air bag patch kit?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by STIHL GUY, May 2, 2011.

  1. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
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    is there any type of patch or product i could use on the suspension airbags that are in my truck?? one of the bags was installed too close and rubs and there are threads showing on it..i figured it would be easier to patch than to replace the whole thing. thanks for the help
     
  2. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    those things flex so much that no patch would hold.
     
  3. rodzilla94

    rodzilla94 LawnSite Member
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    i have a minitruck with air bags on it...so ill tell you that there is no patch kits for them you have to buy new. but you have to fix the rubbing problem before you get a new bag or you will replace it again. take a grinder and try to give the bag some room about a 1/4 ich. or more clearance especially when the bag is down. the only question i have is is the bag smooth or does it have ribs in it?. the reason i ask you might get away with a smaller bag for clearance so i need to know this but you go with a smaller bag then both need replacing
     
  4. rodzilla94

    rodzilla94 LawnSite Member
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    also look at it and see if you have room to move the bag on the mount. the bag has 2 bolts on top and bottom just notch the holes a little if possible I'm assuming there helper bags so if there is room to notch the holes its OK just remember to notch the hole the supply line goes through it needs a 1/8 or more clearance you might have to take off the mounts and relocate if push comes to shove bro.... just to let you know i have put on air bag systems for 10 years..ps i have seen bags blow going down the road and it ain't pretty to see:dizzy:
     
  5. STIHL GUY

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Posts: 5,225

    i fixed the rubbing problem by moving the bag.
     

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