Rubicon vs sport suspension height?

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People saying your jeep will ride better with rubi suspension, I honestly dont get it. The springs are way stiffer and the shocks are alright. The ride is stiffer and swings more than the sport.

If I was to rate how it rides relative to sport I would say it rides like sh!t. Offroad the rubi suspension floats, it is waaay better. but onroad it is crap. Dont do this if you are trying to get a better ride on road. Just being honest.
I've made the swap...The Sport suspension rode nice and yes the Rubicon suspension is stiffer but it definitely doesn't ride like shit.
Honestly,I love the ride..on and offroad.
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People saying your jeep will ride better with rubi suspension, I honestly dont get it. The springs are way stiffer and the shocks are alright. The ride is stiffer and swings more than the sport.

If I was to rate how it rides relative to sport I would say it rides like sh!t. Offroad the rubi suspension floats, it is waaay better. but onroad it is crap. Dont do this if you are trying to get a better ride on road. Just being honest.
My sense is a vehicle with 'a Cadillac ride' is like rolling around on heated marshmallows - not my cup of tea. My idea of a great ride is one where the vehicle is responsive, controllable and composed, and does not cause undo discomfort for its class.

To me, the Rubicon suspension is near perfect for a 4,200 pound Jeep whose center of gravity is about 36" above Earth and is used recreationally (20%), not competitively. The stock Rubicon shocks properly control the stiffer spring rebound movements and permit the springs to do the job of absorbing rapid compression forces.
 

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My sense is a vehicle with 'a Cadillac ride' is like rolling around on heated marshmallows - not my cup of tea. My idea of a great ride is one where the vehicle is responsive, controllable and composed, and does not cause undo discomfort for its class.

To me, the Rubicon suspension is near perfect for a 4,200 pound Jeep whose center of gravity is about 36" above Earth and is used recreationally (20%), not competitively. The stock Rubicon shocks properly control the stiffer spring rebound movements and permit the springs to do the job of absorbing rapid compression forces.
Absolutely. Thats why I said relative to the sport. The sport suspension did all that much better, just not nearly as good off road. The off road benefits you get from the rubi suspension, plus it still being a solid ride makes it 100% worth it. But some people think it will ride better on road than stock sport.
 

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So I totally didn’t measure before or after my dad was quick to lift it on the 4 post before i found a tape measure.

But the best that i have for reference is before and after photos parked next to a stock rubi.
My jeep is also as tall as my dads gladiator which i believe has a tow package of sorts since it sits pretty much even with my jeep now.

I’ve got the rubi springs and shocks, mopar lift LCA and metalcloak durospring bumpstops. I gotta say the jeep rides pretty good, definitely better than stock sport springs and shocks. It’s a little more firm but it soaks bumps much better.

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this is before the lift, i used the mirrors as reference points
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Some more photos, but this time comparing it to a sport S. It looks like I got a solid 1” at the minimum.

Ignore my jeep being crooked in the spot, I parked up right against the curb and the curb isn’t parallel with the parking spot.

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Formally measured before adding Rubi suspension to my Sport S
15 7/8” to bottom of Rock sliders
36” to fender flares
After upgrade
18 to bottom of Rock sliders
38 1/8” to fender flares.
Gained noticeable height earlier when upgrading to Rubi Takeoffs, just didn’t measure
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Stock
Rubi front stock back
Just takeoffs
Takeoffs plus suspension

Drives a little stiffer now, but not bad at all. Very happy

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You also added Rubi takeoff tires and wheels?
Me? no. I did rubi suspension, quick discos amd steel bumpers. waiting for rear bumper to arrive. Then waiting for smitrybuilt 9.5k XRC winch to go on sale. I am still on stock goodyear wrangler ATs, theyre decent tires.

KO2s 33s will be on my Jeep eventually. And so will ARB lockers. rnow I am saving money for my hiker offroad trailer build I am starting next year.
 

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Uhhh... this violates the HIPAA regulations. The thought police will be salivating at the chance to take away your voting rights. Just sayin'
Can you please delete your post At least the non Jeep pics attached

my phone added multiple pics after I selected 4
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Me? no. I did rubi suspension, quick discos amd steel bumpers. waiting for rear bumper to arrive. Then waiting for smitrybuilt 9.5k XRC winch to go on sale. I am still on stock goodyear wrangler ATs, theyre decent tires.

KO2s 33s will be on my Jeep eventually. And so will ARB lockers. rnow I am saving money for my hiker offroad trailer build I am starting next year.
Ok..I'm confused...you pics show sport and rubi wheels/tires..soft and hard tops..
 

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I have a dual top. Changed Rubi takeoff wheels/ 33’s over summer. Put hard top on Labor Day. Measurements I gave were with with hard top day before and day after changing suspension.
 

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You posted 4 pictures?...the first 3 are of a soft top the 4th is a hardtop with Rubicon wheels and tires it looks like...And then your medical procedure...lol
No I didnt. that was another member.
 

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I have a dual top. Changed Rubi takeoff wheels/ 33’s over summer. Put hard top on Labor Day. Measurements I gave were with with hard top day before and day after changing suspension.
Ahhh...mystery solved...
I'm not losing my mind.
 
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