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Old 04-14-2012, 07:21 PM   #1
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Keep the air lift or not?

The picture shows why the ride went all slushy. This '03 TJ 4.0 Automatic has a 380# snowplow and the air lift load leveling in the front. Should I go with a stiffer spring rate and lose the air lift when I replace these leakers? Both are leaking, it's only got 20k miles.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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replace the springs with higher rate springs, keep the airlifts, find the leak and repair it if it's not in the bag itself.

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Old 04-14-2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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I've been looking at wether or not to install an air lift on my 97 TJ, but I don't wanna spend 5 grand on one
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:47 AM   #4
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I have a 05 with stock springs and MONROE AIR SHOCKE. No problems Without the air shocks the front end only dropped 3/4 inch with the plow. Plow and mount 435#. The air shocks are for a 57 Chevy front. Thank you for contacting Tenneco Automotive. We apologize for our delayed
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I do have an air shock that should work for you. The part number is MA763,
and the only difference is the bolt hole spacing on the air shock is 2.5"
vs. 2 7/16". You will just need to oblong one side of the bracket at the
bottom of that mount so that it will mount to the OE mount, and it does
come with an air line kit, and T-Valve.

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Old 04-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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Monroe? Years ago I was working in the original equipment business and one my programs was a Honda muffler that we shipped to Tenneco Ligonier for assembly into the full-length exhaust system. Other than that I was body-weld assembly guy, mostly Toyota North American operations. Took a lot of road trips in my Miata from Chicago to Ligonier, IN. I remember seeing a wicked prototype Viper with side pipes at Tenneco's R&D facility in Grass Lake, MI (I think that's where it was). Bunch of good people at Tenneco.

I don't have an air leak, there's oil seeping out there in the first picture. I wonder if this puppy needs new springs or just shocks?The plow makes it sag a ton til the air lift kicks in. It doesn't even snow much in Cincinnati, but the dealer flubbed and forgot to take the plow off, so it ended up part of the deal - 12k mile TJ under the "book" price with a $4000 plow. Score!

This is not the $5000 Air Lift setup, just the $400 load level air springs that fit in the OE springs, with on-board air.

Would you recommend new springs with the oil seepage in the picture or just new shocks? Also need new tires like a gunshot victim needs a surgeon.
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Monroe? Years ago I was working in the original equipment business and one my programs was a Honda muffler that we shipped to Tenneco Ligonier for assembly into the full-length exhaust system. Other than that I was body-weld assembly guy, mostly Toyota North American operations. Took a lot of road trips in my Miata from Chicago to Ligonier, IN. I remember seeing a wicked prototype Viper with side pipes at Tenneco's R&D facility in Grass Lake, MI (I think that's where it was). Bunch of good people at Tenneco.

I don't have an air leak, there's oil seeping out there in the first picture. I wonder if this puppy needs new springs or just shocks?The plow makes it sag a ton til the air lift kicks in. It doesn't even snow much in Cincinnati, but the dealer flubbed and forgot to take the plow off, so it ended up part of the deal - 12k mile TJ under the "book" price with a $4000 plow. Score!

This is not the $5000 Air Lift setup, just the $400 load level air springs that fit in the OE springs, with on-board air.

Would you recommend new springs with the oil seepage in the picture or just new shocks? Also need new tires like a gunshot victim needs a surgeon.
My 2005 has 41,000 miles on it. I bought it with 37,000 Oct 2010 and put the plow on. With stock springs it barkey goes down. I put the air shocks on so the plows weight wouldn't put its full weight on the springs. I run 20 # air without plow and 60 with. so I would put new springs on and leave the air bags. When I was looking for mine I drove a 2003 with 45,000 on it and it scraped in every driveway I went down. It only had stock springs.

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