4X4 Suspension Upgrade For Land Cruiser and Hilux

Four Wheel Drive Suspension Modifications and Upgrades

While the standard suspension on your Toyota Landcruiser or Hilux will be suitable for normal road conditions, once you start to use the vehicle off road and on gravel roads, the need to upgrade the suspension becomes more obvious.

When you start to equip a vehicle for camping and overlanding, the payload soon adds up, and quickly outstrips the capacity of factory fitted suspension.

How Do Your Suspension Parts Compare With Old Man Emu?

We are the sole importers of Outback Armour parts and accessories. This is developed and manufactured in Australia, and is particularly suited to the local road conditions in Southern Africa. 

Why do I Need Off Road Suspension For My Landcruiser?

For stability, road holding and carrying capacity.

What is The Problem With The Original Equipment?

4x4 suspension parts

OE shock absorbers are too small.
The oil boils on bad roads due to not enough oil capacity and weak spring configuration for our harsh conditions.

Do You Fit The Suspension Kit For Me Or Do I Fit It Myself? 

It's best a specialised workshop fits them as you need a press to fit caster correction bushes as the vehicle is lifted.

This brings the king pin angles back to standard. 

How Long Does It Take To Fit? 

+_ 6 hours

Does It Come With a Warranty? 

Yes, the warranty is comprehensive as detailed below;

Warranty Terms and Conditions

Outback Armour warrants its products to be free from faults or defects in workmanship and materials for the warranty term, from the date of retail sale, where used for the specified intended purpose and application, subject to the following conditions, to the original purchaser only, with proof of purchase, in Australia.

Outback Armour's obligation under this warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the defective product at Outback Armour's option and to the extent permitted by law does not extend to cover claims for any other loss, damage or injury whether as a consequence of or arising from any defect or breakage of the product, or otherwise.

              WARRANTY TERM
Shock absorbers, struts & steering dampers
  • 3 years, unlimited kilometres
  • (excludes strut mount bushes: 1 year)
Coil, leaf & torsion bar springs
  • 3 years, unlimited kilometres
U-bolts, shackles & pins
  • 3 years, unlimited kilometres
Other suspension components
  • 3 years, unlimited kilometres

Recovery straps

(snatch, winch, tree protector, equaliser & tow)

  • 3 years
Bow shackles, snatch blocks & recovery hitches
  • 3 years
Recovery bags & other accessories
  • 3 years

This warranty specifically excludes liability for:

  • normal wear and tear and product finish.
  • any labour, shipping/freight, removal, installation or other incidental costs.
  • suspension products used in: off-road motor sport, military, armoured vehicles or applications for which the product was not originally designed.
  • damage occurring on vehicles loaded in excess of manufacturers GVM specifications.
  • damage caused by alteration, incorrect installation or fitment, lack of or improper maintenance, unsafe or incorrect use, accident or collision, abuse or neglect.

Enquiries & Claims

Warranty claims should be made directly with the authorised dealer where the products were purchased from or directly with Outback Armour under approved circumstances. Product may be required to be returned to Outback Armour for warranty inspection.

All warranty claim submissions must be submitted with proof of purchase for the products and a completed Warranty Claim Submission form.

Does The Above Also Apply To a Hilux ?


We service, repair and maintain Toyota safari vehicles of several local safari operators, and they all use the Outback Armour upgrades. Needless to say, they are very satisfied with the quality and performance.

As they are continuously driving guests around the country who are invariably on a tight schedule, they cannot afford to suffer any breakdowns, particularly in remote areas where recovery and assistance will mostly be many hours away.

Reliability is the keyword in these situations.

Our extensive experience with these hard working vehicles is invaluable to safari operators and private individuals alike.

When preparing your vehicle for off road or overland trips, be sure to ask us about available upgrades to Land Cruisers and improvements for Toyota Hilux models.

 We carry an extensive stock of suspension parts for most of these models.

You won't want to stop with just upgrading your suspension though, we also carry extensive stocks of other upgrades, like uprated brake kits, snorkels, exhaust systems, turbo modifications, bearing kits, gearbox modifications and axle upgrades.

Most of these parts are also imported from Australia by ourselves, and as we are the main importer for southern Africa, we also offer the full warranty from the manufacturer.