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I'm currently running Rusty's 5.5" coils with 2" spacers in my 97 GC Limited. It's the 5.2L V8 so it's a little bit heavier and the coils have lost a little bit of their pep. I was thinking about swapping them out for 7.5" XJ coils from Rubicon Express. So my question is what would I have to put in the rear to level it out (keeping in mind the heavier engine) or any alternative methods.
 

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Clayton makes a set of 7" ZJ coils, I've got their 4.5 XJ coils, and they ride nice. XJ 7.5" coils will probably net ~7"...
 

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Well unless you find a set of used Rubicon coils or have a set layin around, Your not gonna get a set of rubicon coils since the went out of business.

but I just saw this,


Dear Rubicon Express customers and fans,

Transamerican Auto Parts/4 Wheel Parts is proud to announce the acquisition of Rubicon Express.

Inspired by the famous Rubicon trails of Northern California, Rubicon Express has a long history of manufacturing hard-core performance suspension systems. Off-road enthusiasts the world over have come to trust Rubicon Express to be the ultimate suspension system for their Jeeps.

Customer feedback has been overwhelming, and we are committed to getting this fantastic brand back in the marketplace quickly. Furthermore, we pledge to use the same manufacturing process that Rubicon has had for years. All products will continue to be made in USA. We are working closely with many members of Rubicon’s team to ensure, long into the future, the same respected quality you've come to expect throughout the entire product line.

Today, our goal is to have product available for purchase by August 1, 2011. Our first priority, though, is to you, all the loyal Rubicon customers. Please be assured that we will gladly honor any and all warranty requests, and replacement parts will soon be available. We will continue to partner with Rubicon’s off-road jobbers and distributors.

Soon you will find high quality Rubicon Express in stock at your favorite dealer and out on the trails. We appreciate your interest in Rubicon Express and your understanding while we work to re-establish the one and only Rubicon Express.

Greg Adler
President & CEO
Transamerican Auto Parts/4 Wheel Parts
 

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Yeah I know Rubicon Express is no more, I was partly banking on being able to find some used/online somewhere. Would the 7.5" Rubicon coils net me more or less then the 7" Clayton coils?
 

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Yeah I know Rubicon Express is no more, I was partly banking on being able to find some used/online somewhere. Would the 7.5" Rubicon coils net me more or less then the 7" Clayton coils?
That's been answered...

Clayton makes a set of 7" ZJ coils, I've got their 4.5 XJ coils, and they ride nice. XJ 7.5" coils will probably net ~7"...
 

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Are you on short arms? At that height, I hope not.

To answer your question the rule of thumb is a an XJ lift spring will net a ZJ about one inch less, so in your case, about 6.5"

Also, the 5.2 and the 4.0 are very comparable in weight.
 

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No Ive got long arms all around. I'm getting a new front driveshaft and I just want to make sure I'm happy with my ride hight before I drop that pretty penny so I can make sure she's the right length. Right now I'm leaning towards the 7" clayton's and considering getting a bit greedy and putting some .75" spacers on top but thats still under debate. I just figured I'd throw a post up on here and see if anyone brought up any alternatives that I hadn't considered
 

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Just finished installing Clayton long arm kit, and I went with 6" BDS spring as 7" I think is too tall. Anyways love them and highly recommend them.
 
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