RAW 4×4 tackles Australia’s harshest conditions head on

Powerdown says its RAW 4×4 brand understands Australia’s terrain is some of the most diverse and demanding in the world.
Having built a long standing reputation for excellence in performance, safety and value within the demanding heavy commercial vehicle industry over 37 years, Powerdown says its RAW 4×4 suspension range follows the same design principles that are applied to Powerdown ride control components.
The RAW 4×4 engineers, based in Beresfield, New South Wales, are dedicated to researching and developing shock absorbers and suspension components; using some of the most advanced testing facilities in Australia; including one of the largest dynamometers in the country to accurately measure the dampening capabilities of a shock absorber.
This performance and durability testing is followed by tests performed on Australia’s diversified road and climatic conditions; all carried out to achieve optimum comfort and control.
Powerdown says RAW 4×4 doesn’t stand for a “one size fits all” approach. Instead, recognising that every 4WDriver has a unique purpose for their vehicle, RAW reportedly offers tailor made solutions in addition to its standard product range, with three different levels of design.
Heavy Duty Range: RAW Nitro
A gas shock absorber that will improve ride quality through reducing body roll and increasing vehicle stability; it combines an expanded body for extra oil capacity and nitrogen gas for additional cooling purposes. Recommended for the recreational 4WDriver looking to lift their vehicle and improve overall suspension performance.
Extra Heavy Duty Range: RAW Nitro Max
Specifically designed for heavy coil sprung and torsion bar vehicles, the Nitro Max uses a proven truck shock absorber design with highly tuned valving for 4×4 applications; and carrying heavy loads on demanding terrain. Best suited for vehicles used for long distance touring, stacked with a heavy load; and heavy duty applications such as utes on trade and mining sites.
Performance Range: RAW Predator
A fast acting monotube design; bringing together an on-road prowess with an off-road durability. Designed to give consistent performance on and off road, its single wall construction makes the Predator the most efficient heat dissipating shock absorber design; resulting in sharper steering response, less body roll and improved traction. Designed specifically for 4×4 owners looking for that, sometimes elusive, combination of comfort and control.
RAW 4×4 has an online kit builder specifically designed to ensure the correct combination of suspension components are chosen, based on the weight bearing accessories fitted to a vehicle; resulting in a tailored suspension solution.

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