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We are all about 4WD

Opposite Lock Stores offer the full 4WD service, from the moment you walk into our doors, your offroad experience begins.

Suspension systems
4WD suspension systems

Suspension Systems

Australian designed and engineered, with much of the range still made in Australia. Opposite Lock’s Offroad Suspension has you covered on the road, whether it’s sealed, dirt or the unexplored.

The Opposite Lock Offroad Suspension program is the culmination of many years of technical design, started with the goal of providing a versatile and reliable on and offroad experience.

Offroad suspension has been fabricated with focus on stabilised road driving, softening bumps and reducing body roll whilst cornering.

The goal was to making a truly great offroad suspension range with a selected focus on improving driving conditions for towing, targeting the stresses placed on the rear of the vehicle under load and instability at higher speeds.

Lifted, strengthened and redesigned from the ground up, Opposite Lock Offroad Suspension was made to make life on the bitumen more comfortable, but designed to give you a reliable and next level offroad experience.

Shock Absorbers

Opposite Lock Offroad Suspension utilises both Gas Charged Shocks and Foam Cell Shocks, depending on what’s the best application for the vehicle model.

Shock Absorbers


Opposite Lock’s gas charged shock absorbers are a rugged multipurpose design, they’ve been developed with diverse Australian conditions in mind. Proving to be a serious all-rounder that can perform both on and off the road for most lighter vehicles.

With a large 35mm bore tube, heavy-duty twin tube construction and reinforced double welded mountings, they keep heavy 4x4 suspension systems under control and maintain a comfortable ride with precise handling.


For harsh and unrelenting conditions, foam cell shock absorbers are the ideal choice. Foam cell shocks are great for tricky offroad driving or heavier loads that requires a bit more fortitude from your suspension.

The foam cell technology virtually eliminates shock fade, which is the result of oil and air mixing inside the shock, and can dramatically reduce the performance of the part. For the ultimate offroad ride that won’t give out or bounce your head into the roof, consider foam cell shocks.


Leaf springsAustralian made and designed, Opposite Lock’s Leaf Spring Packs are engineered for brute strength and performance.

Opposite Lock replacement leaf spring packs are durable whilst providing improved vehicle control and stability due to the fact they feature redesigned spring rates.

Certain applications have a two stage design, which provides a comfortable ride when unladen and maintains extra height when a load is applied.

Full replacement leaf spring packs are available, featuring inter- leaf friction pads and metallised sleaves to minimise binding and noise.


Suspension coilsAustralian made and tough as nails, the Opposite Lock Heavy Duty Coil Spring range is made to last.

Produced to a strictly controlled design, manufacturing and testing process, Opposite Lock heavy duty coil springs are made this way to ensure they exceed the original coil tolerances and are equal to or exceed the best in the world in consistency of rate, loaded height and reliability.

Raised height coils for extra ground clearance are available for most vehicles, and higher rated coils can be used to compensate for the extra weight of a bullbar, winch, rear step or to improve load carrying or towing ability.

A properly matched coil will also dramatically reduce body roll and rolling pitch, limit body dive when braking and improve overall handling, traction and comfort on and off the road. Heavy duty coils can also help reduce uneven tyre wear and extend the life of your shocks and bushes.

Completed Strut

Modern IFS vehicles require very high spring rates compared to traditional live axle type springs. The traditional hand held spring compressors simply cannot hold up to these huge pressures. Most IFS problems can be attributed to incorrect strut assembly.

OL assembled strut units take the hassle out of replacing the front end suspension in your IFS vehicle. These units are a direct bolt in replacement & come in a range of different spring rates to suit different vehicle and accessory packages.

Greasable Shackles

Opposite Lock’s greasable shackle kits have heavier side plates.

Where applicable, some feature anti-inversion brackets as standard to avoid the potential problem of over extension of a raised leaf spring.

Opposite Lock greasable shackle kits are anodised and designed as a bolt-on replacement for most leaf sprung four wheel drive vehicles.

Urethan Bushes

Opposite Lock urethane bushes are the superior material choice for when high levels of suspension control and durability are required.

They are particularly suited to applications requiring heavy load carrying ability, firm suspension control, or where regular exposure to corrosive materials is expected.

Opposite Lock’s urethane bushes also incorporate a special cross hatch dimple profile on the working surface to enhance grease retention.

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47 Shakespeare Rd
Christchurch, NZ

Phone +64 3 365 6512