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Old 08-31-2016, 09:29 PM
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Yeah that was my biggest issue. I hated having to air them back up to OR1 every time I went faster than 40-45 mph. Not that I do any highway driving, but on most back roads around here the speed limit is 45-55, so it can get old fast. This was the perfect fix, I'm glad I stumbled across the thread.

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

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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.

I'd be willing to buy it if there's a way we can confirm it does get as low as links!


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

You can contact Liams directly to get the specifications...

There's a limit to how much you can lower, regardless of method, while still retaining comfort and staying in the "alignment zone" for the suspension. I'm enjoying the 1" lower I have with the alternative sensor links, but wouldn't want to go much lower. Just like there's an upper travel limit when running in OR-II, the same holds true at the bottom of the travel limit of the suspension. If you lower too far, you are not leaving yourself any effective suspension at that end.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

He also sold his unit so you'd need to look at buying one new.
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Old 09-01-2016, 01:12 PM
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Hey Sibze I stopped at the local orchard today to pick up some fruit. While there I snapped 2 quick photos of the dirty Jeep for you. This is with it in "normal" mode. Actual height is at OR1, but the Jeep thinks it's at normal, so now it stays there. It will also use Aero mode when I'm maintaining 55, and then automatically return to this height when I'm at regular speeds.
I'm very happy with this mod. Probably the easiest "lift" I've ever done.

I'm going to try to get some better photos later today when I go back out.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

O man that's awesome. Ok this is on my list... I love it!
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Thanks.

I've got to get around to finishing converting the chrome to black. I put that on hold due to the heat too after only getting one piece done. Ha ha, what can I say, maybe I should be in Canada too.
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Thanks.

I've got to get around to finishing converting the chrome to black. I put that on hold due to the heat too after only getting one piece done. Ha ha, what can I say, maybe I should be in Canada too.
Haha, this has been a very hot summer here actually! Although soon enough, it'll be winter!

I'll have to do some good reading into your posts for how you went about doing everything. I am very interested in doing what you did!
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Post #208 has all the sizes you'll need (or this one). I'll keep it metric since you understand the metric system unlike most Americans (which is strange because it's a simple system).

The ball sockets you'll want to order are 8mm ball sockets, with 22mm long 5mm thread. The set I bought are made by Easylift, and are part number 96111. YOU'LL NEED 8.
The threaded rod I bought was M8x0.8. I got a meter of it, but you could buy .5m if you don't want a bunch extra.
The ball sockets from Easylift come with the ball stud too, which has a nut on the male thread so you won't have to buy a jam nut.
Take the retaining pin out of the ball socket and remove the stud. You won't need to use the pin on the links, they'll snap into place just like the OEM set does.
Assemble the links to the desired length. If you want to sit at OR1 height, make the front links 103 mm center to center, and the rear links 82 mm center to center (or 4.080" and 3.242" for my American readers).
Knowing those sizes work, I'd tack the ball socket in place, but the jam nut works just fine.
Jam some tissue into the socket then hit them with a coat of paint for some added protection. Once the paint dries pull the tissue out and you're good to go.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

Got my links back on after getting jeep back from me hitting a curb. I might try to get rear a little lower.
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Re: DIY homemade air suspension links. Install with pics!

I just went back a few pages. I don't think you ever posted a photo of your Jeep with the new links. How'd it turn out? So by saying you're going to try to lower the back a bit more, I assume you are going for completely level instead of having any rake?
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I just went back a few pages. I don't think you ever posted a photo of your Jeep with the new links. How'd it turn out? So by saying you're going to try to lower the back a bit more, I assume you are going for completely level instead of having any rake?

Haven't posted no pictures yet. Turned out great but want it just a little lower in back but with a small rake still. I will post some pictures if I do adjust it more and will also give my measurements.


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