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Suspension Airbag warning

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by harleyg, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. Jun 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    harleyg

    harleyg [OP] Landscape Photographer

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    I had suspention airbags on my F150 for a Northstar pop-up camper. I had my truck in for some tire work and the mechanic noticed a huge crack in my frame where the airbag was mounted. It was only hanging on with one side of the U bar.

    I ended up getting the frame welded at a cost of $1,500 and put on helper springs in lieu of the airbags. Great weld job, so it works fine. Turns out the other side was just starting to go, as well.

    After doing some research, I found that cracked frames from airbags are not all that unusual.

    If you have them on, keep an eye on your frame. Just an FYI.

    Harley
     
  2. Jun 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

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    snugtop, piaa, weathertech, westin, oem bed mat, trd seat covers, avs inchannel vent visors, 2" suspension lift, front diff drop, rear differential breather extension, oil filter drain hose, a/c drain hose extention & reroute, front window tint, cat theft protection plate, tailgate clamp mod, xpel headlight/foglight protecters, oem block heater, bfg 265/75R/16 a/t k/o's, cabin air rodent protection screen, rcbs illuminated 4X4 switch mod
    Good information...thanks Harley. Rep sent your way!:)
     
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