Airbag Man

Submitted: Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 22:06
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Looking at fitting ride rite bags to the rear of my 2001 rodeo twincab 4wd.
Usually carry around 200-300 kgs in the back and tow a work trailer every day.
Anybody used them? good or bad?
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Reply By: Member - Tony C (VIC) - Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 22:33

Thursday, May 25, 2006 at 22:33
Alan,
I fitted ride rite air bags to my landcruiser 79series in 2003.I use the vehicle for various uses from towing a tractor to touring with a relativaly heavy canopy &camping gear to traveling around with a few tools in the back.To be able to adjust the pressure end therefore the level depending on the load carried has worked well.I think there excellant . Cheers Tony
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Reply By: In Good Time - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 12:56

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 12:56
Alan

Have also fitted a set in the last few weeks to the rear of a 79series.
Did not fit the in car controls, just the basic kit to start with, most likly install the in car controls later.
Have found them quite good so far.

Pete.
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Reply By: Member - Jiarna (NT) - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 15:26

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 15:26
I have the Coil Rite kit in my LC80, and they're great. Load up the camping gear and adjust the pressure so the vehicle sits level and that's it. No changes to handling that I've noticed.

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John
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Follow Up By: 100TD - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 18:56

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 18:56
hey jiarna,are they inside your coils or outside?i have sag and bounce issues with my 100 series when loaded even with the heaviest coils i can get.dont like polyairs as i have seen/heard bad reports of these.i am looking at some thing like what u have.who are they made by(firestone?)and roughly a cost with in cab adjustment.cheers Paul
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Follow Up By: Member - Jiarna (NT) - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 22:07

Friday, May 26, 2006 at 22:07
Hi 100TD

The Firestone Coil Rite air bags fit inside the coils, and they cured my saggy rear LOL. Bounce is not due to the heavy coils - you might need better shockers like I did.
The Coil Rites cost me about $360 3 years ago I think, including freight.
The only problem I've had is one of the air lines got pinched between the chassis and body, but that was my fault as I didn't fix the line in place properly.
I didn't go for an in-cab adjustment, as I didn't think I'd use it enough to be worth it. Using the onboard air compressor plumbed to the front and rear bars, it is easy to adjust the pressures manually.
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John
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Reply By: buick - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 09:01

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 09:01
Hi.
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Follow Up By: buick - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 09:05

Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 09:05
Have just fitted a set of firestone airbags to my 2000 rodeo and are very happy with them Buy them from the states (trucksprings) & you get them within 6 days at a fraction of the cost.
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