People towing vans and trailers need air springs when they are towing but their factory suspension is ideal when they are not. Some contractors cart fuel, water firewood and they get heavily loaded but light when empty.Tradies cart different tools and equipment to different jobs. Ll of these guys can change the load capacity of their suspension to suit their needs. Make towing safer by loading more weight to the front of the van or trailer and just pump up the bags a bit to handle the bit of extra weight on the draw bar. When fitting these bags you are not changing your old suspension nor increasing your GVM allowances. When carrying a load the typical pressure range is 25psi to 50psi. The good thing about air bags is just keep adding more air until you reach your desired ride height and comfort no matter the weight.
You can't hurt the bags because they can go to like 800 psi but here we are only talking the sorts of pressures you would run in your tyres. Speaking of tyres the air bag valves are just normal tyre valves.
They are rated to still be effective with up to 2.5t over the back axle which in most cases is way more than you should be carrying and just goes to show the bags are up for what ever you throw at them. Some air bag kits like those that go inside coils can only offer 450 Kg which is nothing on these. You can not hurt these air bags. There is no maximum pressure because even industrial compressors can not reach the lofty heights of 800 to 1000 psi where these were made.Sticks, stones and sand will not hurt them. The rubber in these bags is heavier than the rubber in your tyres - we have people who live on cattle stations and have horrid corrugated gibber roads and they never have issues. There is no rubbing parts and they will not wear out.
They can see out your car's useful life no matter the age or distance. The Air Bags replace and become your new bump stop. Even if you have no air in them the bag compresses and the sidewalls are such that you still have a rubber bump stop.
The end plates are still an inch apart on full compression so they do not strike each other. As such we dont need internal bump stops. It's ok to run these flat.
Note that because they are your bump stop it's also good to have a few pound in the bags even when not carrying a load to cushion your bump stop and it makes for a more sporty ride too. Here's where Air Assist Suspension lead the way and beat the other brands... Air Assist brackets are 100% made in Australia.Other brands make their brackets overseas and not only is that unaustralian but when they run out they can run out for months. It also means they cat customise brackets for customers. Air Assist has been approved and licensed to use the Made in Australia logo. Air Assist have a massive 4WD knowledge base and their kits do not fall short. Some other brands claim to suit 2 lift when they barely reach standard height.
At Air assist, we offer height options and can even taylor make custom kits. Air Assist kits use heavier steel components.
The end plates are 6mm steel rather than 5mm and we dont make do with C channel like others but instead use 3mm RHS where possible for added strength. And heavier steel means we crank up the welder and get deeper stronger welds.
The manufacture and design of Air Assist kits has been guided by automotive engineers who not only specify materials and designs but specify where and how to weld so as not to compromise the integrity of the steel. The others clearly got that wrong as they weld across the arms instead of with them in their brackets. Others use imperial 1/4 air line and NPT threads whereas Air Assist use metric 6mm and BSP threads... Means parts are readilly replaceable anywhere if needed while on a big trip.
Air Assist air fittings come pre-fitted to end plates with high pressure gas sealant. Air Assist kits come with an extra meter of air line over others.And its high flex, super strong and meets all the safety standards. Every bolt and washer in an Air Assit kit is stainless steel so wont rust. Air Assist kits can be run flat and still the end plates will not strike each other. You still have a cushioned bump stop and you dont chew the bags out from the inside. Air Assist Load Assist Kits include everything needed to fit and be operational. 2 Air Bags with alloy rings. Top and Bottom mounting plates using 6mm plate steel. 6 metres of 6mm poly air line. 1/4 BSP push to connect fittings in end plates to the 6mm air line. 2 x tyre valves for inflation and deflation - one per bag. These bags will not be harmed by over stretching them. They clamp to the end plates and the worst thing you could do is pull the bag away from the clamp so just undo them, reposition and do them up again.
But we can make sure you get the right length brackets and bags so your shocks prevent over stretching. You can protect your investment with this kit - when you upgrade your vehicle in almost all cases you can keep your old bags and just get a new set of National brackets to suit the new rig.There is no drilling cutting or welding required. These kits just bolt in using your suspension mounts and either use the old bump stop mounts or clamp onto the chassis.
Just a normal socket set is all you need by way of tools and anyone can do it in about an hour - you dont even need a hoist. Here are a few pics demonstrating the preparation and effort gone into the National brackets over other brands... National get the one piece laser cut and folded rather than tack a heap of separate parts together. And all sourced from local Australian businesses of course. Air Assist Suspension is an Australian family owned business based on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.
We can help with air suspension needs on 4WD and 2WD utes, vans, SUVs, cars, trailers, campers, motor homes and commercial vehicles. Steve has been working with air suspension since the 90's so technically speaking this is his 4th decade in the game. He has been the 4WD brains trust for other suspension companies and is well connected throughout the automotive industry. Since 2005 Steve has owned and operated the Cliffhanger 4WD Event which has become Australia's best regarded 4WD week long event and he himself has raced in 12 Outback Challenge events. He co-owned Navrun 4WD Events, has been treasurer for the QLD Assoc 4WD Clubs and president of 2 different 4WD Clubs.
He's worked in drought relief fodder drives and has been helping farmers clean up and rebuild fences after bushfires. Steve grew up on the land so he understands livestock, crops and heavy equipment. He frequently visits the bush, loves talking with hobby farmers to station owners, mines and the engineering firms who support the mines, agricultural contractors, forestry workers, fishermen and just about everyone else. He and his wife Amanda like touring this great country towing a van and chatting with other travellers.He's your 4WD Master and there is no better person to understand your needs. We send same or next day using Aus Post or Courier. You get a tracking ref and can make drop off requests like ATL (Authority to Leave).
We can post to PO Boxes and the most remote regional areas. When you check out and pay there is an option for Express Post if you need it fast. If you need a hand with combining orders feel free to message us.Your card details remain safe. Only Pay Pal see your details. Everything we sell has exceptionally good warranties. Some brands offer longer terms than others - refer to item descriptions.
Warranties cover only replacement parts for manufacture faults, air leaks in bags or air fittings etc. Wear and tear, rubbing on other suspension components and external factors like corrosion or being stabbed by obects off the road are not covered. So we avoid sending the wrong parts back we will run through a few simple tests for you to perform first.We are based in Melbourne and all of our stock is here in Australia. So you will get your goods within a matter of days.
For support or reassurance knowing someone here in Australia is experienced and understands what you need. This is a brand new air bag load assist kit to suit the rear of : Nissan Navara - all D40 models No matter the year, single cab or dual cab, Thailand built or not it doesnt matter - if it is a D40 then this kit will fit it. The item "LA14 Air Bag Load Assist Kit for Nissan Navara 4WD D40 S6 ST-X RX" is in sale since Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
This item is in the category "Vehicle Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts\Suspension, Steering\Other". The seller is "air_assist_suspension" and is located in Somerville .
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