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Old 06-12-2013, 12:52 PM
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That's great. Glad to hear it. Really am. My comments were just an opinion, based on nothing but what I read here. I just haven't seen that TLC is very responsive at all, here on their forum. Questions to them go unanswered for days, it really doesn't seem like they are paying much attention or are very concerned. And most of the answers the do give to tech questions come off as regurgitated marketing. I found it a little bit discouraging that the wireless compressor/control system they tout as being the one to use with their kit, they seem to have slowly discovered, only after the fact and only by hearing multiple complaints, about the 2" lift issue. Yet, there has been no change in their recommendations nor any update to the info they provide in relation to the wireless setup. No tech help at all on the issue actually, at least not that I can see here. And it does seem to me their should be a work around for it.

That's just one example. Reading here, there are others. Just not impressed with either the responsiveness or the level of knowledge or service I "see" being provided here on this forum. Like I said though, just my opinion, and just from what I see right here. Nothing more.

And I may well end up keeping the kit and installing it. So I really, genuinely do hope it's as awesome as you say.

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Maybe give them a call.

You could always put the 5 lbs in the bag and use the schrader valve to release what you don't want.
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You could always put the 5 lbs in the bag and use the schrader valve to release what you don't want.

That's what I'm thinking too. Sounds like if I use the WirelessOne kit, I'll have to modify it to put an on/off switch in it though. Otherwise, it will want to keep a 5 psi minimum in the bags. So I'd either have to run wires and a switch into the cab - which essentially defeats the whole purpose of a wireless system. Or, put a switch outside the cab, near wherever I mount the compressor, or in a Rambox, or whatever. Which would require getting out and activating the switch to add air and use the system, which at least partially defeats the purpose of a wireless system.

Kind of thinking that maybe a wireless system is NOT the way to go with the TLC set up. Since it appears that TLC recommends only 2-3 psi for daily driving without a load. But the wireless system runs a 5 psi minimum which causes a 2" rear lift. And as I just said, it seems to me that adding an on/off switch to the wireless system to get around this issue, defeats the purpose of spending the extra money for wireless.

Too bad the wireless remote control doesn't have an on/off button, eh?

Just thinking out loud here...

Oh, and sorry to have totally sidetracked this thread too! This is about leaks, not the 2" lift, which has it's own thread. I definitely took this one off into the weeds. Sorry about that...

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I have driven with my system as high as 30 psi with no load, and as low as empty.

Empty rides rough, 2-3 psi rides stock, 5-7 gives a nice air ride feel. 10-20 fixes suspension squat on cornering and hard acceleration, 30 psi rides really rough unladen, but provides zero weight transfer and makes it handle even better still.

I like the ride at 5-7 psi. Ultimately it comes down to what you prefer. I also do not have wireless one, and prefer it that way.

Also, I apologize for my not being around much. I am 28 years old and just came out of hip replacement surgery an hour or so ago.
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Ouch... Sorry to hear about having to get a new ball and socket at such a young age. Hope it lasts a long time and works really well for you!

I've decided to go with the Air Lift system, so not worried about any of this stuff anymore. Other than, I have a brand new in the box TLC kit I need to sell! $350 to your door, for anyone interested - save yourself a few bucks!

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Any advice on how to remove the push-to-connect fitting on the airbag to re-wrap the threads?

The nut on the fitting is buried too deep within the top plate that is mounted to the top of the air spring to grip.

The top plate is attached with what appears to be two hex-bolts that I am unable to turn (and I've tried bretty hard - broke tools and drawn blood).

There appears to be a hex nut about a 1/2" inside the push-to-connect fitting that could be turned with an allan key - will that remove it? (picture attached)
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I don't think a thin wall socket will fit there, I am watching this closely as I will have to remove my kit and do the same, leaking all over. You might have to cut away some of the aluminum around the fitting so you can fit in a socket, wow, hope I have better luck when I pull mine off. Please keep us posted on how things go. Thanks for the pic.
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Yes it is a allen at the bottom of the fitting. I did not remove mine with it, I took the plate off that is held in place by the 2 allen head screws to gain access to the fitting. I did use the allen in the fitting to reinstall after I resealed and it worked fine. Also I used a Snapon allen socket to remove the bolts holding the top plate on and it did not twist or break. Do not forget to put some loctite on the bolts before you reinstall them.
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Thanks for the tips and advice.

Last night I tried to remove the fitting with an allen key - no luck - it was in there way too tight for such a small tool.

My frustration got the better of me - and I pulled out the Dremel. Cut away a small piece of the aluminum plate to access the bolt. (pics attached)

It still took considerable force to remove the fitting with a socket set - but at last - success! It looks like there may have been some thread dope on there making it quite tough to turn. I cleanded them up as best I could, and put a little teflon tape on the threads - and re-assembled and re-mounted the air spring. I am happily leak-free!
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Martin,

I'm told a 7/32 ratchet Allen socket wrench should work.

Is that what you used?

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