Airbag alternative?

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mjb666
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Airbag alternative?

Post: # 24678Post mjb666
January 9th, 2019, 4:22 pm

Does any Member have any experience of these & do they do away with needing to fit airbags?

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https://www.torklift.com/rv/stableload

If you compare what the product does, in the "StableLoad Features" section, it would appear much better than the airbag option?
2005 Mitsubishi L200 Single Cab 4x2
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kernowjon
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Joined: January 8th, 2019, 9:32 am
Location: West Cornwall

Re: Airbag alternative?

Post: # 24695Post kernowjon
January 11th, 2019, 2:55 am

It looks great, however I have a couple of BUTS -
1. Are you going to crawl under undoing the bolts and swinging the wedges in or out depending on if you are loaded or unloaded?
2. After a winter of road salt etc how easy will it be to adjust them - see Q1

If you rarely run your truck unloaded then another option is to fit helper springs - a coil spring located by 2 cups one bolted to the chassis the other clamped to the leaf spring just behind the axle. I have a setup bought from Custom campers another person I know fabricated his own using coil springs ex Suzuki Vitara.
Size is make cups and fit - jack the rear of the truck up , so the back axle is pulling the spring down - use a scissor jack to maximise this - be gentle - just a tweak - measure between the base of the cups add on an inch or two - cut the spring. with a jack under the rear spring undo the rear shackle. lower the axle a bit get the spring in . use the jack to realign the spring shackle. now repeat on the other side. job done.
Without a load you will be arse up but loaded none of the tired spring droop.
Jon

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Re: Airbag alternative?

Post: # 24713Post earthman
January 12th, 2019, 11:01 pm

3. Will the likes of SV Tech and the DVLA accept/authorize the use of this kit before issuing paperwork to confirm that it's all road legal here in the UK?

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