He walked me through the whole process as we wandered around a Ford Ranger that had just been kitted out for the GCM upgrade. 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. Get our latest news and adventures in your inbox.

This means that Pre and Post registration GCM upgrades are, at this stage, no longer available.

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. 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. * 3 degree wedges above the rear spring, below the diff housing to raise the nose of the diff slightly. The extra height has been a bonus. Services performed in our workshop include:

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. We have 2 vehicle modification engineer plates on our BT50. 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 is 3200kg), CPA 47037: Mazda BT50 4x4 to 3500kg. This allows the boys to re-tension the U-Bolts over the diff. If this whole process is completed pre-rego then it is recognised nationally. * Sticker stating vehicles new Max Axle Load rating. 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. I spent an hour or so with Graeme at, and learnt a bit more about the GCM upgrade service they offer utilising the. first is insurance with a gvm upgrade will they still cover you or wipe their hands of you???

Graeme from Bam Garage is going to ring with any news as he gets it, so we can keep you all in the loop. When you have a state modification plate for the upgraded GVM, then you get the GCM upgrade back with it. This means there is no hassle if you need to register the vehicle in another state. 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. 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. This does not effect a GVM upgrade. (Original GVM is 3400kg) -, CPA 40257: Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series Wagon to 3800kg USING LOVELLS SPRINGS GVM UPGRADE KIT, (APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT of INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT, REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT and LOCAL GOVERNMENT, Compliance Plate Approval No. As for the 7000kg GCM, your van/trailers brakes should be capable of braking the trailers mass. GVM Modification Plate to be fitted to the vehicle. The guys at Bam Garage will do it for you if you would like it done. 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. When you are going out on a road trip it is key to know your car will perform. Procedures such as these ensure requirements of Lovells being a second stage manufacturer are being fulfilled.WHO CAN FIT LOVELLS GVM UPGRADE KITS?Because the Kit is approved on the basis of Lovells Springs being a Second Stage Manufacturer, and the responsibility ultimately lying with Lovells, only Lovells Springs Authorised Fitters (Production Facilities) are approved to fit this Kit. Our testing and analysis procedures are stringent and undertaken by an accredited Automotive Engineering Consultant to ensure original equipment components are not compromised. * About 2 inches of lift from standard ride height, depending on how much gear is in your vehicle.

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.

* New GCM stated compliance plate fitted to vehicle. What to Look for When Buying a Second Hand Caravan. 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. The modification plate from your last state is left on the vehicle. Lovells Adelaide is an agent for several suspension brands and a licensed production facility to perform legal GVM and towing upgrades. New Axle Load Rating Sticker to be Fixed to Vehicle. Alternator or DC-DC Charging - What is the Difference? Need to protect Business, Managers from claims for breaches of OH&S rules and employee negligence. Any GCM upgrades that have been completed or started before this date are still ok and won’t be affected, and your upgraded GCM will be recognised. (Original GVM is 3400kg), CPA 25742-8: Toyota Landcruiser LC76 Series 4 door Wagon to 3660kg. Lovells Adelaide is an agent for several suspension brands and a licensed production facility to perform legal GVM and towing upgrades. * A complete suspension upgrade. (Original GVM is 3300kg), CPA 25742: Toyota Landcruiser LC79 Cab Chassis Single Cab 5 Star ANCAP to 4200kg. 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. It rides like a 4WD now instead of an SUV. These are still available. * All paperwork associated with the upgrade, and paperwork for Qld Transport to alter your Rego papers. 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. When you turn the wheel now, the response is instant with zero body roll. They use the Lovells Springs GVM upgrade package as it is the only one currently set up to offer a GCM upgrade. Graeme did say that brakes on our tow vehicles these days are quite capable up to the GVM upgrade.

They like to have your vehicle for 2 days. The GVM upgrade will improve the ride and handling capabilities of our BT50, The new GCM Plate to be fixed to the vehicle. components.

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. I was very impressed by the facilities and Graeme’s willingness to help me with my knowledge search. This includes coils and struts and all suspension bushes up front. We had a look at the 4 new plates and stickers to be attached to the vehicle and what they were all for. And are they capable off road I forgot to ask?? 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 … Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

Hi can you advise what the ride quality is like after the upgrade with car alone (Original GVM is 3000kg), CPA 28971: Nissan Patrol Cab Chassis Y61 to 3900kg. This item is currently on backorder but you can still purchase it now and we'll ship as soon as more become available. It is before you register your new car. 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. Hi David, * New modification plate for GVM upgrade fitted to vehicle.

Officially sanctioned GVM Kit provides: GVM to 3500kg

So we have decided that it is definitely time for a GVM and GCM Upgrade. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! WHAT AMOUNT OF INCREASE SHOULD YOU EXPECT? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. if you have under 600kg in the rear. 46728-Ranger and 47037-BT50) HELPS AVOID THESE PROBLEMS. Load carry available after 8 x 68 Kg people on board, with 13.6 kg luggage each, no additional LBA. I was very impressed by the facilities and Graeme’s willingness to help me with my knowledge search. This site utilises Affiliate Links as a form of advertising as per our Disclosure Policy. These state that the vehicle upgrades are declared safe and the vehicle is fully roadworthy. Learn how your comment data is processed. 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.