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29 07, 2020

Upgrading Your Vehicle for the Best in Off-Road Adventures

2020-07-29T08:55:34+02:00Jul 29th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Though many vehicles leave the manufacturers’ floor ready to take on some off-road challenges, especially if you are looking to have something to get you around the farm over the holidays. However, if you are purchasing an off-road vehicle for the first time or simply looking to take on more adventure then getting your vehicle up to scratch will ensure that you have the greatest adventures ahead. We are currently in a time where uncertainty looms over us all, but we have an opportunity to look at the future and decide how we would like to allocate our time. Trailing off [...]

12 06, 2020

Why it is Important to Upgrade your Suspension

2020-06-12T08:59:48+02:00Jun 12th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Now suspension might not necessarily come to mind when you first think of what to upgrade in your vehicle unless you are more advanced as an off-road enthusiast. It can be a pricey upgrade and leave you thinking ‘well the standard suspension should be good enough’. There is even the likelihood that you simply see it as something people do to make their cars look badass. So, let us get into why have suspension at all followed by why it is important to get your suspension upgraded to the specific requirements you need. What Suspension Does for your Vehicle Driving down [...]

29 05, 2020

Tough Dog Suspension Price List 2020

2020-05-29T15:01:34+02:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , |

Tough Dog Suspension gear is made from quality materials, designed to withstand the harshest of environments.   "Setting up a 4WD suspension system isn’t all about the added gains on the tape measure. Tough Dog products are specifically designed and engineered to deliver a complete suspension solution, not only for off-road clearance, but for ride quality, handling, and load carrying capabilities as well." With all you could want in a suspension kit, you cannot go wrong with the range of Tough Dog Suspension gear. Here are just some of the items available (scroll down for full price list download): Foam Cell Shocks [...]

9 12, 2019

Tough Dog Suspension Air Bags

2019-12-09T11:03:12+02:00Dec 9th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Tough Dog Suspension is a well-known and well respected aftermarket suspension specialists for off road vehicles. What is Air Suspension? Air suspension is a type of vehicle suspension that uses pressurized air, powered by an electric or engine-driven air pump or compressor, to inflate air into the flexible bellows and raise the chassis from the axle.  The Advantages of Air Suspension This type of suspension is generally used in place of standard steel springs in heavy duty trucks and buses with uses on some passenger vehicles as well. The purpose of the air suspension is to allow for a better and [...]

3 10, 2019

Appropriate Vehicle Suspension Systems

2019-11-20T08:06:23+02:00Oct 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 [...]

26 06, 2018

Top 10 Best Upgrades

2019-11-20T08:06:50+02:00Jun 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

2019-11-20T08:07:40+02:00May 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

2019-11-20T08:09:31+02:00Jan 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

2019-11-20T08:10:12+02:00Dec 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

2019-11-20T08:10:19+02:00Nov 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. [...]

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