Air Bag working hard.

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:15
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gday all

if you ever wondered or thought as to how that extra money you spent on air bags is working for you.......then here's a vid of just how they work,cheers.
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Reply By: Dave(NSW) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:44

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 11:44
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Reply By: Member - Tour Boy ( Bundy QLD) - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 15:18

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 15:18
Yeah and that is just the Pacific Hwy...lol
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Reply By: racinrob - Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 17:22

Thursday, Feb 11, 2010 at 17:22
I have a slide-on which weighs about 1 tonne fully loaded on my 75 series 'Cruiser and I fitted the PolyAir bellows type bags a while back. Having done several long treks including The Simpson and I can only say good things about them. No sway or body roll, truck sits level and it has never bottomed out.... all good.

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Reply By: Member - Lotzi (QLD) - Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 15:16

Friday, Feb 12, 2010 at 15:16
Gday Mark

I've used air bags on truck and coaches for many years, just the best system.

We fitted an air bag rear end onto an Iszuzu for tour work a few years ago, I did both Cape York and Central Australia with it over the season, just great, but you must use the correct shocks, eg Powerdown or EFS units which are designed for this purpose.

The only problems we had were as mentioned, shocks and a spiral crack on the axle housing, this was fixed by putting a torsion bar from the top of the axle housing to chassis.

I personally believe that the late model coil suspended vehicles are ideal for air bag conversion, if done properly.

Off course the major benefit is that you get no spring rebound effect which courses major wear and breakages.

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Follow Up By: Who was that again? (Vic) - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 14:17

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 14:17
Have a set under the back of the car now for some months and find the bast arrangements to carry and comfort changes. I base mine on the height from wheel rim to top of mud guard. If I have it too high, the car bounces, but works well when correctly adjusted with the Toyota AHC adjustable shockers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Lotzi (QLD) - Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 15:51

Saturday, Feb 13, 2010 at 15:51
The big difference between heavy vehicle and lighter vehicle air bag set ups is the heavy vehicles use height control valves and air pressure regulators, heavy vehicle set up works best, both on and off road, imho.

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