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Did you make a set straight or did you have to make a set smaller curved?
Straight.

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Old 07-12-2016, 04:32 PM
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Dang my 2015 has the curved front links. Attachment 69851 which is weird since I got it before the HA came out. Built 2/15. Good thing I checked before ordering. Mines a overland.
The curved links are normal and is what is used on ALL 2011-2015 WK2s. They didn't revise the links until sometime in 2016 in which most of them appear to be straight in front....although I believe I think someone here said their 2016 had the curved front links.

When adding your own DIY links, they will be straight.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Ok I must of read through thread to fast thinking the curved ones you couldn't be done. Going to order my parts tomorrow at work. They can be bought at grainger and bet I can get snuck into other orders.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

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For any of you guys concerned about the alignment after installing these links, just call your dealer and say it pulls and you want to schedule an alignment. If it's within the warranty period, it should be free. They won't know the difference.
I've never heard of any manufacturer giving you a free alignment. I had a BMW with free maintenance and the alignments weren't free.

The only situation that it might apply is if you literally just bought the car and you can tell them the first time you got to highway speed, there was a shimmy in the wheel. But I'd sorta bet someone will notice the links being non-stock since they are bright silver instead of black.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

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Do you remember who had the issue with the 2016? I'd like to PM them to see if they had to do anything differently. I can tell you the front links on my 2016 overland are straight and not curved. I remember seeing in regards to that on one of the forums.
i think i was the first guy with a 2016 to get links from james. i spent all day putting on, testing (would never get to park height, would just adjust forever), taking off, turning, putting on, testing, taking off, etc. eventually, i bottomed out on the ends and broke the rod on one of the new links so i put the old ones back on. i think i put pics earlier in this thread. i've never gotten materials to try to make my own. so yes, you have to do something different, but i haven't had time to mess with it and post any successful lengths, etc.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

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I've never heard of any manufacturer giving you a free alignment. I had a BMW with free maintenance and the alignments weren't free.

The only situation that it might apply is if you literally just bought the car and you can tell them the first time you got to highway speed, there was a shimmy in the wheel. But I'd sorta bet someone will notice the links being non-stock since they are bright silver instead of black.
Tell the dealer your car pulls, it's under bumper to bumper warranty until 3 years/36k miles. You shouldn't pay a dime for an alignment. Same goes if a suspension part wore out/broke and needed replacing within that period, the parts and alignment should be at no charge. Those techs would never even think to look at the links, they wouldn't know any better. You can't tell there's a difference unless you're looking for it.

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Tell the dealer your car pulls, it's under bumper to bumper warranty until 3 years/36k miles. You shouldn't pay a dime for an alignment. Same goes if a suspension part wore out/broke and needed replacing within that period, the parts and alignment should be at no charge. Those techs would never even think to look at the links, they wouldn't know any better. You can't tell there's a difference unless you're looking for it.

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at no charge, using new or remanufactured parts.
I think you are missing the key points. Just like wiper blades, brakes, tires, etc. that are wear items, it is unlikely that the alignment would be covered. In fact, I have never heard of covering the alignment except on a brand new car. After that, it falls into a category that that would cover it if a covered component were to fail, become defective or be determined to have been defective from the factory and that caused the alignment to be out of spec.. It certainly can't hurt to give it a shot, and if the dealer does it at no charge will be surprised.
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I think you are missing the key points. Just like wiper blades, brakes, tires, etc. that are wear items, it is unlikely that the alignment would be covered. In fact, I have never heard of covering the alignment except on a brand new car. After that, it falls into a category that that would cover it if a covered component were to fail, become defective or be determined to have been defective from the factory and that caused the alignment to be out of spec.. It certainly can't hurt to give it a shot, and if the dealer does it at no charge will be surprised.


I agree with what you have said, but having a good service writer as I am very thankful for, so things can just get done, like today when I stripped the lug key on lock lug on my Cherokee, pulled and replaced with no charge.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Looks very nice, Your car have spacers? Can you Let me know Brand and size?

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....... I am concerned with alignment issues, and I've been trying to get a hold of my trusted, alignment guy, to make sure he'll be able to check it out, after I drop it.

He's been my "go to guy" for the last 30 years, but all of a sudden, he's not answering the phone. I've been trying his number for two weeks. He's located on the other side of town, from where I live, but it looks like I'm going to have to drive over to his shop, and see what's going on..........

I know I posted this a while back, and just saw it, as I was reading back through this discussion.


I found out why I couldn't get in touch with my "trusted front end guy"......He passed away, the first week of July. I hadn't seen him in a couple of months, prior to his passing, and didn't know he was in any kind of trouble.


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Very sad to hear that, leadfoot4.
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I was dealing with some tranny issues on my 2015 and since it was at the dealership I was running the stock links again for a little while. I couldn't my links back in soon enough! Even though the driving feel isn't any different than stock, the look and ease of getting in and out was significant.
I'm still making these for anyone that wants a set. Just PM me.
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