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Rear suspension stiffening

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16 Sep 2019 @ 13:14:28 pm
lekkerbydiesee
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Hi
Has anyone towed with a sedan and stiffened the rear suspension by fitting air bags inside the coil springs . If so did it help
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16 Sep 2019 @ 13:33:30 pm
Bak oor
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Works perfectly. 

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16 Sep 2019 @ 13:39:54 pm
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Het al gehoor van tennis balle binne in coilsprings. weet nie of dit werk nie.

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16 Sep 2019 @ 13:57:40 pm
Leon
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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:

  • It did not have any negative effect on the handling of the vehicle while driving solo
  • It does lift the rear a bit while driving solo.
  • Do not use the  tennis balls that you buy in a toy shop.  Buy the proper dunlop ones from a port shop.
  • The tennis balls only lasted a trip down to Durban and back from Pretoria. Then they are moeg.
  • Jack up the car as this will open the coil a bit and then force the tennis balls in.  Most I could fit was 3 on a side due to the bump rubber also on the inside of the coil.

If you can fit the rubber air bags they work very well and you can adjust the height of the rear of your vehicle.

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16 Sep 2019 @ 15:35:40 pm
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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 

At last !!!!
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16 Sep 2019 @ 15:52:20 pm
Bak oor
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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.

 

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17 Sep 2019 @ 05:57:03 am
Leon
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Stem saam dat die Airbag die way is om te gaan.  Alhoewel dit effens duur kan wees.

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17 Sep 2019 @ 07:07:17 am
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Sometimes called 'Air Riders' or 'Air Springs'

Google them, I'm sure there is a fitment centre in Cape Town.

Well worth it.

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17 Sep 2019 @ 20:03:11 pm
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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!

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17 Sep 2019 @ 20:23:29 pm
lekkerbydiesee
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Did you buy the springs or have them made?

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17 Sep 2019 @ 20:53:47 pm
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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.

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17 Sep 2019 @ 22:11:31 pm
RD
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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.

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20 Sep 2019 @ 08:05:35 am
Leon
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Did you buy the springs or have them made?

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.

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02 Oct 2019 @ 16:01:28 pm
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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. 

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