You should thank me for helping mud iron out the "fuzzy points"
there are no fuzzy points besides what you don't understand or think you know better..
hey mudb8, have you seen or played with any TJ's that have AirLift bags in the rear?
Jeep TJ Air Lift Suspension Installation Write-Up
installed mine today: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/un...ml#post9320554
trying to work out how they'll behave during rear axle flex....both sides are connected, so as one compresses, the other will inflate more, but at ride height the pressure in both is equal. I played with the floor jack & drooping the axle with the shocks disconnected and they didn't do anything strange, ride in the springs nicely actually. They're supposed to replace the bumpstop extensions...but i dont feel comfortable pulling the OME bumpstop extension just yet. they almost seem to act like continuously variable airbumps....
yep, I've done several, mostly for towing and have retained proper bumpstop lengths along with them... they still flex perfectly with reduced air pressure.
ask dtc503 about his with the 3" AEV coils.
I have a 4in RC "X" kit. What should i do about bumpstops? Should i just buy some pucks a put them on the spring perch? I do have ba 2in BB laying around
put the fronts on the spring perch, and the rears on the upper bumpstop tower... measure at ride height and match distance of the spring pad and the bumpstop tower to the uptravel of the shock.
Is it installed? If it is, and you have access to tools, i would yank the coils and start measuring. If not, put the kit on minus the coils, and compress the wheels until it rubs, turn it, back it off and take some shock and bumpstop measurements.
As said before, there are far too many variables for anyone on the net to tell you to just install X amount of bumpstop or shock and be done with it. The best thing you can do is crawl under there and start figuring out how to handle these issues now, and in the future.
LOL, you still don't get it. bumpstop length can be measured without fooling around or pulling springs and the above chart also shows the minimum amount of bumpstop length for a tire size to keep them from rearanging sheet metal, I don't care about rubbing fender flares.
I already did all the testing over the years with thousands of Mods and installs I've done and took into account all the variables you can't wrap your head around including the angles and Track Bar interference.
lets say you are using 32" tires with a 2.5" lift and have front shocks that are 16" collapsed, you need 1" stops for the tires to clear and 2.5" bumstop extensions to keep the front shocks from bottoming out.
The "Fuzzy points", since you don't get it, are the different shock extended and collaplsed lengths with the same or less travel. for example,
OME N66L shocks are 15.5" collapsed and 26.5" extended... 11" travel..
Rancho 9000 rs999255 shocks are 15.875" collapsed and 25.875" extended... 10" travel.
Or an 11" travel Bilstein that has a 17" collapsed length and a 28" extended length....
SO, for those looking for a good ride and best flex, are best off to use the shortest collapsed length with longer travel that requires less bumpstop extension, The Bilstien, stuck in stock mounts will literally stink due to the length.... Thats all fact, not my Opinion. I put things together properly that work and perform best. For those that are putting on 35's and need 3" bumpstop extensions, the Variables switch gears allowing the use a longer collapsed length shock, just because it'll fit the application but will not ride as well due to the reduced suspension uptravel, the other problem is the shocks allow the axle to droop beyond the uncompressed length of the spring and is basicly unuseable. That extra droop causes extreme angles with Short Arm/Mid arms and Contributes to extreme rear steer due to unbalanced travel.