Polyairs and fitting

Submitted: Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 20:09
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Just wondering if anyone out there has fitted their own polyairs and how much is involved, didnt look too bad or complicated to me so was going to do it myself rather than pay fitting. Also what is a good price for a pair for GQ, best I have found is $349 (in Perth)

Thanks....
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Reply By: Phil G - Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 21:11

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2004 at 21:11
I've fitted a few.

The Prado group have a write up at
LCOOL

http://www.lcool.org/technical/90_series/polyair/polyair.html
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Reply By: LT - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 08:47

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 08:47
try motorcare in Brisbane (www.motorcare.com.au). Price about $250 (I think)
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Reply By: Member - ramp - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 09:39

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 09:39
hi zapper, i installed the polys in my gu no problem. the bags for the patrols are the biggest they make and i found it pretty easy as long as you can lift the car up and remove your springs and disconnect the shocks and i mounted the valves inside the fuel cap area, had been said you can slide the bags thru the springs to install but i think the patrol bags are to big. cheers rob
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Reply By: TD6 - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 11:45

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 11:45
Zapper,

I've fitted these to both GU and GQ. You do not have to remove the springs on either vehicle.

Drop the shocks and raise the vehicle as high as possible. Deflate the Polyair ie: squeeze all of the air out of them and then seal them up with a cap of some sort. From memory I used a grease nipple cap. Feed the bag trough the springs, remove the cap and feed the bag into position while it inflates. I attach the hose while the bag is inflating and use a push bike pump for final inflation to ensure they seat properly.

Save a lot of unnecessary hard work.

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Follow Up By: Aston - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 18:50

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 18:50
Zapper

Soap up the inside of the springs and the outside of the bag It'll make it a lot easier to get the bags into position (good old "sunlight soap")

Cheers Aston
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Reply By: Foss - Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 20:29

Thursday, Jun 17, 2004 at 20:29
No-one has mentioned the rubber blocks that go at the top of the spring housing inside the spring. I couldn't get them through the spring. Had to drop the shock/swaybar of either side and wheel off to get the spring out of the housing.

Still, It took a total of about 2 hours to fit them in my driveway. GU Ute.

cheers

Foss
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Reply By: srowlandson - Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:49

Friday, Jun 18, 2004 at 13:49
A cheap one trip solution i was once given, buy a bag of Good tennis balls, fill the spring with them, , instant chea poly air

steve
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