Toughdog suspension

Submitted: Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:08
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I see that there is a lot of questions regarding Toughdog 4WD suspension. I am happy to answer those questions for you, either via email, toughdog@4waysuspension.com.au, via phone,(02) 9672 8899 or you can call into the 4Way Factory at 4/2 Forge St, Blacktown. 2148.

Looking forward to your questions.

Regards,

John Agostino
Managing Director-Toughdog
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Reply By: diamond(bendigo) - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:15

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:15
gday toughdog.
where abouts are your shocks made.šqUC3<BuIL
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Reply By: toughdog - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:28

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:28
G'day Diamond,

Toughdog Gas shocks are manufactured in the USA, Foam cell shocks are manufactured in Mexico, Ralph shocks are manufactured in Canada. These facilities are owned and run by the same US company called Arvin Meritor. All componant used in our foam cell shocks are manufactured in the US, only the assembly and painting is performed in Mexico. All of our shocks up to 18 months ago were made in Pulaski, Tennessee. This factory was taken over to produce OE product so a new factory with the same machinery used in Pulaski was open, south of the border. I must admit that at first I was a little concerned with the move but after using shocks made there for the past 18 months or so I have full confidence that the product quality has not suffered. Hope this answers your question.

Regards,
John Agostino
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Reply By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:39

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:39
John,

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ExplorOz Team - David
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Follow Up By: Hugh - Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 08:41

Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 08:41
Hi David,

I'm just curious to know if this lead amounted to anything? I am considering giving these guys my business, via OL, (due in part to reading this post), so am hoping that you receive something in return.

Regards,
Hugh
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 22:17

Saturday, Sep 20, 2003 at 22:17
Well Michelle rang spoke to him - He seemed interested and indicated that he would take a certain level of advertising. Michelled spent a long time writing an email to confirm everything and as yet we have heard nothing back.

Just as a note he was looking at National advertising at $1150/yr, I have just analysised our stats and for this money he should expect 500+ referals per month with over 300,000 views of his business each year. So a only $0.00036 per impression of his business to the Internet and less than $0.19 for each visit to his website. CHEAP HEY - Maybe we need to increase our rates - The Mags won't give you these stats. In fact we show each National Ad each month more times than the number of mags printed (by the major mag groups) > 30000 readers per month of each National Ad.

Maybe you can tell him to advertise and you will give the business to him. See if that stirs him to action. As mentioned he indicated that he would do it - just needs a push I expect.

Thanks for taking the time to ask. We need these advertisers to keep the site running!Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Reply By: toughdog - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:43

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:43
Thanks for your response David.
Give me a call on 02-9672 8899 during business hours and we can discuss it.
Regards,
John Agostino
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Follow Up By: ExplorOz Team - David - Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:46

Friday, Sep 12, 2003 at 21:46
I have passed the message to Michelle our advertising and content director she will call you next week.Regards
ExplorOz Team - David
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Reply By: Dennis (Brisbane) - Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 00:10

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 00:10
John

Perhaps an overview of what services you offer and potential deals/specials for people you attract to your business from this web site?

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Follow Up By: toughdog - Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 16:50

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 16:50
Thanks for your comments Dennis, I will have discussions with ExploreOz people next week and I'm sure I'll be able to do something like you suggest.
Regards,
John Agostino
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Follow Up By: Dennis (Brisbane) - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 01:06

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 01:06
Can't wait to hear what you can do with a 96 Rodeo dual cab ;)

Something like the range Calminioffer would be great.

The key with any IFS torsion bar front end is those cotrol arms, the 3" kit
from Calmini at present exchange rate is about $1,143.69 + import costs (or $2000 from the Aussie distributor)

While the armsby themselves are $477.70 + importing.

Will you be offering this sort of suspension modifications manufactured locally?
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Follow Up By: toughdog - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 07:32

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 07:32
I'm afraid that I can not offer product to that level of modification for that vehicle. Generally with that sort of conversion from the US there is a substantial amount of engineering fabrication work required due to the left/right hand drive conversion and then RTA certification is required.
All I can offer you is torsion bars,springs,shocks,shackle bushes and ubolts. We have an extensive range of suspension products but try to stick to the upgrading of suspension parts that require no modifications, e.g. shocks,springs,steering dampers etc,
Sorry I can't help ypu.
Regards,
John Agostino
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Reply By: Member - Peter (WA) - Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 15:37

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 15:37
Hi toughdog had your return to centre stering dampener fitted to my four Runner , its great am very happy with it Thanks (from OL Midland WA )Born to drive a 4x4 , not a keyboard
Peter York 4x4
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Follow Up By: toughdog - Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 16:54

Saturday, Sep 13, 2003 at 16:54
Thanks Peter for having faith and purchasing the Return to Center Steering Stabilizer. OL are doing a great job supporting Toughdog and with 22 stores around Oz you know you are covered wherever you go. I know it was lots of years ago but we won an industry award for the RTC in 1995. To my knowledge that damper is the only damper ever to do that.
Regards,
John Agostino
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Reply By: Kev - (Cairns,QLD) - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 18:04

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 18:04
Why are the Toughdog spring return steering damper made by "4way" ?

Is it a 4way product or Toughdog ?

I also contacted Rancho as i have there shocks to see if they sold a s/return damper and they said yes and were about to ship me one untill i found out it wasn't a Rancho damper just 4way.

Whats going on ???
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Follow Up By: toughdog - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 18:34

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 18:34
Hi Kev,
4way Suspension is the parent company. Toughdog is a registered trademark of 4Way Suspension. As a matter of fact the Return-to-Center is not branded as a Toughdog product but as a 4Way Return-to-Center Steering Stabilizer.

Some of our products are unique and lots of companies purchase them from us to on sell. Some Rancho distributors are good customers of ours and as we are the only company that produces a RTC, they recognise that it is the best in the market and distribute them for us. If you require one it doesn't matter where it comes from as it will be produced by us and the quality is the same regardless of where you purchase it and will be covered by a 2 year/40,000km warranty.

Hope this answers your question.

Regards,
John Agostino
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Reply By: swampy - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:16

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:16
hi toughdog
got a set foam cell fitted to my hj 47 ute great shocks
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Follow Up By: toughdog - Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:44

Sunday, Sep 14, 2003 at 21:44
G'day Swampy,

I guess part of the reason that our foam cells work well on larger vehicles is that the 41mm bore/60mm casing of the shock has plenty of oil to stay cool and a large surface area to dissipate the heat build up. We also put in a wiper seal to scrape the rod to stop dirt etc from reaching the seal and tearing it thus causing the shock to leak.
Thanks for your feedback.

Regards,
John Agostino
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