The future of 4WDing has never looked so great! With 4x4 ownership on the rise, we have made sure that our range of 4x4 lift kits and other 4wd products are constantly getting better. Our 4x4 suspension range has expanded rapidly in the last few years, so we wanted to ensure that we had a way to test and showcase our 4x4 suspension upgrades. Luckily during this time 4WD Action had reached out to us about our Formula 4x4 lift kits, they expressed their interest in Formulas 4x4 performance and benefits as well as its extreme affordability. The timing couldn’t be more perfect.
We offered to fit a Formula 4x4 (2 inch) Lift kit to Graham’s Isuzu D-Max including U-Bolts and SuperPro Greaseable Shackles, which where more than happy to supply. Knowing that the Formula 4x4 lift kit will be put to the test as Graham and the 4WD action team are know for hitting some rough off road tracks. We installed a Formula 4x4 Lift kit that is designed to raise the vehicle 2 inches (50mm). The D-Max lift kit is classed as an Enhancement Kit, built for comfort when off road and designed to carry light to heavy loads.
Graham mentioned that the he would be doing a lot of on road driving in between trips and wanted to make sure his ride would be safe and comfortable under load, especially since his Isuzu D-Max was a dual cab. As the modern 4WD Dual cab utility, is normally coil sprung with a strut front end and leaf sprung rear with no rear sway bar support. Because of this dual cabs typically suffer from understeer and can be very unstable during high speed directional changes. When you load the vehicle with accessories, people, add a lift kit or tow the problem only gets worse. To counter this we offered to fit a SuperPro 4x4 sway bar which would correct all these issues and give the it more traction on and off road. You can read about why you should fit a sway bar to your 4WD here.
To celebrate our new partnership with 4WD Action, you can get 5% off any of our Formula 4x4 lift kits by using the code '4WDACTION'.
Installing the Formula 4x4 Lift kit
We headed to Fulcrum Suspensions Stafford for the install and to do some filming, our suspension technician team at stafford did some pre-setup work to get ready for the install. Once our team was ready they got straight into it, taking off the wheels and installing the new 4x4 lift kit. Which includes two rear shocks two front readystruts, two upgraded leaf springs and a set of SuperPro greaseable shackles. When the springs where installed they moved onto installing the SuperPro 4x4 sway bar.
The lift kit was a fast install as the kit came with already built readystruts, saving the team time by not having to install springs to the front shockies.
Overall the job only took 2-4 hours and included a full inspection and wheel alignment report for Graham to review. The end result was 50mm lift.
Fulcrum Suspension Stafford, technicians installing the Formula 4x4 lift for 4WD Action.
Formula 4x4 front readystruts installed on Graham’s Isuzu D-Max.
Formula 4x4 Leaf spring and rear shock absober installed on Graham’s Isuzu D-Max.
All these 4x4 upgrades will be showcased in the next few 4WD action episodes, keep an eye out for the blue shockies :D