Rubicon Suspension on 2-door Sport

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@blnewt thanks for the writeup, this is just what I was looking for! Haven't disconnected the front swaybar yet, have you had any issues with it rubbing while disconnected?
Jeep looks great Bryan!
Haven't had the need to disconnect it yet, but I doubt I'd have any issues, my 295/70s aren't too wide or tall. If I was running 315/70s or 35x12.5 that would be pretty close at full flex.
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Do you need to get an alignment after installing the new LCA's?
No, everything seems to be running straight and true, only thing the LCAs affect is caster. If you were to do any adjusting to any steering components then for sure, but just the LCAs and Rubicon springs, shocks won't affect your alignment enough to be an issue.
After putting in the Rubicon suspension, my steering wheel was positioned slightly to the left and the vehicle was pulling towards the right, all of which weren't occurring before.... had to get it aligned. Drives like a dream now!... just like before.....
 

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Here is mine:

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BEFORE:
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Front springs are 59/60 and rear are 91/92 and Fox shocks. I'll post up measurement after it settles a little...

Don't use my spring combination unless you have a lot of weight in the back... I have 120lbs of audio equipment in the trunk, plus the heavier spare.


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Yes, I trimmed that stupid liner so I could access the bolt comfortably! Lol

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Looks great @DavidRam
Did you also get the longer Mopar LCAs?
Should be a nice pkg w/ that Fox shock setup for sure!
 

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Looks great @DavidRam
Did you also get the longer Mopar LCAs?
Should be a nice pkg w/ that Fox shock setup for sure!
Thanks! I hope so... I went up one set of numbers in the rear from what we talked about. I think it might be just right with all the weight I have back there... The front is still slightly higher than the back, so I'll wait and see how it settles.
The longer LCAs are next! I'm pretty short on time, so everything has to be done in increments...
 

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After putting in the Rubicon suspension, my steering wheel was positioned slightly to the left and the vehicle was pulling towards the right, all of which weren't occurring before.... had to get it aligned. Drives like a dream now!... just like before.....
I had the same right pull and steering wheel was a bit off also. Got an alignment and glad I did! Well worth the $75!

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After a few days of settling, the ground to underside of fender dimensions are:

38 5/8" front

38 3/8" rear

Visually it looks level imo, which is what I was after... It sits perfect for my taste.


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After a few days of settling, the ground to underside of fender dimensions are:

38 5/8" front

38 3/8" rear

Visually it looks level imo, which is what I was after... It sits perfect for my taste.
I would say you nailed it!
 
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Tested things out today with the front swaybar disconnected. 295/70r17's, 4.75" BS - 0 offset, 60/61/90/91 springs. Little close.

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I've been sitting on a set of 60/61 and 90/91 Rubi springs and shocks since November, and I finally scored a set of Rubi take-off wheels and tires today so my son and I are ready to get wrenching! @blnewt did you have any alignment issues after install? If you did, how did you correct it - just a trackbar adjustment?
 
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@The Fixer not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure @blnewt didn't need an alignment afterwards. They did install the LCAs from the Mopar 2" lift kit though to help out with caster.
 

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I've been sitting on a set of 60/61 and 90/91 Rubi springs and shocks since November, and I finally scored a set of Rubi take-off wheels and tires today so my son and I are ready to get wrenching! @blnewt did you have any alignment issues after install? If you did, how did you correct it - just a trackbar adjustment?
I did see a difference and needed an alignment... my steering wheel was shifted to the left slightly so that kicked off my OCD :surprised: and I did notice a pull to the right... all that was fixed with an alignment....
 
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@The Fixer not 100% sure, but I'm pretty sure @blnewt didn't need an alignment afterwards. They did install the LCAs from the Mopar 2" lift kit though to help out with caster.
Mine was just the same as prior, regarding steering wheel alignment, I didn't have to do anything after the install.
 

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Thanks for the responses! The weather is looking promising for tomorrow so we are hoping to get the goodies installed...hopefully Mother Nature cooperates!

My initial plan is to drive it as is and see if the decreased caster is annoying. I can always order the arms and add them later as it seems to be a simple bolt-on from Brad's (@blnewt) thread. They look to run around $80ish shipped for the pair.
 

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