Het al gehoor van tennis balle binne in coilsprings. weet nie of dit werk nie.
I use to tow with a Ford Saphire 3.0 GLX that also had coil springs in the rear. I did not have the luxury to fit the rubber airbags but did go the tennis ball way. This helped a lot to prevent the vehicle drop in the rear so much.
My experience was:
If you can fit the rubber air bags they work very well and you can adjust the height of the rear of your vehicle.
I tried to find out in Polokwane if it could be done to my Suzuki Grand Vitara
They did not even know this Suzuki existed
As jy nie sleep deflate jy die airbags en jou kar se ry gehalte is weer standaard. Tennis balle bly hard. Laas in 1980 iemamd gesien tennis balle in agter suspensie in sit. Dit kan werk maar ek dink tegnologie het so bietjie aan beweeg
As jou kar te veel sak is dit eerder n saak dat dit tyd is om jou coil springs te vervang of dit te re-tension
Maat net 100 kg wat agter in hak
Gaan die airbag rigting, sal nie spyt wees. Plek is in Jetpark, oosrand. Adverteer gewoontlik agter in die karavaan tydskrifte.
Hulle sal dit installeer of jy kan dit n DIY projek maak.
Stem saam dat die Airbag die way is om te gaan. Alhoewel dit effens duur kan wees.
Sometimes called 'Air Riders' or 'Air Springs'
Google them, I'm sure there is a fitment centre in Cape Town.
Well worth it.
Craig, about 15 or so odd years ago I used to tow a 1981 Musketeer with a 1992 GLX Sapphire, same as Leon's. I replaced the back coil springs with heavy duty springs. Hardly any sag at the back with caravan on, stable towing (with Tando) and still comfortable solo. I would have thought after the spring fitment that it will stand high at the back but it did not!
Did you buy the springs or have them made?
Also replaced my rear coil springs with heavy duty ones on my '93 camry and it lifted the back slightly. Still very comfortable ride and assisted with towing in that the drop in the rear was counter-acted to an extent.
Craig, I bought them from a place in Krugersdorp that actually made the springs and they installed them as well. I cannot remember the places name anymore.
Craig you can try Salt River Spring Works 021 447 9860 or Saayman Spring Works in Bellville 021 946 3175.
You also get a progressive coil spring that becomes stiffer as the coil is compressed more. Still leaves you with a comfortable ride when driving solo.
Best bargain ever when I fitted air bags to my Fortuner's rear suspension. No sagging and no sway. Not one milimeter drop when I hitch the caravan. Approx R4500-00 for the set.