Anyone regret installing Rubicon suspension on Sport?

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No regrets but after almost a year running the rubi suspensions on the Jeep, it was time to move on. Swapped on Falcon 2.1” shocks recently and just ordered a set of their softest Synergy coils. After weeks of research I think these will continue the legacy of the rubi suspension- affordable, easy and handles great.
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That was the impression I got, that most of the lift was from the springs, but this guy said otherwise. They had a hard top, plastic bumper, not sure if they have a tow package or not, I'll have to ask. That explains the varying part numbers then. Thank you!
Just for comparison, the attached photos show the individual part numbers for each of my springs. Note that they are all different and are corner specific. I have a two door Rubicon with tow package, hard top and plastic bumpers.
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That was the impression I got, that most of the lift was from the springs, but this guy said otherwise. They had a hard top, plastic bumper, not sure if they have a tow package or not, I'll have to ask. That explains the varying part numbers then. Thank you!
Heather, here's a post that shows spring #s from a Sahara vs #s from a Rubicon, your sport #s will be a couple numbers lower than the Sahara #s. And from all I've read the higher number in each pair goes on the passenger side.
https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/forum/threads/rubicon-springs-on-sahara.10715/page-9#post-596531

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I am noticing with my Teraflex spacers I might be over extending the rear shocks. I don't have a back seat or spare mounted so there is minimal weight back there, but over harsh bumps I am getting a pretty solid "thud" sound. I think I am going to do their shock extensions next.
 

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I am noticing with my Teraflex spacers I might be over extending the rear shocks. I don't have a back seat or spare mounted so there is minimal weight back there, but over harsh bumps I am getting a pretty solid "thud" sound. I think I am going to do their shock extensions next.
Are those the 1/2" spacers?
 

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Just finished up my install last weekend. I put JLUR (steel bumper, power top, towing group) suspension on my 2dr Sport (soft top and no back seat or spare). I also added the Teraflex 1.5 kit with bump stops and Mopar front LCAs. It looks fantastic on the 35s, the ride is a bit rougher than expected. Granted this is my first Jeep so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I feel everything. Tires are set at 32psi.

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holy damn your Jeep looks great. I love those wheels.
 

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Just swapped mine out. Also added a 3/4" spacer lift

Cost:

$60 Rubicon shocks and springs. Went from 57/58 to 60/61 on the front and 87/88 to 91/92 on the rear
$50 3/4" Daystar spacer lift
$20 Latest updated trackbar from 2019 rubicon
$60 LCAs from Mopar lift
$250 - tools including impact wrench, swivel sockets, giant torque wrench
11 hours work - because I can always make a simple job difficult
Two smashed fingers and a cut on the forehead (the last injury was from not holding onto the box wrench when tightening the very last swaybar link bolt)

Total lift:
2-3/4" front
2-3/4" rear

It looks to have taken some rake out and measurement at the rock sliders shows about 1/2" less rake. But fender numbers don't bear this out.

I've only driven around the block but it's definitely stiffer, but in a good way, and tracks better.

Before:

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After:

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Front before and after (the 2nd picture only appears tilted - I was tired)

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Rear before and after. Again the 2nd pic only looks tilted:

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Rear after:

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Blood, sweat, and tears:

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How you feel after it's done:
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Just swapped mine out. Also added a 3/4" spacer lift

Total lift:
2-3/4" front
2-3/4" rear
Update - after settling, I ended up gaining 2-1/2" in front and 2" in the rear.
Went from 1" rake to 1/2" rake.
 

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Just finished up my install last weekend. I put JLUR (steel bumper, power top, towing group) suspension on my 2dr Sport (soft top and no back seat or spare). I also added the Teraflex 1.5 kit with bump stops and Mopar front LCAs. It looks fantastic on the 35s, the ride is a bit rougher than expected. Granted this is my first Jeep so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I feel everything. Tires are set at 32psi.

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The rotiforms look good. I still haven't decided what wheels. But I'm definitely adding the 1.5" kit to the rubi stuff I already have. It makes it look great.

Looking at a picture of mine after looking at yours makes it look like it's not even lifted at all.
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