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Submitted: Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:06
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My current Disco didn't come with rear self levelling suspension, although my previous one had it. I have since learned what a useful addition it was. It is a $1200 option on the new vehicle. I rang spare parts about the cost of the bellows so I could install a manual system myself - $850 per side! So Polyairs it is - less than $500 installed. And they give a small rear lift when inflated.
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:18

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:18
Bob, did you fit a shroud around the outside of the coils to help prevent punctures.
I've heard of people using a flexible plastic tube but never seen it installed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 11:22

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 11:22
Thanks Des, I'll look into that
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:38

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:38
Bob yes they are less than $500 installed and no they don't give a lift, well a substancal lift, before loading the car you pump them to between 25 to 30psi, load the car, then release air to level the car if that makes sence, it stops the sag when car is loaded, pressure should be no more than 30psi and no less than 5psi.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:43

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:43
Boy am i stupid i thought you were asking about them when you were really telling us about them, 5 uppercuts and go sit in the corner Barry.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 11:24

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 11:24
Baz,
they had two different models. The ordinary one gave no lift, just preservation of ride height. The other one is supposed to give a few cm lift above normal ride height. I'll let you know how much when I inflate them.
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Reply By: Michael - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:57

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 10:57
I Think Polyair is well overpriced, not for what they do, but for what they are. Maybe an opening for a bright young lad!!!
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Reply By: Member - Jack - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 12:25

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 12:25
Bob:

Before you get the Poly-Airs, take a look at the Firestone "Coil Rite" product. I have just installed these, which I bought from the US for significantly less, and they are quite good. Installation is easy and the kit comes with a detailed set of instructions. Took about 2 weeks for me to get them, due to them being out of stock at the time that I ordered them. They only cost me $152 (Aussie), including postage.

Here's the link

May end up saving you a bit of money.

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Jack
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 12:39

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 12:39
Hi Jack, for what vehicle did you order your coil rite for? The link doesnt actually refer to that name(or i'm blind). Thanks Michael
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Follow Up By: Michael - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 13:52

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 13:52
Ok , found it under Applications/ air spring kits.. Very cheap, even for a replacement bag for one side US$40. They dont appear to have Nissan patrols in the US. As i mentioned a few posts later that this one, Polyair is really having a lend of its customers. Definately an opening for a bright young man.... I will chase the Firestone bags up. Thanks for that. Michael
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 15:21

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 15:21
Jack et al,
thanks for that. I checked the local price of the CoilRites - $350. Its a bit like the Smartire system - $850 locally but US$150 on ebay.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 15:59

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 15:59
Hi folks:
I got mine for an 80 Series Toyota Landcruiser.
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Follow Up By: rolande- Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 22:50

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 22:50
Jack,
Am interested in a set of these for the GU, but as mentioned not listed. Did you purchase the ones listed for the Pathfinder?? Any more detailed info on what / how would be appreciated, did you purchase by FAX or E-Mail??
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 06:45

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 06:45
Hi Rolande:

I emailed them and asked if I was able to get a set for an 80 Series Toyota Landcruiser, and they came back to me with the model number, price etc.

I purchased by email. They have an order system on their website but it is no good for overseas purchases, so an email (where I gave them my credit card details) worked fine for me. But you may prefer Fax because of security with your credit card number.

Their email address is: truckspring@truckspring.com

They are pretty obliging blokes there, and will assist you with the correct model for your vehicle.

As I mentioned earlier, they were out of stock when I ordered mine, but they kept me up to date with the delivery.

Hope this helps - if there is any other info you would like, you can contact me direct on jeller@bigpond.net.au

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Follow Up By: rolande- Friday, May 28, 2004 at 12:31

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 12:31
Jack,
Thanks, that's exactly the info I was after, much appreciated
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Of Mice & Men - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 16:43

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 16:43
Jack,

These coil-rites look like a good product, I to have an 80 series in need of some help in the rear when towing, is you cruiser lifted at all, as mine has a 2" lift & I am wondering if I can put in the same ones that you installed.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 17:15

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 17:15
Of Mice and Men ... ( love it ...).

My 80 Series is standard - no lift.

Now, part of the installation requires you to cut the rubber bumper stop thing inside the coil. I am wondering if you could use the same Coil-Rites but allow for the lift that you have by not cutting as much off. I am not sure about this, just an idea.

What you can do is go to the Truckspring website and find your way to the Toyota product page, where you will find a copy of the installation instructions, which you can download and print. I think they are in Adobe pdf format. This may give you some idea of the job at hand, and also give you an idea on where you can make your adjustments.

Alternatively, the guys at Truck Spring were most helpful when I got mine, and I am sure they would be happy to deal with your query via email.

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Reply By: Trol - Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 13:55

Thursday, May 27, 2004 at 13:55
Bob,

Depending on where you are, you can get 'the airbag man' to fit them, I got quoted $330.00 for the rear of a GQ Patrol and that included all lines, fittings, spaces for the 4 inch lift and of course the bags. That was not including install. From memory, the coilrites could take up to 100psi.

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Trol.
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