LOVELLS GVM UPGRADE SUITABLE FOR FORD RANGER PXII/MAZDA BT-50 4X4 1/12 ON 3500KG (OE 3200KG) POST REGISTRATION
The usable payload of many 4X4 vehicles today is minimal. Additional basic optional equipment and two or three adult male occupants will bring the vehicle close to its legal maximum weight (GVM) in many cases. Add long range fuel tanks, bull bars, winches, side steps, roof racks, recovery gear and a payload of camping equipment or an industrial type custom body and the vehicle will ultimately exceed the Original Equipment allowable Gross Vehicle Mass.
Original Equipment suspension is designed for comfort above all other considerations, thus load carrying and performance can be compromised. Whereas, Lovells design suspension systems with matched components for the ultimate in performance, load carrying, and handling.
Both the Ford Ranger and the Mazda BT50 are popular luxury 4wd for Australian 4wd tourers. Paired with a tune and a lovells gvm upgrade these vehicles become a great touring 4wd.
Lovells GVM Upgrade suspension kits are fully track tested in conjunction with a Certified Automotive Engineering Signatory over many days to achieve maximum stability, braking performance, ADR (Australian Design Rules) conformity and operator comfort, before test data and documentation are forwarded to the DEPARTMENT of INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT and LOCAL GOVERNMENT for full analysis.
The National Codes and laws that must be met are extremely stringent and it can take up to 6 months for all data to be analysed in full by the Road Safety Engineers in Canberra. Once the Department is satisfied with all dynamic testing and theoretical data, it is only then that Lovells are issued with certification of Secondary Manufacture for GVM Upgrades.
Lovells GVM Upgrade Kits provide a solution for owners/managers of Toyota Landcruiser, Toyota Hilux, Nissan Patrol and other vehicles who have a need to carry loads which exceed the Original Equipment GVM specifications while at the same time meeting the practical and documentary compliance requirements of Work Safety, Police Licensing, Insurance, Lessors and Fleet Managers.
Lovells hold Compliance Plate Approval’s as a Second Stage Manufacturer of GVM Upgrades for Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Ford and Mazda
WHY DO VEHICLES REQUIRE G.V.M (Gross Vehicle Mass) SUSPENSION UPGRADES?
- Need to protect Business, Managers from claims for breaches of OH&S rules and employee negligence.
- Possibility of Insurance companies to void payout if the vehicle is loaded beyond approved GVM.
- Possibility of litigation under common law if the vehicle is operated beyond its legal Load Limits.
- Requirements to load vehicle and operate safely with weight beyond current Original Equipment limits for heavy and/or remote work.
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Kit Part List
2 x Front Coil Springs
2 x Rear Leaf Springs
1 x Rear Urethane Bush Kit- Spring Rear eyes
1 x Rear Urethane Bush Kit- Shackle Bush Kit
1 x Rear Urethane Bush Kit- Spring Front eyes
4 x Rear U-Bolts
2 x Rear Greasable Shackle Kit
2 x Rear Greasable Pin Kit
2 x Front Gas Legend Struts
2 x Rear Gas Legend Shock Absorbers
1 x 3500kg Compliance Plate
1 x Re-Tension U-Bolts Warning (Decal)
1 x 3500kg Tyre Loading Placard (Decal)
2 x Lovells Mudflaps
1 x Owners Manual