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  1. Why you Should fit a Sway Bar to your 4WD
    January 15, 2018

    Why you Should fit a Sway Bar to your 4WD

    Fitting larger sway bars, particularly in the rear, has two main effects, vehicle balance in terms of understeer and oversteer, and increased roll resistance. Both of these effects can provide increased overall handling and safety benefits in a 4wd vehicle. If you are looking for increased stability on road or when towing, sway bars are a great upgrade.   As most factory vehicles are biased towards understeer, fitting of a larger rear sway bar, or the addition of a sway bar, helps in providing a more neutral characteristic in the handling. This is due to the increase in roll stiffness at the rear, which changes the loading of the rear wheels under conditions of increased cornering load. SuperPro offers a great range of aftermarket sway bars engineered for many offroad applications. Offering many adjustable kits to best suit your 4x4 build.  At the same time, as the rear end is resisting more of the roll, the front end resists less in proportion, leaving the front wheels more evenly loaded, producing more available front end grip. In the end an increase in overall stability can be achieved by balancing the vehicle. Another effect of introducing larger rear bars is a reduction in chassis roll. This reduces the effects of “roll camber”. Roll camber is the variation in the wheel and tyre camber setting due to chassis roll. During cornering the presence of chassis roll usually results in the outside wheels gaining positive camber. By increasing the roll stiffness and reducing roll camber effect, the wheel and tyre combination stays closer to its optimal setting. As an alternative, this could be remedied by starting out with large amounts of static camber to counteract the positive camber gain. The trade-off however is the resulting increased tyre wear, and reduction in straight-line handling. Now that the basics are covered, imagine a Nissan Patrol, Toyota Land Cruiser or Toyota Hilux that has been lifted 50mm with a bulbar and winch package. It has been fitted out with a draw system, roof rack and tows a twenty foot caravan! This may be the extreme, but somewhere between this and a standard, off the showroom floor vehicle, is where most of these vehicles operate. The factory sway bars were never designed to control anything other than the standard vehicle at standard ride height and with something less than being loaded to their GVM limit. The modern 4WD Dual cab utility, almost the family sedan of this century, is normally coil sprung, strut front end and leaf sprung rear with a front but no rear sway bar. They typically suffer from understeer and can be very unstable during high speed directional changes. Load the vehicle with accessories or people, change its height or tow and the problem only gets worse.   'SuperPro 20mm Heavy Duty 2 Position Blade Adjustable Sway Bar installed on a Hilux.'    Upgrading sway bars is the only way to compensate for: A change in centre of gravity of the chassis An increase in vehicle mass A change in the Yaw Moment of Inertia of the vehicle   Upgrading sway bars will; Improve the stability of the vehicle at high speed Neutralise the factory understeer Increase tyre life Control the roll in load carrying applications Improve safety with no loss of comfort The biggest resistance to the fitment of bigger sway bars to 4WD vehicles is the flawed concept of the loss of articulation in the suspension. If the replacement sway bars are designed correctly and the sway bar links are lengthened, replacement sway bars can be fitted with minimal or no loss of articulation. However, the improvements to stability, safety and driveability will far outweigh any loss of articulation. So without reducing comfort or articulation, a sway bar will make the suspension system and tyres perform better, making the vehicle more responsive while neutralising understeer. Fitting a sway bar offers all round improvements in handling, tyre wear, comfort, safety and load carrying. It is one of the best handling improvements you can make.   Get Your 4x4 Sway bar Upgrade SuperPro have engineered a large range of sway bars suited for a range of 4WD's and offroad applications.   Ford Sway bar Upgrades For your Ford Ranger  For your Ford Everest  Mitsubishi Sway bar Upgrades For your Mitsubishi Pajero For your Mitsubishi Triton Holden Sway bar Upgrades For your Holden Colorado   For your Holden Rodeo Nissan Sway bar Upgrades For your Nissan Navara For your Nissan Patrol Isuzu Sway bar Upgrades For your Isuzu Dmax Mazda Sway bar Upgrades For your Mazda BT-50 Jeep Sway bar Upgrades For you Jeep Wrangler  VW Sway bar Upgrades For your VW Amarok Toyota Sway bar Upgrades For your Toyota Fj Cruiser For your Toyota Fortuner For your Toyota Hilux For your Toyota Land Cruiser For your Toyota Prado    Check out our whole range of Sway bar Upgrades
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  2. Get your suspension serviced. Car suspension safety is important!
    January 11, 2018

    Get your suspension serviced. Car suspension safety is important!

    Your suspension isn’t around just too to make your drive smoother, it is a key system that keeps you safe while driving. Without suspension, your brakes and tyres would not respond as accurately and will decrease driving responsiveness, posing a great safety risk. Unfortunately when you get your vehicle serviced by a general mechanic, they mostly focus on your engine and check a few suspension components. Most mechanics don’t have the experience nor the tools to check your vehicles full suspension system. Therefore we recommend having your suspension checked by a suspension expert at least every 6 months. Fulcrum has made your life easier by offering a completely free suspension safety check. On top of this if you ask you can get up to $71 off your next wheel alignment*. When you visit a Fulcrum Suspension specialist for a free suspension safety check, your vehicle will be systematically reviewed. Including all underbody suspension components, such as bushes, control arms, shocks and sway bars. Your brakes and tyres will also be strategically reviewed, to see if they need repair. Upon completion you will be supplied with a detailed report, explaining the current state of your vehicles suspension. Our Technicians will assist you with handy advice to make informed decisions as to your c maintenance. If there is any immediate work required on your vehicle our Suspension Technicians will work with you to find the right solution and offer you choices to complete the repairs as efficiently and as cost effective to you.     What you get out a Free Fulcrum Suspension Safety check Check for uneven tyre wear Check for any abnormal noises of bumps Vehicle heights (make sure vehicle doesn’t have a lean to one side) Condition of shock absorbers (make sure they aren’t leaking and control the bounce of the spring) Condition of suspension bushes (whether they are cracked, torn or have excessive movement) Power steering system (condition of fluid, noisy pump, check for leaks, check drive belt for cracks, condition of hoses) Check Tie rod ends, rack ends and ball joints for play/wear Check for noises/play in wheel bearings Check condition of brake system (pads, discs, shoes, brake fluid) General loose component check   Under Vehicle Component Inspection Our technicians will carefully and intently check every individual suspension component found under your vehicle. Checking for wear and tear as well as any abnormalities. Suspension bushes and shock absorbers are the parts we often inspect and find wear and tear.   Brake and Wheel Inspection After checking your under body suspension components, our Fulcrum technicians will go around checking all your wheels and brakes. Ensuring that your tyre treads have no excessive or uneven wear and that your brakes are in safe working condition.   Why and when you should consider a Fulcrum Suspension Safety Check 6 Months or 10,000km since your last suspension check Uneven or excessive steering pull When you drive on smooth roads it feels rough or harsh Brakes are activating unevenly Off centre steering wheel Loud vibrations while driving Increased braking distance Excessive or uneven tyre wear Vehicles that constantly carry heavy loads You often go off road or on long road trips Your vehicle is difficult to control/steer Abnormal noises coming front or rear of vehicle   Book your Free Suspension Safety Check Our Fulcrum Service Centres are located across Australia and are the number one suspension specialists. Talk to us about our range of suspension servicing options including the most comprehensive FREE written multipoint suspension check in the industry. Our Suspension technicians will perform dynamic checks on your vehicle and offer detailed service advice.  We know you're busy, so feel free to send us a message below and we'll contact you! Alternatively you can call us on 1800 385 278. //
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  3. Why are TEIN Coilover Kits the Ultimate Performance Upgrade?
    December 01, 2017

    Why are TEIN Coilover Kits the Ultimate Performance Upgrade?

    TEIN has Unrivalled Performance Suspension Experience People who are into the performance/street scene will know that TEIN coilover kits are one of the most trusted by enthusiasts worldwide. TEIN constantly continues to pursue the best suspension system for both street and track applications. A good suspension system reminds drivers how fulfilling the driving experience really is. TEIN kits offer the ability to feel the grip level on different road surfaces, durability to maintain high performance for a long period of time, and quality to ensure complete confidence to attack the course. TEIN through is years of experience has managed to constantly develop new interactions of its coilover range, always improving on previous kits. Simply put you should choose TEIN coilovers because they have a proven track record in performance.    Ultimate Control over your Suspension TEIN's approach to the Ultimate Sports Suspension offers ideal suspension systems for drivers who want quicker and better response to drive freely through turns and who are in pursuit of ultimate driving experience. It gives your vehicle the road holding which allows you to drive as you always imagined. It is an aggressive suspension which lets you put all you have into driving, and allows you look forward to attacking the next unknown turn. TEIN suspensions maintain their superior performance, and are highly durable. Quality of our products can withstand the high demands of the race track. This is what we see as the ideal sports suspension. Each of TEIN's products brings this ideal to reality.   Made for Street In certain terms, street usage may be the toughest situation for suspensions. Indeed, specifications for circuit or rally usage call for the ultimate refinement. However, adapting this into street usage, not only does it call for premium sports performance, but an additional requirement compatibility with series production fittings and comfort must also be fulfilled. In particular, since the partial revision of the safety regulations in Japan, the height adjustable shock absorbers which have been categorized as "competition auto parts" are now seen as parts with broad usage.   Fully Adjustable With adjustable coilovers you have complete control over your suspensions ride. Perfect for performance you can control how hard or soft you want your drive to be.   Serviceable and Rebuildable Fulcrum Suspensions the Authorised, exclusive TEIN distributors in Australia and can provide a range of services to repair, rebuild, re-valve and customise your TEIN coilovers. TEIN coilovers are designed and built to be remanufactured and returned to TEIN’s original specifications. All internal parts are carried as stock lines; however damaged strut bodies or assemblies will often need special procurement from TEIN Japan. Fulcrum does carry an assortment of second hand strut bodies and assemblies to assist in accident damage and repair. Some accident damaged coilovers may not be repairable. From the time the coilovers are received at the Remanufacturing Department at Moorooka, Brisbane, we require two days to strip and quote. Then from the time Fulcrum is authorised to carry out the repairs, we require two days. These times do not include freight times to and from Moorooka. TEIN’s History "The one, who conquers Kanagawa, conquers the country." In the early 1980s, there were 2 youngsters who stood out in the crowd, in the kingdom of rally; Kanagawa. They were Hakaru Ichino and Yoshio Fujimoto. A co-driver and a 4driver, who actually started out as rivals from different teams. They were very aware of each other. Without a word, their runs and speed fiercely attracted one another. "Where can I find that incredibly fast driver named Fujimoto?" As Ichino's rally activity shifted to all Japan events, he was told to find his partner; "the" driver. Without hesitation, he found out through his friend how to reach Fujimoto and called him. "Why don't we compete in all Japan events together?" Of course Fujimoto immediately agreed. There was absolutely no reason for him to turn down such offer from Ichino, for whom he had sense of reverence. "Mr. Ichino always stays cool, and is great at gathering information. I can leave everything to him!" This was where it all began. Exceptional performance and durability. TEIN shock absorbers were then given high marks not only for use in rally events but also in other fields; on the street and at the circuit. They achieved an astonishingly high 80% share of dampers used in N1 Taikyu races (currently known as Super Taikyu). "There is NO doubt in what we have been doing at TEIN. We can go for it!" In 1990, their wait was over and they released original products under the TEIN brand. In no time, they were flooded with orders, exceeding their production capability. Their success as an International rally team shed light on the company. In 1987, 2 years after their first season competing in all Japan events, they made their first challenge in overseas races; Hong Kong-Beijing Rally. 2 years later in 1989, they finally made their way to WRC. Things went well and smoothly for Fujimoto. He became the first Japanese ever to be chosen as a driver for a Toyota works team. In 1995, he was crowned with an overall victory in the Safari Rally; and again he was the first Japanese to have this distinction. Their names; 'Ichino' and 'Fujimoto', became well known throughout the world. "Rally is where we started. We would always like to be in-touch with the real market. Putting ourselves at the forefront of the scene allows us to listen to the consumers' real voice." By experiencing TEIN products firsthand, their conviction as company executives were developed and refined. Their company, TEIN, continues to compete in motorsports to this day. Fulcrum has the perfect TEIN upgrade for your car  Fulcrum Suspensions works closely with the TEIN team over in Japan to make sure Australia  gets the gear everyone is looking for. As such we have a huge range of products for variety of popular cars, including;  BWM  FORD HOLDEN HONDA LEXUS MAZDA MINI MITSUBISHI NISSAN SUBARU SUZUKI TOYOTA VOLKSWAGEN    Check out the full range of TEIN products here.      Types of TEIN Kits  Street Basis Damper Kits  High Quality Street Performance Height Adjustable coilover. Perfectly balanced spring rate and damping force to offer a comfortable ride with superior handling, accurate steering feedback and high speed "flat ride" feel. Read More.   Sport Damper Kits High Quality Street Performance Height Adjustable coilover. Perfectly balanced spring rate and damping force to offer a comfortable ride with superior handling, accurate steering feedback and high speed "flat ride" feel. Read More.   Street Advanced Kits High Quality Street Performance Damp Force and Height Adjustable coilover. Read More.   Super Street Kits All TEIN Super Street Dampers are now exclusively available through Fulcrum Performance and are designed for Australian conditions and are designed to enhance your vehicles' handling. Premium Quality Street and Track Performance coilover. Read More.   Type Flex Kits High Quality Street and Track Performance coilovers that deliver Flexible Setup Options. Read More.    Mono Flex Kits Premium Quality Street and Track Performance coilover. The New Pinnacle of Sport coilovers to satisfy the Most Demanding of Drivers, whether you’re on the Street, Circuit or Open Road. Read More.   Comfort Sport Kits The Best Performance coilover for High-Performance Premium Vehicles. Premium Quality Street and Track Performance coilover. Read More.   Comfort Flex Kits Full-length ride height adjustable, High Performance coilover exclusively for Sedans. Premium Quality Street and Track Performance coilovers that deliver Flexible Setup Option. Read More.   Super Racing Kits Putting Everything on the Line for One Millisecond with the Flagship Circuit Model coilover. Premium Quality Track Only Performance coilover. Read More.   Super Drift Kits Smell of Burning Compound Stirs the Soul. Super Drift is made exclusively for drifting; developed for uncompromising people who like getting sideways more freely, to enjoy real drifting to the extreme, and to lower the ride height. Read More.   S-Tech Coil Springs  Easy low down, high quality performance spring. Easy suspension tuning is in your hands with S-Tech Coil Springs. S-Tech is developed so that everyone can enjoy sports driving. It is designed to offer improved driving performance and superior ride comfort. S-Techs offer great styling plus it makes your car more fun to drive. Read More.   Electronic Dampening Force Controller (EDFC) This innovation makes it possible for the driver to control the damping force at the touch of a button while in the driver's seat. This is accomplished by controlling stepping motors installed on each shock absorber. This helps the driver to adjust the suspension to suit all road/track conditions. Read More.      TEIN Australia is brought to you by Fulcrum Suspensions.. Check out TEIN Australia's Coilover Range  
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  4. Why do you need a Wheel Alignment?
    December 04, 2017

    Why do you need a Wheel Alignment?

    4 Reasons why you need a Wheel Alignment every 6 Months (10,000km)! Many of us don't realise the importance of a proper wheel alignment, wheel alignments can improve handling, safety, comfort and performance. As great as Australia's roads are, they are still rough and after regular use even the best suspension systems will fall out of alignment. If your cars wheels do fall out of alignment you will notice that your car will either pull to one side (left/right). It may also become increasingly harder to control your car, especially when going around corners. Your cars left or right pull will be extremely noticeable on any highway or when you are driving fast on a straight. Having misaligned wheels and the wrong camber, caster or toe adjustment is huge safety risk not just for yourself but for the others on the road. If you ever have work done on your cars suspension then you will also need a wheel alignment as any adjustment to your cars suspension system will displace its camber/caster/toe adjustment. If a wheel alignment is done properly it will make driving your car so much more pleasant and safe.  It is very important that we regularly get your wheels aligned at least every 10,000km or roughly every 6 months. Fulcrum offers a free suspension safety check so if you are not sure you need a wheel alignment. Feel free to get one of our experienced suspension technicians to diagnose your car free of charge. Below are a couple of reasons why you need to regularly have your car wheel aligned by Fulcrum .       Increased Tyre Life What would you rather pay for? New tyres or a wheel alignment?  More resistance to the road surface means more pressure on your tyres, leading to faster wear and tear. This is how your tyre becomes bald on one side making them uneven and reducing tyre traction. Not only is it dangerous to drive on uneven tyres, it also means that you have to buy a set new set of tyres sooner.   Save Fuel Petrol prices aren’t getting any cheaper, and who wants to pay more than they have to for anything?  When the wheels of your car are not aligned there is uneven pressure on the tyres. They tend to push against each other. When that happens the car faces uneven friction and much more resistance from the road surface. This means that your car has to work much harder to move forward and much more fuel is burned than normal.   Strain On The Car Having a car with badly aligned wheels also leads to other connected problems. Possibility of ABS Brake system malfunction  The tendency to pull to one side due to uneven tyres causes problems in the steering system. It also leads to uneven braking. Not having your wheels aligned will affect the overall suspension of your car, decreasing performance and reliability.     Safety Without regular wheel alignment’s you are putting yours and your family’s life in danger.  If your car pulls to one side it is very dangerous. When the road conditions change, such as a wet road and you are forced to hard brake. This slight left or right pull you normally feel is greatly magnified increasing your chances of an accident.  When you first hear about wheel alignments, they may not sound like an important thing for car maintenance. But if you make sure your car is aligned you will see a much longer service life and have far safer/enjoyable driving experience.   Get a Free Suspension Saftey Check and get a $49 Wheel Alignment from our Fulcrum Technicians
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  5. Fulcrum at the 2017 4WD Corroboree
    October 09, 2017

    Fulcrum at the 2017 4WD Corroboree

      Over the long weekend in Queensland the Fulcrum Team attended the 37th Annual 4WD Queensland Corroboree at the Bluff Creek campgrounds in Kenilworth. The event was hosted by the Mitsubishi 4WD Owners Club of QLD (Inc) in association with Four Wheel Drive QLD and saw over 600 attendees camping for the weekend across the property.   'Arriving at the Corrobreee with Toby Prices Trophy Truck'. The 2017 Corroboree had 4WD Clubs from around the state gather together for a three-day event of 4wding, entertainment, displays and of course the NRL Grand Final. Fulcrum was the Diamond sponsor for the event and had one of the largest displays situated at the entering crossroads. In the sweltering heat the Fulcrum Team created an inviting display showcasing their product range and got to know the attending members of the 4WD Community. The centre piece, or main attraction, of the Fulcrum display was Toby Price’s Trophy Truck from the Finke Desert Race. This truck had a lot of attention and questions, even more so when it went for a quick trip around the camp, it could be heard from the other side of the property as it cruised around.   'The Fulcrum Tent and campsite under the setting sun'. 'Tobys Fulcrum Trophy truck was the center piece to our campsite'. While at the event the Fulcrum Hilux, and other vehicles in the Fulcrum Team, went on a few medium and difficult 4WD Trips.  These trips took the team to some spectacular lookouts and through the country side of Kenilworth. The team tackled hill climbs, deep wombat holes, rocky descents, several creek crossings and more. These trips also allowed Fulcrum to test their own suspension in new conditions and terrains. 'The Formula truck holding at the top of hill in a 4WD convoy'. 'Alan driving the Fulcrum Hilux down a offroad track'. The Fulcrum Team also participated in a Tug-Of-War competition between the 4WD Clubs on the Saturday afternoon. Going up against the Gold Coast 4WD Club in a mixed team and winning (with two women from the Mitsubishi 4WD Club completing our team). Due to not competing against any other team this made the Fulcrum Team #undefeated.   "Fulcrum the tug of war champs". On the Saturday night a Mitsubishi sponsored band, Just Cruisin’, played for the attendees. During this show the Fulcrum Team sat around their new branded fire pit and enjoyed the atmosphere. Due to our prime location we could also enjoy the band as they covered some great old classics! #douglife Sunday was another great day that saw many more people visit our display, get a quote and/or purchase some 4WD products from us. Our team were on hand all weekend for all the attendee’s suspensions queries and in some cases fixes or just for a great old chat! As Sunday came to a close we saw everyone come together under the stars to watch the broadcasted NRL Grand Final, on a large projector. Before and during half time raffles were also held where some attendees won some great prizes, including Fulcrum Voucher. Dedicated NRL fans watched right until the end even after the rain started! As the event winded down the weather took a change and saw the rains begin. With a full 24 hours’ worth of rain from Sunday night it was a relief come Tuesday as the sun came back out before the Tow Truck had to pick up the Trophy Truck. Fulcrum wishes to thank the Mitsubishi 4WD Owners Club for the opportunity to be the Diamond Sponsors for the event and all those who came over to the display to say hello! We hope to attend more of these events in the future and become more involved with the 4WD Clubs around the country.   Here is a cool Timelapse of the 2017 4WD Corroboree "Fulcrum Suspensions - 2017 4WD Corroboree timelapse compilation". Check out our 4x4 Kits
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  6. Nissan Patrol (GQ - GU) Suspension Upgrade - SuperPro Lift Correction Arms
    September 27, 2017

    Nissan Patrol (GQ - GU) Suspension Upgrade - SuperPro Lift Correction Arms

    After developing, what is arguably, the most sophisticated, castor increase and high articulation and replacement Radius arms for the Toyota Landcruiser. SuperPro now has the Patrol covered! The SuperPro Lift Correction Arms incorporate Polyelast® Blade Technology and have been developed using sophisticated Finite Element Analysis programming, used extensively in the OE environment, along with a rigorous testing regime both in the lab and in the field. The combination of a 20% increase in sectional properties combined with the use of OE grade High Strength, High Toughness Australian steel, the result is an arm of comparable weight to the original radius arm, with increased strength, built for all on road and off-road conditions.  Why be concerned about Castor? It should be common knowledge by now that raising a vehicle washes off castor. The effects of decreased castor are a loss of straight line stability, vague steering at higher speeds and can cause castor shimmy. The SuperPro Lift Correction Arm Kit solves the issues with “built in” castor correction in the design, with nearly 4 Degrees for a 50mm lift and 2.5 Degrees for a 75mm lift. These Radius Arms have been designed with castor correction to only suit raised vehicles. The design uses concentric bushings with advantages such as durability, comfort and increased articulation over non-centrally located bushings. Why deliver more Articulation? Articulation is critical to maintain tyre contact and keeping the cabin stable in rough road and off road scenarios. Articulation is the ‘hanging point’ for many aftermarket Radius arms, which continue to use the OE bushings or inferior replacement rubber alternatives.  The SuperPro Radius Arm Bushings utilises the Polyelast material and offers superior articulation by redefining the form and function of the bushing in this location. By redesigning the profile of the bushing and creating a pocket for the Polyelast material to flow, a higher articulating bush with far greater durability has been created. The addition of a larger inner tube has led to a more robust part for high speed highway stability and off road ruggedness without compromising NVH. Why be concerned about un-sprung weight? When it comes to a radius arm and vehicle suspension, unsprung weight is a critical factor.  It affects not only ride and comfort but the dynamic system dampening and harshness.  Vehicle Manufacturers spend a significant amount of time tuning vehicle suspension systems to ensure resonant frequencies are mitigated and tyre to road contact is maximised in all conditions, altering the unsprung mass of components has potential to compromise this.   The SuperPro Lift Correction Arm retains the OE design intent by providing an equally weighted arm. Solid section radius arms may well be rugged for the extremist 4x4 user, but the extra weight does cause concerns and adds stress to other suspension components. This can be an issue on heavily corrugated roads where the extra unsprung mass generates more energy that has to be absorbed by the shock absorbers, add to this, a set of bigger, heavier wheels and tyres and this issue is further exacerbated.  With advances in materials and engineering designs, a smarter hollow section option exists today over the “old school” solid design. Now there is no reason to compromise on road handling for off road performance and durability. Find a 4x4 Lift Kit for your Patrol Check out TRC1015 - SuperPros Lift Correction Arm Check out SuperPro Upgrades for the Nissan Patrol SuperPros Website
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  7. Fulcrum Apprentices at round four of the Australian Production Car Series
    September 22, 2017

    Fulcrum Apprentices at round four of the Australian Production Car Series

    Fulcrum and SuperPro brand ambassador Chaz Mostert team up at Queensland Raceway to offer Fulcrum apprentices an opportunity of a lifetime! Two of Fulcrum Suspensions top performing apprentices, from the corporate stores in South East Queensland, were chosen to attend round four of the Australian Production Car Series at Queensland Raceway during the weekend of the 4th to 6th of August. The boys got the opportunity to work with Team DPO on their Ford Focus during the round. The Focus was driven by SuperPro Brand Ambassador and V8 SuperCar driver, Chaz Mostert and Nathan Morcom. The Australian Production Car series sees modified ‘daily driven’ vehicles raced in several classes. It is part of CAMS production car racing and the CAMS Shannons Australian Motor Racing nationals. The Australian Production Car Series displays the abilities of the vehicles within each class that can be purchased in the domestic automotive market This series also allows many enthusiasts looking to get involved the opportunity to spread costs of the cars across two or three driver arrangements. Making it more affordable and accessible for people to live out what is a lot of people’s childhood dreams! These tuned and race prepared vehicles all fall into seven classes A through to F which covers, Extreme Performance, High Performance, Performance, Production, Compact and Diesel. Class I is also part of it which is for Invitational drivers. Fulcrum strives to provide their apprentices many options and opportunities to learn both in and outside the workshops. The opportunity that the Australian Production Car series provided the Fulcrum apprentices was a once in a lifetime opportunity for the boys and exposed them to diverse and interesting racing and cars. Moving forward Fulcrum hopes to leverage their partnerships with not only well-known Race Car drivers but also through event sponsorship to continue to provide their team with the opportunity to be exposed to all facets of the Automotive World and most importantly have fun!   "Putting the wheels back on." "Setting up the manual alignment machine."
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  8. Testing Formula & SuperPro's 4x4 Range
    September 11, 2017

    Testing Formula & SuperPro's 4x4 Range

    It was Monday morning and the air still had that cold bite to it. We had organised a team of Fulcrum Suspension specialists, including some of our store managers and SuperPro engineers. All too extensively evaluate Formulas new 4x4 lift kits, Leaf springs and SuperPros 4x4 suspension parts for the Ranger, Hilux & Patrol. At Fulcrum we all believe that in order to properly vouch for a product you must test it first hand to know its strengths and weaknesses, so you can give the best advice to a customer looking for a suspension upgrade.   Heading South to go 4WDing Planned the week before we headed South of Ipswich to visit SDT's 4x4 training track at Boonah to test how well Formulas  new, 4x4 lift kits handel and what suspension improvements it gave. We also had installed SuperPro Swaybars, Control arms and bushes on the Hilux, Ranger & Patrol to see what flex increase and drive handling we could further push the 4WD's to get. After arriving we went through SDT's safety briefing and then went straight to our 4WD's to give them a pre safety check before heading out making sure we had enough water for the day, that the car was looking ready to head out. Happy with everything we let out the air in our tyres to give the car more traction in the Offroad terrain and then proceeded to head out. This is just about when one of our employees got really excited. "Letting out the Hilux's Tyre Pressure, getting ready to hit the track". "Shane excited to hit the 4x4 tracks".   Hitting the Track and Going Offroad Finally ready to head out we form up a convoy and head out into the Australian bush, getting ready to traverse marsh/swampy lands, small creeks, rocky landscapes, forest tracks and farmland. Looking to test the suspension products in as many real world conditions as possible. We manage to traverse a few hill climbs with ease, the Patrol built by Fulcrum Capalaba’s manager, didn’t even flinch at any of the hill climbs. We moved on to tacking a few wombat holes and gulley’s, taking it slow but so far everything we threw at the cars, the suspension handled it all with ease. The SuperPro parts really giving a boost in driver control and handling, the Formula 4x4 lift kits giving a smooth ride for all passengers and giving enough clearance to traverse the rocky terrain we encountered. "Stopping at the bottom of a hill, waiting to climb up". "Showing off the Formula 4x4 Lift kit with SuperPros Swaybar and Control arms fitted to the 2015 Hilux". "Formula 4x4 Hilux". "Formula 4x4 Hilux". "Fucrum Capalabas Patrol desceding a hill, getting ready to take on some wombat holes". "Quick video showing off the 4WD's and suspension in action".   Our Final Thoughts & Feelings After spending the morning driving South of Ipswich and then spending the whole day in Offroad terrain, we got a rough understanding on how well the products will perform in constant everyday conditions. Formula 4x4 Lift Kits The Formula 4x4 Lift really increased the vehicles driving capability, enhancing the vehicles Offroad capability and giving extra handling/control to the driver. When driving Offroad you can really feel the difference, all those bumps you would sometimes feel in the bitumen just disappear, but at the same time Formula has not sacrificed comfort for performance. The 4x4 Kit offering a greater set of control to the driver compared to others. The Formula 4x4 Lift kit gives a standard 2" inch lift giving the 4WD the much needed clearance to handle gulley’s and rocky terrain. In the vehicles tested it was seen that the flex provided by the kit ensures that the vehicle maintains traction in all standard and extreme 4x4 situations (gulley’s, wombat holes and rock crawling). No matter the terrain that was thrown at the 4x4 kit, rocks, logs, large hills and gulley’s the suspension managed to overcome all obstacles and power through the 4x4 track with ease. SuperPro Arms, Swaybars, Links & More The SuperPro upper control arms really helped with on and off road handling. Paired with the Formula 4x4 Lift Kit these arms delivered up to 3 degrees of caster along with extra camber adjustment with increased clearance between spring and control arm at full articulation, allowing for the optimum alignment settings for a 2” lifted vehicle. This allowed for the Hilux to have a good footprint of the tyre to maintain traction no matter what the terrain threw at us! The SuperPro Swaybars & links really attributed to the great on road handling without restricting the off road performance.      Check out our Formula 4x4 Lift Kit Range Find a Store Near you.
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  9. First Store Outside of Queensland!
    July 11, 2017

    First Store Outside of Queensland!

    Fulcrum Suspensions Pakenham Located in Pakenham Victoria, Fulcrum Pakenham is our first ever store outside of Queensland! This truly is an exciting time for Fulcrum with the expansion of company stores, improved product range and release of our new online Fulcrum shop. Fulcrum has got your suspension covered; • Safety Checks• Suspension Repair & Upgrades• 4x4 Solutions• Sports Upgrades• Wheel Alignments• OE Replacements• GVM Upgrades • Tyres Fulcrum founded in 1976 has years of professional experience in the suspension industry. Working directly with SuperPro and Formula we are the best choice for your suspension needs. We have brought our extensive 4x4, Performance &  Passenger vehicle suspension knowledge along with us to improve vehicles down south! Alignment Correction Fulcrum Suspensions specialises in alignment correction. Ensuring your rear and front suspension is performing as it should be. We use all the latest tools, including infrared lasers, sensors and 3D imaging to ensure your car gets steering straight. Brands You Can Trust Fulcrum through our years of servicing suspension systems we have found what brands work and what brands don’t. We choose to work with the high quality brands that you can rely on, no matter your vehicle application. Nationwide Warranty We trust in our services so much that no matter what product or service you purchase, no matter where you live within Australia. You will be covered by our nationwidewarranty. Suspension Specialists Have a suspension problem? Looking for an upgrade? Need a wheel alignment? Look no further Fulcrum has got you covered with over 40 years of experience we will ensure we give your car the best possible solution no matter the task. Standards of Service The Fulcrum Suspension program is unique amongst Automotive Retail providers. Its aim is to empower motorists to take an effective role in service and repair decisions relating to their vehicle. The end result is quality service and repairs carried out in line with industry best practice.   Shop Fulcrum Suspensions Find a Store Near you.
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  10. Fulcrum Airbag Man & RAW Training Day
    July 27, 2016

    Fulcrum Airbag Man & RAW Training Day

    A great turn out from Fulcrum Suspensions outlets and staff has kick started the new internal training program Fulcrum has put in place to ensure our staff and partners have the knowledge and expertise a Fulcrum Suspensions outlet should have as a Guru.
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  11. SuperPro hits Florida's PRI Show
    July 27, 2016

    SuperPro hits Florida's PRI Show

    Ahhhhh beautiful, warm Florida.....America's tropical paradise of beaches, cruise ships and warm ocean waters...and the home of PRI 2010 at Orlando's Convention Centre !
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  12. Brisbane 4x4 Show 2011
    July 27, 2016

    Brisbane 4x4 Show 2011

    Recently Fulcrum Suspensions displayed at the Brisbane 4x4 Outdoor Show.
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  13. Fulcrums Relationship Focus Pays Off
    July 27, 2016

    Fulcrums Relationship Focus Pays Off

    Some might say nothing is more important than free beer, unless it also involves a stronger business partnership opportunity.
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  14. Fulcrum now provides a Free Call 1800 number
    July 27, 2016

    Fulcrum now provides a Free Call 1800 number

    Fulcrum Suspensions has recently been undertaking a few changes, some you may have seen already, like the NEW Fulcrum Performance site. Here you can purchase TEIN coilovers directly from us and even receive a $100 dollar discount on fitting. If you have not visited, click the link here http://fulcrumpartsbx.partsdb.com.au/performance-suspension/
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  15. An update from Dave Scott at the Australian Tarmac Rally
    July 27, 2016

    An update from Dave Scott at the Australian Tarmac Rally

    The Australian Tarmac Rally Championship is off to a flying start with what is possibly the best piece of Tarmac Rally road in Australia. The Victorian ski resort of Mt Baw Baw hosted the first round of the ATRC last weekend and the Fulcrum Suspensions sponsored Subaru of David Scott and Michelle Berardo were a last minute entry. “We had 4 days to prepare the car which had not been run in 2 years since its last event in Targa Tasmania in 2010. Fulcrum Suspensions, PerFOURmance Motorsport, and Hollis Scott Racing pulled together and we had the car on the trailer and en-route to Victoria in 4 days, a mammoth effort and very much appreciated” Scott said.   Scott went on to say, “We had no time to test the car at speed before the event and our first serious drive was the prologue immediately before the first stage. As testimony to the talents of the Fulcrum Suspensions team the car was fast as soon as it hit the ground and we won the prologue by 16 seconds and won 4 of the next 6 stages, finishing the day in the lead.” The untested piece of road was thought to be an excellent choice for a tarmac rally but until the flag fell on the first stage no one really knew how good the run would be. The road starts downhill, levels out, and then continues uphill with the steepest rise of any public road in the southern hemisphere. There are fast sections and tight and twisty phases with some of those fantastic “suck it up and hold it flat” corners. The first two stages were almost dry with some patchy damp corners, and then rain kept the road wet most of the time. The Subaru bottomed out hard on the third stage, which cut a radiator hose and fractured the exhaust.  There was time in service without penalty to replace the hose and the car was back running. The exhaust could not be repaired, however it did not slow the car much and did not seem to be getting worse. The team attempted to purchase replacement parts from Melbourne on Saturday but were unable to do so. Day 2 started with a cautious first run; the exhaust continued to show no signs of worsening so a flat-out charge on the second run was planned. Unfortunately, the exhaust was not able to cope and blew out early in the stage and the team were forced to retire from the event.   Scott was up-beat about the result and said that while it would have been nice to come home with a fairytale ending to an 11th hour entry, realistically he had learnt that the team was competitive at that level and capable of winning an event or two. “We will be better prepared for the next one and hopefully come away with a win,” he said.   Shop Fulcrum Suspensions Find a Store Near you.
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  16. The Fulcrum Sponsored "Drift Kid" Ute
    July 27, 2016

    The Fulcrum Sponsored "Drift Kid" Ute

    This may not be your typical Drift Style Graphics, but we know it's a WINNER.
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  17. Hollis Scott Racing up date of progress
    July 27, 2016

    Hollis Scott Racing up date of progress

    Well the car is back in the workshop of PerFOURmance Motorsport and stripped down. The exhaust is much worse than first thought and I was able to break the pipe it into two parts while it was still in the car by folding it back and forth (see attached pictures). The damage had started as a crack just under the weld and finally had just about broken all the way around. We have repaired it now stronger than ever so we won’t see that problem again.
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  18. Fulcrum Sponsored Driver Stephen Faulks Time Attack Preview
    July 27, 2016

    Fulcrum Sponsored Driver Stephen Faulks Time Attack Preview

    The Fulcrum Performance STi suffered an engine failure late last year competing in the Queensland Time Attack series at Lakeside Park. Back then it was a very standard car, with standard internals and a bolt on twin scroll turbo making a nice 200kw atw. Stephen still managed to win the AWD Street Class in 2009 and defended his title in 2010 but took a back seat in 2011 Time Attack series as work got in the way of racing; but you cannot have one without the other.
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  19. TEIN New Product Releases - Street Flex Coilovers
    July 27, 2016

    TEIN New Product Releases - Street Flex Coilovers

    The Street Flex Coil over is a new update of the discontinued Type Flex coil over range. The Street Flex coilovers feature all the improvements in valve adjustability range that were introduced with the Street Advance. Street Flex feature:
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  20. TEIN New Product Releases - EDFC Active
    July 27, 2016

    TEIN New Product Releases - EDFC Active

    The new improved EDFC Active is the latest improvement for in cabin active dampening control.
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  21. Nissan X-Trail Arm T30 2001 – 2007
    July 27, 2016

    Nissan X-Trail Arm T30 2001 – 2007

    A complete arm replacement that helps you avoid safety concerns and issues when trying to remove and refit worn bushings.
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  22. WRX Supaloy Arms Including Anti-lift
    July 27, 2016

    WRX Supaloy Arms Including Anti-lift

    New SuperPro Roll Control WRX Supaloy Arms increase the handling of your WRX to better than that of the STI. The arms are built with SuperPro Anti-Lift and increased caster ability and featuring the new “Grip Dynamics” system which combined improves grip for better handling and performance outcomes.
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  23. 5 of the biggest myths about your cars suspension
    July 27, 2016

    5 of the biggest myths about your cars suspension

    Most people never think about their car's suspension. And those that do, are often wrong. Because they believe myths that aren't even true.
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  24. Nissan Navara NP300 2015-on - Single Cab & King Cab Lift Kits & ReadyStruts Kits
    July 27, 2016

    Nissan Navara NP300 2015-on - Single Cab & King Cab Lift Kits & ReadyStruts Kits

    *Available April 2016* Fulcrum also has the new Navara Single Cab & King Cab covered, we are pleased to release new RAW and Bilstein Lift Kits that make this vehicle handle superbly!
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  25. Fulcrum and TEIN - A Partnership for the Future
    July 27, 2016

    Fulcrum and TEIN - A Partnership for the Future

    TEIN is well known as the manufacturer of one of the most technically advanced coilover units produced in Japan. The TEIN coilover was originally designed by two Japanese rallying rivals, Hakaru Ichino and Yoshio Fujimoto. They formed a partnership with each other in the late 1980's but found the shock absorbers at the time were not suited to their style of rallying SO they decided to design and build their own, and by the early 1990's released their first units under the TEchnical INnovation, or TEIN, a name which represents the company policy to produce the best products with the latest technology.
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  26. Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series ReadyStruts
    July 27, 2016

    Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series ReadyStruts

    The perfect performance shocks for your Toyota Landcruiser 200 series. Using top quality components, Fulcrum creates the state of the art 4x4 performance “ReadyStrut” shocks. Coupling quality products with easy installation this product delivers you to your destination in pure comfort and with increased ride enjoyment. The ReadyStrut units are created with either world famous Bilstein 4x4 shock absorbers or RAW shock absorbers, King Springs and equally world renowned SuperPro Polyurethane bushings combined to produce a ReadyStrut that will “get you there”.   Shop Fulcrum Suspensions Find a Store Near you.
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  27. Ezy-Lift Kit - A Safe & Legal Option
    July 27, 2016

    Ezy-Lift Kit - A Safe & Legal Option

    SuperPro Roll Control Ezy-Lift Kits are the ideal way to lift a standard height Dual or Single Cab 4WD Ute and retain the standard suspension.
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  28. New 4x4 Utility Sway Bar range
    July 27, 2016

    New 4x4 Utility Sway Bar range

    SuperPro Roll Control & Fulcrum have identified a need to upgrade or add sway bars on many 4WD vehicles.
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  29. FIGURE8 Drifting Series
    July 27, 2016

    FIGURE8 Drifting Series

    Our Sponsored Driver Nick "DriftKid" Coulson is entering his Fulcrum VE SS Drift Ute in the Hi-Tec Oils Figure 8 Drift Series
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  30. Bilsteins for the VF Commodore!
    July 27, 2016

    Bilsteins for the VF Commodore!

    Choose your preferred Fulcrum Partner Location and you will be redirected to their online store Brisbane Southside (Hillcrest) Hervey Bay Rockhampton Get 5% off when you shop online! Enter code FULWEB on checkout Close Fulcrum have released the perfect performance solution for the new VF Commodore Series.
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  31. Rockhampton first Birthday
    July 26, 2016

    Rockhampton first Birthday

    Fulcrum Rockhampton is about to celebrate it's 1st Birthday!!
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  32. New Release Nissan Navara NP300 Performance Lift Kits
    July 26, 2016

    New Release Nissan Navara NP300 Performance Lift Kits

    Choose your preferred Fulcrum Partner Location and you will be redirected to their online store Brisbane Southside (Hillcrest) Hervey Bay Rockhampton Get 5% off when you shop online! Enter code FULWEB on checkout Close Everything required to do the best lift possible on the new Navara!
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  33. The Hilux Project
    July 26, 2016

    The Hilux Project

    Gen 8 Hilux or REVO as it is known was released in Thailand May 2015.
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  34. Nissan NP 300 - New Lift Kit In Development
    July 26, 2016

    Nissan NP 300 - New Lift Kit In Development

    The Fulcrum team never rest and the NP300 is back on the radar to add another option to their lift kit range available for it.
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  35. Brisbane - 4x4 Show 2016
    July 26, 2016

    Brisbane - 4x4 Show 2016

    The Brisbane 4x4 Show 2016 was a great success for Fulcrum, meeting all the visitors and helping them in their choice or simply to respond to their queries.
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  36. Toyota Hilux 8th Generation Lift Kits & Ready Struts Kits
    July 26, 2016

    Toyota Hilux 8th Generation Lift Kits & Ready Struts Kits

    *Limited Pre-Release Stock now available -  Full Stock available in April*
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  37. Nissan Navara NP300 Dual Cab Lift Kits & ReadyStruts Kits
    July 26, 2016

    Nissan Navara NP300 Dual Cab Lift Kits & ReadyStruts Kits

    Fulcrum now has the new Navara NP300 Dual Cab covered, we are pleased to release new RAW and Bilstein Lift Kits that make this vehicle handle superbly!
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  38. Mitsubishi Triton MQ 2015-on Lift Kits  &  ReadyStruts Kits
    July 26, 2016

    Mitsubishi Triton MQ 2015-on Lift Kits & ReadyStruts Kits

    Fulcrum now has the new Triton covered, we are pleased to release new range of RAW and Bilstein Lift Kits.
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  39. New addition of Rancho 4WD Kits & ReadyStruts
    July 26, 2016

    New addition of Rancho 4WD Kits & ReadyStruts

    Fulcrum adds Rancho to the Range! Rancho Suspension is the world's largest 4WD shock absorber. Rancho's beginnings go way back to 1955, when a group of 4WD enthusiasts started modifying vehicles for desert treks.
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