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4dr spings on a 2 dr?

Ok, I would like to know from all of you that have actually done this.

2dr jk stock none Rubi.

Installing 4 dr Rubicon Stock Spring's.

How much ACTUAL lift are you getting from stock in Inches?

I would like actual measurements ( 1/2"-2" ?), stock tires being used only.

Pictures too if you have them.

Would a guy need longer shocks when doing this?
Could a guy just get shock extension's for now until he got better shock's?
Would the 4 dr Rubi Shocks work in this application as far as length goes (you know, make up the difference of height gain) ?

Current project jeep 08' wrangler 2dr
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- 07' Rubicon 4 dr, RAMICON- 3.5" ROCK KRAWLER Coil-Over lift
- 5.38 gears- Gusseted/Trussed/inner sleeved
- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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I did this and I believe I got about 1.5 inches. I used springs ending in 17 and 18 from a 4 door rubi that had a tow package. It was a visually noticeable lift, but not as much as I was looking for, so I pulled the springs out this past week. I ended up going with a 2" OME lift which appears to be more like 3". I'm fairly sure there aren't specific shocks for 4 door or 2 door.

If you're lifting for articulation, go with an actual lift kit. If you're looking to lift for looks, this is probably a passable solution as it pretty much leveled my jeep.



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Ok, I would like to know from all of you that have actually done this.

2dr jk stock none Rubi.

Installing 4 dr Rubicon Stock Spring's.

How much ACTUAL lift are you getting from stock in Inches?

I would like actual measurements ( 1/2"-2" ?), stock tires being used only.

Pictures too if you have them.

Would a guy need longer shocks when doing this?
Could a guy just get shock extension's for now until he got better shock's?
Would the 4 dr Rubi Shocks work in this application as far as length goes (you know, make up the difference of height gain) ?

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I put 4 dr springs from the x Model w tow package on my bone stock 2 dr got me 1.5 inches

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Here it is with UNL Rubi springs, shocks and stock wheels. No extensions and works well. Then added TF 2.5 pucks and close 4" lift.

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we did it on gijoejd's 2dr X
intsalled my unlimited rubi (soft top, trailer pkg) springs all the way around and he gained 1.5" on top of his 2.5" BB


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i have a set of 4dr hard top tow package springs laying around. Wondering if it would be worth it to swap them into my 2dr x with 2.5 teraflex bb.....going by what venom said i guess so
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I'm wondering if the spring rate is different without it being a 4 door Rubicon?

Like if its a 4 door Unlimited or X 4 door?

And if the tow package actually changes the spring rate as well?

Current project jeep 08' wrangler 2dr
Past jeep:
- 07' Rubicon 4 dr, RAMICON- 3.5" ROCK KRAWLER Coil-Over lift
- 5.38 gears- Gusseted/Trussed/inner sleeved
- 40" Pro Comp X-Terrain

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there are like a total of 14 or 15 different spring rates I believe...as far as the rubicon goes...the only difference is shocks....

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I put 4 door rubi springs and shocks on my 2 door 08 stock X. I got 2 1/4 inches of lift. Not sure if the rubi I got them from had a tow package or not. It is a good inexpensive lift that keeps stock ride feeling. The rubi shocks make a huge difference in the off road ride.

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All Rubicon Unlimited's have heavy duty springs. The X or Sahara Unlimited with tow package also have heavy duty springs. If you would like to know for sure the donor vehicle actually has HD springs, then check the VIN. The 4th letter/digit should be a G. I think others carry an F in that location. If it has the G is then it came with HD springs. The front has left and right specific springs but the rear does not have a left right designation. The common thought is the bigger gas tank on the Unlimited rated a slightly taller spring on the passenger side.

When I did the swap I got 1" on the front and 1.25" in the rear. I also had a very heavy front bumper and winch on mine. It did lift it and stop my sagging. It also made the front stop diving when you hit the brakes. It was an easy swap. If you don't have a spring compressor you can get one at Auto Zone. They charge you I think $50 but if you bring it back they give you full credit. Saves time and effort. Harbor Freight sell a cheap one for $15.

I have a set of 09 HD springs in the garage off my Unlimited. PM if interested.

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If you want to go higher you could buy my BDS 3 inch springs I have on my 2 dr now. I also have some 1.75 inch Daystar spacers on my rig currently I may be willing to get rid of. I want to go to a taller spring to get rid of my spacers.
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Fourplyn was asking for me, I believe. I'm new on this forum, but have been on another forum a bit. I'm looking to go to 35's, probably with flat fenders and as small a lift as will work with the 35's and still give full articulation.

So I am looking into options on my build. But I think maybe the HD Rubi 4 door springs will work with flat fenders and 35's, so let me know if you are selling your 4 door springs for a reasonable price. I might go with those. If not, I may try a 2.5" coil lift with shocks.

I assume I'll need new shocks, but maybe the 4 door shocks will give me all I need, if I also go flat fenders. Anyone have any experience trying this?
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