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myct90 05-17-2012 12:45 PM

Coil-rite installation
 
Just picked up the Firestone coil-rite air bag kit and have a quick question that I could some some help with.

Question: Wondering the safest place to put the jack stands? Can I jack up the axle, support the rear on jack stands directly on the frame, and then lower the jack to allow the spring to decompress?

tom19511 05-17-2012 03:55 PM

Jack stands
 
I would use the same place where the service shops use.. Usually 4 flat spots on the frame:cheers:

IndyBlueWK 05-18-2012 06:14 AM

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I'd lift it up so that the coil springs as much as possible to make it easier to get the coil rites in and please post lots of photos...


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myct90 08-12-2013 10:47 AM

Follow up: After a year with the coil-rite's not a problem at all. I didn't take any photos but installation is pretty easy. You really have to jamb them into the coils but it's really a pretty quick job. I have a dual motorcycle rack that I throw on the back once in a while. They're very small bikes (old Honda CT's) but these air bags help quite a bit.

IndyBlueWK 08-12-2013 11:03 AM

Photos Please!

afhanson72 05-18-2014 09:15 AM

I just bought the kit for my 05 Grand. The airbags look too small. They are only about 5" tall. Are these the size you installed? Some of the photos I have found online look like the bags are alot longer.

caddydaddy 05-18-2014 12:29 PM

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Originally Posted by afhanson72 (Post 22999297)
I just bought the kit for my 05 Grand. The airbags look too small. They are only about 5" tall. Are these the size you installed? Some of the photos I have found online look like the bags are alot longer.

I installed a set in my '07 2 days ago. And yes, with the axle unloaded, they don't take up all of the space. Once you lower the Jeep to the ground, the bags will be holding some of the weight.

Here's a bag with air pressure, testing for leaks:

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/h...psmkn5dwwy.jpg

Here it is with the Jeep on the ground and about 8 PSI in it:

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/h...pswpzyf26m.jpg

And here's the air valves next to the hitch. If you put them there, drill the holes a bit lower than I did. The air lines are hitting the hitch brace.

http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/h...ps0te1rjoj.jpg

afhanson72 05-18-2014 12:39 PM

Awesome, thank for the pictures too!

caddydaddy 05-18-2014 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by afhanson72 (Post 23002889)
Awesome, thank for the pictures too!

No problem! Does yours have a lift? I think someone said there's a different kit that does have longer bags.

afhanson72 05-18-2014 12:49 PM

Yes but only 2" in the rear. I guess I better research that to see if I need a different kit. Thanks!

afhanson72 06-21-2014 09:26 AM

From what I found you only need longer bags if you have a lift with longer coils. I just have spacers in the rear. I got the kit installed last night. Everything seems to work perfectly. Now I need to go hook up my trailer!


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