Airbags - Mountings Daystar Cradle to bag bottom???

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Airbags - Mountings Daystar Cradle to bag bottom???

Post by NickTF » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:15 am

Who has mounted their cradle directly to their air bag bottom vs mounting the cradle to the axle bump stop pads? What are folks’ opinions on the two different options?

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Re: Airbags - Mountings Daystar Cradle to bag bottom???

Post by RPS1030 » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:22 am

NickTF wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:15 am
Who has mounted their cradle directly to their air bag bottom vs mounting the cradle to the axle bump stop pads? What are folks’ opinions on the two different options?
My plan would be on the axle. My feeling is that there is the potential for the assembly to slip sideways if not bolted in.
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Re: Airbags - Mountings Daystar Cradle to bag bottom???

Post by ramv » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:50 am

With the '14+ it was pretty easy to mount to the axle
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Re: Airbags - Mountings Daystar Cradle to bag bottom???

Post by NickTF » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:53 am

I don’t doubt it’s an easy install just curious what others are doing and why. They appear to be intended to install on the axle.

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Re: Airbags - Mountings Daystar Cradle to bag bottom???

Post by DamageWagon » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:53 pm

Installing the cradle to the bag defeats the point of the cradle. The cradle is there to align the bag and keep it from slipping off the platform, and to keep it quieter when it hits. Attaching the cradle to the bag does neither of those.

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Post by olyelr » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:03 pm

Yes. Mount it to the axle. Otherwise, dont use the cradle at all and just let the bag hit the bump-stop pad... but I am not recommending that.
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Re: Airbags - Mountings Daystar Cradle to bag bottom???

Post by DocPaulo » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:12 pm

Useless if mounted to bag
Mount to axle only

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Re: Airbags - Mountings Daystar Cradle to bag bottom???

Post by NickTF » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:25 am

.....so don't be a chuckle head and mount it to the axle pads. Got it :idea:

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