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A few issues with a Ford Ranger..I didn't know who to feel sorry for the most.

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  • #46
    I haven't watched the whole video, just don't have the attention span for that, but I gather air bags were installed pushing on the axle housing.

    I'm assuming they paid someone for the work, and also imagine these were designed for the vehicle and to go where they were installed.

    If that's correct, it seems that the companies selling the equipment installed and possibly the installer let them down. He did mention recall are the start of the video which seems along these lines

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    • #47
      Originally posted by disco stu View Post
      I haven't watched the whole video, just don't have the attention span for that, but I gather air bags were installed pushing on the axle housing.

      I'm assuming they paid someone for the work, and also imagine these were designed for the vehicle and to go where they were installed.

      If that's correct, it seems that the companies selling the equipment installed and possibly the installer let them down. He did mention recall are the start of the video which seems along these lines
      Wouldnt be the first vehicle bought unstuck by airbags either..
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      • #48
        Originally posted by Dicko1 View Post

        Wouldnt be the first vehicle bought unstuck by airbags either..
        Yet in this case the axle housing looked perfectly ok where the airbag was mounted.
        The crush point is clearly at the place where the springs are clamped by the U bolts against the axle housing.
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        • #49
          Originally posted by Kingbrown View Post

          Yet in this case the axle housing looked perfectly ok where the airbag was mounted.
          The crush point is clearly at the place where the springs are clamped by the U bolts against the axle housing.
          Listening to what he said and the video it seems that it was possibly an engineering design faults as well. It would be interesting to know the actual weight he carried combined with a van over corrugations .
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          • #50
            Originally posted by Dicko1 View Post

            Wouldnt be the first vehicle bought unstuck by airbags either..
            Or incorrect spring and dampening rates, or high tyre pressures, or overloading or driving too fast.
            No secret that I do not like airbags but there are plenty of other contributors to major failures both on and off the bitumen.

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            • #51
              We're starting to see a few dodge rams down this way all loaded to the hilt some with mc mansions in tow, there have been a couple stuck on the beaches, only a matter of time before one gets sunk.

              All these buig yank trucks are too damn big & too damn heavy for our conditions in my mind, small man syndrome comes to mind.. Young farmer got hold of a 6 door Nissan Titan tray back, he can't run down the freeway into Adelaide in normal gear as it is considered a heavy vehicle and he got done for not being in low range and limiting to 40kph, his young fella wanted a new F650 but was told the same story before they were banned from import couple years back, so he bought an F350... too much coin to be spent and not enough brains to use it wisely.
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              • #52
                Originally posted by grumpmeister View Post
                We're starting to see a few dodge rams down this way all loaded to the hilt some with mc mansions in tow, there have been a couple stuck on the beaches, only a matter of time before one gets sunk.

                All these buig yank trucks are too damn big & too damn heavy for our conditions in my mind, small man syndrome comes to mind.. Young farmer got hold of a 6 door Nissan Titan tray back, he can't run down the freeway into Adelaide in normal gear as it is considered a heavy vehicle and he got done for not being in low range and limiting to 40kph, his young fella wanted a new F650 but was told the same story before they were banned from import couple years back, so he bought an F350... too much coin to be spent and not enough brains to use it wisely.
                The young farmer should have taken the matter to court, as whoever booked him doesn't know the road rules! The speed limit of 60kph is for trucks & buses only. It was tried in court a few years ago, by a local Adelaide businessman who got unfairly pinged driving an F truck. There is no requirement for anyone to use low range. Just to use a gear low enough to keep a truck or bus under the 60kph speed limit without using the brakes if you're driving one.

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