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Our 2nd premium suspension brand is Pedders.  Pedders suspension complements our range of OME suspension by providing slightly different design features such as foam cell shock absorbers. The also have a massive choice of springs, which differ slightly to OME, so we can go that bit further to really fit tune your suspension.

Pedders are well known for offering suspension kits to solve specific issues,  such as kits designed for towing applications and air suspension removal .

Suspension Kits

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Shock Absorbers

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Torsion Bars

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Suspension Kits

Suspension Kits

Pedders offer many suspension kits designed to suit everything form etreme 4×4 to overland travel to kits that solve specific vehicle issues. From an extreme 4″ lift for a Nissan Patrol to a Ford Ranger used for heavy towing.  There is a kit to suit most needs and vehicle models.

Shock Absorbers

Shock Absorbers

TrakRyder Gas Shock Absorbers

First and foremost in the Pedders  range of TrakRyder shock absorbers are the TrakRyder nitrogen gas charged range. With a host of features these shocks are an ideal for  off road, load carrying and towing use.

Key Features:

  • Premium grade oil used to withstand high operating temperature and continued rigorous use.
  • Multi lip high pressure seal prevents shock absorber leaks and is designed to permanently seal the oil and gas inside the shock.
  • Twin tube construction with heavy duty double welded mountings for long term durability.
  • Large 35mm bore and piston is greater than most original equipment size and provides an increased oil capacity for greater ride improvement.

TrakRyder Foam Cell Shock Absorber

The premium shock absorber from the Pedders range of TrakRyder shock absorbers is the TrakRyder Foam Cell Shock. Packed with extra features these shocks are ideal for the serious off road, load carrying and towing user.

Key Features:

  • The TrakRyder foam cell shock provides larger cooling areas to improve shock performance and durability by allowing full oil contact with both the inner and outer housings.
  • The foam cell technology found in the Pedders TrakRyder foam cell shock absorber virtually eliminates shock fade by eliminating the mixing of the oil and air which ensures optimum damping control in all conditions.
  • Extra large 40mm bore and piston is much greater than original equipment size and provides a dramatically increased oil capacity for greater ride improvement.
  • Twin tube construction with heavy duty double welded mountings for long term durability.

Coil Springs

Coil Springs

Coil springs are the foundations of the modern suspension system with most car manufacturers preferring coil springs due to their advantages of weight, tenability, space and ease of manufacture.  Pedders research, design and manufacture their own range of Coil Springs from their own world class manufacturing plant in Victoria, Australia to QS9001 standards.

Coil spring design and manufacturing is an exact science,  which requires strict adherence to a demanding series of procedures, all of which are critical to the performance of the final product.  Hence why cheap coil springs are so cheap, they do not go through the correct sequences to produce a high quality, long lasting coil spring.

Pedders undertakes these sequences following the key steps in produce a premium grade, superior coil spring.

The coil spring manufacturing process involves hot coiling of the spring, it is then oil quenched the furnace tempered before been shotpeened, scragged and load height and rate tested. After all this is complter, the springs are powder coated and packaged.

The 3 most important areas of coil spring production, and which make Pedder’s stand out fromn the crowd are:

  • Shot Peening – The springs are shot peened using a full hardened steel shot. This process is used to relieve stresses on the wire that are wound into the spring during coiling. Shot peening provides extra life to the spring which improves performance, durability and longevity.
  • Scragging – Scragging is the process of compressing the spring beyond its normal working limit which effectively pre-sets the spring and determines its finished height. Pedders scrag to 100% or ‘coil bound’ to improve the long term durability and performance of the spring.
  • Load Testing – To ensure the most accurate finished product for the desired application, Pedders Suspension load tests 100% of its coil springs to the vehicle’s installed height specification. This system involves loading a spring with a pre-determined, application specific load and specifying the height that the spring must come to. This is a far more accurate and complex system than simply a measure of ‘free’ or ‘unloaded’ height. Pedders define a height tolerance of +/- 2mm for its range of Sports Ryder Springs and +/- 5mm for its range of Touring Springs. This height tolerance for Pedders Touring Springs is consistent with that of original equipment springs. Pedders also load test every single spring that comes off the production line, rather than simply select one in every 100 spring from the batch like a lot of the cheaper spring manufactures do..

Torsion Bars

Torsion Bars

Most commonly used in recreational four wheel drive applications, torsion bars are simply a straight coil spring. All torsion bars may look much the same but because they perform exactly the same function as coil and leaf springs they must also be rated to match the total suspension system and weight of the vehicle.

Like Pedders Coil Springs, Pedders Trak Ryder Torsion Bars are made from the highest quality alloy spring steel according to strict production procedure and all fully heat treated and tempered for durability, hardness and consistency. Trak Ryder torsion bars are made to a larger diameter than most original bars, providing a firmer rate for greater control and improved load carrying ability.

Pedders Trak Ryder torsion bars are heavy duty replacement units that provide a permanent upgrade for the front suspension. Whether your vehicle is in standard form or has been fitted with a bull bar, winch, dual battery system or any other heavy accessory, Trak Ryder torsion bars provide extra control, stability and traction for enhanced performance.

Leaf Springs

Leaf Springs

For heavy duty load carrying and towing, leaf springs remain the best performing suspension design, but can become harsh, noisier and less effective in dampening bumps and vibrations. They are also prone to sagging and should be re-set or replaced when a change in ride height or ride quality is observed.

Pedders offer full replacement leaf springs  for car, light commercial and four wheel drive applications that feature metal eye sleeves to minimise binding and noise and are constructed from only the highest grade steels for absolute durability and performance.

Steering Dampers

Steering Dampers

Pedders’ TrakRyder steering dampers enhance driving feel and comfort by further controlling the jolts and impacts caused by heavy wheels and tyres used in rough and rutted conditions.

TrakRyder steering dampers feature a large 30mm bore on the 13200 Series or extra large 35mm bore on the 13500 series. This provides optimum performance via the Gas Bag Foam Cell technology that enables the steering damper to operate even when the vehicle is on a severe incline.

TrakRyder steering dampers are available to replace original equipment on most 4WD models.

Brake Kits

Rear Brake Disc Conversions

Most modern pick up trucks are still fitted with antiquated rear drum brakes to keep costs down, yes they work well, but they don’t like heat and can quickly become filled with mud when used in the rough stuff.

 Pedders offer the TrakRyder rear brake disc conversion. These kits replace  the rear drum brakes and offer many benefits :

  • Easy inspection. You don’t have to remove the rear brake drum to inspect the rear brakes
  • Increased stopping power over drum brakes. Smaller pad area, but more clamping efficiently. Brake pedal feel and modulation are improved.
  • The disc brakes are completely self-adjusting and have less moving parts.
  • It takes longer for the disc brake to achieve brake fade, because they have a wider surface area that is directly exposed to air.
  • Disc brakes drain water quickly whereas once water enters a drum brake, it stays there longer hindering braking efficiency.
  • Brake mounting is very easy. Only two bolts are needed to be removed to replace brake pads.

All kits are inclusive of all of the necessary hardware for the installation and come complete with a pair of Pedders TrakRyder Geomet coated and slotted disc brake rotors. Plus a set of rear TrakRyder Kevlar Ceramic brake pads.

Independent Australian engineering (including electronic stability control) test results proved that at 100kmh the TrakRyder rear disc braking system upgrade stopped on average 14.10m sooner than original equipment! An amazing result that enhances load carrying and towing performance

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