When You Should Consider Upgrading Your 4×4 Suspension

4wd in terrain

Anyone with any experience of driving a 4WD in challenging conditions, such as climbing hills, driving through rocky terrain, or pulling a heavy caravan or camper, will know that while the factory suspension on even the best vehicles is sufficient for city and highway driving, when the going gets tougher you need a little more.

4x4 in terrain

Upgrading your 4×4 suspension will not only improve your 4WD’s performance and handling in conditions such as those above, but it will also eliminate other problems that your 4 x 4 can encounter when being put to the test.


Problems such as a lack of ground clearance, instability when towing, steering wheel wobble or excessive body roll are all likely to be caused by issues with your suspension, as are limited wheel travel, experiencing a tail drag when you’re loaded, uncontrolled bounce, or nose dives when braking.


If you are experiencing any of these sorts of issues, then a 4×4 suspension upgrade is probably on the cards.


What is a 4 x 4 suspension upgrade?

The aim of upgrading your 4 x 4 suspension is to extend its performance and capabilities so that your 4WD is better able to handle tough terrain, heavy loads and demanding driving conditions. It will also eliminate the sorts of problems described above, giving you better traction, greater control and a smoother ride both on the road and off the beaten track.


In order to meet the needs of 4WD drivers all over Australia, we have developed the TJM XGS Suspension Lift Kit.

TJM Perth XGS Suspension Kit

Pictured: TJM XGS Suspension

Created specifically to respond to the many different driving and weather conditions encountered across the country, the TJM XGS Suspension Lift Kit includes:

  • Coil springs
  • TJM XGS Series 4000 shock absorbers
  • Steering dampers
  • Leaf springs
  • Torsion bars
  • Polyair Red Series System suspension airbags
  • Polyair Bellows System suspension airbags

Different elements of the lift kit can be used depending on your vehicle and where you use it, and our team will be able to advise you as to what would be the ideal setup for you.


The different components of the TJM XGS Suspension Lift Kit are all covered by warranty (up to 3 years or 100,000 km, depending on the part), so that you can have peace of mind that you are fitting quality products that will not only enhance your 4WD driving experience, but are also built to last.


We also stock and supply the Tough Dog Suspension Kit if the TJM lift kit is not suitable for your 4WD make or model. Tough Dog is a well respected Australian brand producing shock absorbers, steering dampers, springs and other 4×4 suspension components and accessories.

tough dog suspension kit

Pictured: Tough Dog Suspension Kit

Choosing the right 4×4 suspension upgrade for your vehicle

No-one knows 4WD like the team at TJM Perth, so if you are considering a 4×4 suspension upgrade, talk to us first. We will be able to advise you how you can best improve your suspension, depending on the type of vehicle you drive, where you drive it and what you use it for, so you can be sure you are getting a configuration that meets your precise needs.


Call us on (08) 6444 6632 or get in touch with us and our expert team will be happy to advise you.