Bull Bar side rails door guard, can polyair that wieght

Submitted: Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 00:08
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Considering that on the sidebars and kick bars with two large trucks batteries could I get away with pollyair on front. And rear polyair for cargo. Is this cost effective in the long run or should a thicker steel spring be required. And a shocker that can take a pounding at speed

Ps Does any one know about the winches that u can use for the back and front of the vehicle. i.e. Take the winch from the front and located in a rear winch bar.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 00:40

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 00:40
Simple answer, no you couldnt.
Upgrade the suspension properly.
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 01:53

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 01:53
thanks truckster. Just Poliars for heavy loading at rear of vehicle.?
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Follow Up By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:34

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 20:34
In the paper work you get from poly bags they say you can put them front and rear. I have seem pictures in an americam mag of them on a f250 or similar.

all the best
Eric
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 06:22

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 06:22
With a little creative engineering I do not see that having a relocatable winch would be that dificult. You would need to run some larger cable to the rear due to the length of wire, to avoid voltage drop. The plugs could be the type they use for boat trailer winches.
The winch could be mounted on a sub frame and held in place with quick remove pins similar to those used on tractors
Ray
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:33

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:33
thanks ray for that creative idea.
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Reply By: ianmc - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 08:50

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 08:50
Why not have a look at the US sites on air springs which are cheaper when imported direct., A variety of bags & inflatables & air systems are available
cheap compared to local stuff.
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:33

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:33
Brilliant idea thank u.
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Reply By: Leroy - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:38

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 09:38
have at www.brawn.com.au for your winch cradle

Leroy
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:34

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:34
thanks leroy.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:22

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:22
I don't know of anyone who has fitted Polyairs to the front of their vehicle. As Truckster said, do the job right at the outset and fit heavy duty springs and shocks.
Cheers,
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Reply By: fat bastard - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:35

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 11:35
Thanks roachie, I always appreciate your imput.
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Reply By: Davoe - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 12:33

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 12:33
I have seen ads for remote type winches that i think atach to your vehicle front or rear with straps coz I dont think there is an actual need for the winch to be atached to the vehicle (unless it is a pto)
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Reply By: Kiwi Ray - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:39

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 16:39
I have used the winch that is fitted with straps. It is ok ( only rates small type ) if the pull is dead straight of the drum and in line with the truck, that never happens
If the winch has a solid mount I think you have a safer and more user friendly unit.
Ray
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:24

Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:24
I saw a very interesting winch set up on a Landcruiser when I was in Birdsville a couple of weeks back. This fella had made a pulley which attaches to the front of the bullbar and the winch cable runs over it to the rear of the truck. At the rear he had two smaller pulleys(mounted beneath the towbar) so that the cable could be run out to either side of the truck. The cable runs under the truc k free of any mechanicals. I was going to take pic of it but forgot.

Yes there is the Brawn relocatable winch but what a bugger to lug the 30kikos of that around especially when you are up to your elbows in MUD !

Cheers
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Follow Up By: fat bastard - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 17:36

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 17:36
Thanks willem, I really appreciate all the imput.
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