LOVELLS GVM UPGRADE SUITABLE FOR TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200 11/07 ON 4000KG (OE 3300KG)
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.
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200 series Landcruiser is currently the most sort after touring vehicle in Australia. With is torquey v8 diesel or petrol engine, comfort features and space the 200 series Landcruiser is the ultimate Australian towing wagon. Power Curve Performance not only offer Lovells GVM upraged. The team specialise in all of your 200 series Landcruiser upgrade solutions. This includes safari performance chips, ECU tunes, bull bars, transmission lock up kits, safari snorkels, battery systems, exhausts and much much more.
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 Front Coil Springs- Raised (GVM)
2 Rear Coil Springs- Raised (GVM)
2 Rear Coil Springs- Constant Load (GVM)
2 Front Platinum Monotube Strut
2 Rear Platinum Monotube Shock Absorber
1 4000kg Compliance Plate
1 KDSS Valve Adjustment Warning Decal
1 4000kg Tyre Loading Placard (Decal)
1 x Owners Manual
WHY DO 200 SERIES LANDCRUISER VEHICLES REQUIRE G.V.M (Gross Vehicle Mass) UPGRADES?
Recent assessment has shown that a fully rigged 200 Series with bull bar, winch, extra fuel tank, roll out drawers and a rear bar with spare wheel carrier can be close to or over the manufacturers Original Equipment GVM of 3300kg….. That’s without anyone in the vehicle!
The following is a theoretical analysis of Original Equipment (Factory Gross Vehicle Mass) and limitations to load carrying.
|Load carry available after 8 x 68 Kg people on board, with 13.6 kg luggage each, no additional LBA|
|MODEL||KERB WEIGHT||KERB AVE.||8 PEOPLE||LUGGAGE||Ave + people + luggage||GVM||AVAIL|
|MIN||MAX||8 x 68 kg||8 x 13.6 kg|
|VX & Sahara Petrol||2610||2665||2638||544||108.8||3290||3300||10|
|VX & Sahara T/diesel||2675||2720||2698||544||108.8||3350||3300||-50|
|NB: Roof load capacity 200 Kg|
Therefore, a vehicle with eight (8) average size occupants and luggage, will theoretically exceed the Original Equipment and legal Gross Vehicle Mass. This is without any load bearing accessories (spare wheel carrier, bull bar, winch, roof rack, draw system, dual batteries etc) fitted.