Yes, I think you are making some valid points against the use of aftermarket suspensions, as you don’t need an aftermarket suspension to go off road. However I don’t think any manufacturer are always fitting the best suspensions. Remember the Fortuner tire scandal? Because Toyota fitted bad tires, as they didn’t know that when they build the cars. I am not sure but I think they put bad tires to save costs. Whatever the reason, the point I am trying to make is that manufacturers due to various reasons don’t always fit the best to their cars or 4×4’s. I believe out of my own experience that about any 4×4 aftermarket suspension and shock absorber system improves the ride of your 4×4 over various road types. And make it much safer; the handling and possibility of damage to the underbody parts of the car. The rear end of about all Toyota’s are very loose on a gravel road, but it’s sorted easily with a gas shock. The biggest shortcoming of standard suspension systems is maybe the lack of gas shocks. But that’s my view, and I know it’s not an essential thing to do, but it’s very useful and a big improvement on the already competent suspension system of a Toyota. I can’t talk about other 4×4’s as I have tried one other manufacturer and won’t again.
Ben Visagie on 19th April 2018 at 3:37 pm