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Here’s where you can find everything a man and his dog could ever want in 4WD suspension… and then some!

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Best 4WD shock absorbers

We’re pretty proud of ourselves at the moment. 4WD Action magazine recently did a big shock absorber comparison and when the dust had cleared, guess who came out on top?

The Dogs!

They even gave us a trophy!

We thought we’d pull out a couple of relevant quotes…

The Tough Dog Foam Cell came in with the longest stroke out of the rear shocks we tested. It was also the equal-first largest bore size at 41mm, and the only shock to utilise the foam cell design. They were one of the only shocks to have a secondary stone guard skin on the vulnerable lower section of the rear shocks. A combination of great value for money and outstanding performance helped the Tough Dog Foam Cell take the crown of Best Shock Overall amongst some serious competition.

Yep. Serious competition indeed. The Tough Dog shock proved to be the best 4WD performers overall compared to big names like Bilstein, Koni and Old Man Emu.

With price, on- and off-road performance and long-term durability in mind, we were able to crown the Tough Dog 41mm Bore Foam Cell as the Best Overall Shock…

We’d like to say thanks to 4WD Action mag (it’s a great read, by the way) for all your kind words.

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NITRO GAS CHARGED COMFORT SHOCK ABSORBERS

ToughDog Nitrogen Gas shock absorbers have been designed with control and comfort in mind. These shocks work well to provide you with a balanced, controlled, sway free ride.

Although not externally adjustable, ToughDog Nitrogen Gas charged shocks come equipped with multi stage Velocity Sensitive Valving. What this means is that valving depends on many things, e.g. vehicle speed, weight/load, road conditions etc.

The shock will automatically adjust itself to the road conditions to deliver a softer or firmer ride as the road conditions dictate. So when you’re around town and you want a softer ride, you’ve got it! And when you want your vehicle to perform off-road, you also have that! Priced competitively and excellent quality, these shocks are perfect for the light to medium 4WDs with leaf springs suspension.

Features

bullet35mm Internal Bore and piston with twin tube design
bulletLow Pressure Nitrogen Gas to eliminate fade for better performance and comfortable ride
bulletDouble chrome-plated shaft
bulletHigh temperature resistant fluid
bulletCustom made for each 4WD up to Hilux size
bulletOEM or longer length shocks to suit standard or raised 4WD for maximum articulation, comfort safety & durability
bullet2 Year/40,000km warranty (refer important notice & conditions on warranty)

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HEAVY DUTY FOAM CELL SHOCKS

ToughDog Foam Cell shocks are a large bore shock, (41mm) that are built for heavy-duty use and for coil sprung vehicles.

The use of micro-cellular foam inserts has produced a new breed of shocks, which are more resistant to fade.

The foam used in the shocks has tiny closed cells that contain gas bubbles.

The oil inside the shock cannot mix with the gas bubbles inside the foam, thus allowing the shock to perform with less fade.

Features

bulletLarge 41mm internal bore
bulletTwin tube design
bulletHigh Temperature fluid
bullet18mm, double chrome-plated rod
bulletAdditional welding on all studs & eyerings
bullet10 stage Velocity Sensitive Valving
bulletRod wiper seal and multi lip seal
bulletHydraulic rebound stop
bullet2 Year/40,000 warranty

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EXTRA HEAVY DUTY RALPH SHOCKS

Toughdog Ralph is the largest, heaviest duty 4WD shock made.

We took a Prime Mover shock, valved it for 4WD applications and then added the finest components available to make the biggest, strongest, toughest 4WD shock in the world.

Features

bulletHuge 53mm bore
bulletTwin Tube Design
bulletHigh Temperature fluid
bullet22mm, Double chrome plated rod
bulletAdditional welding on all studs & eye rings
bullet10 stage Velocity Sensitive Valving
bulletRod wiper seal and multi lip seal
bulletHydraulic rebound stop
bullet3 Year/60,000 warranty… 2 Year/40,000 warranty (100 Series IFS) … 1 year warranty (mining applications)

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ADJUSTABLE SHOCK (40mm BORE)

ToughDog adjustable shocks are built tough for the Aussie outback.

With 9 settings available you can dial in the exact ride you need.

A black plastic sleeve will protect the double chrome plated 18 mm rod. An internal bump stop will protect the top seal.

Additional welds on the studs and eyerings eliminate premature failure.

A large range of product applications is available and a 2 year/40,000km warranty applies.

 

Features

bullet 40mm internal bore
bullet 60mm External casing
bullet 18mm Chrome plated rod
bullet High temperature fluid
bullet Foam cell
bullet 9 Stage External adjustment
bullet Additional welding on all studs and eyerings
bullet 2 year / 40,000km warranty

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ADJUSTABLE SHOCK (45mm BORE)

BIG BORE Adjustable shock absorbers feature a 45mm bore, 70mm external casing, and a 22mm piston rod.

Designed to fit heavy duty vehicles that have a 2” to a 6 inch lift kit fitted.

With internal DU bushings fitted, these shocks are perfect for all BIG LIFT, OFFROAD work.

Please Note: All items that are used in these kits are manufactured from the highest quality materials. However this kit must be inspected, certified and passed as road-worthy by a qualified motor transport engineer before the vehicle can be driven on a public road.

Features

bullet 45mm internal bore
bullet 70mm External casing
bullet 22mm Chrome plated rod
bullet High temperature fluid
bullet Foam cell
bullet 9 Stage External adjustment
bullet Additional welding on all studs and eyerings
bullet 2 year / 40,000km warranty on vehicles with a 2” suspension lift
bullet 1 year / 20,000km warranty on vehicles fitted with any lift above 2”

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RETURN TO CENTRE STEERING STABILISERS

ToughDog Steering Stabilisers are the only award-winning steering damper on the market.

Using the famous Return-to-centre principle, this tough unit will outperform any other steering damper on the market.

The coil spring self centers the steering and will help reduce fatigue on a long drive.

This product line is our No1 best seller.

Features

bullet Reduces shimmy and shake
bullet Reduces fatigue on a long drive as the coil steers you straight.
bullet Returns the steering wheel back to center, especially when oversize tyres are fitted.
bullet Available for manual and power steer vehicles

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XTREME USE RETURN TO CENTRE STEERING STABILISER

This RTC is designed for those extreme use applications such as vehicles with oversized tyres and large suspension lifts.

Some modification may be required to ensure correct fit.

Suitable for vehicles with a suspension lift of 4” / 100mm or more.

Available for 80/100 series Landcruisers and Nissan Patrol GQ/GU models.

Features

bullet Superb road handling characteristics
bullet Return-to-centre principle especially for oversize tyres
bullet Eliminate shimmy and assist in blowouts
bullet Reduced driver fatigue on long distance driving
bullet 2 Year/40,000 km Warranty

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EXTRA HEAVY-DUTY STEERING DAMPERS

ToughDog Heavy-Duty large bore steering dampers are an excellent replacement damper when you require more damping than an OE type of damper.

Larger in bore size than an OE damper this unit will perform in all types of Heavy Duty uses.

Features

bullet Superb road handling characteristics
bullet 35mm bore for heavy-duty use
bullet Eliminate shimmy
bullet 2 Year/40,000 km warranty
bullet Large range to suit most 4WD applications

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COIL SPRINGS

ToughDog 4WD coil springs are designed and manufactured in Australia.

ToughDog coils are available in Linea and dual rate (where applicable).

Dual rate coils are used to ensure that the coil remains captive when a longer travel shock is used.

Also, because several coils are wound closer together, the spring rate jumps up when a load is carried thus serving a dual purpose.

As most ToughDog shocks are longer than OE, this coil is perfect for long travel and load carrying purposes.

Please note: 4WD coils are not designed to increase the GVM of the vehicle but carry a load at an acceptable height up to the GVM of the vehicle.

Features

bullet Shot peened to relieve stress
bullet Scragged and load tested
bullet Formed on precision mandrels
bullet Accurate heat treatment to ensure the spring performs as designed
bullet Powder-coated for looks and corrosion resistance
bullet 3 year / 60,000km warranty (up to 2”/50mm lift)
bullet 1 year / 20,000km warranty (from 3”/75mm to 6”/150mm warranty)
bullet O.E height up to 6” lift available
bullet New Generation X5K steel used in most applications

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PREMIUM PACK LEAF SPRINGS

Our Premium Pack 4WD Leaf Springs are designed and made in Australia using quality BHP spring steel to ensure a consistently tough, high-quality leaf spring. Tried, tested and proven in the harsh Australian outback, these springs are proven tough in all conditions.

ToughDog Premium Pack Leaf Springs are a truly progressive rate leaf spring. Each leaf is set slightly higher than the leaf above so there is contact along the whole length of the leaf. There are single stage and two stage springs available for different applications.

When a load-carrying capacity is desired then a two stage spring can be used. This will ensure that the vehicle rides on the first stage when empty, thus ensuring a safer & comfortable ride. And when loaded the 2nd stage will progressively come into place, bumping up the spring rate and maintaining ride height. The 2nd stage section will also ensure that the 1st stage section doesn’t become over stressed.

Each leaf is formed to a template, oil quenched, hardened and tempered before being assembled. The spring is then scragged and load tested (turned inside out) to ensure that the spring retains its height. Some springs have anti-friction pads inserted before assembly and are graphite coated to protect against corrosion.

Features

bullet Precision mandrel & die-formed
bullet Military wrap for safety
bullet Quality Assured
bullet Accurately heat-treated
bullet Manufactured from high grade spring steel
bullet Anti-friction pads
bullet Pre-stressed
bullet Diamond cut ends
bullet Load rate tested
bullet 3 year/60,000km warranty

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TOYOTA 80/100 Series – 4″,5″ & 6″ LIFT KITS

80 & 100 Series Landcruiser

Lift that Cruiser above everyone else in the carpark. Big Coils, Big shocks, 33mm solid Panhard Rods, 5 degree Castor plates or 3 degree castor bushes & longer brakehoses will transform your truck into a thumb your nose, go anywhere offroader. We have also made a “Heavy Duty” version of our 4,5 & 6” coil springs to carry all of your gear by making them out of 1mm thicker wire. Coupled with our Big Bore, 45mm, 9 stage adjustable shocks, your truck will be the envy of your mates.

Please Note: All items that are used in these kits are manufactured from the highest quality materials. However this kit must be inspected, certified and passed as road-worthy by a qualified motor transport engineer before the vehicle can be driven on a public road.

All responsiblility for certification remains with the owner of the vehicle.

4” kit includes:

bullet 4 x coil springs
bullet 4 × 45mm Adjustable shocks
bullet 2 x Panhard Rods
bullet 1 × 3 degree castor bushes
bullet 1 x Extended rubber brake hose kit
bullet 12 months/20,000km Warranty

5 & 6” kit includes:

bullet 4 x coil springs
bullet 4 × 45mm Adjustable shocks
bullet 2 x Panhard Rods
bullet 1 × 5 degree castor plates
bullet 1 x Extended rubber brake hose kit
bullet 12 months/20,000km Warranty

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NISSAN Patrol: GQ & GU – 4″,5″ & 6″ LIFT KITS

GQ & GU Patrol

Lift that Patrol above everyone else in the carpark. Big Coils, Big shocks, 33mm solid Panhard Rods, 5 degree Castor plates or 3 degree castor bushes & longer brakehoses will transform your truck into a thumb your nose, go anywhere offroader. We have also made a “Heavy Duty” version of our 4,5 & 6” coil springs to carry all of your gear by making them out of 1mm thicker wire. Coupled with our Big Bore, 45mm, 9 stage adjustable shocks, your truck will be the envy of your mates.

Please Note: All items that are used in these kits are manufactured from the highest quality materials. However this kit must be inspected, certified and passed as road-worthy by a qualified motor transport engineer before the vehicle can be driven on a public road.

All responsiblility for certification remains with the owner of the vehicle.

4” kit includes:

bullet 4 x coil springs
bullet 4 × 45mm Adjustable shocks
bullet 2 x Panhard Rods
bullet 1 × 3 degree castor bushes
bullet 1 x Extended rubber brake hose kit
bullet 1 x Transmission Spacer kit
bullet 12 months/20,000km Warranty

5 & 6” kit includes:

bullet 4 x coil springs
bullet 4 × 45mm Adjustable shocks
bullet 2 x Panhard Rods
bullet 1 × 5 degree castor plates
bullet 1 x Extended rubber brake hose kit
bullet 1 x Transmission Spacer kit
bullet 12 months/20,000km Warranty

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TORSION BARS

ToughDog Performance 4WD Torsion Bars offer a spring rate that is approximately 30% higher than OEM bars.

This dynamic increase in spring rate eliminated hard bottoming when off-roading and gives better handling on the street. They can be installed with a moderate pre-load to raise an off-road 4WD, or with no pre-load on a street-only 4WD to keep a standard height look, whilst providing no-bottoming performance.

These performance-proven, easy-to-install bars are especially beneficial when oversize tyres are installed.

Optimise your 4WD’s ride & handling characteristics with quality torsion bars from ToughDog!

Features

bullet Warranty: 2 year/40,000kms

Note: 100 Series Landcruiser IFS should also fit strengthening bracket when fitting new torsion bars. Torsion bars should also be fitted when weight is added to the front of the vehicle. e.g. Bar, Winch, Dual Batteries

 

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ALIGNMENT PRODUCTS

Features

Castor Plates

bullet 5 degree available.
bullet For 5” and 6” lifted vehicles

Castor Bushes

bullet 2 and 3 Degree offset bushes available
bullet For 2”-4” lifted vehicles

Adjustable Hilux Diff Locator

bullet For Leaf Spring Hilux-front diff

Adjustable Panhard Rods

bullet Made from Solid bar
bullet Landcruiser & Patrol is 33mm
bullet Bonded rubber bushes used in most applications
 

Adjustable King Pin

bullet 1/2, 3/4 and 1 degree adjustment available
bullet Adjustable Camber Bolt
bullet Available for Suzuki Vitara

Adjustable Camber Bolt

bullet Available for Suzuki Vitara

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For additional information & price list, click here to access the ToughDog catalogue and price list. Depending where you live we may be able to ship your order with no extra freight charges. We will require a business address for delivery as the freight company will need your delivery signed for upon delivery.

WE DO NOT DELIVER TO HOME ADDRESSES OR P.O. BOXES DUE TO CARRIERS REQUESTS!

All Prices quoted are in AUS$ (incl. GST). Prices subject to change without notice..           

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