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Custom Suspension and Auto Upgrades

Suspension Upgrades from Illawarra’s Automotive Specialists cover all aspects of professional suspension and frontend work. Whether it’s for Street, Race Track, 4×4 or Off-road applications, Illawarra’s Automotive Specialists have the know-how to give your vehicle the performance you want and you vehicle needs.

If you require Suspension repairs, Illawarra’s Automotive Specialists can fix up your suspension system in no time to get you and your family safely back on the road. Call us at: (02) 4243 9136

Custom suspension and auto solutions at IAS

All Suspension work including:

Suspension Upgrades explained

Not sure what all these actually involve? You don’t need custom cars to have a custom-made suspension. Let’s take a quick look at what we can do and what’s the meaning behind every service we mentioned above.

  • Truck and Trailer Suspension Repairs Consultation

    This involves the inspection, diagnosis, and repair of suspension systems on trucks and trailers. We address issues like worn-out components, damaged shocks, or any other problems affecting the stability and performance of the suspension.

  • Performance Assessment

    Our technicians conduct a detailed assessment of your current system and overall performance. We go through things like back pressure and airflow, identifying areas for improvement to enhance horsepower, torque, and overall efficiency.

  • Suspension Lift

    It’s simple – the whole point of a suspension lift is to raise the ride height. It comes with a range of benefits - extra ground clearance for off-road adventures being one of them. This modification is particularly effective for larger tires to enhance performance on challenging terrains, especially when paired up with extra shock upgrades. This can be done with the use of various parts like anti-roll bars, sway bars, and strut tower braces - just to name a few. We can’t give away all our secrets, can we?

  • Suspension 2+2 Lift

    A 2+2 lift typically refers to a suspension modification that lifts a vehicle by 2 inches in the front and 2 inches in the rear. This modification is an absolute fan-favourite among off-road enthusiasts, providing increased ground clearance and improved capability and control on uneven terrains.

  • Coilover Suspension Set Up & Tuning

    Coilovers are a type of suspension system that combines a coil spring and shock absorber into a single unit. It’s all about adjusting the coilover components for optimal performance, handling, and comfort. This process often offers the most flexibility, so it can be tailored to your needs and preferences.

  • Suspension Lowering

    It’s the opposite of lifting – we’re now reducing the ride height. Some of us are just after that low-profile look. But looks are not everything – it can also have other benefits, like improved aerodynamics. Lowered suspension reduces the wind drag with better grip at speed and stability, which is great for racing. It’s tricky to get it right in a safe manner without compromising handling and driveability, but no worries – we know what we’re doing.

Our Process

When it comes to custom suspension and auto upgrades, your voice is what matters the most. We’re always ready to jump in with a piece of advice or a helpful suggestion, but at the end of the day – you come to us with a specific goal in mind.


This stage is going to set the tone for the entire project. This is when we discuss your expectations and come up with a game plan to meet them, based on available solutions and the type of car we’re dealing with.

Choosing Components

We move on to choosing the right dancing partners to make sure our project is a success, also with a set budget in mind.


Now – we finally get to the good stuff and do what we do best.

Testing & Fine-tuning

Once everything’s in place, it’s time to enjoy the fruits of our hard work and move on to the testing phase to see how your brand-new suspension fares in the real world. We analyze performance, draw conclusions and implement any necessary tweaks.

Suspension Upgrades explained

Got any questions? We get it – these things can get very confusing at times. When in doubt, give us a call or fill in the contact form. If you’d rather do some quick research on your own – here are the answers to some big questions.

What is a suspension system in a car?

That’s a fair and important question. In short, it’s a whole system of parts, including tyres, linkages, springs and shock absorbers that connect your vehicle to the wheels and facilitate motion between the two. It helps maintain the right height, position, and wheel alignment while reducing shock forces.

Why upgrade suspension in the first place?

Suspension upgrades come with a wide range of benefits – from improved handling and enhanced off-road capability to a smoother ride. Whether you’re after a better performance on the road or want your vehicle to fly over any challenging terrain, a suspension upgrade is your solution.

How do I know if my car suspension is bad?

There are quite a few telltale signs – sagging, tilting or dipping to one side, any unevenness, impaired steering or handling. If you notice anything like that, it’s best to get your suspension checked and perhaps consider an upgrade.

How much does it cost to upgrade suspension?

There’s no straight answer to this question, unfortunately. The cost of a suspension upgrade depends on many factors – the type of vehicle, the specific components, and also, how complex the installation is going to be. We do our best to provide some ballpark estimates during the consultation stage.

What types of suspensions can be upgraded?

Suspension upgrades are versatile solutions and can be applied to many different suspension types, including MacPherson strut, double wishbone, and multi-link suspensions. A sedan, SUV, or truck and trailer suspension repairs – it can be tailored to your suspension system to create a perfect fit.

What are the benefits of a suspension upgrade?

Enhanced stability, increased responsiveness, improved cornering, and better overall control. It also depends on solutions and your needs – for off-road adventures, you’re better off with a suspension lift for better clearance, whereas lower suspension is a great option for racing and high speeds. If you want to take it even further, custom exhaust systems are a great option as well.

Can a suspension upgrade be tailored to my driving style?

Absolutely. That’s the whole point. Our suspension upgrades are customized based on your driving style – whether you prioritize comfort, performance, or maybe it’s all about the off-road capabilities. We want to understand your preferences and design a solution that meets your personal needs.

How long does a suspension upgrade typically take?

We always try our best to provide realistic timeframe but with so many moving parts, it’s often impossible. While some upgrades can be completed in a day, more intricate installations may take much longer.

Can a suspension upgrade handle towing or heavy loads?

Yes, certain suspension upgrades can be designed to handle towing or carrying heavy loads. If you frequently tow trailers or carry heavy cargo, we can customize your suspension to enhance stability and support.

Is there any maintenance schedule for upgraded suspensions?

Regular inspections are always recommended to ensure that everything’s in working order – especially if your car tends to go through a lot on a daily basis. You can count on our guidance on maintenance intervals and ongoing support to keep your suspension in top condition.

How can I schedule a consultation for a suspension upgrade?

You can contact us at (02) 4243 9136 or fill out the form on our website. We’re really looking forward to discussing the next project with you!

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