12-06-2012, 12:45 PM
WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Sherwood, AR
Air suspension..good idea or bad?
My father has a stock '06 TJ. When he and my mother go on trips, he loads everything into a storage box that he places on one of those storage shelves that mounts to the rear hitch.
He's complained that when he does this, the rear sags quite a bit and he gets more bounce that he cares for.
He's stated he wants to install an air suspension system. I'm thinking just some stiffer springs would be easier/better but as I've never worked w/ air bags, I'm coming to you guys for advice.
My main problem w/ the air system is that he doesn't want to install a compressor. He states he'll just load up all his stuff then inflate to raise the rear back up. To me this seems kinda a bad idea. What about when he unloads at the camp site? Then the rear will sit too high and he can't air down since he has no compressor to air back up. Or if a bag develops a leak for some reason, then he's really hosed.
I should point out...he's not wanting to remove his stock springs..he's wanting one of those air systems that sits inside the springs.
It just seams that some stiffer springs all 'round would be ideal.
What advice do you have?
NOTE: Not hating on air lifts, I just have no experience w/ them so I'm just stating the issues that my uneducated mind sees.
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