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Old 04-25-2022, 03:17 PM   #1
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"Torque" Air bags / Air springs

Has anyone used these air bags/ air springs as a replacement for the Firestone brand. They have a lifetime warranty but that means nothing to me if I am stuck on the slide of the road with an air bag problem

https://www.ebay.com/itm/12485104531...QAAOSwLytiQenA

Part numbers I have for our coach is
Front W01-358-9039
Rear W01-358-9482
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It is another "REPLACES ......." Quality unknown.


See if you can find some name brand replacements.



Continental makes quite a few as well as Firestone and I am sure others.
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Torque air Bag - front


Firestone - front


The drawing looks identical. I'd try it since they are half price. I've had one front airbag off. Be advised that the nut for the 3/4 x 10 fastener on the bottom is a pain to remove. I had to cut a 1 1/8" box end wrench to fit in the space. The nut is a Stover nut, so it has to be wrenched all the way, 1/8 turn at a time. :(

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Old 04-25-2022, 08:55 PM   #4
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It is another "REPLACES ......." Quality unknown.


See if you can find some name brand replacements.



Continental makes quite a few as well as Firestone and I am sure others.

I was planning on buying Firestone but while looking I ran into these and was hoping someone had experience with them good or bad. Not sure I would chance it on the front but maybe in the back
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Old 04-25-2022, 08:59 PM   #5
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Torque air Bag - front


Firestone - front


The drawing looks identical. I'd try it since they are half price. I've had one front airbag off. Be advised that the nut for the 3/4 x 10 fastener on the bottom is a pain to remove. I had to cut a 1 1/8" box end wrench to fit in the space. The nut is a Stover nut, so it has to be wrenched all the way, 1/8 turn at a time. :(

Good thing I have young people that work for me
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Listing says it is equivalent to Firestone W01-358-9039. SDTruckSprings.com has the Firestones for $200.95 ea.

https://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index...xoCxaQQAvD_BwE
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Listing says it is equivalent to Firestone W01-358-9039. SDTruckSprings.com has the Firestones for $200.95 ea.

https://www.sdtrucksprings.com/index...xoCxaQQAvD_BwE
You are correct, 1 is for a pair and SD is per bag. As stated in original post I dont want to be sitting on the side of the road because I cheaped out. I was hoping several people came on here and said "they were great we installed them years ago" but so far no good feedback. Looks like I will ordering at least 2 Firestones for the front until I can get some feedback. May try the Class A section
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I know someone who just put em on the front of his, maybe a month or so ago. Not sure if he’s on here or not. He’s on the Facebook alpine group though.
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Think of what it is those air bags do. Not worth the risk IMHO.
Just like tires, would you purchase Firestones or Chinabombs?
The Firestone and Continental bags have been around a long time and 20+ year service life is not uncommon. Installing unknown quality components doesn't help piece of mind either, especially on mountain passes and coastal highways cliff side....
Its always going to be something you'll be thinking about on every twist and turn.
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After searching around I ordered all 4 Firestone they will be here next week. With freight around $900
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Torque air Bag - front


Firestone - front


The drawing looks identical. I'd try it since they are half price. I've had one front airbag off. Be advised that the nut for the 3/4 x 10 fastener on the bottom is a pain to remove. I had to cut a 1 1/8" box end wrench to fit in the space. The nut is a Stover nut, so it has to be wrenched all the way, 1/8 turn at a time. :(

Front 2 bags are in. You are right the drivers side was a pain to get a wrench on. I cut my wrench just like you , put it in the press and press it flat and then it flexed to much but I got a small turn on it and then I used a full wrench with pressure on it to get it the rest of the way off. Going back on was much easier because you can adjust the bag over maybe 1/8" to get the wrench on it
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Old 06-29-2022, 12:43 AM   #12
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going to try the wrench. picked up a new unit on ebay very similar looking. called a feral wrench. hope it works. 01 DSDP FL CAT3126B, had to go to the local freightliner dealer to get the part number from my VIN#. here they are: Front: hld 90557250 $342.49 Firestone W01-358-9584
Rear: hld 90557247 $379.50 Firestone W013589585

ended up ordering the firestones from the FL parts house. $1560. for all four, couldn't find a better price anywhere online.
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Did you try Michigan Truck Spring?
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Did you try Michigan Truck Spring?
yes, they were $160 more than local FL dealer. $900 for rears and $600 for fronts plus tax.
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