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Old 03-12-2016, 10:27 AM
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Not able to report good news.

Made my lowering links tonight and installed them

Immediately knew something was up because it was not allowing the vehicle to lower from jack mode.

I drove for a couple hundred feet and put it into sport mode and it lowered itself. But it wasn't happy. Soon after I got a message "service air suspension immediately".

Got out and looked and it was almost tucked on the drivers side rear. Passenger side rear was almost normal height

I literally had to jack the jeep up to access my links to which I swapped them back to stock. Even after its sitting low in the rear and high in the front.

No damage to the plastic level sensors they rotate freely


I can attest to this though, when I made the links they are solid, the ball sockets are tight. Nothing budges except the ball that sits inside. Did I have them too tight ? Should they have been free to roam to allow the sensor to adjust accordingly.

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Yes I know they are not correct in the photo, I rotated one ball socket on each one till the fronts were facing and the rears were opposites.

How else would I have been able to install them.


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Should I disconnect the battery for a few minutes and see if it resets the system or does this HAVE to go to the dealer
No dealer visit required. Shouldn't even need to reset computer. Just put stock ones back and it'll be fine. I don't think you needed to jack the car up. It still should have raised to any position on its own.
If you have a 2016, the link setup is different. At this point not exactly sure how to lower, but unlike the 2014-2015, you might actually have to shorten the front links. Not lengthen like earlier models. I'm sure there is a way to go it you just have to tinker with the link length.
If you have a 2015 then I'm not sure what's wrong. 1/4" longer than stock should have worked. It almost seems that each vehicle has its own link length that's tuned and set at the factory.

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Old 03-12-2016, 10:49 AM
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Re: 2015 High Altitude Owners Thread

Good point James, I forgot to ask if he had a 16' with the recent link issue another member had.
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No dealer visit required. Shouldn't even need to reset computer. Just put stock ones back and it'll be fine. I don't think you needed to jack the car up. It still should have raised to any position on its own.

If you have a 2016, the link setup is different. At this point not exactly sure how to lower, but unlike the 2014-2015, you might actually have to shorten the front links. Not lengthen like earlier models. I'm sure there is a way to go it you just have to tinker with the link length.

If you have a 2015 then I'm not sure what's wrong. 1/4" longer than stock should have worked. It almost seems that each vehicle has its own link length that's tuned and set at the factory.

Is there a specific direction the sensor has to be pointing when it's connected?

I also noticed this

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Re: 2015 High Altitude Owners Thread

Update. The sensor arms have to face towards the bags. I checked them and 3 of 4 were correct the drivers rear was facing in I simply swapped it and it fixed it. Now I may retry the links I made. Are yours loose enough to rotate or are they tight as possible?

I think I may have had them facing the wrong direction in the rear resulting in bag deflation.


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Re: 2015 High Altitude Owners Thread

Lol dude what the heck did you do?
Yeah you don't want the sensor arm facing the other way that would be a big mistake as you can see. Always install just as it was from the factory.
The links are designed to have a slight amount of play as they are moving parts. They are tight enough that they require slight force to move, mine are not loose, but also not tight either. Even the stock ones can rotate if you twist with your finger. If you are talking about the actual links mine are all tightened up and secured. You cannot loosen any part of the link.
So you have a 2015 and set the front links to 5" total length and the rears to 3.25" total length and it was all messed up?
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Ugh duuuude, I just looked more closely at your picture. You made these things completely wrong. So looking at the pic of your links you have them set wrong and opposite of what they should be. The SHORTER links are the ones that need to have the open ball socket ends opposite each other. The front longer links have the opening the same way.

Ok this is how they should be set and that is confirmed to work perfectly on my 2015 HA V6:

Front link total length 5" from tip to tip. Ball socket open ends faced same directions.

Rear link total length 3.25" from tip to tip. Ball socket open ends OPPOSITE eachother.

DO NOT change the direction of the sensor arms. Not sure why you would attach it differently than how they came off anyway. Take the old ones off and put the new ones on exactly how the old ones were on. Don't go spinning the sensor arms.
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Okay here are a few. I did check my height is perfect - 31" front, 32" rear. Only concern of mine is a do a lot of freeway driving, unlike James, and hope I don't get premature tire wear.
Looks bad ass. I love the blacked out chrome. Did you have it wrapped or painted. That's my last mod to wrap the front and rear chrome and possibly the roof.
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Niceee pvt message me im in the same boat u were in with 14 overland lease
Very nice. That color is so sweet looking. Black out the trim, put on spacers and lowering links and you'll be sitting pretty.
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I was curious about the 2016's available accessories so I plugged a 2016 Summit VIN into the mopar site, apparently they're making splash guards for the 2016 summits along with tow hooks that don't require cutting. Should be fairly easy to get ahold of the fascia part?

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I now have a twin to yours. Thanks for posting the splash guard part numbers. The dealer's parts department told me they didn't make them for the HA so I gave them your numbers to run and order. You're correct, they fit perfectly!

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Anyone know if there is a lip for the high altitude bumper that fits (similar to the one I see on the SRT8?

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I thought that I read somewhere that the front lip will fit on the HA. I know black ops auto works makes them. Awesome mod but expensive. $700-$900 from what I can tell.
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Is there a specific direction the sensor has to be pointing when it's connected?

I also noticed this

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Now that's an interesting look maybe stick with it and start a new trend.
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Now that's an interesting look maybe stick with it and start a new trend.

LoL. No way

Just did them again tonight.

31.25" fronts and 32.5" in the rear. The rake is a bit much for my liking. Might shorten the fronts by a twist or two to get them to 31.5 - 31.75.

The backs look good, the front a little too low.

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