polyair suspension

Submitted: Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
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hi, can anyone give their comments on polyair suspension as i an considering having it fitted to my nk pajero to help with load carrying
when we are on our trips.
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Reply By: Axel +Karen - Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
Paul ,polyairs are the go ,look in the archives of this forum ,do not believe some of lack of reliability ,recently did 6500 on dirt ,gibbers ect,, never a fault. Axel .
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Follow Up By: Paul - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
Axel & Karen, thanks for your reply. with your's & the other's comments
I have made a decision to have polyair fitted. my major concern was the possibility of stone damage (mainly because most of our trips are desert based). the only thing now is to raise the funds. ha!
safe travelling, paul
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Reply By: Tim - Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
I've just come back from a trip through central Australia towing a 2 tonne camper trailer with a Prado. The back of the Prado was also fully loaded with the firdges (one for drinks & one for food), and recovery gear. Before pumping up the Poly-airs the rear suspension was on the bump stops. I put 25psi of air into the Poly-airs and the car was slightly raised, above normal, at the rear. The rear suspension, when driving, felt like there wasnt a load in the back. When there isn't a load in the rear you just lower the Poly-airs to 5 psi and the suspension feels the same way it does without the poly-airs.
If your not always driving with a load, the poly-airs are the way to go, any new 4wd I get in the future will have them fitted straight away. Also the Poly-airs don't effect you new car warranty, where as replacing the suspension with aftermarket will void the dealer warranty on the suspension, which is usually longer than that provided by the after market company.
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Follow Up By: Andrew D - Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
Totally agree with above. Had them on my NL Paj and cant wait to get them on my New car. Only you are not supposed to pump them up with the load already on. Pump first then load. Do your self a favour and get 'em. Make sure they include the fabric heat shield thingo if need be. I also mounted the valves in the rear bumper near the loop tow doover.
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Reply By: Rick - Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Oct 21, 2002 at 00:00
Paul, I have had Poly airs on 4 vehicles - 3 x Commodores when I was doing a lot of dirt road miles and needed stiffer suspension & height benefits. They were great. I also had 'em on our previous fourby, and like the other replies, they did the job for me. However, I have also seen vehicles where they were not so good, and have mates who have had trouble with them holing, pinching, going flat, etc- in fourbys, not 2 wheel drives. I have debated this q' with many other sources, and subsequently just purchased a set of No Bull Suspension supports. These may acheive some similar results to Poly airs, but employ different principles. I was looking for no sag and stability of ride when loaded. The Patrol that Hema maps uses(about 3 tonne loaded weight) has these also, as well as after market shocks and springs. Lotsa choices in the market place, eh? Cheers. Rick
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Reply By: Ashley - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
Paul, Have had pol's in my Crusier for 30,000k's no problems, to avoid pinching the bags leave between 4-6psi in them all the time. Cheers
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Reply By: Hoffy - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
I have had them in my 92 Cruiser from almost new. 116km and not an ounce of trouble. The way to go
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Reply By: Legend - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2002 at 00:00
96 cruiser. Gibb river & Kalumburu twice as well as 30k in all sorts of places and no dramas whatsoever. A godsend I reckon !
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