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Submitted: Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 10:45
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Gidday all.. Got a silly question.. I have a 2001 model 79 series troopy and am after buying airbags for the rear from the states but can't find what they call it them over there.. Can anyone give me some idea as to what name they go by over there.. Even on the toyota web sight i couldn't find anything on them.. tks all..
Regards Dodgy

keep your whistle wet and your powder dry..
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Reply By: turbopete - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 11:27

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 11:27
i doubt they have troopys or landcruiser in the states
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Follow Up By: Dodgy - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:03

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:03
Maybe your right but you'd think a people mover like a troopy would be popular huh..
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Follow Up By: Member - Karl - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:57

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:57
Yes they do and there are a number of sites/forums for them.
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 11:58

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 11:58
Dodgy

Does your 79 Troopy have the same Rear end configuratiuon as my 1997 75 Troopy.

If so I may be able to help you
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Follow Up By: Dodgy - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:08

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:08
I'm not real sure Lucy, I was reading in here that the 78&79 series had longer rear springs and extra leaves.. I have only had this one a few months and haven't needed to do anything to it till i bought my cape york explorer camper and now she seems to drag her backside like a doggy with worms when it's hooked up.. the towball weight is a bit heavy ..
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Follow Up By: Member - 'Lucy' - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 15:59

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 15:59
I'm back Dodgy

Just to paint the scene for you - I have the aforementined Troopy which has been converted into a pop top camper that includes a 200L (yep 200 not 20) stainlees steel water tank. Along with a belly L/R Fuel tank.

When Fully loaded it used to frighten the' B Gee sus' out of me.

I tried re-set, revamped original springs. and that was worse. Didn't sleep well at all.

Soooooooooooooooooo! ripped the lot out and replaced them with KINGS Mining Packs. (Extreme H/Duty) 90 % improvement on lift when loaded, no bending leavs and no gaps between th leaves in the pack from leaves straightening and bending backwards. = No loss of sleep.

However the A R S E end was still sagging a tad especially with a full load of water.

Installed a set of Poly Air bellows (Black)

Mate what can I say other than pure magic. Looks as though its empty at all times, Stability improved significantly.

Been across Simpson, Birdsville Track (Bit of a Highway But Hey!) K1 Line, Cordillo Downs track number of times etc etc etc and never missed a beat. Also has KONI shocks all round.

I purchased them (poly Airs) in Melb and had them installed. Cost $800 3 years ago. Yeah! I know a bit pricey but thats show biz..

Now they are the same as these ones at :

http://www.ride-rite.com/
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http://www.ride-rite.com/installation_instructions/2115.pdf

Except that the mounting plates are different on a 75 series Troopy, thats why I asked what yours was like.

The Yanks don't have Troopys from what I can see on the web so you would have to make sure what ever you buy has the correct mounts for your machine.

That was one of the reasons I had them supplied and fitted.

However, the importer is in Sydney and you can buy direct if you like.

I spoke to him at the time of fitting mine and he was happy to supply me along with in cabin control gear to raise/lower etc your load, and no, I can't remeber the dudes name or number. If I do I'll Post it for you.

Regards

Ken Robinson
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Reply By: ianmc - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:16

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:16
Firestone! Or just do a search for air bags.
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Reply By: Dodgy - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:22

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 12:22
tks IANMC.. i was checking trucksprings.com but will try using firestone.. tks again for the feedback..
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Reply By: japmel - Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 19:05

Saturday, Jan 22, 2005 at 19:05
Dodgy
G'day mate, This will diffenetly help,

Go to posts 19634
and 17937

Regards
japmel
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