Lift Installed - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > WK2 Grand Cherokee Forum > Lift Installed

ANOTHER Rockridge4wd Creation!! Spare Tire Carrier Delete ROCKRIDGE4WD Introduces a NEW Jeep Wrangler JK *led* tail Engo winches available at www.rockridge4wd.com! Free shipp

Reply
Unread 01-08-2014, 12:39 PM   #16
mcwushu
Registered User
2012 WK 
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Medpilot View Post
I wonder how that set-up would look on a model with factory air suspension?
It would look fine in OAII setting, but once you drove down the hwy, you'd have some problems with the vehicle lowering to sport mode, park, etc.

33's won't fit with the air suspension, there are several threads out there regarding tire/wheel sizes that work with air suspension, I believe a couple people have gotten 32's in there.

mcwushu is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-08-2014, 03:54 PM   #17
ColdCase
My Reality Check Bounced
 
ColdCase's Avatar
2011 WK 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: New England
Posts: 4,184
Quote:
Originally Posted by Medpilot View Post
I wonder how that set-up would look on a model with factory air suspension?
The air suspension has height sensors, so it will always be fighting the lift. You would get a very soft ride at the same level as stock.

The inexpensive way to lift a air suspension is to adjust the length of the sensor connection rods to fake the suspension into another height. There are complications, like put it into ORA 2 and you will get some suspension stop issues.
__________________
2011 Grand Cherokee Overland V8, 2009 Liberty Rocky Mt V6, 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo I6, 1979 CJ7 I6 Quadratrac
ColdCase is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 01-09-2014, 12:00 PM   #18
Medpilot
Registered User
2014 WK 
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcwushu View Post
It would look fine in OAII setting, but once you drove down the hwy, you'd have some problems with the vehicle lowering to sport mode, park, etc.

33's won't fit with the air suspension, there are several threads out there regarding tire/wheel sizes that work with air suspension, I believe a couple people have gotten 32's in there.
Quote:
Originally Posted by ColdCase View Post
The air suspension has height sensors, so it will always be fighting the lift. You would get a very soft ride at the same level as stock.

The inexpensive way to lift a air suspension is to adjust the length of the sensor connection rods to fake the suspension into another height. There are complications, like put it into ORA 2 and you will get some suspension stop issues.
Yeah, the largest "no mod" set up I've read about with air suspension are with 275/55r20. So roughly 31.9".

I keep reading about guys bending the pinch welds to obtain greater clearance. Just curious how that would apply to folks with air suspension. Like you mentioned, coming back down from OAII is what you'd have to account for.

At least you can disable the park mode. Aero mode wouldn't be a big deal being that it only engages at higher speeds when steering movement will be at a minimum.

I guess for more reading I'll search for "33's and air suspension".
Medpilot is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2014, 08:05 AM   #19
reisthaboss91
Registered User
2011 WK 
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: shreveport, LA
Posts: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by mcwushu View Post
Installed the RRO 2.5" lift yesterday and new wheels and tires on today, love it. 20x9 +25 offset American Eagle alloys with 295/55/r20 Nitto Trail grapplers. Had to bend pinch welds to fit the tires, but overall it fits and runs great.


Attachment 950209

What are the pinch welds you had to bend? I want to do this exact thing but don't want to have to tear anything up underneath to fit the tires
reisthaboss91 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 02-18-2014, 10:23 AM   #20
Jackal01
Moderator
 
Jackal01's Avatar
2011 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Houston, Texas, Texas
Posts: 2,281
Quote:
Originally Posted by reisthaboss91 View Post

What are the pinch welds you had to bend? I want to do this exact thing but don't want to have to tear anything up underneath to fit the tires
They are body pieces that are welded as a seam in the wheel wells. They protrude about an inch outward and if tires are big enough the seam can cut the tires. They are behind the fabric in the wheel wells. A common method to flatten them is cutting a slit from front to back every couple inches along the seam. Then hammer the slit pieces until flat against the body. It only needs to be done if the tires could hot the seam. My tires are larger but don't come close to the seam so I haven't done it.
__________________
2011 Billet JKUS

Jackal01 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools






Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.