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Old 03-27-2004, 04:47 AM   #1
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How do I remove jounce bumpers to install Airlift 1000?

I just bought the Airlift 1000 and after doing a couple searches I found two posts that say the jounce bumpers inside the rear springs have to go. Does anyone know how to remove these? And why are they there and on some trucks they aren't?
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Old 03-28-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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Jounce Bumpers

There should be a bolt (or bolts) at the top of the jounce bumper. '98 and earlier models had the jounce bumpers mounted on the frame, outside the spring coil.

When I installed Air Lifts on my '98, I let the rear axle hang down as far as it would go and then folded up the air bags and squeezed them in between the spring coils. It was a tight fit, but it saved me a couple of hours of disassembly/reassembly necessary to remove the springs as Air Lift recommended for installation. I routed the air tubing through the frame and crossmember, and mounted the Schraeder valve in an existing hole at the bottom of the left rear quarter panel just behind the mud flap.

BTW, I had my Air Lifts in for five years with no problems. They worked well to level the car trailer I towed with my '98.

Good luck with yours.
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What happens if I don't take the jounce bumpers off?

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There should be a bolt (or bolts) at the top of the jounce bumper. '98 and earlier models had the jounce bumpers mounted on the frame, outside the spring coil.

When I installed Air Lifts on my '98, I let the rear axle hang down as far as it would go and then folded up the air bags and squeezed them in between the spring coils. It was a tight fit, but it saved me a couple of hours of disassembly/reassembly necessary to remove the springs as Air Lift recommended for installation. I routed the air tubing through the frame and crossmember, and mounted the Schraeder valve in an existing hole at the bottom of the left rear quarter panel just behind the mud flap.

BTW, I had my Air Lifts in for five years with no problems. They worked well to level the car trailer I towed with my '98.

Good luck with yours.
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Old 04-08-2004, 05:38 PM   #4
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I don't think that the air lift will fit inside the springs if the original stops are in there. If your stops are on the frame, I do not think that it matters.
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