lovells gvm and gcm upgrade
WHAT AMOUNT OF INCREASE SHOULD YOU EXPECT? One for the GVM upgrade and one for the GCM upgrade. And are they capable off road I forgot to ask?? Don’t forget to tell them All Around Oz sent you! The tyres fitted to your vehicle need to have a Load Index of at least 110 for this GVM upgrade to be fitted to your vehicle. When you have a state modification plate for the upgraded GVM, then you get the GCM upgrade back with it. I spent an hour or so with Graeme at BAM Garage and learnt a bit more about the GCM upgrade service they offer utilising the Lovells Springs components. This will give an indication of the capabilities of the tow vehicles braking system. Arrange an appointment today; we can offer advice and quotes on what suits your needs best. We have 2 vehicle modification engineer plates on our BT50. If you want to register the vehicle in another state, and keep your new GVM then you will need another engineers certificate and modification plate for that state. What to Look for When Buying a Second Hand Caravan. Whatever the ball weight is, must be subtracted from the vehicles GVM and GCM. Ok a million questions ere!! All Around Oz acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn and work. Get our latest news and adventures in your inbox. Extra Cost for Inspection and documents will be incurred.IS THE ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT WARRANTY AFFECTED WHEN FITTING A LOVELLS GVM UPGRADE?Vehicle warranty is not affected when a GVM Upgrade is fitted. Select a page for this section using the sidebar. The Lovells GCM upgrade is rated as a 2″ lift but actually gave our BT50 a 95mm lift at the rear and 90mm at the front. * A complete suspension upgrade. (Original GVM of 3000kg), CPA 47908: Isuzu D Max 4x4 06/12 on to 3600kg With the arrival of our new NextGen caravan fast approaching, it has become more apparent that we need to upgrade the OEM (Original Equipment from Manufacturer) suspension system under our BT50. (Original GVM of 2950kg), CPA 48305: Toyota Prado 150 Series 10/09 on to 3500kg These state that the vehicle upgrades are declared safe and the vehicle is fully roadworthy. Better go for a drive. Hi Matthew, this is what we have found out. (up from standard GVM of 2710kg- Extra Cab, 2780kg- Dual Cab and 2835kg- Single Cab), CPA 46728: Ford Ranger 4x4 to 3500kg. After a few months of research and phone calls a thread popped up in our Facebook group, Planning a Lap of Australia with quite a few good comments about Bam Garage here in Brisbane. They also run over every other nut and bolt that they loosened and tightened during the upgrade. With todays late model vehicles, a brake upgrade is your choice. Insurance is not an issue if the upgrades have been done properly. GVM vs GCM upgrade: what’s allowed and when? It rides fantastically when empty. * Spaces for the centre bearing of the tailshaft to straighten the angle out once lift is fitted. Officially sanctioned GVM Kit provides: GVM to 3500kg It seems that the hold will be upgraded to “no longer available” on the 1st of July. Modifications and load limits are within theoretical service/safety factors to ensure the integrity and longevity of Original Equipment parts associated with increasing the vehicles load carrying capabilities. The new vehicle GVM becomes 3800kg (LC200) as noted in Lovells SSM (Second Stage of Manufacture for GVM Upgrade) The factor that comes into play is the ball weight of the towed apparatus. More just for load leveling. second should chassis be strengthen as well???? Load carry available after 8 x 68 Kg people on board, with 13.6 kg luggage each, no additional LBA. Services performed in our workshop include: With many years experience doing upgrades to the 200 Series and Prado we have expensive knowledge in their KDSS systems and how to prevent the dreaded ‘lean’. This means that the GVM and GCM return to standard. Your email address will not be published. * About 2 inches of lift from standard ride height, depending on how much gear is in your vehicle. We had a look at the 4 new plates and stickers to be attached to the vehicle and what they were all for. (Original GVM is 3400kg), CPA 25742-8: Toyota Landcruiser LC76 Series 4 door Wagon to 3660kg. He also stressed the importance of a follow up visit about 500 – 1000k’s after picking up your vehicle. The extra height has been a bonus. On completion of the Kit being fitted by the Lovells Authorised Fitter, a Check List must be filled out and retained by the Fitter and Lovells for future reference. If you’re not sure why your vehicle might need a GVM and GCM Upgrade or are un-familiar with these terms read our post on Weight Abbreviations and what they mean when towing. USING LOVELLS SPRINGS GVM UPGRADE KIT, (APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT of INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Compliance Plate Approval No. Services performed in our workshop include: This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It rides like a 4WD now instead of an SUV. The package allows us to combine the upgraded 3500kg GVM  and the BT’s 3500kg towing capacity to give us a 7000kg GCM. components. WHY DO VEHICLES REQUIRE G.V.M (Gross Vehicle Mass) UPGRADES? Suspension upgrades – lift kits for ground clearance and appearance, GVM Upgrades to increase legal load carrying capacity, Replacement control arms, including Upper Control Arms (UCAs), Allied re-alignment parts such as swaybar spacers, strut spacers, CPA 25742: Toyota Landcruiser LC70 Cab Chassis/Troop Carrier to 3900kg. Graeme did say that brakes on our tow vehicles these days are quite capable up to the GVM upgrade. We have a constant load now of about 600kg. New Axle Load Rating Sticker to be Fixed to Vehicle. I did the usual thing and Googled them to find out what services they had to offer in the way of a GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) upgrade for our 4X4. This means that you may also need a new set of tyres to be able to fit this upgrade. Required fields are marked *. if you have under 600kg in the rear. first is insurance with a gvm upgrade will they still cover you or wipe their hands of you??? He explained that the whole process can be done in a day, but they would rather do it over 2 so as the job isn’t rushed and if they come across a worn out part, they have the time to source and replace the item. We have been thinking about getting a GVM and GCM Upgrade for our BT50 for quite awhile now. Across the board, GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) upgrades are still on the table. When is the ideal time to get this done? * New modification plate for GVM upgrade fitted to vehicle. Meet Brenden and Melissa from All Around Oz.....passionate Aussie travellers who love sharing their adventures...... Never miss a post. The suspension is stiff, but the improvement in handling is noticeable. my day to day is long range tank and signal draw only no canopy about 200kg will the car still ride ok or do you need to put mare weight in to allow comfort ride on the day to day. The quote for the whole upgrade package, drive in and drive out for our BT50 is $5359.77 inc. GST. The modification plate from your last state is left on the vehicle. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. They use the Lovells Springs GVM upgrade package as it is the only one currently set up to offer a GCM upgrade. When you are going out on a road trip it is key to know your car will perform. This has settled the BT down a bit and you can certainly notice the difference when it sits next to a standard BT50 in a car park. If this whole process is completed pre-rego then it is recognised nationally. Procedures such as these ensure requirements of Lovells being a second stage manufacturer are being fulfilled.WHEN SHOULD A GVM UPGRADE KIT BE FITTED?FEDERAL COMPLIANCE: New vehicles must be fitted prior to registration. Hi can you advise what the ride quality is like after the upgrade with car alone Thirdly what is the ride like pretty stiff I mean paying so much for a gvm you’d think they could be adjusted I’ve also been told that air bags can make your ride a bit more comfy with stiff rides??? Cheers, 46728-Ranger and 47037-BT50) HELPS AVOID THESE PROBLEMS. * Sticker stating new tyre Load Index ratings to comply with GVM upgrade. Lovells Adelaide is an agent for several suspension brands and a licensed production facility to perform legal GVM and towing upgrades. (Original GVM is 3200kg), CPA 47037: Mazda BT50 4x4 to 3500kg. (Original GVM is 3300kg), CPA 25742: Toyota Landcruiser LC79 Cab Chassis Single Cab 5 Star ANCAP to 4200kg. This does not effect a GVM upgrade. This includes Government Departments, Mining Companies, Farmers, Tradesmen, large and small businesses, even individuals loading their vehicles for traveling and offroad adventures.WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ENSURE YOU ARE COMPLYING WITH THE APPROVAL?There is a specific GVM Kit Order Form that must be filled out by your company for each vehicle to be fitted. Therefore, a vehicle with eight (8) average size occupants and luggage, will theoretically exceed the Original Equipment and legal Gross Vehicle Mass. All GVM Kit’s are supplied with detailed fitting instructions and appropriate documentation.WHO WOULD REQUIRE A GVM UPGRADE FOR THEIR VEHICLE?This kit will suit any vehicle owner/operator who has basic accessories fitted and carries basic luggage/equipment. {SOURCE}. So with the two sets of brakes working together through a well set up brake controller, there really is no need for a brake upgrade. I like how you mentioned that a full wheel alignment can help you ride with improved handling. They like to have your vehicle for 2 days. Our in-house engineering expertise makes us well placed to be the state’s premier suspension upgrade facility with our own locally developed knowledge and solutions. Better go for a drive. As of the 1st of June, 2018, 1 day after my visit to Bam Garage, all GCM upgrades have been put on hold. As for the 7000kg GCM, your van/trailers brakes should be capable of braking the trailers mass. Your email address will not be published. Leaf springs, shocks, shackles, bushes, U-bolts etc down back. He walked me through the whole process as we wandered around a Ford Ranger that had just been kitted out for the GCM upgrade. These are able to be done whether pre or post-registration, and as stated above, only increase what your vehicle can legally weigh and now … (Original GVM is 3300kg), CPA 42029: Toyota Hilux 150 Series 4x4 3/05-2015 to 3300kg They are simply then registered with a revised GVM as per the new compliance plate.Vehicles which are already registered cannot be fitted with a kit under this Federal Approval.STATE COMPLIANCE: GVM Upgrades can be fitted to already registered vehicles in NSW, ACT, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia only, and after modification, will have to be inspected by a Lovells nominated State Engineering Signatory. On completion of the Kit being fitted by the Lovells Authorised Fitter, a Federal or State Compliance Check List must be filled out and retained by the Fitter and Lovells for future reference. Graeme from Bam Garage is going to ring with any news as he gets it, so we can keep you all in the loop. It rides like a 4WD now, not an SUV. Our in-house engineering expertise makes us well placed to be the state’s premier suspension upgrade facility with our own locally developed knowledge and solutions. (Original GVM of 3000kg). This is without any load bearing accessories (spare wheel carrier, bull bar, winch, roof rack, draw system, dual batteries etc) fitted.WHAT AMOUNT OF INCREASE SHOULD YOU EXPECT?Officially sanctioned GVM Kit provides:GVM to 3800kgGVM increase of 500 kgWHAT COMPONENTS COME IN THE GVM UPGRADE KIT?Kit includes the following:2 x Lovells Heavy Duty Front Coil Springs2 x Lovells Heavy Duty Rear Coil Springs4 x Lovells Gas Legend 36mm Twin tube, Long Travel Gas Shock Absorbers1 x Compliance plate with revised GVM of 3800 kg1 x KDSS Valve Adjustment Warning Decal1 x Tyre Placard (Decal) with revised axle capacities1 x Fitting Instruction ManualWHO CAN FIT LOVELLS GVM UPGRADE KITS?Because the Kit is approved on the basis of Lovells Springs being a Secondary Manufacturer, and the responsibility ultimately lying with Lovells, only Lovells Springs Authorised Fitters are approved to fit this Kit.

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