NEW GVM UPGRADE KITS
Thanks to Terrain Tamer and Multidrive Technology
Terrain Tamer has joined with Multidrive Technology to create a range of vehicle specific GVM upgrades for popular 4WD models.
The Gross Vehicle Mass, or GVM, is a rating set by the original manufacturer and refers to the legal maximum weight of the vehicle. Built into the GVM is also the imparted Tow Ball Mass when towing, and a Rated Axle Capacity: a limit set for how much weight should be distributed to each axle.
Terrain Tamer explains it has partnered with Multidrive Technology to develop an upgrade solution for popular 4WD models. Consisting of exclusive Terrain Tamer suspension components, the kits have been thoroughly tested and analysed by Multidrive Technology to reach Secondary Stage Manufacturer’s approval and can be installed either prior to registration or on existing registered vehicles at approved workshops, following state level modification processes.
While more kits are currently in development, the first to be released are for Toyota 200 Series and 79 Series Landcruiser models.
The 200 Series upgrade kit increases the original manufacturer’s GVM rating by over 10 percent from 3350kg to 3700kg, including an increase of 200kg to the rear axle capacity, from 1950kg to 2150kg.
Along with this, there are two kit options for the GVM upgrade of the 79 Series Landcruiser, facilitating an increase from the original rating of 3300kg (dual cab) to either 3950kg or a more modest 3780kg.
Both kits have been independently assessed to increase the front axle rating to 1540kg, with the heavier rated kit adding an extra 140kg to the rear axle also, taking the rating to 2440kg.
For more information, visit www.terraintamer.com