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Old 08-29-2016, 08:00 AM   #1
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Air springs

I recently purchased a 2016 outlaw 29h and find the clearance to be scary low when not on flat pavement and was wondering if anyone has experience with the firestone air bags. Will they help? I want to add something, and when I inquired at airlift they said it would only raise it to factory height. Thor and Ford were useless, I suppose they don't want to commit due to liabilities. Anyway I just want the ability to raise the clearance for maneuvering short distances on uneven surfaces without bottoming out on the holding tanks or plumbing.

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Old 08-29-2016, 09:30 AM   #2
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Air springs and their mounts are designed to help support the vehicle weight at a certain height, to help control lean on corners . You would have to modify the mounts to get any lift out of an air spring ( bag ) install.
Air shocks , because they are designed with enough overall length to extend to the full suspension travel may provide the lift you're after; IF ! they are available for your chassis and rated for enough pressure to do any lifting of the weight involved.

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Old 08-30-2016, 07:14 AM   #3
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Thanks, no air shocks.I was hoping someone had experience with outlaw 29h and increasing ground clearance.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:11 AM   #4
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Unless you can lift all four corners, I don't think adding air springs is going to help much. Just doing the rear isn't sufficient. And you can't raise it much without causing steering problems (the angles of the control arms change) and making it even more top-heavy (more lean on curves, etc).
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