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Old 02-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #1
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Air Bags?

Is anyone running air bags such as the Firestones that mounts inside the coil springs?

If you are, does adding air increase the ride height?

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Old 02-29-2012, 02:43 PM   #2
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Yeah it will to a point but you've got to keep in mind all the other things it is going to change like ride quality, handling, steering geometry, driveline angle. Not a good setup for a jeep if you ask me. They're more for pick up trucks to assist in hauling heavy loads, think of them as an add- a -leaf but with air.

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Is anyone running air bags such as the Firestones that mounts inside the coil springs?

If you are, does adding air increase the ride height?
What is the purpose for this? For mounting a snow plow or towing a trailer? Hopefully not simply to raise your TJ's ride height for which air bags are not suitable.
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See, I was thinking about my wife and daughter when I first read the title...my bad. Carry on.
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Old 02-29-2012, 03:32 PM   #5
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Are you talking about the AiRock Suspension System from ORO....

I know back in 04-06 is what a fad kindof thing, that people were running.

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I run those on the front of my motorhome. I get about 1" of lift out of them. You could run them in the rear to compensate for a heavy load.
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Is anyone running air bags such as the Firestones that mounts inside the coil springs?
I do.

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If you are, does adding air increase the ride height?
if setup correctly, it only really increases ride height if the Jeep is sagging due to a heavy load.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #9
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They work well for that. Air Lift is the standard for such kits and they've been around forever. I installed a set of their air bags in my old Jeep Cherokee to level it out while towing my boat and it worked very well.

You can reduce the cost by not going with a kit that includes its own air compressor. Any standard compressor works fine, that's how I installed mine and never felt the need to add a compressor for it. I just used one at home or at the gas station. I never needed to add air after the intitial fill.

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