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Submitted: Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 10:33
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This supplier has been mentioned on the forum before, some people with good experience, some (like me) were unable to deal with them despite direct phone calls. They just would not respond...

However, Joy at Last. Their website ordering system has been updated to include freight calculations for us overseas to buy.

I have finally managed to order my air bag inserts for the rear of the Jack for a fraction of their cost here in AU plus a dinky little gadget that allows tiny LPG bottles to be filled from a "normal" size gas bottle. I'm hopin it will allow the little Coleman bottles to be refilled.

$AU194 all up including freight.

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Reply By: Mulga Bill - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:07

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:07
Great stuff - it may be that Truckspring were starting to get a lot of unwanted, direct enquiry.... that takes people ! They want more web traffic I guess - that takes one cheap computer. Unfortunately, a lot of retailers are the same here - instead of being communicative, you just hear nothing.
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Follow Up By: Andy - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:48

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:48
Have recently purchaced set for my 80 series. Service couldn't have been better, delivered within one week of online order but no little goodies :0( . Now just need someone in CQ who might like to help me fit them !!!
Andy
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Follow Up By: Mulga Bill - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 13:51

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 13:51
Post 17937 was mine from an earlier existence - has a few tips for installation. It can be straight forward, depending on your vehicle. The main point is that if you warm them up in a bucket of hot water (maybe a bit soapy even), they get nice and soft and you can slide them in between a couple of spring coils, as long as the car is jacked right up ...... and you don't need to disconnect the shocks. All the above relevant to my Jackaroo anyway. BOL.
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Follow Up By: andymitch - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 15:59

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 15:59
With reference to my earlier followup. When I checked them I had small query and emailed them in the evening, when I went online the next morning they had already been on to the makers and sent a reply. Different to some of the responses I have had from companies here.
Andy
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Follow Up By: Big Woody - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:14

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 09:14
Hi Andy,

Can I ask which ones you purchased for your 80 series?

They have 2 brands on the website - Airlift 1000 and Firestone Coilrite - On checking them both out the Firestone appear to be a better quality product.

Brett
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Follow Up By: andymitch - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 13:31

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 13:31
Hi Brett,

I got the Firestones for the reason that you have said. This is the reply I got from Trucksprings when I queried the model year date on the package:-

Mr. Mitchell,

I checked Firestones web site, www.ride-rite.com and the new 2006 Firestone
print application guide. They both state that the 4124 kit fits 1991-2004 to
Landcruisers.

I contacted Firestone tech support and questioned them about the
instructions. They advised that the kit will fit 1991 - 2004 Landcruisers
and that the note was placed on the instructions before they tested the kit
on earlier vehicles and have not updated the instructions.

You can contact Firestone tech support if you prefer at 1-800-888-0650 (not
sure if the 800 number works in Australia.) They also have a contact form on
their web site.

Regards,

Marc Warezak
Michigan Truck Spring
www.truckspring.com

Andy
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Follow Up By: Mulga Bill - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 21:04

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 21:04
Mark was the bloke I dealt with when I bought mine - he was most helpful and reliable in his communications - good to see he is still chipping away there !
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Reply By: Jarse - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:16

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 11:16
So has anyone purchased [b]Prado 120[/b] rears from them? If so, their product code would be gratefully appreciated.

Thanx in advance.
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Follow Up By: 120scruiser - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 16:26

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 16:26
Gdau Jarse
I tried to buy them from them ( that sounds a bit weird) but they had no reference to the numbers over there.
The part number over here is CR5035 but they can't reference it.
If you speak to them they are the same as you would put in a Lexus 450.
Now the Lexus has air suspension I think so you could be in for some probs.
I ended up getting mine from All Air Suspension in Sydney. Lindsay has been great. When you fit them don't follow the instructions by cutting the bump stop off where it says especially if you have raised coils. You need to compensate for the raise. I ordered the spacers to go with the raised coils but ended up in all sorts of dramas and had to get toyota to get me 2 new bump stops in. I cut my bump stops off and left 1 and a half rings on. Drill the holes out as big as you can in the top of the bump stop and the chassis as the 120 has bugger all clearance above where the line goes through and has to almost take a 90 degree turn. On suspension extension it may bind up as it wants to pull the line through.
Hope this helps
120scruiser
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Reply By: Shaker - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 13:12

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 13:12
I am very interested in the MacCoupler, but it appears that the connection to the big bottle is different to ours?
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 21:15

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 21:15
It looks like a standard POL fitting to me. I'll give an update when I get it.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 12:43

Sunday, Feb 12, 2006 at 12:43
Thanks, be keen to hear how well it works.
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 10:08

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 10:08
Connection to the big bottle is standard POL, but the connection to the little one seems larger than anything I've seen.

Off to Ray's Scent Titty to see if it fits anything useful.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 10:53

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 10:53
Think it will only fit the Coleman disposable bottles.
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 13:39

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 13:39
If it does, I'll be happy because I was planning to use it for those. Can then run the Hot Water thingy, the heater thingy, etc.
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Reply By: madcow - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 14:41

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 14:41
Does anyone have an idea what the part number is for the GU Patrol?? OR what it is called over there?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 15:58

Thursday, Feb 09, 2006 at 15:58
They don't have a Patrol or equivalent over there, but if you give them the inside dimensions of your springs they will supply
a kit to fit.
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Reply By: fourstall2000 - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 08:48

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 08:48
I have purchased two sets from truck springs vie E mail and the service and delivery excellent.
Contrary to shakers advice they do supply Nissan patrol air bags.
I just told them my truck was a 2000 GU Nissan patrol wagon and they supplied.
Cost a third of what you pay in Oz,way to go.
Regards
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 10:17

Friday, Feb 10, 2006 at 10:17
My advice may be a little outdated, but you will find that very recently it was discussed here that they had no listing for GU Patrol, maybe since then someone has supplied them with the relevant measurements, which they now have on file.

I have also dealt with Trucksprings, & found that there service would put most Australian suppliers to shame, 4 days from point of order to having them in my hand here in country Victoria. I can almost guarantee that I coudn't have got them from Melbourne in that time.
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