- Published: Friday, 15 September 2017 10:53
Whether it be due to the demands of towing a large caravan or a boat, or even just to improve overall handling, a suspension upgrade can be of great benefit to many offroad vehicles.
While modern four-wheel-drives have quality suspensions designed to cope with most scenarios thrown at them, the unique demands of West Australian drivers exploring our vast great outdoors often puts these systems fully to the test, and in locations where failure is not an option.
For the new four-wheel-drive owner, extra clearance may be wanted for tricky offroad work, while heavy loads can have a negative effect on ride comfort, traction, steering, braking and handling of the tow vehicle, which can also then effect the most important factor of all – safety.
These factors become even more significant if you throw offroad work into the equation, which is why suspension upgrades are one of the most popular aftermarket alterations to four-wheel-drives in WA.
In considering what sort of upgrade you need for your offroader, you have to consider the reasons it is needed for your vehicle.