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I have a stock Willys JT and tempted to buy a take off Rubicon suspension. It seems like a nice budget upgrade. But is it an upgrade? Looking for mild off road use and daily driver. I just assumed the components would be overall better quality and more capable. Could just be a marketing thing. Also looking at adding a simple level kit.
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I paid $200 for Rubicon shocks and springs. Put them on my Sport S and got 1 in of lift all the way around. (frame to ground measurements front and rear) I get a tiny bit of rubbing at full flex with sway bars disconnected. I am adding the Terraflex Leveling kit. To each his own. But I like mine and for $200 it was a good deal. I did not scrape my frame on a few trail sections I used to.

Not sure if the Willys is taller than a sport s. For me it made sense. I may go to 35s and we shall see how they clear, but with a 33. I am happy.
 

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I also have a 2021 Willy's. I understand that this version has the rubicon shocks but not springs. Is that correct?
 

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From what I understand, from reading here, it has Wrangler Rubicon shocks or rather maybe FCA Rubicon shocks, not Gladiator Rubicon shocks which are what, fox something or others?

Not sure about the springs. Maybe somebody will be bored enough to go look up their part numbers, I'm not there yet 😋🍌
 

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I love mine (stock Willy's) and have had it off road quite a bit in mostly muddy trails. I was amazed at how the suspension handled things. No bottoming out, no excessive bounce, plenty smooth and not sure what I would gain if I put the Rubicon sus. on...
 

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Thanks for the replies. I tapped myself out for the most part with buying the truck. I’m currently looking for the best bang for the buck budget upgrades. Some of these take off deals seem very tempting but I for sure don’t want to throw money at “side grades”.
 

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I love mine (stock Willy's) and have had it off road quite a bit in mostly muddy trails. I was amazed at how the suspension handled things. No bottoming out, no excessive bounce, plenty smooth and not sure what I would gain if I put the Rubicon sus. on...
Yeah, I'm with bear hunter. Whatever the willys has is plenty for me.

Seems a marginal improvement maybe depending upon your circumstances and as others have said, probably a waste if you think you maybe might end up wanting more height later on.
 

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I paid $200 for Rubicon shocks and springs. Put them on my Sport S and got 1 in of lift all the way around. (frame to ground measurements front and rear) I get a tiny bit of rubbing at full flex with sway bars disconnected. I am adding the Terraflex Leveling kit. To each his own. But I like mine and for $200 it was a good deal. I did not scrape my frame on a few trail sections I used to.

Not sure if the Willys is taller than a sport s. For me it made sense. I may go to 35s and we shall see how they clear, but with a 33. I am happy.
Do you also rub in the back? I'm about to buy rubi springs for mine. I also have a fender kit from american adventure labs to increase front clearance, as well as a leveling kit from teraflex. I'm wanting to run 35's but i'm scared i'm going to rub and need an actual lift.
 

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As far as I understand we have Rubicon shocks but not the springs. Everything else is the same.
 

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The Rubicon shocks say Rubicon on them next to the fox logo. The fox logo has red around it, and the shocks themselves are silver. Do you have the 2" lift kit? Otherwise, maybe just the diesel Willys gets Fox's? The gas Willys I test drove didn't have fox shocks.
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