Air Lift for troopy

Submitted: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 09:46
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Hi all,
I am trying to get a Air Lift Ride Control Kit from truckspring.com but it seems they don't have troopy in US.
My troopy is a HJZ75 (1996) with leaf spring rear.
They have one listed for Landcruiser 60 series and I am wondering if anyone know if the rear suspension is the same as the troopy. i.e. distance between bottom of frame and the top of spring pack when unloaded (jacked up by the chasis), distance between the bottom of bump stop and top of spring pack. I think these are the only dimensions that matters.
The Air Lift kit has 2000 lb capablility as opposed to 1000 lb for the Polyair bags and it cost $200 US, probably A$350 inc. freight which work out nearly the same as Polyair. (I think they all come from Air Lift Company anyway)
Many thanks
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Reply By: Member - John L G - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 10:41

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 10:41
Have you looked at the Firestone kit.

I am sure they are similar specs, if not even the same manufacturer, to the Airlift and also available with in cab controllers.
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Follow Up By: troopy_wonderer - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:02

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:02
Hi John,
I think both the firestone and Air Lift are firestone.
I had email them, BUT
I think there is no such thing as a troopy in US, and they can't tell me if the Ride-Rite for a Landcruiser 60 series will fit.
Thanks
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Reply By: Member - John L G - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:22

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 11:22
Troopy

Are you Perth based - the local agent airbagman is a font of knowledge.

Ciao
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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:44

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 13:44
Hi
I have been also looking at this for my 78 series troopy and have ordered the Ride-Rite kit 2115 from Truckspring. It appears to be the best match for what I want but I may need to do some modifications/ fabrications to the lower bracket. Bag size seems right (compressed and extended and width) I started off with establishing the right bag size and then went looking for a kit with this size bag. Fits toyota T100. Can you advise of the kit number quoted for the 60 series Landcruiser...just interested to cross match the kits.

Good luck...let us know how you go.
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Follow Up By: troopy_wonderer - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:10

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:10
Hi,
The SKU is 59102 for Toyota Landcruiser 1979-1990
I had previously email to Air Lift Co. stating
"The frame is a rectangular section measuring 115mm (4.5") high x 50mm (2") wide. The spring pack is 70mm (2.75") wide x 75mm (3") high (thick).Just in front of the axle, the bottom of the frame is 270mm (10.6") above the top of the spring. The bottom of the bump stop to the axle is 100mm (4") i.e. when fully compressed, the bottom of the frame to the spring is 170mm (6.7"). When fully extended (jacking the vehicle up by the frame), the bottom of the frame to the spring is 370mm (14.6")".
But got no reply
Does these dimension look similar to yours
Regards

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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:20

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:20
Hi. I think it is a different setup to what I am proposing. If you have a look at the truckspring site for kit 2115 and look at the PDF file that has the instructions it is a different type of setup. If you have an email address I will send off some pics of another 78 series with an Aussie Firestone kit installed. Cheers
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Follow Up By: troopy_wonderer - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:59

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 14:59
Hi
Thanks for your advise.
The 59102 is actually a Air-Lift RAM AIR and it fits between the chasis rail and the spring pack.
The 2115 is the Firestone one, it seems to be more heavy duty product.
Does the upper mount (one that replaces the bump rubber) have the same hole position ?
The lower mount goes around the axle and do they fit as is ?
What mod would you need to make since everything seems quite straight forward ?
Is this the same kit sold by Polyair locally for $700
Love to have some pics for same
email is troopywanderer@yahoo.com.au
Regards
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Follow Up By: troopy_wonderer - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 15:01

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 15:01
Hi,
Sorry forgot ask you the 2115 kit, what is the compressed and extended length.
Thanks again
Regards
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Follow Up By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 15:17

Wednesday, May 17, 2006 at 15:17
Pics are in the mail. Cheers
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Reply By: gbc - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 15:21

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 15:21
I have a kit from Capalaba spring works (Brissy) in the hilux - cost $380.00 and I installed it in about an hour.

These are proper truck bellows and will easily blow your springs apart if over inflated.........

I have since thrown out all my aftermarket suspension, and have gone back to factory springs with the bags - ute now rides like a coily when empty (almost :) ), and like a limo with any weight an/or a trailer on the back.

Shocks will need an upgrade eventually to control the air bounce.

Spring/mount setup is similar to the troopy, and I know there is a specific kit for yours.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: troopy_wonderer - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 07:11

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 07:11
Hi gbc,
Are the air spring mounted on top of the axle and replaces the bumpstop rubber ?
Are the bellow from Firestone ?
Thanks
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Reply By: gbc - Friday, May 19, 2006 at 08:45

Friday, May 19, 2006 at 08:45
Yes, simply loosen the U-bolts, remove bump stop, bolt down the bellows in the same place, then drill a 3/8 hole in the upper stop to locate the top - job done.

Don't know what brand they are, but they are a black twin bag (? hourglass) shaped unit - this guy sets them up on trucks.
An In car kit with guages and compressor is available, however he recommends keeping the setup as simple as possible for 4wd's. I ran the lines back and installed the inflators on the number plate panel and use the portable compressor to make any adjustments.

Cheers,
C.J.
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