suspension

Submitted: Monday, May 16, 2005 at 10:41
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Hi all, I am a newcomer to this forum so bare with me. I have a 1998 diesel jackaroo, and also a camper trailer. When i have the trailer and vehicle loaded up the Jackaroo sags a bit. I have been looking at putting either poly bags in the springs or a pair of air shocks? Could you please advise the best alternative.
Thanks Goff
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11:30

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 11:30
G'day Geoff

I have a 2001 Jack and have recently brought a new fuel tank and have also put draw, fridge and bbq in the back of the jack. I have upgrade my rear coils (whole susepnsion kit was fited) to cope with the extra load. I also have the polyair bags in the back, have had since new for towing our boat, but find i am using them less since upgrading the coils

cheers

Crazie
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Reply By: Outbacktourer - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:21

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:21
Goff,

I had a '98 which did the same. I went Polyairs and had good results. Common opinion is that if you spend most time unladen go polyair, if you have the load on most of the time go new springs.

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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:51

Monday, May 16, 2005 at 17:51
goff,

With air shocks they have a common air inlet, some inlet for both shocks, so that when you go around a corner the inside shock compresses and the air forced out of that shock is transfered to the other shock. This makes the vehicle roll even more. The other thing is that the shocks were never designed to take the weight of the vehicle.

Go the poly air and/ or up grade the suspension.

Wayne
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Reply By: goff - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 16:49

Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 16:49
Thanks for the quick reply, sounds like polyair bags are the way to go
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