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New shock suggestions for my 2012 JK?

Discussion in 'Wrangler JK (2007-2017)' started by tomrr, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. Aug 2, 2021 at 5:43 AM
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    tomrr

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    Looking to replace my shocks on my 2012 Jk 2-door Wrangler. Stock suspension all around. Any suggestions ? :redjeep:

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  2. Aug 2, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    @tomrr - I swapped out my whole suspension for a rubicon one from a jku with a tow package. I know some guys will turn up their noses at rubicon shocks, and for sure there are high performance options out there, if you just add money, lol. But I’ve been pretty happy with the rubicon shocks on my 2011 sport. Also, the whole suspension set up was $150 and it was basically brand new. I think the guy said it 5k km on it, and that’s how it looked. It gave a mild lift, maybe ~ 2”, which works perfectly with 33” Falken Wildpeak AT 3s. (285/70/17). It’s about as high as I want to go, and it works well on the mild trails and bush roads that I go on.
     
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    Can you share some pics? Side profile view of what your rubi lift on the JK looks like pls. Was thinking bout maybe going that route as it would be cheaper. Can get it here for $150 trading in my stock setup too. I’m on fence between that and TeraFlex 2.5 but that’s like $900!
     
  4. Aug 5, 2021 at 10:18 AM
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    Sure thing. It’s running 17” rugged ridge xhd wheels, -12mm offset and 4.5” backspace with 285/70/17 Falken Wildpeak at 3 s
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    Thanks, nice Jeep!

    I’m bout to switch out my stock fenders to flat ones next week. Would look little more lifted in my case. When you get a chance if it’s not too much trouble, can you measure how many inches from ground to your trim under the door(paint trim)? Thanks.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2021 at 5:25 PM
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    @Jeep4Life rocker panel seam just below the door hinges on passenger side - measured from the concrete floor of our garage.
    Pretty comfortable height for my wife who is 5’4”. That’s the important metric, lol.
    Nothing rubs and it runs as smooth as glass.
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  7. Aug 5, 2021 at 9:40 PM
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    Thanks! The wife is definitely the most important measure lol.
     
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