Airbag coil spring helpers

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 11:41
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Hi all
Just an update to let you know that I have installed airbag spring helpers in the back of my LC80. Can take up to 30psi, but at 10psi it keeps the beast level when fully loaded. Handling is still good, so now I wait to see how long they last.
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 12:55

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 12:55
Gday Jiarna,got them in our 4 Runner and reacon there great.Keeps the vehicle level when loaded and helps limit body roll when loaded when you get into a corner abit hot!
Actually ordered a set for my parents 80 series Cruiser yesterday before we head up to the Kimberly region in May.
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 18:14

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 18:14
Hi Jon, Considering them for the Simpson trip in April, what costs were they?

Will wave as we traipse thru Oodnadatta!
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Follow Up By: Nick R - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 23:07

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 23:07
saw them for $310 online somewhere, I am interested in something similar after towing the camper to qld.
I'll be interested to hear also
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (SA) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 00:14

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 00:14
I paid $330 for Firestone Coil-Rite kit from an Aussie distributor. Could have got the kit for around A$200 if I ordered direct from US, but wanted to get it in time for New Year trip. Have a look at this site for more info.
The kit was easy to install once I found a 25mm drill bit, took about 3 hours by myself.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 00:36

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 00:36
They are excellent!

Go to www.trucksprings.com and you can buy them for just over $100AU including frieght. They are the exact same retail box ARB and the like are selling here.
Your and absolute mad bastard if you don't get them from there as their service was great and it's less than half the price!

I orderd them from there and whacked them in the Surf myself, bloody fantastic little doovas!

I think their are a few other's on the forum who have bought them from the same place. (Captain??).
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 17:05

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 17:05
So Jeff, If I am runnign 50mm lifted OME springs in the Patrol, which model should I order? No Nissans there in the list that I recognise as vaguely similar to a Patrol.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 12:37

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 12:37
Baz, you need to buy a Yota!! LOL :-P

Don't know mate, I just orded the one for the 4 runner. The kit came complete with a a foam spacer just in case you have a 2" lift.

I'm pretty sure captain has bought some for his GU from those guys, maybe a member message to him would give you a part number.
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Reply By: Flash - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 16:39

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 16:39
Mine (Firestone) are four years old and still going strong... Great bit of gear!
most I've ever needed is about 18 psi.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 17:07

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 17:07
what vehicle Flash, trying to work out which ones for my Patrol
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Follow Up By: Flash - Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 16:43

Friday, Feb 04, 2005 at 16:43
GQ
Bought mine from "The Airbag Man" at Brendale in Brisbane.
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Reply By: joc45 - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 14:59

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 14:59
I ran them for 10 yrs on my old GQ/Mav, never a moment's trouble.
Currently running them in my GU for the last 5 yrs, no probs.
Great thing - restore ride height when laden, enjoy comfort when unladen.
Only thing they warn is to not run them completely deflated, just leave 3-4lbs in them when running unladen.
When I went to higher lift springs, they just installed a special rubber block in the bottom of the airbag to pack it up - didn't have to change the bags.
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