Everything in vehicle design is a compromise. Sometimes it’s a pretty basic one, like trading off strength for weight – you can make a crash proof car, but it’s going to weigh 30 tonnes and the army might be interested in them. Other times it’s more subtle. Steering and suspension can be optimised for off or on road driving, but not both. That’s a challenge for anyone who’s making a modern 4wd, because the fact is most of them are never going to go off road. Makers need to keep the majority of customers happy, so while the running gear they fit is capable enough for cross country driving it’s usually not as good as it could be.
If your 4wd is the family car, and you just take it touring occasionally, the standard suspension is probably fine. If it’s a dedicated expedition wagon you might want to consider some upgrades, and Roadsafe probably make exactly what you’re looking for.
Based in Braeside, Victoria, Roadsafe have been making vehicle upgrade parts for over 20 years now. They started out in 1994 with a range of suspension and steering parts, but soon began to expand into brakes and transmission upgrades too. Now they offer more chassis parts than any other Australian manufacturer and a lot of them are aimed at 4wd drivers.
Tough Toys now offer a range of Roadsafe lift blocks and strut spacers for anyone who wants to improve ground clearance – ideal if you want to do a bit of rock crawling on your trips. You can keep those same rocks from smashing anything important with their underbody protection kits, which you can easily mount yourself to protect your steering, sump and other vitals behind a tough steel shield. Extended shackles, ancillary battery trays and hub upgrades are other Roadsafe specialties, all aimed at releasing your 4wd’s full off road potential.
Everything we add to the Tough Toys range is carefully picked out for great design and high quality. Our aim is to find the best 4wd accessories for you, and make them available everywhere in Australia at the best prices we can offer. We think Roadsafe meet our high standards, so if you’re after the ultimate in off road performance check them out!
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