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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Rockhampton first Birthday
    July 26, 2016

    Rockhampton first Birthday

    Fulcrum Rockhampton is about to celebrate it's 1st Birthday!!
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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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