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At Active 4X4 we pride ourselves on quality and value for our customers, to enhance the looks and performance of their 4wd's

5 years ago, we pioneered the 3 Tonne Tow Upgrade for the 150 Toyota Prado (some models excluded) of which we have supplied & fitted to hundreds of Vehicles since we began, right throughout Australia excluding Queensland.

We also offer GVM upgrades on certain types of 4wd's

The ride quality is exceptional, which we can vouch for as we use Prados ourselves with our Kimberley Kampers, so we know it works.

There are now a few other companies following suite and creating some confusion.

For further assistance and information on our 3 Tonne Tow Upgrades and GVM upgrades, please contact our friendly staff at Active 4X4.

Here at Active 4x4 we are certified to do GVM upgrades, have a read below about the GVM upgrade we offer.

Lovells GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) Upgrades

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.

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 and Nissan Patrol 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:

  • CPA 25742: Toyota Landcruiser LC70 Cab Chassis/Troop Carrier to 3900kg.
    (Original GVM is 3300kg)

  • CPA 25742: Toyota Landcruiser LC79 Cab Chassis Single Cab 5 Star ANCAP to 4200kg. (Original GVM is 3400kg)

  • CPA 25742-8: Toyota Landcruiser LC76 Series 4 door Wagon to 3660kg.
    (Original GVM is 3000kg)

  • CPA 28971: Nissan Patrol Cab Chassis Y61 to 3900kg.
    (Original GVM is 3400kg) - STATE COMPLIANCE ONLY

  • CPA 40257: Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series Wagon to 3800kg
    (Original GVM is 3300kg)

  • CPA 42029: Toyota Hilux 150 Series 4x4 3/05-2015 to 3300kg
    (up from standard GVM of 2710kg- Extra Cab, 2780kg- Dual Cab and 2835kg- Single Cab)
    STATE COMPLIANCE ONLY

  • CPA 46728: Ford Ranger 4x4 to 3500kg.
    (Original GVM is 3200kg)
    Lovells are the only GVM Upgrade SSM Approval holder to offer full certification of ESC/ESP system compliance at full GVM for the Ford Ranger.

  • CPA 47037: Mazda BT50 4x4 to 3500kg.
    (Original GVM is 3200kg)
    Lovells are the only GVM Upgrade SSM Approval holder to offer full certification of ESC/ESP system compliance at full GVM for the Mazda BT50.

  • CPA 47909: Toyota Hilux GUN126 Series 4x4 2015 on to 3500kg
    (Original GVM of 3000kg)
    Lovells are the only GVM Upgrade SSM FULL VOLUME Approval holder to offer full certification of ESC/ESP system compliance at full GVM for the Toyota Hilux 4x4.

  • CPA 47908: Isuzu D Max 4x4 06/12 on to 3600kg
    (Original GVM of 2950kg)

  • CPA 48305: Toyota Prado 150 Series 10/09 on to 3500kg
    (Original GVM of 3000kg)
    Lovells are the only GVM Upgrade SSM FULL VOLUME Approval holder to offer full certification of ESC/ESP system compliance at full GVM for the Toyota Prado.

Find out more over at http://www.lovellsauto.com.au/product12.php

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.