Airbag 79 series

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 05:54
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Dodgy's dilemma.
I been on the phone to the states.. Namely Michigan truck springs and Firestone tech support. Seems they don't have a listing for the part numbers for the 79 series troopy for the ride rite airbags. i have kit numbers from the airbag man which are RR4500 and RR4522 but Firestone don't have a a listing of these kits.. Has anyone out there ordered direct from firestone and do you have the kit numbers the states need for the 79 series.. tks in advance.. Dodgy
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 12:17

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 12:17
Dodgy the kit for the 78 & 79 series are produced here in Australia, the States apparently don't have a leaf sprung Landcrusier.
I went down the same road and had to get them from local supplier Air Bag Man.
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Follow Up By: Dodgy - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 16:08

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 16:08
Thanks John. I was bashing my head against brick walls and couldn't figure where i was going wrong.. I have sourced the airbags at airbag man and can't justify the price of $700 plus for them when they are only a few hundred from the states (but not for our fourby's) i wonder if anyone has tried sourcing a manufacturer here in Oz for them to do the same sorts of deals??
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 23:18

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 23:18
I don't know John how you can help some poeple
fitting the air bag man's bags to the troopy has to be one of the better moneys spent so far
even at $700 plus GST

if you want them you gotter pay for them

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 23:23

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 23:23
Agreed Richard they make a hell of a difference in every aspect.

I think Dodgy is correct, the bags themselves are not that dear, in our case its the custom mounts that allow the Aussie Distributor to price them up there.

No Leaf Sprung Cruisers in the US of A.
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Reply By: grutnip - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 19:01

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 19:01
Dodgy

I have just recently bought some coil rite bags from stengel bros in the states. Cost me $180 instead of over $300. http://www.stengelbros.com/ took 5 days from order to arrival !

My advice is to get the dimensions of the australian version and find a version in the states that is the same. I did this and found that if I had a 3" lifted rover instead of 2" then I could use a bag from some other car, I had to settle for the standard.

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Follow Up By: Dodgy - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 16:31

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 16:31
Tks Grutnip, its a big difference in price if your prepared to make the effort and the savings can be spent on other toys. I'm sure there's someone out there already been through the dilema and it's a matter of time before someone comes to the rescue.. I'm not real good on taking dimensions cos i'm not sure what or where they bolt in as i haven't yet seen one set up..I've just heard heaps about them and know they will help the saggy tail on the cruiser when i have the camper on.. Tks again..
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Reply By: Cabbage - Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 23:24

Tuesday, Jun 28, 2005 at 23:24
G'Day Uncle blo0dy Ernie, I hope you weren't using Bob's phone to ring the yanks.
He'd be going under twice as quick,eh

The price is probably why the airbag man can afford the fancy number plate,
6 letters,Qld about $2300.00.


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Follow Up By: Dodgy - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 16:24

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 16:24
Hey Gidday there Grand Young fella.. Bob would have to sell the mansion if i started stuff like that..LOL I hope your behaving down there pal and enjoying your retirement.. talk to you soon.. Uncle Bloody Ernie..
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Reply By: kesh - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 08:32

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 08:32
Dodgy. I looked at ones under a 79s. ambulance troopy. They were identical to the ones I put under my 75s. which are US made Polyair's. Bought direct from Polyair 4yrs. ago about $650 incl. freight. The info comes with them indicate they also fit (probably made for it) the Ford F250. The top mounting bracket simply replaces the rubber bump stop, but I did have to slot the holes slightly to make the fitting easier.
A trrific unit, better ride, 4drums of water only need 50psi to level (max. psi 100)
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Follow Up By: Dodgy - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 16:22

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 16:22
Tks Kesh, thats the sort of feed back i was after. From the research i've already done the 75s and 79 take the same airbag as it's the length of the spring that is different in the models. Off hand would you know for sure what year model F250 we are talking about here so i can look into it a wee bit more.. Hoping to get this all done in less than 4 weeks cos i got a date with the cape.. Regards Dodgy..
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Follow Up By: kesh - Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 17:45

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 at 17:45
Sorry Dodgy, that would have been disposed of with the box!!
The bottom of the unit slips straight under the U bolts, its only the top bracket needs to match the holes for the exist. bump stops. The bracket removes from the top of the bellows, held on by 2 studs so a bracket to suit any vehicle could be easily fabricated. Uses sep. hoses to prevent air shift one side to other.
The Polyair units stretch out a hell of a long way, I have lifted my truck out of a bog using hilift jack under the tray side. The wheel dropped to what the spring would allow before it started to lift out but the poly. bag was still not fully extended.
Cant reccommend a better set up.
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Follow Up By: kesh - Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:43

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 at 07:43
Dodgy, should have added this to my last. I have the heavy TJM bar,9000lb. winch on the front and was not happy the way the old girl would sometimes look like a BOH with its @rse up in the air. So I bought a pair of Monro pump up shocks and put on the front. Now have a dead level truck all the time and a good 2" lift if and when I need it. Once again have to split the air supply
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