If you’re planning to explore Mornington Peninsula or greater Melbourne with some adventurous off-road driving, you may want to consider 4×4 suspensions. A quick Google search for 4×4 suspension near me will show you that this can be a pricey escapade but can bring heaps of driving pleasure when chosen wisely. At Port Phillip Automotive, we have deep industry knowledge to assist you with the most suitable, cost-effective suspension solution for your vehicle.


As 4×4 suspension specialists, we at Port Phillip Automotive have seen several cases of different suspension types for different purposes and on different models. We highly recommend that you consult with us before rushing into suspensions on your fourbie without understanding the reasoning behind it. Having suspensions on your vehicle does add a certain aesthetic appeal, but it also adds comfort, height, visibility and better road handling both on-road and off-road. The height of your vehicle and the size of your tires depends entirely on your lifestyle, so be careful not to go for heavy-duty suspension if you are driving mainly on-road with the occasional recreational adventure drive. For heavy loading and extreme driving, more torque and a steeper approach would be advisable.


Benefits Of 4×4 Suspensions

  • Steep approach and better visibility
  • Protect the undercarriage of your 4×4
  • Absorbs impact for a comfortable ride
  • Explore challenging terrains with confidence
  • Improves stability and traction
  • Allows heavy loading


Port Phillip Automotive will help you to make the best choice in 4×4 suspension for your vehicle and your specific needs. Our professional mechanics in Mornington Peninsula will also help you to stay within the legal limit of vehicle raising with our sound advice and specialist knowledge.


Fourbie suspensions can be achieved with coil springs, leaf springs or torsion bars. The type you decide to get depends on the frequency and extremity of off-road driving you plan to do. Speak to our team about the best option for your offroading goals and your budget.


Shock absorption is an extremely beneficial feature for both on-road and off-road driving. It works by absorbing the impact of bumps to give you a comfortable, smoother ride, especially when tackling rocky terrains.


Your expected driving terrain makes a big difference to the kind of suspension system you use on your 4×4. Let our experienced team advise you on the necessary vehicle height, the amount of shock absorption and the correct suspension system for your intended driving goals, whether it’s industrial work, extreme sports or accessing a weekend camping spot.

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