Worth it to switch Sport suspension with Rubicon factory springs and shocks?

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Is really worth it to switch Sport suspension with Rubicon factory springs and shocks.

 

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What is your intended use for your Jeep? What size tires would you like to run? Will you be installing the suspension yourself? Budget?
 
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285/70/17. Just light trails, not anything above 3 mostly 1 and 2. This is a daily driver.
 

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Did you find a good deal? Is it time to replace shocks? Did you add steel bumper up front and are now sagging? Do you just want to do an upgrade?
 


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Take offs $100, I can do labor. Steel from and rear bumpers. With 285 tires not sure I want to go to next level maybe in a couple of years when tires wear out.
 

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if you have a good deal on take off's I would do it, it'll improve your sport handling characteristics on the road also even if you don't use the full spectrum of the added flex of the rubicon package or springs. The ruby shocks themselves are better shocks and even though people say they're a harsher ride, its actually a better controlled ride imo and reacts better in general.

I have the swap on mine and its been wonderfull on the road (I have added the factory extended lower control arms for arouund 100$ as well which I suggest you do) and my 2 door sport S is one of the best behaved solid axle that I have had on the highway, its still a solid axle but its great and I do 200 km per day to get to work.
 

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I installed Rubicon tires, shocks and springs on my Sport, including new mopar LCA. I did not notice a significant difference in ride or handling. The reason I made the change was because I wanted tougher tires and a little bit more ground clearance for the trails that I do. The tires should have increased my height by about 3/4", I measured another 1 3/4" after I added the springs and shocks. I did the swap myself at my house in about 6 hours.
 


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Did mine and spacers due to bumpers.
Worth every penny and gave me almost 3 in front and 2.75 rear.
Worth it for less than $300
 

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Is really worth it to switch Sport suspension with Rubicon factory springs and shocks.
If you are looking for a little firmer, and a lot more planted, controlled/connected to the road feel out of your rig, then yes, absolutely worth it, and hard to beat the price……👍
 

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For $100 and you doing the install it would be worth it. Did the same thing on a buddy's Sport this summer which included the Rubicon springs, shocks, tires and wheels that he paid $1,200 for. Took me about 2 hours to do the install and it looks way better.
 

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Take offs $100, I can do labor. Steel from and rear bumpers. With 285 tires not sure I want to go to next level maybe in a couple of years when tires wear out.
Okay...

So after this, no more modifications for the next couple of years.

Where have I heard that before?
 

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The answer is yes. Only issue you might see is your steering feeling a little looser due to lower caster. Mopar lift LCAs at around $60 should solve that problem if you experience it. FWIW, I did not see any difference in steering when I installed some on my Sport.

 

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