Q: How should I set up my suspension for my 4x4 vehicle?
A: The best approach is to configure your 4x4 suspension based on what you will primarily use the vehicle for about 80% of the time. Finding the right suspension kit involves striking a balance and choosing one that aligns with the main purpose of your vehicle.
Q: What should I consider when choosing a suspension kit?
A: When selecting a suspension kit, consider the primary use of your 4x4 vehicle. Here are some scenarios to guide you:
- General Driving and Off-Road Adventures: For regular driving and occasional off-road adventures, opt for a balanced suspension kit that offers a comfortable ride and reasonable off-road performance. Heavy-duty kits might be unnecessary and lead to a stiffer ride.
- Towing: If you plan to tow a caravan or boat occasionally, consider installing an airbag set up. This setup provides a better compromise compared to choosing extra heavy-duty coils, which may result in a harsh ride and elevated rear suspension height when not towing.
- Tradesman or Mining Vehicle: For vehicles that are constantly loaded due to tradesman or mining purposes, a heavy-duty suspension set up is more appropriate. This setup ensures your 4x4 can handle the consistent load efficiently.
Q: What issues may arise from choosing the wrong suspension setup?
A: Selecting the wrong suspension setup can lead to several issues:
- Uncomfortable Ride: Installing a heavy-duty suspension kit for occasional heavy loads can make the vehicle's ride uncomfortably stiff when it's not carrying a significant load.
- Negative Impact on Components: Inappropriately heavy suspension setups can put unnecessary strain on other suspension components, potentially causing premature wear and damage.
- Rear Suspension Height: Incorrectly chosen setups can cause the rear of the vehicle to sit too high or too low, affecting stability and handling.
Q: What should I consider if I've replaced the factory tub with a tray on my vehicle?
A: If you've replaced the factory tub with a steel or alloy tray, consider the additional weight factor when calculating the total load. Take into account the weight of toolboxes, tools, and equipment that will be carried regularly.
Remember, the key to setting up your 4x4 suspension lies in understanding your vehicle's primary usage and finding a suspension kit that strikes the right balance for your needs. Consulting with suspension experts can also help you make an informed decision and ensure optimal performance and comfort for your off-road adventures.
Accessories vary in weight depending on the manufacturer and the purpose of the accessories. We have put together a list below of what an average accessory would weigh.
(**please note this is for guidance purposes only**)
Bull Bar (Steel)
Bull Bar (Aluminium)
Side Step (Steel)
Rear Bar (Aftermarket)
Winch (Synthetic Rope)
Winch (Steel Cable)
Roof Tray (Steel) Full Length - Empty
Roof Tray (Alloy) Full Length - Empty
Roof Top Tent
Underbody Guard (Front)
Underbody Guard (Transmission)
Underbody Guard (Sump)
Underbody Guard (Transfer)
HD Recovery Kit
Tool Box Alloy (Empty)
80L Fridge (Empty)
Wagon - Rear Tyre Carrier (No Tyre)
Fuel Tank (Long Range)
Tray (Steel) UTE
Tray (Aluminium) UTE
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Superior Billet Alloy Upper Control Arms Suitable For Ford Ranger PXIII
These Upper Control Arms (UCA's) from Superior Engineering are designed for the Ford Ranger PXIII.
Latest Generation Design: these UCA's feature our latest design with our second-generation Ball Joint Taper design.
These upper control arms are designed to correct the ball joint angle when you lift your vehicle.
They are machined from a solid billet of Aircraft Grade 6000 Series Alloy.
We have also allowed clearance for the coil to clear the arms during articulation. This UCA design features increased clearance for the Under Guard.
Double adjustable bushes allow for adjustments to be done on the vehicle without having to remove the UCA's from the vehicle.
Finished in a hard-wearing silver anodized coating.
We use durable poly bushes at the chassis end, and we use the highest quality high angle ball joints at the wheel end to allow for the maximum range of movement without binding.
Ball joints are retained with a unique double locking system ensuring the ball joint will not come loose in the worst of conditions.
Both the Bushes are on-vehicle adjustable for long service life.
These arms are more than suitable for the needs of the Australian market.
NOTE: due to the range of travel in these UCA's, Superior recommends the use of only the highest quality ball joints, please contact us for suitable replacement parts.
PX1 & PX2 - 08/2011 to Mid 06/2018
PX3 - Mid 06/2018 - 06/2022
Series I - UN - 2007 to 10/2011
Series II - UP/UR - 10/2011 to Mid 2020
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