Pedders' extensive range of 4x4 towing and load-carrying solutions

The proudly Australian-owned company is your one-stop shop for all 4x4 braking and suspension equipment

Pedders towing and suspension

If you tow or carry heavy loads for work or pleasure, Pedders Suspension & Brakes has a range of total undercar solutions to take your 4x4’s load-carrying capability to the next level. Pedders is an Australian family-owned business that has been established since 1950 and is a market-leader in the Australian automotive aftermarket industry.

Pedders is a great option for 4x4 owners seeking a total suspension and brakes solution that is tailored to their needs and designed for towing, load-carrying and off-road touring. Pedders has an expansive product range which includes 4x4 lift kits, GVM+ Upgrades and towing solutions.

Pedders is renowned for their impressive catalogue of replacement and upgrade brake components including Rear Drum to Disc Conversion kits for dual-cab utes, big brake upgrade kits, and performance rotors and pads.

Pedders understands everyone has a unique tow and load scenario and as such, offers services including safety inspections and vehicle weight checks so you can ensure you’re within GVM and confidently make a decision on whether you should consider a brake or GVM+ Upgrade.


Pedders GVM+ upgrades

Over the years, Pedders has concentrated its efforts in the 4x4 space, innovating in the towing and load-carrying segment. Pedders is one of the early adopters of Gross Vehicle Mass Upgrades and now offers Australia’s largest range of Federal Government-approved GVM+ Upgrade solutions with over 30 different popular vehicles supported by the Pedders GVM+ Upgrade program.

Pedders GVM+ Upgrades are also configurable to suit the individual customers needs with constant load, variable and heavy-duty spring options available across the range. Each Pedders GVM+ Upgrade also includes the brand’s Foam Cell technology shock absorbers which is designed for off-road performance and on-road comfort.

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Pedders Foam Cell Shock Absorbers feature an extra-large bore and piston design, compared to the original Shock Absorber supplied with the vehicle. The larger size of the Foam Cell Shock Absorber provides a dramatically increased oil capacity for greater ride control and comfort.

This enhanced design improves off-road performance and provides a smoother ride over rough terrain. The Foam Cell technology virtually eliminates shock fade by avoiding the aeration of the shock absorber fluid which ensures optimum damping control in all conditions and enhanced temperature control.

Vehicle New GVM Additional Payload
Ford Ranger PX, PXII, PXIII 3500kg Up to 300kg
Ford Ranger PXIII 3670kg Up to 470kg
Holden Colorado RG2 & RG3 3450kg Up to 300kg
Isuzu D-Max 3450kg Up to 600kg
Isuzu MU-X 3200kg Up to 450kg
Mazda BT-50 UR & UP 3500kg Up to 300kg
Mazda BT-50 2020+ 3450kg Up to 350kg
Mitsubishi Triton MR 3200kg Up to 480kg
Toyota Hilux Gen 8 3620kg Up to 770kg
Toyota LandCruiser 200 3850kg Up to 500kg
Toyota LandCruiser 79 4200kg Up to 900kg
Toyota LandCruiser Prado 150 3500kg Up to 510kg
Toyota LandCruiser 300 Coming in 2023
Ford Ranger 2022+ Coming in 2023

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Pedders brake upgrades

If you tow or carry heavy loads with your 4x4 then upgrading your brakes should definitely be a consideration! Adding weight to your vehicle increases your stopping distance and places additional stress on your vehicle’s braking components which can cause them to wear out more quickly or underperform with hard use.

Pedders has developed a range of 4x4 brake upgrade components that are designed to handle additional load and boost braking performance.

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Pedders rear drum to disc conversion

With a Pedders Rear Drum to Disc Conversion kits, the vehicle’s braking system benefits from increased stopping power, improved brake pedal feel and reduced stopping distances.

Disc brakes are completely self-adjusting and have fewer moving parts, and it takes longer for the disc brake to experience brake fade, because they have a wider surface area that is directly exposed to air. If you’re driving off-road and through creeks, disc brakes drain water quickly whereas once water and grit enters a drum brake, it stays inside the drum hindering braking efficiency.

Pedders Rear Drum to Disc Conversion kits include everything you need to convert from old-tech drums to superior discs and calipers.

Suited vehicles:

  • Ford Ranger PX Series
  • Toyota Hilux Gen 8
  • Isuzu D-Max 2012-2020 & 2020+
  • Holden Colorado RG
  • Mazda BT-50 2012-2020 & 2020+
  • Mitsubishi Triton MQ & MR
  • Suzuki Jimny 2018+
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Pedders big brake kit

For those that want their 4x4 to stop like a sports car, Pedders offers a seriously impressive Big Brake kit which is a bolt-on, high-performance brake upgrade package.

Featuring a monster six-pot brake caliper design, enlarged slotted and Geomet-coated brake rotors, stainless-steel braided hoses and high-tech Kevlar Ceramic Brake Pads, this brake upgrade has been proven to dramatically reduce stopping distances compared to the original equipment and reduce brake fade after repeated hard braking.

Suited vehicles:

  • Ford Ranger PX Series
  • Toyota Hilux Gen 8
  • Isuzu D-Max 2012-2020 & 2020+
  • Holden Colorado RG
  • Mazda BT-50 2012-2020 & 2020+
  • Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series
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Pedders performance rotors and pads

The Pedders range of performance 4x4 brake rotors and pads are a great solution for upgrading your rig’s brake system when it comes time to replace your worn out pads and rotors.

Pedders offers a range of Slotted and Geomet-coated brake rotors for 4x4s with improved cooling performance thanks to the unique slotted design, while the Geomet-coating provides anti-corrosion protection.

Pedders Kevlar Ceramic 4x4 Brake Pads are another simple yet effective upgrade that offers improved temperature control over standard brake pads so you can rely on them under heavy braking when the vehicle is towing or carrying heavy loads.

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Pedders LoadRyder Onboard Scales

Pedders’ innovative LoadRyder Onboard Scales system provides real-time payload-monitoring capability to a range of popular load-carrying vehicles, displaying accurate vehicle weight metrics to the driver. The system features model-specific calibration to alert the driver when their vehicle is overloaded and beyond its GVM limit.

The in-car display shows front and rear axle loads, Gross Vehicle Mass and available Payload – so you don’t have to stop at a weigh bridge to know your vehicle weights!

Available to suit:

  • Ford Ranger PX3
  • Toyota Hilux Gen 8
  • Isuzu D-Max 2012-2020 & 2020+
  • Mitsubishi Triton MR
  • Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series

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Pedders towing solutions

If you only tow or carry heavy loads occasionally with your 4x4, then Pedders has a range of towing solutions suitable for many popular vehicles.

Common upgrades include Pedders Air Assist Air Bag kits, heavy-duty coil and leaf springs, as well as standard-height heavy-duty suspension kits for drivers that want to tow or carry extra load without the suspension lift. Pedders can also recommend, supply and instal a tow bar, weight distribution hitches and brake controllers to suit your vehicle.

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More information

For more information, check out the Pedders Suspension & Brakes website or get in touch with your local Pedders outlet. With over 120 locations Australia-wide, Pedders has you covered!

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