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Old 08-18-2016, 11:41 AM
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

The very first post in this thread has photos of what the links look like...

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

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Bummer. 'Hope the fix isn't too arduous.



I have the OEM sensor links in my glove box "just in case"...

Well I for sure know I bent the wheel. Waiting for rest of info.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:30 PM
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

If someone wants to LOWER or LIFT there G/C, I have my Llams Height Controller listed in the classifieds for $150 (normally $350 new). This one has been programed to be level on all settings. I sold the Jeep is reason for selling. ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1471552242.457779.jpg
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:37 AM
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Good price for a Llams unit. I looked at them, and they were NOT cheap. $150 is pretty good.


And without further ado. The paint is dry and mine are on. The OP's adjustments for lowering, works the same for lifting, as expected. Obviously you've got to do the reverse lengthen/shorten, but the amounts are the same. My links are 1/4" different than stock and I've got 1" of lift. I'm now at OR1 height, while in Normal mode. So now I if I drive over 40 mph, I don't need to air back up when I get there. It thinks it's in Normal height so it stays up. Park mode, and Aero mode still work without issue, though they're obviously an inch higher than before too. Not really a concern for me since I don't use park mode, and rarely drive fast enough for Aero mode to turn on much less make a difference.

I took a few quick measurements before and after putting them on (F = Front, R = Rear):

______ Stock F ___Stock R ___ Custom F __ Custom R
Gap*----- 3.0 ---------- 4.5 --------- 4.0 -------- 5.5
Park---- 33.5 --------- 35.0 -------- 34.5 ------ 36.0
Norm--- 35.0 --------- 36.5 -------- 36.0 ------ 37.5
OR1----- 36.0 --------- 37.0 -------- 37.0 ------ 38.0
OR2----- 37.1 --------- 38.1 -------- **** ----- ****

* The "gap" was measured while in normal mode only. It was taken from the top of the tire to the fender.
** All the heights are in inches. They were taken from the ground to the fender (from contact patch over the center of the wheel, to the fender).
*** Keep in mind your gap and overall height may be different than mine since I'm running oversize tires which will affect both.
**** OR2 was not tested with the custom links so no measurements taken. I assume the system will error out due to a physical limit if that height is selected, but I didn't try it since I won't be using OR2. I hadn't used it before, and I know I'm 1 setting higher than the Jeep thinks it is, so I won't be using it in the future either.

I also took a shot of the new links with the stock links. Yup, I remembered to do it. I even though ahead enough to lay a new #2 pencil down there with them, for scale.
I also took a shot with them in the spare tire caddie, just because I could. It fits in there real nice, in a pocket above the spare tire center cap
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

If I ware to make them again, I think I would probably tack the socket and/or jam nut before paint. I highly doubt they'll be able to move (especially after paint), but better safe than sorry. I didn't tack these because I wasn't sure if I'd need to adjust them or not, and knew once they were on I wouldn't want to take them off to tack and paint them.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Have any pictures of the Jeep higher?
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:47 PM
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Not yet. I post one or two once I take them.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

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If someone wants to LOWER or LIFT there G/C, I have my Llams Height Controller listed in the classifieds for $150 (normally $350 new). This one has been programed to be level on all settings. I sold the Jeep is reason for selling. Attachment 71123

How low do these adjust it versus the adjustable links?


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Old 08-31-2016, 08:25 PM
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

As I understand it, the Llams unit can adjust to the same heights as the physical links. The main difference being that the Llams unit does it by tricking the computer, and the links trick the sensor.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Shots, did you ever get around to taking some pictures?
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

no, sorry. I wanted to wash it first, but have been to big of a wuss to wash the Jeep when it's 90° outside. I know the guys/gals in the southern states will laugh at me for that, but I'm not used to that crap. We normally only have about 8 days of 90+ temperatures each year and we're sitting closer to 30 of them so far this year.

I'll go take some photos of the dirty Jeep for you (tomorrow hopefully), and try to get some better, clean ones soon. Sorry for being a slow poke.
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Haha no worries! I really like the idea of using these to raise the Jeep. I like driving around in OR1 but I live in the country so higher speed roads. The Jeep drops itself down.
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