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rorylocal

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Friday, April 13th 2018, 2:03pm

Air Locker / Air Bag

Good day members.

Quick advice.
I have fitted Tough Dog suspension a while ago...and they are great...but when I do long trips we get pretty loaded up ( 2 x 45L Frontrunner water holders, Jerry cans, Beer, etc etc ) and have rear shock sag and have bottomed out the suspension a few times ( think Botswana Savuti road ).

So as there is no leaf spring setup...I have limited options....either fit air bags or go for a LC76.

Had anyone had air bags fitted in their rear shocks...??
Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Friday, April 13th 2018, 9:27pm

Yes airbags work great.
Lot of people will agree with me on that.

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rorylocal

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Saturday, April 14th 2018, 8:25am

Thank you.

Appreciate the reply.
Was just worried about adding an accessory that will not sort the issue out!

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Saturday, April 14th 2018, 2:21pm

Yip, Airbags work.

I have full Profender Suspension and Airbags on my 2008. Great for when that extra load is there.
I'm very sorry Witblits... we will mis you! ;( ;(

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Monday, April 16th 2018, 7:29am

Although thr Fortuner and the Hilux share almost the same chassis, there are a few differences on the Fortuner's as they are designed to be more comfortable comparing to the Hilux, but this comes with a small prive to pay when it comes to carrying load, the rear coils are much softer vs the Hilux's leaf springs.
However we do a HD rear coil to increase your rear load ability with an extra 150kg. Basically designed to carry 50kg extra fuel and a trailer/caravan 100kg on the ball..... the moment you go harder than 150kg.... you will have trhe comfort of a single cab cruiser without load.

There are two options of airbags for the Fortuner,
First time are the in-coil type - I have these in my Fortuner, they can be inflated to 2.5bar and will level the Fortuner when under load.... these airbags will not raise the vehicle. Most important factor with these are nevere run them without pressure as the airbags will pinch between the coil springs - min pressure of 0.3bar
Second option is the Heavy Duty Air bags - these replace your bump stops and can in inflated to 7bar - they are extremely strong and will raise the Fortuner, if you play a bit with the air plumbing you can even use them to level your vehicle with a roof top tent....
If you going to load and tow heavy.... go for the HD airbags.... if you dont tow the in-coil type is sufficient,
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Garreth G

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Monday, April 16th 2018, 2:46pm

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Although thr Fortuner and the Hilux share almost the same chassis, there are a few differences on the Fortuner's as they are designed to be more comfortable comparing to the Hilux, but this comes with a small prive to pay when it comes to carrying load, the rear coils are much softer vs the Hilux's leaf springs.
However we do a HD rear coil to increase your rear load ability with an extra 150kg. Basically designed to carry 50kg extra fuel and a trailer/caravan 100kg on the ball..... the moment you go harder than 150kg.... you will have trhe comfort of a single cab cruiser without load.

There are two options of airbags for the Fortuner,
First time are the in-coil type - I have these in my Fortuner, they can be inflated to 2.5bar and will level the Fortuner when under load.... these airbags will not raise the vehicle. Most important factor with these are nevere run them without pressure as the airbags will pinch between the coil springs - min pressure of 0.3bar
Second option is the Heavy Duty Air bags - these replace your bump stops and can in inflated to 7bar - they are extremely strong and will raise the Fortuner, if you play a bit with the air plumbing you can even use them to level your vehicle with a roof top tent....
If you going to load and tow heavy.... go for the HD airbags.... if you dont tow the in-coil type is sufficient,


Cobus, do any of these effect my articulation?
Can a guys like myself that uses the car for heavy Offroad still have airbags installed?


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Tuesday, April 17th 2018, 7:34am

Garreth, there will be a small loss in articulation, but its very small - We install one valve to inflate both airbags, this helps allot with the articulation as the air is moved from the one air bag to the other during articulation, and still keep the flex. However should you install separate valves, one for each airbags the suspension do become stiff.
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