Suspension is not something you often see when you first look at a vehicle. But when you need it suspension is the single most important upgrade you can make to your vehicle.
Original equipment suspension is set up to support your vehicle for on-road conditions with a reasonable amount of weight. When you start to add vehicle accessories, attach a trailer or caravan and increase your load, the way the suspension handles the load changes. Couple that with uneven surfaces and off-road conditions, the OEM suspension can no longer take the additional strain.
When your load changes, so should your springs.
Any heavy accessories or towing load added to your vehicle, changes the handling and overall safety when driving.
The vehicle's springs must be matched to the load for optimum ride height and body control. Ironman 4x4 offer a range of springs to match the additional loads whether they are constant or temporary.
When you start kitting out your vehicle, take into consideration the kerb weight and how much load you are adding, this will change what level of strength you need.
Hot tip: Remember you cannot exceed your GVM, but you might be able to upgrade it.
HOW MUCH LOAD ARE YOU CARRYING?
To identify your spring type, start by finding your kerb weight and add your load, permanent and temporary.
Discover 4x4 offer a range of springs matched to cater for every load scenario.
Forces generated by a loaded vehicle in rough terrain versus a lightly loaded vehicle in smooth terrain, differ greatly and can be considerably higher.
Creating safe and appropriate dynamic handling at higher than original weights requires careful consideration.
Our range of Ironman 4x4 shock absorbers are designed to cover all terrains and possess the correct amount of damping resistance to provide a safe and comfortable ride.
Easy Terrain - Nitro Gas
The Nitro Gas shock is the best value for affordable performance in all common conditions.Highly versatile, the shock is a big step up above OEM suspension in performance and control.
- 35mm piston - 54mm body - 16mm piston rod - Twin tube construction - Nitrogen gas pressurised
Adventurous Terrain - Foam Cell
The Foam Cell shock will enhance your off-road durability and performance while still maintaining excellent on-road characteristics. Excels in off-road conditions where heat build-up is a concern, the Foam Cell shock is larger in size and holds more oil, providing a better dissipation of heat and longer lasting performance in all terrains.
- 40mm piston - 60mm body - 18mm piston rod - Twin tube construction - Foam cell technology
Demanding Terrain - Foam Cell Pro
Foam Cell Pro shock, the premium shock, built to handle anything. Originally designed to meet the demands of the armoured vehicle industry where reliability and durability are critical. Foam Cell Pro is the ultimate shock when the going gets tough. Thicker and stronger than any other shock on the market, it is well suited to trades, fleet and serious off-roaders.
- 45mm piston - 65-72mm body - 20mm piston rod - 3mm wall thickness - Twin tube construction - Foam cell technology
Your preferred ride style is important to know when selecting the level of valving resistance in your shock absorbers.
Ironman 4x4 shock absorbers adapt to the velocity of the compression and rebound stroke which provides the right amount of control to suit your driving style.
Soft rides and lightly accessorised. The comfort range delivers smooth handling and less harshness for everyday use. Best suitedto lighter vehicles without load, the shocks prioritise a soft comfortable ride, above all else.
Versatile ride and moderately accessorised. The performance range adapts to a wide range of driving styles. Best suited to moderately loaded vehicles with some accessories, the shocks provide a balanced comfortable ride with more control.
Strong controlled ride and heavily accessorised. The professional range controls body roll and reduces pitching while driving over all terrains. Best suited to heavily loaded vehicles with a higher centre of gravity, the shocks focus on maximising control and stability.
Discover 4x4 have a range of products to suit your suspension needs.
Covering most popular 4x4 wagons and utes, Discover 4x4 have a range of suspension kits to cover your essential needs as well as additional components to complement your ride and further enhance your vehicle and driving experience. Explore the below products to find your suspension fit.
Ironman 4x4 suspension kits come with the essential parts to upgrade your ride, but why stop there?
To compliment your suspension kit, we also stock a wide range of components to further enhance your vehicle and driving experience.
Need the full box and dice? We have a comprehensive range of components to suit your suspension set up. Not all products are featured on our website, so please contact the Discover 4x4 team on (03) 8840 5040 to chat through your requirements.