Introducing AMR 4X4
Autofix Mechanical Repairs are experts in 4WD and Off Road Vehicles so whether you are a veteran 4WD enthusiast or are brand new to the scene AMR 4X4 are here to help. We provide expert service and repairs for four wheel drive vehicles and can also advise you on the best way to look after your off road vehicle.
4WD Upgrades and Modifications in Kelmscott WA
If you are looking to modify your 4WD or want advice on an already modified vehicle Nathan and the team have many years of experience in kitting out 4WD’s for all applications. Just let us know how you intend to use your 4WD vehicle and we can assist you to achieve your goals, from simple modifications to tailoring a complete package with all the bells and whistles.
Don’t just trust any mechanic to modify your 4WD. Modifications such as adding lift kits to your vehicle can have significant effects on other aspects of the 4WD if it is not done correctly. The AMR team have the experience and knowledge to undertake minor and major 4WD modifications in a way which takes into account these effects to maximise your safety as well as your enjoyment of the vehicle.
What are 4WD Lift Kits
Lift kits for four wheel drive and off-road vehicles are designed to raise the ride height of the vehicle. This gives the 4WD greater ground clearance meaning you can negotiate rougher terrain than you could in a standard 4WD. It also allows the vehicle to handle steeper ascents and descents when off road and will allow larger than normal wheels and tyres, which further increases your 4WD’s off road capability.
If this is not carried out correctly however, it can cause significant problems with the vehicle. Increasing the ride height will also change the vehicles centre of gravity which can have a detrimental effect on the vehicles handling, steering and braking capabilities as well as fuel economy.
Selecting the correct suspension setup for your 4WD involves carefully matching the components to the weight your vehicle will be likely to carry as well as the way you intend to use the vehicle. Just tell the AMR team how you intend to use your 4WD and they will assist you to choose the best options for you. They have the skills to carefully match modifications to your vehicle type while keeping in mind such things as performance, handling, overall weight, driveshaft length and gear ratios to ensure your 4WD modifications are up to the task without excessive detrimental effects.
AMR can also advise you of what other types of modification you might want to consider to ensure you get the most out of your 4WD upgrade. You might need to consider upgrading your shock absorbers, brakes and suspension components to suit the upgrade or have adjustments made to driveshaft length or gear ratios.
If you have a four wheel drive or off-road vehicle that has already had a lift kit installed and want to see about improving such things as handling and performance come into Autofix Mechanical Repairs and we will see what adjustments or components can be altered to take your mod even further.
What type of 4WD Lift Kit is the best
Lift kits need to be matched to the type of vehicle you drive and the type of driving you intend to do with your 4WD, as well as why you want to install a lift kit in the first place. You might want to raise the height to allow serious off road travel, to increase the amount the vehicle is capable of carrying or you might just want the vehicle to “Look Cool”. In each of these applications there will be different requirements to be met and different kits will be most suitable for your needs.
AMR are approved installers for many brands of lift kits and 4WD accessories, including the fantastic Outback Armour range which comes with an exceptional 3 year, unlimited km warranty. They also have the expertise to advise you on the best way to mod your 4WD based on what you want to do with it.
They can also advise you on other aspects of 4WD modifications and upgrades such as Bullbars, Air Intake Snorkels for water crossing or to improve the performance of the air induction system, Backup Batteries and Dual charging systems, extra fuel tanks and Differential breathers (to release excess pressure in the front & rear differentials), Shock absorbers, Suspension systems and brake upgrades/adjustments.
So if you are looking to improve the look or carrying capability of your 4WD, want to do some serious off-roading, rock crawling or mud or desert racing in your fourby then head into AMR 4X4 for the best 4WD modifications & upgrades and advice.