoon folks! I'm new to your forum, and new to Jeep ownership. ....just in the beginning stages of my humble mods. I see most of this has been covered, but I also notice quite a bit of conflicting answers. I'm hoping that someone can clarify for me.

I have a '10 2dr JK Sport with 14/55 springs. I just bought a set of 18/59 take-offs and a set of OEM Rubi shocks that I will have installed Friday. The questions:

1) How much lift can I anticipate? Ive read 1/2" and 1/3" per size jump. Which is accurate?
2) Will the shocks be long enough to accommodate the increased lift?
3) Will I need to change anything with the brakelines, damper, or any other front-end components?

Also.... My Jeep is not a daily driver, but I live in Michigan. I it used, but its low miles and spotless except for some light undercarriage surface rust. Should I have an antirust and undercarriage protectant applied?

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Questions from a newbie....

Good afternoon folks! I'm new to your forum, and new to Jeep ownership. ....just in the beginning stages of my humble mods. I see most of this has been covered, but I also notice quite a bit of conflicting answers. I'm hoping that someone can clarify for me.

I have a '10 2dr JK Sport with 14/55 springs. I just bought a set of 18/59 take-offs and a set of OEM Rubi shocks that I will have installed Friday. The questions:

1) How much lift can I anticipate? Ive read 1/2" and 1/3" per size jump. Which is accurate?depends on how much weight you have in/on the jeep
2) Will the shocks be long enough to accommodate the increased lift? Yes
3) Will I need to change anything with the brakelines, damper, or any other front-end components? No

Also.... My Jeep is not a daily driver, but I live in Michigan. I it used, but its low miles and spotless except for some light undercarriage surface rust. Should I have an antirust and undercarriage protectant applied? Spray the underside with WD40 every couple of months

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Thanks! I had never heard of the wd40 trick before. I appreciate the info...

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Thanks! I had never heard of the wd40 trick before. I appreciate the info...
some people dont like it because it attracts dust and can be messy. but when it comes time to clean it makes it easier to pressure wash everything off and keeps it from getting rusty. others just use black spray paint and keep it touched up. if you want to be more environmentally friendly you can spray it down with pam.

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As far as the springs go... can I expect much lift? Is the 1.5 to 2" range the norm? Parts were cheap and install is as well. I know it's a cheesy way to get some height, but I don't want to sink a fortune into this one. It's a really clean machine, but the 3.8 isn't where I want to be long term.

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As far as the springs go... can I expect much lift? Is the 1.5 to 2" range the norm? Parts were cheap and install is as well. I know it's a cheesy way to get some height, but I don't want to sink a fortune into this one. It's a really clean machine, but the 3.8 isn't where I want to be long term.

Thanks again for the tips.
I'd say 1.5" would be on the higher end.

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Yeah, I wouldn't really bank on anything more than like 1", depending on the condition of yours and the condition of the Rubi takeoffs.

I'm from the east coast of Canada...have it undercoated. WD40 works okay for the summertime and stuff, but with the salt and snow that we get, my Jeep gets coated. The slush will wash away the WD40 if you're not under there every couple of weeks reapplying it. So undercoating is a good idea if you plan on driving it in the winter and keeping it for any length of time.

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