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How low will the air suspension go?

For those of you that have installed lowering links on the air suspension, how much lower does the jeep go (compared to stock park setting)?

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Re: How low will the air suspension go?

I'd like to lower my GC, with the air suspension, a little bit, too. What are these "links" that you refer to??


FWIW, I contacted the Jeep.com website, and asked them about a revised ride height setting that I had heard about, but they, of course, recommended that the vehicle be left at stock height....
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Re: How low will the air suspension go?

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For those of you that have installed lowering links on the air suspension, how much lower does the jeep go (compared to stock park setting)?

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you can go as low as you want, but its not going to be drivable. I had no wheel gap in park mode and the car was riding on the bump stops chattering away, you will prolly need at least a 1-2 finger gap in PARK mode to have even a tolerable ride. Dont even think about riding in NRH or SPoRT mode with no wheel gap you gonna destroy the bump stops... just my 2 cents...... you can do whatever you like, but that was my experience.
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Re: How low will the air suspension go?

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you can go as low as you want, but its not going to be drivable. I had no wheel gap in park mode and the car was riding on the bump stops chattering away, you will prolly need at least a 1-2 finger gap in PARK mode to have even a tolerable ride. Dont even think about riding in NRH or SPoRT mode with no wheel gap you gonna destroy the bump stops... just my 2 cents...... you can do whatever you like, but that was my experience.

While I understand what you're saying, but I believe you're taking the idea to the extreme.

Everybody has their own ideas of what "a little lower" is, so here's mine... I ordered the ORAII package for my 2015 GC for one reason, and one reason only. I wanted a limited slip rear axle, and it's only available with the ORAII package. My GC's prime assignment is to transport me in the safest possible manner, during the winter. Yeah, traction control, and all that other stuff is nice, but IMHO, just a crutch. I live in the snow belt, and want to be able to get out, if necessary, in all conditions, and an LSD helps to make this a possibility.

It's my understanding, or should I say my observation, that the ORAII package raises the ride height of the vehicle. I'm not looking to "slam" my Jeep, just lower the normal ride height by an inch to an inch and a half. No, it will NEVER be a "corner carver" like my Corvette is, but a little lower certainly would help. THAT'S what I'm looking to do.

In a sense, I'd like mine to sit like an SRT does.........
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Re: How low will the air suspension go?

A serious consideration to the "how low" question is also at what point do the alignment metrics get out of whack, affecting handling and tire wear...
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A serious consideration to the "how low" question is also at what point do the alignment metrics get out of whack, affecting handling and tire wear...

I understand, and fully agree. I did a little research, a couple of days ago, and there seems to be some sort of "accessory" that you can install on one of the lower a-arm adjustment bolts, that will give you a little more range of adjustment. I would think, however, that since the SRTs sit fairly low, compared to some of the other GCs, that there should be enough range of adjustment, to accommodate a modest drop....




UPDATE....

The "accessory" I referred to, is SPC Performance p/n 82360.
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FWIW, I contacted the Jeep.com website, and asked them about a revised ride height setting that I had heard about, but they, of course, recommended that the vehicle be left at stock height....
Now that's funny! You emailed Jeep and asked about information on rigging your air suspension. Awesome
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Now that's funny! You emailed Jeep and asked about information on rigging your air suspension. Awesome

Since somebody on THIS website mentioned a ride height re-calibration has to be done, using a FACTORY "tech tool", when any work is done on the air suspension, I had a wild thought that the factory MIGHT be willing to shed some light on the subject.

I'm glad that you found this SO humorous.....
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I understand, and fully agree. I did a little research, a couple of days ago, and there seems to be some sort of "accessory" that you can install on one of the lower a-arm adjustment bolts, that will give you a little more range of adjustment. I would think, however, that since the SRTs sit fairly low, compared to some of the other GCs, that there should be enough range of adjustment, to accommodate a modest drop..
SRT uses a traditional spring suspension, not QL. The available link-adjust kits from third parties do provide some incremental height adjustment for QL, but it's not "extreme" as far as I've been able to understand. They are for tweaking things for looks (leveling) or slightly adjusting "normal" right height up or down...but that adjustment isn't very far and doesn't change the ends of suspension travel.

I believe that just like the high-end of QL is speed limited to help mitigate the effects of hitting the end of travel, the speed is likely limited at the "park" level to avoid both bottom travel and alignment problems. For anyone that's had a QL failure that dropped it right down, not only was it an uncomfortable ride, but things didn't track very well, either.
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SRT uses a traditional spring suspension, not QL. The available link-adjust kits from third parties do provide some incremental height adjustment for QL, but it's not "extreme" as far as I've been able to understand. They are for tweaking things for looks (leveling) or slightly adjusting "normal" right height up or down...but that adjustment isn't very far and doesn't change the ends of suspension travel.

I believe that just like the high-end of QL is speed limited to help mitigate the effects of hitting the end of travel, the speed is likely limited at the "park" level to avoid both bottom travel and alignment problems. For anyone that's had a QL failure that dropped it right down, not only was it an uncomfortable ride, but things didn't track very well, either.

That's kind of what I'm looking to do. I realize that I'm dealing with a 5000 SUV, and it will never be as nimble as my sports cars, or the mid-sized pick up that I traded for it. But any drop, even an inch, or so, would be a help. As has been previously mentioned, I just don't want to get into the area where I've got more negative camber on the wheels, that I can adjust for. That was why I mentioned the SPC Performance camber adjustment kit. I originally saw it mentioned on the Tire Rack website.
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