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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Soooooooo, I forgot to ask, while I was being a wise guy. My1stJGC, any photos of your Jeep with them on yet?

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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

No not yet sitting in passenger seat at moment. Possibly this weekend. I don't use calipers much that's for the inspectors. I do get tenths, thousandths mixed up anyways. I prefer the tape measure and the if it fits it ships method of measuring.
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Old 08-05-2016, 04:36 PM
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Ha ha. No big deal, for these that's close enough.
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Old 08-14-2016, 08:59 AM
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Okay guys/gals, so I'm an idiot. I finally got my parts, measured out the stock links, and started to make my new links. As I'm putting them together it occurs to me, I only ordered 4 ball sockets, but I needed 8. Well crap, so now I can only make the front or rear.
I made the rear set going off the assumption that a 1/4" change in the link yields a 1" change in ride height (based on the OP's numbers). Looking at ARWK2OL's numbers that doesn't seem to far off when going up too, so I have enough room for adjustment to dial it in if needed.
Once I got the set where I wanted, and snugged down, I hit them with a coat of black Rustoleom paint. That should make them a little less conspicuous while protecting them from the elements a bit too. So now I've got a rear set done, but I'm waiting on anther order of ball sockets so I can make the front set.

In the mean time, I've got some numbers for you off the stock set. Both are metric, which isn't exactly a surprise after learning the ball they attach to is metric too. The center to center distance on the front link is 110 mm, and the rear is 76 mm. That equates to 4.330" for the front link, and 2.992" for the rear link.

My rear set (picture attached) are 3.242" center to center, and the pending front set are going to be 4.080". If the math is the same that should give me 1" lift, which sets me at OR1 height, while the sensors think I'm at Normal height. Then I can go above 40 mph without having to re-inflate the bags when I get where I'm going. Looking forward to that.
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Old 08-14-2016, 10:04 AM
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It's going to look good Shots. Can't wait to see it.
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That's awesome. I am so in for that. I live driving around in OR1
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

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Got mine installed in my 15 summit. Having some issues finding the perfect length for the front. Front links are 5.25 and the rear is 2.875

Looks good man. What are your wheel specs?


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So is it the same part to do the front just different lengths?


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If you look back in this thread you'll see exactly what the front and back links look like and yes, the fronts and backs are very much different lengths plus one set has the direction of the ball-sockets reversed 180º on each end.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Hit a curb today. Had to get home and take links off before taking to dealership. Hope it's not to bad. Had stopped to take a look at it and got going again and the traction control was acting up. But been looking at the new non spider monkey srt wheels.
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Hit a curb today. Had to get home and take links off before taking to dealership. Hope it's not to bad. Had stopped to take a look at it and got going again and the traction control was acting up. But been looking at the new non spider monkey srt wheels.
Bummer. 'Hope the fix isn't too arduous.

I have the OEM sensor links in my glove box "just in case"...
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So is it the same part to do the front just different lengths?
Yes, to make them, you're basically making the same thing front and back. The OEM front set are curved, though a new straight set will reportedly work. Also as mentioned, the rear set are shorter than the front and have one end rotated 180° from the other end. The pieces I had forgotten to order showed up today, so I'll post photos tomorrow or Saturday of them when the paint dries. If I think about it (I'll try to remember) I'll take a photo of the stock set next to the new set for comparison.

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.... I have the OEM sensor links in my glove box "just in case"...
Yeah I was planning on keeping my in the spare tire caddie with the jack, funnel, etc. Out of the way, but there if I need them.
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