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Unread 05-17-2012, 01:45 PM   #1
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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?

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Unread 05-17-2012, 04:55 PM   #2
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Jack stands

I would use the same place where the service shops use.. Usually 4 flat spots on the frame
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Unread 05-18-2012, 07:14 AM   #3
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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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Unread 08-12-2013, 11:47 AM   #4
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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.
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Photos Please!
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Unread 05-18-2014, 10:15 AM   #6
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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.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 01:29 PM   #7
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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:



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



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.

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Unread 05-18-2014, 01:39 PM   #8
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Awesome, thank for the pictures too!
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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.
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Unread 05-18-2014, 01:49 PM   #10
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Yes but only 2" in the rear. I guess I better research that to see if I need a different kit. Thanks!
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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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