The new range of GVM upgrades from the pair are geared towards popular 4WD models

The Gross Vehicle Mass, or GVM, is a rating that refers to the legal maximum weight of a vehicle. This rating is determined by the vehicle’s original manufacturer. It applies to the wheels and everything that sits on top of them.
This means it includes the weight of the vehicle, winches, bull bars, fuel, people, and anything else that might be loaded into the vehicle.
The GVM also determines the imparted Tow Ball Mass when towing and the Rated Axle Capacity, which is a limit set for how much weight should be distributed to each axle.
It seems that with 4WD models in particular the GVM and axle load can be pushed to the limit. These types of vehicles are often used for towing or are loaded down with essential off-road gear or other items.
Terrain Tamer has partnered with Multidrive Technology to create a range of vehicle specific GVM upgrades for popular 4WD models.
The kits that these two companies have developed include exclusive Terrain Tamer suspension components.
The kits are all thoroughly tested by Multidrive Technology to reach Secondary Stage Manufacturers approval. They can either be installed prior to registration or on existing registered vehicles at approved workshops. Users must follow state level modification processes.
The first kits the companies have released are for Toyota 200, 79, 78 and 76 Series Landcruiser models, as well as the Hilux GUN and KUN 125/126 models, and more kits are currently in the development process.
Terrain Tamer says 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.
There are also two kit options available for the GVM upgrade of the 79 Series Landcruiser. These enable an increase from the original rating of 3300kg (dual cab) to either 3780kg or 3950kg.
Terrain Tamer says all kits have been independently assessed to increase the front axle rating to 1540kg. The heavier rated kit also adds an extra 140kg to the rear axle, which boosts the rating to 2440kg.
Terrain Tamer and Multidrive Technology’s GVM upgrades for Landcruiser are now available.

For more information, visit www.terraintamer.com