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Isuzu D-Max 3300kg GVM Upgrade

2019-11-15T00:39:57+00:00May 7th, 2018|Product News|

West Coast Suspension is now authorized under Federal approval number 49113 to supply and fit a GVM suspension upgrade for the Isuzu D-Max to 3300kg GVM. This enables the operator to legally carry 150kg over the factory stipulated GVM. This kit is fully certified under RVCS (Road Vehicle Certification System) by the federal Dept. of Infrastructure [...]

The Best 4WD Drive Tracks Near Perth

2019-06-14T04:53:27+00:00August 2nd, 2017|Product News|

In the not so distant past there were dozens of decent 4WD tracks within easy reach of every part of the city but owing to noise complaints and damage to land and property, many of them have been closed over the years. However, if you know where to look, there are still quite a few [...]

Australian Car Sales Reach New Heights in June

2019-06-14T04:52:09+00:00July 26th, 2017|Product News|

June 2017 was a record month for private vehicle sales in Australia with 134,171 vehicles sold according to official Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry (FCAI) figures. These figures are based on sales data provided by the car industry rather than vehicle registrations but there is no doubt the industry is enjoying its best period to [...]

Australia gears up for Mercedes X-Class launch in 2018

2019-06-14T04:47:35+00:00May 22nd, 2017|4WD News|

Mercedes Benz caused quite a storm in media circles with the unveiling of X-Class ute late last year, followed by a promotional tour of one of its concept vehicles in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year. Well known for its high-end cars and SUVs, Mercedes is now entering the ute market with what it [...]

Stock Vs Aftermarket Suspensions – Is Upgrading Worth the Effort?

2019-06-14T04:46:24+00:00February 13th, 2017|4WD News|

Casual 4WD drivers generally won’t find the need to upgrade the suspension on their 4x4, but enthusiasts who regularly take their vehicles off the beaten track tend to find that suspension upgrades are required. So, why do four-wheel drive owners find that their vehicles, which are marketed as ideal for both on-road and off-road adventures, [...]

Five Signs You Need to Change or Repair Your Car’s Suspension

2019-06-14T04:45:09+00:00January 30th, 2017|4WD News|

Your car’s suspension system is one of its most important components. While the engine provides the acceleration and the brakes enable the car to slow down and stop, it’s the suspension system that enables the driver to control the car and its direction. The suspension system enables you to control your car by maximising the [...]

How Your Suspension Works

2019-06-14T04:43:44+00:00January 18th, 2017|4WD News|

Your 4WD places great pressure on its suspension system, especially when you’re taking on tough off-road environments. The suspension system is one of the most important components of any vehicle as it provides something essential to the driver – the ability to control the vehicle. For this very important reason, soon after the four-stroke combustion [...]

Why Your Car Needs a GVM Upgrade

2019-05-15T13:15:45+00:00September 12th, 2016|4WD News|

Your car, van or 4x4’s gross vehicle mass (GVM) is its maximum permitted weight when fully loaded. To calculate it, you begin with the base weight of the vehicle, and then include added weight from any and all of the following: Cargo Fuel Passengers Tray body (for cab-chassis models) Tow-ball load exerted by camper vans, [...]

Top 5 Off-Road Trails in Western Australia

2019-06-14T04:41:58+00:00September 3rd, 2016|4WD News|

4WD drive enthusiasts who live in Western Australia are spoilt for choice when it comes to off-road adventures, with some of the longest, most challenging, and most remote routes in the world to be found here. Whether you have a couple of days or a couple of weeks to spare, you can find a trail [...]