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I do wish that the photos were not just thumbnails, however...details are hard or impossible to see.
The pictures are just small thumbnails?? That's weird I am showing large pictures on my side that can be clicked to be even larger? Is everyone else just seeing small thumbnails??

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Lol I bet! I get high beamed in the GC all of the time. They shine high already.
Why don't you re-aim them? That's gotta be super annoying for the oncoming drivers. Not only does it not blind everyone else, but the output would improve for you as well. A properly aimed HID projector is critical. Too high and you blind people and a lot of your output is above the road, too low and you have no down the road lighting. Adjusting is simple with just a philips screw driver. Find a nice flat wall you can aim at and fix'em.

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

Your pics were large/normal for me.

I actually adjusted them last night. On my wife's Lexus I had to raise them so I have became familiar a bit with how simple it is to aim them.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

The pics are still thumbnail non clickable for me aswell. I'm viewing from a Surface though so i just pinched and zoomed in. Still looks great, definitely on my list of to do.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

This is basically an exact duplicate of a thread I posted a few months ago lol. My links look identical and I did point out that lowering the rear just an inch had a drastic affect on the headlights. They had to be lowered a couple clicks down.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

The front links have to be longer to make the car go lower
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The front links are different. Same concept , but the link is a different length. Also, if you wanted to lower the front I think I read you have to increase the length of the link, not shorten like the rears. Fronts would be just as easy of a job.
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This is basically an exact duplicate of a thread I posted a few months ago lol. My links look identical and I did point out that lowering the rear just an inch had a drastic affect on the headlights. They had to be lowered a couple clicks down.
Yeah, but I like to add lots of pics I got all my info from your thread, I thought I mentioned that in the original post, maybe I didn't.

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The front links have to be longer to make the car go lower
Yeah I tinkered with the fronts last night since they are so easy to remove (just reach in above the tire). I went ahead and ordered 4 more ball sockets and I will make some for the fronts as well. After dropping the rear to even out the wheel gaps I'm finding that I actually don't like the evened out stance and feel that to look right we do need a very slight front rake. I feel that with an even gap front to rear it seems like the Jeep is always squating in the back. Then I can only imagine when driving or accelerating it probably looks like I have 1000lbs of bricks in the back. So I'm gonna leave the rear at the 1" lowered height, then drop the front just slightly to give it a slight forward rake. Should be a perfect stance and all well within alignment specs. Reason being is if Jeep aligns this thing in sport mode, then 90% of my driving will be at a height just between sport and normal ride height. If anything this will be better for tire wear, so I tell myself anyway ;-) And hey if I ever decide I don't like them it takes 5 minutes to return to stock and I can always sell the adjustable links.
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Yeah, but I like to add lots of pics I got all my info from your thread, I thought I mentioned that in the original post, maybe I didn't.
Oh ok, awesome haha Didn't want anyone to steal my thunder since I couldn't find any info about the links on this forum or the web in general. And yes, after I installed my links I realized I took zero pictures so I'm glad you were able to post a bunch of pics.

Might want to put a link to my thread in the original post so people can see part numbers to source their own parts for the build.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

I can't believe how small these links actually are. The pics in the first post look like they are a lot larger than what are. Maybe because it is such a close up. I can't believe Zoro sent these things in 2 boxes. One 12 x 8 x 8 box had the ball sockets then a 2" dia tube had the 3' piece of threaded rod. And no charge shipping.
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Oh ok, awesome haha Didn't want anyone to steal my thunder since I couldn't find any info about the links on this forum or the web in general. And yes, after I installed my links I realized I took zero pictures so I'm glad you were able to post a bunch of pics.

Might want to put a link to my thread in the original post so people can see part numbers to source their own parts for the build.
Yeah I will absolutely give you credit for putting these parts together. Those ball sockets are perfect. I did however link to a different source for the same sockets through the eBay user zoro. Great service.


Blk14altitude,

Yeah it was pretty funny receiving a decent size box about the size of a shoe box, then having to search around inside for the four tiny ball sockets lol.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Received my four additional ball sockets today from zoro tools and I made another pair of links for the fronts. Like I said before leveling out the wheel gaps doesn't look good IMO. The Jeep needs a little front rake to look right otherwise it gives the impression the Jeep has a load of bricks in the back. I measured before and after and in completely stock configuration the Jeep has a 1" difference front to back. This is just measure from the ground to the center of the wheel well arch. I used my rear links at the same 3.25" length as before, and increased the length of the fronts about the same 1/4" in hopes to drop the front exact same amount as rear. First shot and it turned out perfectly. So the Jeep lowered about 1" all around and still has the slight rack which it needs. . Looks PERFECT IMO! I have not driven it yet as I have the Jeep all cleaned in the garage and will wait for rain to stop.
As I said before, alignment shouldn't be an issue whatsoever. As others have said the Jeep is aligned in sport mode supposedly, so since my Jeep is driven in normal ride height 90% of the time, I actually put the Jeep closer to sport mode height for normal driving conditions.
Here are a few pictures in the garage so nothing fancy, but you get the idea. Even though the height difference is relatively minor, you can really feel the difference getting in and out. Looks awesome!! Pictures all in entry/exit height.











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Can you come down to Tampa FL and do mine please😬... Looks awesome!!!
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Having my AAR links installed tomorrow, I'll make sure to leave the front a bit lower and will probably do the same 1" lower all around or maybe a tiny bit more
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