Originally Posted by ssuper_nova_71
just wondering if I can install AirLift load leveling airbags on a lifted wrangler.
the instructions tell you to take out the bump stops. will the bags be big enough to compensate for the extra 4 inches of lift? anyone know?
yes, you can run AirLift bags with a lifted wrangler. As the folks above described, I'm doing it right now. You do not remove the bumpstops.
Step 1: properly set your bumpstop length so the shocks aren't bottoming out, the tires aren't rubbing steel & the bumpstop cup is centered over the pad...just like you normally would for any lifted suspension. Good write-up here
, and another here
Step 2: at ride height, measure the distance from the bumpstop cup to the spring pad, and the diameter of the coil.
Step 3: Call up AirLift with those measurements. Ask what bag they have that will fit those dimensions. Write down the PN.
Step 4: Call up an AirLift vendor and buy the PN you learned in Step 3.
Step 5: Take a trip to the junkyard and buy two ZJ front jounce bumpers. Write-up here
Step 6: Install the bags as shown in the 4x4xplor write up
Step 7: Hack the jounce bumper down as I show in my build thread, and install it in place of your original. You can modify your original if you don't want to take the trip to the junkyard, but I kept my original in case I want to remove the bags at some point. Write up here
Step 8: You can plumb the bags and pump them up as described in the 4x4xplor write up
. I found they leak air and need reinflating nearly every day. So I installed an air tank and onboard air compressor, setup to inflate the bags to my desired pressure when I start the engine (more here
See the links the guys posted above for all the info you need
Note: if your jounce bumpers are damaged/missing/rotted you can get replacements from Crown Automotive (PN 52087636AC).