Tough Dog

Tough Dog suspension is an industry leader in the manufacture of innovative and high quality suspension systems for just about every 4WD application. With 29 years in business, Tough Dog offers a combined experience of over 100 years. Every Tough Dog product is researched and developed here in Australia in their Sydney-based headquarters.

Tough Dog has been making tracks across the world since 1984, and has grown rapidly as a result of the excellent reputation that their quality gear commands.
Today, Tough Dog products are sought after the world over, and its distribution network spans 28 countries around the world. Also, with some of the harshest conditions right here in Australia to test out products, the Tough Dog products that make it to the market are a cut above the rest.

Tough Dog suspension is an industry leader in the manufacture of innovative and high-quality 4x4 suspension systems, positioning itself as a top choice for automotive enthusiasts and off-road adventurers. With 29 years in business, Tough Dog offers a combined experience of over 100 years, establishing itself as a trusted and reliable source for 4WD parts and accessories.

Every Tough Dog product is researched and developed here in Australia at their Sydney-based headquarters. They are committed to providing 4WD owners with premium, rugged, and durable solutions that meet and exceed off-road demands.

At the core of Tough Dog’s offerings is its innovative engineering and expert craftsmanship. Each suspension system is meticulously designed with advanced technologies and high-grade materials, including heavy-duty shock absorbers, coil springs, steering dampers, and adjustable struts, all engineered for peak performance. This attention to detail ensures that Tough Dog suspension systems not only enhance vehicle stability and handling but also significantly improve ride comfort, making them an essential upgrade for any off-road expedition.

One of the standout features of Tough Dog suspension systems is their adaptability, making them an ideal choice for a wide range of applications. Understanding that every 4x4 vehicle and driver is unique, Tough Dog offers a wide range of options, allowing for customization based on individual needs and preferences. Whether it’s for a light SUV or a heavy-duty truck, there is a Tough Dog suspension solution tailored to suit your specific needs.

Equip your vehicle with Tough Dog products and experience the difference in off-road performance, durability, and reliability. From lift kits to complete suspension packages, Tough Dog is your go-to source for the ultimate 4x4 upgrades, ensuring your vehicle is trail-ready and built to conquer any terrain.

Tough Dog's pioneering attitude to R&D has resulted in them leading the way with several unique products. The RTC (Return To Centre) and the SV adjustable steering damper are two great examples of the results of the team's unique thinking when it comes to making the best off-road suspension system available. 

The hard yards, and hours perfecting their range of shocks and springs have not gone unnoticed. The Tough Dog 41mm Foam Cell Shock was awarded first place in independent shock absorber testing by Australian 4WD Action Magazine. The Tough Dog Tuff Truck Challenge also represents the pinnacle of Aussie 4WD competition. In 2014, Tough Dog celebrated their tenth year as the major sponsor of the competition, and continue their support of Australian Off-roaders on every level. 




35mm Nitrogen Gas Charged Shock Absorbers

The Tough Dog Nitrogen Gas Charged Shock Absorbers are ideal for light/medium 4WD vehicles with leaf spring suspension systems. They are filled with low-pressure nitrogen gas that helps to eliminate shock fade for better ride comfort and performance. These twin-tube shocks have a 35mm internal bore and piston, and they also benefit from multi-stage velocity sensitive valving. 


41mm Bore Foam Cell Shock Absorbers

The award-winning, twin-tube 41mm Bore Foam Cell Shock Absorbers feature micro-cellular foam inserts that do an even better job of eliminating shock fade, enabling the shocks to deliver better performance even on the most challenging road surfaces. They feature a larger 41mm internal bore, and an 18mm double chrome-plated rod. They also benefit from multi stage velocity sensitive valving.    


40mm Bore Adjustable Shock Absorbers

The 40mm bore adjustable shock absorbers offer nine levels of adjustment, so you can fine-tune them to your desired ride preferences. They have a 40mm internal bore and an 18mm chrome-plated rod, and they also use foam cell technology. 


45mm Big Bore Adjustable Shock Absorbers

The 45mm big bore adjustable shock absorbers also offer 9 stages of adjustment. They have the largest bore (45 mm) on the externally adjustable 4WD shock absorber market. They also have a larger 22mm chrome plated rod and foam cell technology. These shocks are ideal for big lift applications of even up to six inches.  


53mm Bore ‘Ralph’ Shock Absorbers

The twin-tube ‘Ralph’ Shock Absorbers offer an even larger 53mm bore but aren't adjustable.  They feature a 22mm double chrome-plated rod, a stout 70mm casing, and multi-stage velocity-sensitive valving. 



The Tough Dog Steering dampers are designed to help reduce driving fatigue and improve drivability during off-road driving. 


EXT Heavy Duty Steering Damper

The EXT Heavy Duty Steering Damper makes an excellent replacement option when the factory/OEM steering damper is no longer cutting it. It eliminates shimmy, facilitating better road handling. It has a 35mm bore and foam cell technology.


RTC (Return to Center) Steering Damper

The RTC steering damper is designed to provide an equal and opposite reaction to anything that fights your steering; it returns the steering wheel back to the center. 


XHD RTC (Return to Center) Steering Damper

The XHD RTC Steering Damper is ideal for vehicles with large suspension kits or oversized tires. It also applies the return-to-center principle, and it also eliminates shimmy and enhances road handling.  


SV Adjustable Steering Damper

The SV Adjustable Steering Damper offers nine levels of adjustment, making it possible to tune the shocks to suit your driving preferences. It is ideal for vehicles with oversized wheels. 

Tough Dog also manufactures coil springs, leaf springs, torsion bars, Panhard rods, diff locators, offset kingpins, transmission spacers, castor correction accessories, upper control arms, and much more. You can get any of them right here at 4X4Mods Australia. 4X4Mods Australia is a one-stop shop for all of your off-road 4WD vehicle enhancement needs. We have one of the largest selections of aftermarket off-road 4WD parts and accessories in Australia. Therefore, you are sure to get the products you need here. If you have any questions about the Tough Dog shocks products you wish to purchase, do not hesitate to reach out to us.   

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