Suspension

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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 [...]

8 05, 2018

The Science of Suspension

2019-04-03T09:59:46+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Getting over excited and over-springing the vehicle leads to a multitude of issues. The side-effects of too high a spring rate can include everything from poor ride and handling, too decreased off-road capability and premature shock wear or failure. Naturally, when we load up the 4×4 with the vast amount of quality accessories on the market, the scales start tipping towards the point that the factory suspension just cannot cope with both the load and the punishing terrain that intrepid adventurers come across. That’s where a specialized suspension becomes necessary. Tough Dog suspension normally offer a minimum of two or three [...]

25 01, 2018

4X4 Suspension

2019-04-03T12:34:31+00:00January 25th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

You may be asking yourself, what is the best way to go about my 4X4 suspension? Suspension is an important aspect in any vehicle, be it off-road or on road. If the suspension is not what it should be you will find yourself in a bit of trouble. And this is particularly true for those of us who venture off-road quite often as it increases the strain on your suspension. Where standard on-road drivers only address their suspension when the mechanic says it is time to do so. The standard factory vehicle suspensions are built to upload a variety of terrains, [...]

4 12, 2017

Big Bore (45mm) Adjustable Shock Absorbers

2019-04-03T13:12:01+00:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Adjustable shocks are a great advantage when expecting a great deal of different applications out of your vehicle. With the 9 stages of adjustment your vehicle is able to perform at all times. Ideal for big lift applications up to six inches over factory in some vehicles. Simon Vella from Tough Dog Suspension speaks about the adjustable shocks: “These tough puppies are the largest bore externally adjustable shocks available on the market. There is nothing that can compare to the 45mm bore in a 70mm outer casing. This is one serious shock.” The Tough Dog adjustable shocks are fitted with foam [...]

14 11, 2017

Tough Dog Foam Cell Shock Absorbers

2019-04-03T13:30:41+00:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Recently we have been speaking a lot about suspension and shock absorbers rather particularly. In our article from last week, Shock Fade: Why is it important to Look out for?, we took a look into shock fade and the effects it has on the vehicle. Fluid displacement is used to create the dampening required for stability and a comfortable ride. And as the process continues we see that shock fade occurs. Tiny bubbles then causing the resistance the shock is needed to create to become less and damage the vehicle. Tough Dog’s foam cell shock absorbers give you the best solution. [...]

7 11, 2017

Shock Fade: Why is it important to Look out for?

2019-04-04T06:08:22+00:00November 7th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Last week we looked at suspension and why it is valuable to your vehicle in our article Suspension Explained in Basic Terms. Shock fade is very much one of those reasons. Before looking at shock fade we want to know why it happens by understanding the purpose of your shock absorber. Suspension makes sure that the vehicle has the stability it requires to give a safe and comfortable ride. Shock absorbers play a critical role in doing just that. The purpose of the shock absorber is to dampen the compression and rebound of the suspension. It does this by controlling the speed [...]

3 10, 2017

Sitting Down with David Cook

2019-04-04T06:29:37+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Arriving at the Getaway Show 2017 I was taken aback by all the interesting modifications I saw on so many off-road vehicles. In fact, the 350 GT Shelby Mustang seemed to be the odd one out, though still being gorgeous in the morning sun. However, I did arrive in my little KIA Picanto which stood out in its own way. Not the glistening beauty kind of way but rather, what is this city car doing here? sort of attitude. So though my car may not, yet, show it I am indeed an avid outdoor enthusiast finding myself in a place all [...]