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post #16 of 20 Old 01-08-2014, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #17 of 20 Old 01-08-2014, 02:54 PM
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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.

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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.
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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".
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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.


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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
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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.
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