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Shock Absorber Solutions

Take on some of Australia’s harshest terrain and conditions with Durashock shock absorbers, Driveline’s own suspension brand. Durashock offers unrivalled performance in every environment and has become the number one choice for aftermarket 4WD suspension systems in the country.

As part of our extensive range of suspension components, Driveline supplies and fits Durashock shock absorbers, springs and complete suspension kits to suit most Australian 4WDs. As an integral part of every suspension system, Durashock shock absorbers are designed to operate in even the most demanding applications where they are proven to perform time and again.

As a leading Australian manufacturer, importer and supplier of shock absorbers, Driveline provides an extensive selection of suspension components to the national market. With thousands of parts in stock and an extensive Durashock 4WD catalogue, Driveline is equipped to support your vehicle or fleet with our shock absorbers service.

Shock Absorbers at Driveline Services Australia

Driveline has spent the past 40+ years providing parts, servicing and repairs for the vehicles and equipment that keep Australia moving. In that time, we have developed relationships that allow us to operate as a leading manufacturer, importer, exporter and supplier of shock absorbers and suspension equipment. Driveline carries tens of thousands of unique components on our shelves, meaning our team can undertake any shock absorbers replacement you need. With over 20 years in the Australian market, Driveline’s range of Durashock shock absorbers are the toughest and most economical suspension solutions available.

Backed by an extensive network of automotive workshops across Australia, Driveline has become the leading shock absorbers service and repair partner for some of the country’s biggest industries. No matter the requirement, Driveline’s vast industry expertise allows us to provide shock absorbers, servicing and suspension repairs for almost all 4WDs and light fleet vehicles. Whether you’re after replacement parts, shock absorbers replacement or complete suspension kits, our inventory includes the equipment you need.

Robust Shock Absorbers for Every Application

Driveline is proud to be one of Australia’s leading independently owned and operated suppliers of shock absorbers and suspension components. Durashock, Driveline’s own suspension brand, features Australian designed shock absorbers and suspension parts built to match local conditions. The Durashock range includes suspension solutions for most Australian delivered 4WDs.

Shock absorbers are subject to some of the toughest operating conditions on the planet. From potholes to corrugations, extreme heat, snow, mud, sand and more, your suspension components live a demanding life. To ensure your comfort and safety when you’re on the road, it’s important to invest in quality solutions and regular servicing. Built to navigate Australia’s harsh outback and some of the country’s most demanding industries, Durashock shock absorbers are a world-class solution for individuals, fleet operators, government departments and beyond.

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Driveline Is a Leading Manufacturer of Shock Absorbers

For more than 20 years, the Driveline team has been working hard to stay at the forefront of robust suspension solutions. Our efforts have paid off, and we are proud to offer our own range of Australian-designed, tough, economical shock absorbers. Durashock suspension components include shock absorbers for most Australian delivered 4WDs. Designed with a robust twin-tube gas-charged body, Durashock shock absorbers are the dependable suspension solution that won’t break your bank.

The Durashock range incorporates decades of experience, design, engineering, and testing. Each of our shock absorbers has undergone rigorous testing in some of Australia’s harshest outback conditions. The tough design, precision engineering and heat resistant triple lip seals ensure Durashock shock absorbers deliver improved control, dynamic handling and greater comfort on every surface. Whether you are looking to upgrade your weekend ride, tour the country or need suspension solutions for a fleet of mine vehicles, Driveline is ready to help. Explore our full range of Durashock shock absorbers in our catalogue or contact us for a quote.

Shock Absorber Replacement and Servicing

Driveline Service Australia operates a network of warehouses and workshops across the country, which means we’re never far away if you need servicing, repairs or shock absorbers for your vehicles. To ensure our workshops carry the components you need, Driveline maintains a stock of tens of thousands of spare parts. Whether you need shock absorber replacement parts or servicing, our national workshops are equipped to help. Talk to our team to find out more about shock absorbers, replacement parts, suspension solutions, servicing and repairs at any one of our locations.

Shock Absorber Solutions - FAQs

Yes, worn shock absorbers can significantly affect steering, braking and other suspension components. Worn shock absorbers affect driveability in a number of ways:
  • Reduced braking performance (especially in rainy or off-road conditions)
  • Reduced ABS and electronic stability control efficiency
  • Excessive tyre wear
  • Excessive wear on other suspension components
  • Excessive body roll when braking or cornering
  • Less control at high speeds (especially in windy conditions)
  • Bumpier ride which reduces passenger comfort
  • Loss of traction when accelerating and cornering
  • It can be incredibly dangerous to drive with worn shock absorbers. Driveline’s own Durashock range is engineered tough, built for real-world applications, and can help improve both weight and towing capacity while keeping you safe on the road, at the job site, or wherever you make tracks.
    Worn shock absorbers should always be replaced in left and right pairs. Replacing just one shock absorber can negatively impact the handling and braking capabilities of a vehicle, making it dangerous to operate. Best practice is to replace the suspension at all four corners of your vehicle at once. This ensures that handling remains consistent and avoids problems with features like ABS and ESP.
    Your shock absorbers may be worn if you notice the following signs:
  • Uneven and excessive tyre wear
  • Difficulty steering
  • Vehicle wandering from side to side, especially when there’s a crosswind
  • Excessive body roll when cornering
  • Shaking or rattling when going over small bumps
  • Uncomfortable or harsh ride, even on flat surfaces
  • Reduced braking performance
  • OEM parts can last for years without problems, but they do eventually need to be replaced. If you drive long distances, tow heavy loads, carry heavy loads or operate the vehicle off-road, Durashock offers extensive shock absorber and GVM solutions for most popular brands of 4WDs.
    Yes. If your shock absorbers are worn out, it’s likely that other suspension components also need to be replaced. Make sure the technician performing your shock absorbers replacement also inspects:
  • Control arms
  • Bushes
  • Ball joints
  • Suspension links
  • These items are relatively simple to replace during a shock absorber service. They can make a big difference to the comfort, handling and driveability of a vehicle. Upgrading related suspension components will give you the full benefit of shock absorber replacement, and ensure the vehicle handles as intended.
    Suspension varies widely between the average sedan and off-road vehicles or heavy haulage vehicles. Sedans are designed to provide a smooth ride on sealed roads. These types of cars use suspension that prioritises safety, comfort and ease of handling on flat surfaces. It’s common for passenger vehicles to feature shock absorbers and coil springs on all four wheels. Off-road vehicles feature specific suspension components with much longer travel. This allows off-road vehicles to drive over rough terrain and obstacles such as ruts and rocks while remaining stable. While it’s common for off-road vehicles to feature shock absorbers and coil springs on all wheels, many vehicles also use alternatives such as leaf springs. Durashock offers both coil spring and leaf spring configurations for most major 4WDs and utes on the market today, both as complete GVM systems and individual components.

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