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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

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It's a 14 overland with SRT reps black chrome from the 14 SRT style

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Old 09-06-2014, 04:25 AM
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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

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I got the links installed today and I am pleased overall with the look and the ride post install. I've finally gotten rid of that annoying factory rear rake! The Fenders are just about dead even now if not just a tad bit higher in the front.
Here is pics of the oem vs AAR links, Every Ride Height: Park, Sport/Aero, Normal, OFF Road 1 & 2
Can I ask if you change out both front and rear?

I have just had a look at changing mine with the kit supplied by adjustableairride but after changing the rear, I went to do the front and saw that the front OEM were bent or should I say shaped?
Didnt feel comfortable swapping the existing shaped rod with the straight ones without asking some questions, so changed everything back to stock.

Looking at lowering the back a little and raising the front a little just to level it out and get rid of the rake without loosing too much ground clearance
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:46 PM
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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

Hey Mark,
I've also ordered the link kit, but I will only be using the rears(think this what others have done), just to lose that nose down look, especially in Entry/Exit & Normal ride heights.
I've taken measurements off mine & they level out the higher they get, so raising the front might make it look too rear down in higher modes anyway.
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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

Just seems strange, (considering the kit is not exactly cheap) if the front is not actually suitable to replace the originals?

Mine sits roughly at the following (wheel arch to top of tire)
Entry/Exit
Rear - 120mm Front - 55mm

Normal Ride Hight
Rear - 145mm Front - 90mm

OR1
Rear - 175mm Front - 120mm

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Rear - 195mm Front - 150mm

Hence why I thinking of raising the front 10 - 20mm would reduce the amount needed to lower the rear?
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Old 09-07-2014, 05:42 AM
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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

By your measurements yours is very nose down.
I've measured from ground to underside edge of guard:
FRONT ---- REAR
Entry- 801 840 - diff of 39 - After rear links 19
Aero- 824 853 - diff of 29 - After rear links 9
NRH- 842 870 - diff of 28 - After rear links 8
Off1- 870 895 - diff of 25 - After rear links 5
Off2- 906 923 - diff of 17 - After rear links -3(rear 3mm lower)

To get it the way I want it sitting, it needs to drop 20mm in the rear only, about 6mm shorter rear links. That avg the heights out better I think.

The air suspension systems are a strange thing, with a mind of their own.
Found this pic on carsales of a new stock std my14 that's sitting very low, never seen mine go that low ever!
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To get it the way I want it sitting, it needs to drop 20mm in the rear only, about 6mm shorter rear links. That avg the heights out better I think.

The air suspension systems are a strange thing, with a mind of their own.
Found this pic on carsales of a new stock std my14 that's sitting very low, never seen mine go that low ever!
Agreed, thats why I was thinking of raising the front a fraction to reduce the amount needed to lower the rear, hence leveling the car out and retaining as much ground clearance as possible.

Swear I have seen pictures on the forum where members that are not concerned with Off Road capabilities have lowered both the front and rear?

I just cant understand why Jeep would go to the trouble of shaping the front links if there was no need?
If there is a reason for them to be shaped the way they are, what happens if we replace them with the straight links from adjustableairride?

Couple of pics I snapped of the existing front links
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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

I might shoot an email through to John @ Air ride about this.
I prefer the dropped & level look when in entry mode, like in the pic I posted, so I'll level it out by adjusting rear links only, rather than lifting the front at all.
I'm also waiting on the Llams kit to be released which overrides Q/L speed restrictions.
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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

Yeah I have sent John an email and ask the question, just waiting on a response.

Was just hoping that someone that had replaced both front a back would chime in and confirm that there is or isn't an issue with the straight links from Adjustable Air Ride.
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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

Just received this reply from John (Adjustable Air Ride)

Hello Mark.

Don't worry about the bend. You will see that there is lots of clearance. It's the same kit as the ML & GL & they all have no issues.

John Vranic


Still doesn't make me 100% comfortable, why would Jeep go to all the trouble of shaping the existing links if there is no need?
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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

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Could that be Transport Mode height?

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Re: Lowering / Levelling QL

Oh, and when measuring ride height, it eliminates tyre variables if you measure from the bottom lip of the rim to the underside of the guard.

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