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rubicon load boosers

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by addicted, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. addicted

    addicted Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    With the winch and plow frame, by front end sagged to the point where it was about 1/4 inch off the bump stops.

    Found the airbag kit on ebay, brand new for $32 shipped.

    Installation was straightforward, but drilling a 3/4 hole where a drill doesn't fit was not fun.

    Overall, they work great, and keep things level.

    Few measurements from bottom of bumper to ground
    no bags, no plow-18"

    No bags, plow down-17"

    no bags, plow up-16"

    bags @50psi(that's the pressure to make it sit level) no plow- 19.5"

    Bags @50psi, plow down-18.5"

    bags @ 50psi, plow up- 17.5"

    bags in, plow up.jpg

    bags in, no plow.jpg

    no bags, no plow.jpg

    no bags.jpg

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  2. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    I added air bags to my car, I found that it worked great when I had the weight in it. But when I took out the weight and reduced the pressure in the airbag it that it road so rough that the back end would bounce around. I had to take them out!!

    How is the no load ride?
     
  3. addicted

    addicted Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    Noticeably different. It does not nose dive as much when braking, and seems to have less body roll in the turns, but it makes the rear end seem bouncy. I have some edelbrock IAS shocks on the way. If those don't tame it, i think I'm going to install another set of bags in the rear. This is my 3rd TJ, so I am used to, and kinda like the shopping cart ride.