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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 [...]

Signs Your Car Needs Suspension Repair

2019-06-14T04:41:08+00:00August 26th, 2016|4WD News|

The suspension is the part of the car that connects the wheels to the rest of the vehicle. But it serves a greater purpose than simply holding things together. It also absorbs and regulates the shock that comes with driving over uneven terrain or through sharp curves. In short, it makes the experience of riding [...]

The Benefits of Upgraded Suspension

2019-05-15T13:18:24+00:00August 19th, 2016|4WD News|

If you have invested in a decent 4WD vehicle, you may well assume that it should come equipped with suspension that will meet all of your needs. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case. Because major automobile companies must design their vehicles to appeal to as many drivers as possible, they inevitably have to [...]