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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

3 10, 2017

Sitting Down with David Cook

2019-11-20T08:10:38+02:00Oct 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 [...]

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