TOUGH DOG SUSPENSION GVM UPGRADES
Complete suspension solutions
Tough Dog has been “making tracks across the world” since 1985 and says it has grown rapidly as a result of the excellent reputation its quality gear reportedly commands.
Today, Tough Dog says its products are sought after all over the world, and the distribution network spans 42 countries around the world.
With some of the harshest conditions right here in Australia to test out products, Tough Dog says the gear that makes it to the market is “a cut above the rest.”
Carry more, safely and legally
The allowable payload on most modern 4WDs seems great on paper, but gets quickly eaten up when accessories, gear and passengers get loaded in. As such, remaining under the vehicle’s Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) can seem like an impossible feat.
Tough Dog Suspension is a recognised Second Stage Manufacturer (SSM) which allows it to develop and federally certify components to increase your vehicle’s GVM, maximising your allowable payload without risking your roadworthiness. Tough Dog says each complete GVM kit has been extensively tested to ensure ADR compliance is maintained.
Safety and performance by design
Federal approval for GVM upgrades require rigorous testing to ensure the vehicle performs as well or better than when it left the original manufacturer.
Tough Dog says you can be sure your Tough Dog GVM upgraded 4WD will stop and handle well, even with the increased load on board. Depending on the vehicle, the following testing is required:
• Finite Element Analysis (FEA) testing: a check of the maximum load carrying capacity of the vehicle’s axles.
• Brake Testing: laden and unladen brake testing as well as testing under partial system failure to comply with ADR35/00.
• ESC Testing: if required, this test ensures that the ESC system’s response is the same or better than the original vehicle.
Tough Dog products are specifically designed and engineered to deliver a complete suspension solution, not only for load carrying capabilities, but for ride quality and handling.
Tough Dog says its suspension kits have been designed to suit a large range of vehicles such as Toyota Hilux, Toyota Landcruiser, Ford Ranger, Isuzu D-Max and many other vehicles.
Further, it explains that its Tough Dog Suspension products are backed by a “market leading” warranty of three years/unlimited km (commercial) or four years/unlimited km (recreational).
For more information, visit www.toughdog.com.au