Why you can’t prime struts and shocks by hand

Monday, 18 October 2021

There are two basic shock designs, mono tube and twin tube. To function correctly twin tube struts and shock absorbers need to be primed, but not necessarily hand-primed. A twin tube strut and shock absorber design consists of two tubes, an outer reservoir tube and an inner working tube. These tubes are filled with oil

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4WDTouring Australia Project Hilux: Lifted with RAW 4×4 Nitro Max

Monday, 21 June 2021

Since 2012 4WDTouring Australia have been traveling across the country, featuring iconic Australian destinations like the Kimberley, the High Country and Cape York. To get to these flung destinations their vehicles need to be reliable. When they needed to upgrade the suspension on their Toyota Hilux touring vehicle the team at 4WDTouring approached RAW 4×4

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Filpro Acquires Powerdown, manufacturer of RAW 4×4 suspension equipment

Thursday, 27 February 2020

Filpro Automotive, a supplier of automotive aftermarket products, acquired a manufacturer of ride control components, Powerdown Australia, on February 18th, 2020. Under the acquisition agreement, Powerdown will continue to manufacture and/or distribute all current Powerdown branded OEM and aftermarket products for trucks, heavy commercial trailers, buses and light commercial vehicles; and RAW 4×4 branded products

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BETTER SUSPENSION SETUPS

Monday, 19 August 2019

4WDAction issue #297 June 2019 – Suspension Feature Is your suspension letting your pride and joy down? We speak to the industry’s leading experts to find out how to improve any suspension system without spending the earth. STOP PUTTING UP WITH SUB-STANDARD SUSPENSION Suspension setups can be a minefield, even for those of us who’ve

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From the archives – SHOCK VALUE: The No-Bull test

Friday, 25 May 2018

We’ve taken the leading brands of shock absorbers and put them through the biggest no-bull, real-world VALUE comparo yet! We pulled this article from the 2011 archives for its comprehensive nature. Below you can read excerpts from the article, click here to read the full article written by Paul Zielinski that appeared in issue 165

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RAW 4×4 real world testing in the harsh Simpson Desert

Monday, 25 September 2017

By Mat Gatgens – General Manager RAW 4×4   When launching a new product RAW 4×4 not only test it exhaustively using our in-house lab facilities we also subject it to real world conditions. With my impending trip through the Simpson Desert, I thought it was a great opportunity to test the new RAW Nitro

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RAW Nitro Max Struts

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Most 4×4’s coming off the production line these days are equipped with a coil over independent front suspension (IFS) that offers the compromise between on road prowess and off road ability. Due to the design of the strut on the front of these vehicles there is relatively a small amount of space available for a

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From Mild to Wild

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Whether you want a bit of extra lift for those trips on the beach, looking to travel down the Tanami Track or your 4WD is a pure bred work horse RAW 4×4 have got you covered. At RAW 4×4 we realise that not everyone’s 4WDing needs are not exactly the same and have the ability

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