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17 10, 2019

Getaway Show 2019

2019-10-17T08:39:06+00:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , |

Another fantastic year at the Getaway Show 2019. We were fortunate enough to get David Cook from Tough Dog Suspension over from Australia. David and the Opposite Lock team had a blast chatting with everyone who were able to make it to the show this year. Showcasing two of our newest additions: Tough Dog Air Assist system and the SUV doorstep.  An air assist suspension system gives you the comfort of knowing that when traversing harsh terrain with continuous load change you are safe. Tough Dog provides the best solution for all round suspension in off-road vehicles.  [...]

3 10, 2019

Appropriate Vehicle Suspension Systems

2019-10-03T10:20:33+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Suspension plays a very important part of keeping your vehicle safe to drive. Without proper suspension, your vehicle will be at risk of unwanted body motion and excessive bouncing. Making the vehicle not only uncomfortable it could cause harm to your person as well by either jolting you around or being unstable to steer with proper control.  So, let’s first get into some suspension basics and then more about what we have in our range of Tough Dog Suspension gear. Suspension Basics You may be wondering what exactly suspension does for your vehicle. Well, it does a great deal and can [...]

16 09, 2019

The Importance of Recovery Gear

2019-09-16T12:07:49+00:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Story Recently the opportunity to take an epic road trip into the incredible world of the Northern Cape. And honestly if you haven’t been out this way then make your next adventure out here. The landscape itself is incredibly scenic. There is nothing quite like the amazing skyline as the sun hits the red sand. It captivates so much beauty and keeps you at the moment. On our first proper day out in the desert, we went to have look around the area. Somewhere between Upington and Kakamas, we set out on our little adventure for the morning. Dotted throughout [...]

8 08, 2019

Women Who Love Being Off Road

2019-08-08T10:34:12+00:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|Tags: |

When we think of outdoor activities and hard labour, we generally associate this with men. We seem to forget that the greatest progression comes when we work together. We tend to leave out the parts of the story that actually make it worthwhile to know in the end. And though we may be in an age where we look at each other with an equal eye there are still situations of difficulty. For this reason, I want to take the time today to look back and look ahead at the women who have made and are making history.   Bertha Benz [...]

26 06, 2018

Top 10 Best Upgrades

2019-04-03T08:07:05+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

It is not always clear where one should begin with upgrades and what to look out for. To help point you in the right direction, we’ve assembled 10 upgrades that we think should be considered first. Which items you put at the top of the list may depend on what region of the country you live in. Narrowing this down to 10 items wasn’t easy, but these are the things we consider first when building up a stock rig. 1. Tyres Most truck and SUV manufacturers put street-biased tyres on the vehicles they produce. They know full well that these vehicles [...]

26 06, 2018

What is Traction Control?

2019-04-03T08:03:32+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , |

Sometimes you need to explain to someone what traction control is, or perhaps for yourself. Either way it is important to really understand what it is and why it is important to driving overall. What is traction control? Traction control is an active vehicle safety feature designed to help vehicles make effective use of all the traction available on the road when accelerating on low-friction road surfaces. When a vehicle without traction control attempts to accelerate on a slippery surface like ice, snow, or loose gravel, the wheels are liable to slip. The result of wheel slip is that the tires [...]

6 06, 2018

Going Off Road for The First Time?

2019-04-03T08:22:21+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Perhaps the outdoors has finally lured you in and you are now all about the 4×4 trail. The desire to jump in all at once has taken us all for a ride. But in this case, it is best to take it slow in your approach. Taking the 4×4 path is and adventure, one that must be given the right attitude. As quickly as your excitement to get out there so you can give those obstacles all you have it can go seriously awry as well. It can be challenging and somewhat intimidating as well. Understand Your Vehicle Traction Control Nowadays [...]

29 05, 2018

4×4 Trails: What Mpumalanga has to offer

2019-04-03T09:09:03+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

South Africa is full of amazing sites. Some of which you really do need a 4×4 to get to experience. Mpumalanga has some amazing trails to offer. Starting from your novice driver all the way to an experienced one. The scenery allows you to embark through and around subtropical forests, mountains and hillsides and of course the famous waterfalls. The Alkmaar Trail is a great place to begin, especially if you desire to get into off road for the first time. Offering both a nature trail and an obstacle course here you are able to attend lessons on 4×4 driving and [...]

29 05, 2018

Leisure Wheels magazine: Get jacked now, pay later

2019-04-03T09:03:48+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , |

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22 05, 2018

Mud Driving: A Few Techniques

2019-04-03T09:30:49+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The off-road adventure will at one point or the other bring you a time and place where you will have to cross a muddy path. This can be a challenging task and having a few techniques at hand can really get you out of the thick of it. Before we get into the actual driving let’s first go over a few basics when it comes to sand and water. First thing to remember is that sand in different areas reacts differently to water. Sand which does not contain clay particles becomes mud when water comes into contact with it and acts [...]