Prado Air Bags

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 17:50
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Has anybody purchased air bags for a 120 Series Prado (2007 model) from Trucksprings in the USA? I am trying to but because Prado is not sold in the USA under that name they don't have a listing. I have been told that the correct kit number is 4153, but Trucksprings say the 4runner (120 series) uses kit no. 4135. To find out which was correct I rang a Firestone dealer in Melb and he told me the kit was CR5035, which doesn't appear on Trucksprings listings at all. I don't know if the 120 series over there uses the same suspension setup as we do here so wondered if anyone else has already gone through this exercise and can give me the right Kit number.
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Reply By: Member - Peter R (QLD) - Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 19:44

Wednesday, Feb 06, 2008 at 19:44
You might get some joy if you post your question on

A great Forum for Prado owners
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 18:48

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 18:48
Last time I bought Prado airbags they cost $209 from opposite Lock. I wouldn't bother buying them overseas.
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Reply By: RobAck - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 19:33

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 19:33
I agree with Phil why purchase from OS when you have no recourse in regard warranty etc. You have plenty of options in Australia from Poly Air to full airbag replacement of your suspension. Prado in the USA is sold as a Lexus!

We run poly air's in our 2005 VX Prado and have been using them sucessfully for the last two vehicles. The most common misconception is that they are springs which they are not they are helpers that support the load the springs take and should be seen as load levellers. As well you only need to run them at relatively low pressures when heavily loaded. For example our last Simpson trip we weighed in at 2940 kgs and the poly air's were set at 12 psi for the trip with no problems. As well you pump them up BEFORE loading your vehicle then lower the pressure to level the vehicle front to rear and LtoR

I trust that helps


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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 20:17

Thursday, Feb 07, 2008 at 20:17
I had a problem with a Firestone airbag & Trucksprings sent me a replacement.
$140.00 landed in 4 days, is a good reason to buy from the States.
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Reply By: clintro. - Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 11:03

Friday, Feb 08, 2008 at 11:03
Thanks for the replies everyone. The reason for looking o/s was price, I have been quoted $295 plus freight in oz and around $100 delivered ex USA. As Rob said, the Prado is sold as a Lexus (GX470) but it's also sold as a 4 Runner and about 5 other variations but what I can't find out is if they all have the same suspension set-up. It's all got too hard, I'll just go local.
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