Recommendations for no-lift suspension upgrades to hand heavy loads better.

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Hello everyone,

New to the Jeep world, but bought a 2020 Wrangler Rubicon (JL, 4dr, 4cy). I need recommendations on suspension upgrades that doesn’t add any lift to the stock Rubicon, but that is designed to help with the additional load of my roof top tent (160lbs), cargo, and hitch mounted cargo box. I have a family of four with 2 small kids and there is a lot of stuff we need to take. Our primary use is mild to moderate overlanding, no rock crawling. We want to keep the stock height of the Jeep since we use this as a daily driver and its already challenging for my short wife and two small kids to get into the Jeep. Any good recommendations? I should mention that the Jeep is pretty much stock. I have only added the Rhino roof platform with backbone and a tailgate table.

Thanks!
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Hello everyone,

New to the Jeep world, but bought a 2020 Wrangler Rubicon (JL, 4dr, 4cy). I need recommendations on suspension upgrades that doesn’t add any lift to the stock Rubicon, but that is designed to help with the additional load of my roof top tent (160lbs), cargo, and hitch mounted cargo box. I have a family of four with 2 small kids and there is a lot of stuff we need to take. Our primary use is mild to moderate overlanding, no rock crawling. We want to keep the stock height of the Jeep since we use this as a daily driver and its already challenging for my short wife and two small kids to get into the Jeep. Any good recommendations? I should mention that the Jeep is pretty much stock. I have only added the Rhino roof platform with backbone and a tailgate table.

Thanks!
Stiffer springs perhaps, but this would affect ride quality when you're not loaded down.
 

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Do they make airbags for Jeep’s? That’s what they do for pickups
 

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Hello everyone,

New to the Jeep world, but bought a 2020 Wrangler Rubicon (JL, 4dr, 4cy). I need recommendations on suspension upgrades that doesn’t add any lift to the stock Rubicon, but that is designed to help with the additional load of my roof top tent (160lbs), cargo, and hitch mounted cargo box. I have a family of four with 2 small kids and there is a lot of stuff we need to take. Our primary use is mild to moderate overlanding, no rock crawling. We want to keep the stock height of the Jeep since we use this as a daily driver and its already challenging for my short wife and two small kids to get into the Jeep. Any good recommendations? I should mention that the Jeep is pretty much stock. I have only added the Rhino roof platform with backbone and a tailgate table.

Thanks!
I'm in a similar situation as you and opted for the Air Lift Wireless One set up. It works great and you can adjust the amount of boost the bags give the rear springs on the fly. Really easy set up.
 

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I'm in a similar situation as you and opted for the Air Lift Wireless One set up. It works great and you can adjust the amount of boost the bags give the rear springs on the fly. Really easy set up.
Can you post a picture showing your compressor set up?

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Can you post a picture showing your compressor set up?

Thanks
Sure thing. So here is the overall set up...
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Here is where I routed the power to the interior after fishing the wiring through the passenger side frame rail...
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Here's the ground wire attachment point...
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And finally, here is where I routed the air hose to the exterior through a rubber grommet (sealed on the outside with copious amounts of rtv...
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That's a pretty slick set-up. Thanks for sharing. Could that compressor also handle a tire?
 

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That's a pretty slick set-up. Thanks for sharing. Could that compressor also handle a tire?
Thanks. Not sure about using it for a tire. It could handle the psi, but it could take forever and I don't know what the duty cycle is on that compressor.
 
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