Pick-Up Truck Handling Upgrades
Over the past three decades, the pick-up market in Europe has expanded and diversified, with vehicles used for an ever increasing range of roles: from a road-going passenger car through to a multi-purpose, off-road workhorse.
Off-road, on-road; with loads, without loads; towing trailers or carrying passengers; the beauty of a modern pick-up is its exceptional versatility. But its ‘one-size fits all’ philosophy can sometimes lead to compromise - and in no area more so than suspension.
Since the company was started over 35 years ago, SuperPro has earned itself a well-deserved reputation for providing high performance upgrades that enhance the operation and efficiency of OE suspension systems, especially when it comes to 4x4s and SUVs. Its prowess when it comes to off-road and utility vehicles is hardly surprising, bearing in mind that the business was established in the acknowledged home of the “Ute”, Australia.
Whilst extremely capable in their standard form - whatever the marque - most pick-ups suffer from a series of inherent traits that are so often found in utility vehicles designed to offer a compromise between a commercial truck, 4x4 off roader and an everyday passenger car. These issues are generally suspension related and mainly due to the use of leaf springs at the rear, coupled with a long flatbed load carrying area.
There’s no question that the newer the pick up, the less apparent the idiosyncrasies appear and it’s clear that manufacturers have worked hard in recent times to dial out the issues that are a result of combining a utilitarian workhorse with a well-appointed passenger car. Fitting SuperPro upgrade parts delivers a series of significant benefits and overcomes many of the inherent issues, such as indifferent ride quality, passenger comfort and rear end stability - especially when negotiating slippery corners.
Taking into consideration feedback from drivers, information gathered via the motor trade and from its own experience of using these vehicles on a day-to-day basis, SuperPro has designed a series of coordinated upgrades that improve suspension performance. These include its market-leading polyurethane bushes, a uniquely designed rear anti-roll bar and an innovative greaseable shackle kit.