Ironman 4x4 GVM Upgrades - General & Booking Information

The usable payload of many 4x4 vehicles today is minimal. Additional basic optional equipment along with two or three adult 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, Ironman 4x4 GVM upgraded suspension systems come with matched components for the ultimate in performance, load carrying and handling.

Ironman 4x4 products are extensively tested in real world conditions, both in-house and by independent automotive engineers to ensure conformity and operator comfort.

Ironman 4x4 regularly maintains and reviews its own internal processes and procedures as part of our ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification.

Formal testing verifies product safety and performance through official certifications issued by independent testing agencies and Government departments, including DOTARS, TÜV Nord and KBA.

Accreditation Logos

When can a GVM Upgrade kit be fitted?

GVM kits can be fitted to vehicle both Pre and Post Registration.The differences are explained below.

FEDERAL COMPLIANCE: For New vehicles the kit must be fitted prior to the vehicles first registration. They are then simply 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. Extra Cost for Engineers Inspection and documents will be incurred.

 

What amount of GVM Increase should I expect?

The increase of GVM varies from vehicle to vehicle. Please select your vehicle for more information

 

Will the GVM kit give my vehicle a lift?

You can expect an increase of approx. 40 – 50mm over OE. This can vary due to weight and location of accessories fitted

 

Does the Ironman 4x4 GVM Upgrade affect my Original Equipment Warranty?

No. Vehicle warranty is not affected when a GVM Upgrade is fitted. Ironman 4x4 stringent testing and analysis procedures that are undertaken by an accredited Automotive Engineering Consultant to ensure original equipment components are not compromised.

 

Does the GVM upgrade affect my towing capacity?

No. Increasing your GVM does not effect your Braked Towing Capacity.

 

Can anyone fit the Ironman 4x4 GVM Kit?

No. Ironman 4x4 GVM Kits can only be fitted by an Ironman 4x4 authorised Fitter (Production Facility) as the Kit is approved on the basis of Ironman 4x4 being a Second Stage Manufacturer, and the responsibility ultimately lying with Ironman 4x4.

 

Who would require a GVM Upgrade for their vehicle?

GVM Upgrades will suit any vehicle owner/operator who has a need to carry loads approaching/topping the OE GVM GVM.  This includes Government Departments,
Mining Companies, Farmers, Tradesmen, large and small businesses, even individuals loading their vehicles for travelling.

 

What do I need to do to place my order?

 

-If vehicle is new and has never been registered

By getting your GVM upgrade before your vehicle is registered for the first time you can save yourself $600 in Engineering Fees

We will require:

  • $1,000.00 deposit, or purchase order from new car dealership.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Month and year of vehicle build date
  • Seating capacity
  • End user name
  • End user address
  • Purpose of use

-If vehicle is already registered

  • $1,000.00 deposit
  • Copy of registration certificate - both sides
  • Image of the vehicle with registration plate visible
  • Image of the vehicle compliance plate
  • End user name
  • End user address

When Should a GVM Upgrade kit be fitted?

FEDERAL COMPLIANCE: New vehicles must be fitted prior to registration. 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. Extra Cost for Inspection and documents will be incurred.

 

What amount of GVM Increase should I expect?

The increase of GVM varies vehicle to vehicle. Please select your vehicle above for more information

What suspension height increase can I expect?

You can expect an increase of approx. 30 – 50mm over OE. This will be dependent on weight and location of accessories fitted

 

Is the Original Equipment Warranty Affected when fitting a Lovells GVM Upgrade?

Vehicle warranty is not affected when a GVM Upgrade is fitted.  Our testing and analysis procedures are stringent and undertaken by an accredited Automotive Engineering Consultant to ensure original equipment components are not compromised. 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. As Lovells are a Second Stage Manufacturer, it is our responsibility to document these tests and thus take responsibility for the GVM upgrade compliance.

Therefore, should an original equipment component fail and be directly attributed/caused by the vehicle carrying loads to a maximum GVM of the revised figure or part failure associated with the GVM Upgrade modification, Lovells will cover warranty of the component after written proof and testing by an independent body has been lodged.

We trust that this information is of assistance to you, and should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03 5940 3377 or     Contact us

 

Does the GVM upgrade affect my towing capacity?

NO. Increasing your GVM does not increase nor decrease your braked towing capacity. There are BTC (Braked Towing Capacity) upgrade available for limited vehicle in conjunction with a Lovells GVM Upgrade. Please go here for more information.

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.  All GVM Upgrade 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 a need to carry loads approaching ……kg.  This includes Government Departments,
Mining Companies, Farmers, Tradesmen, large and small businesses, even individuals loading their vehicles for travelling.

WHAT DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ENSURE YOU ARE COMPLYING WITH THE APPROVAL?

There is a specific GVM Upgrade Kit Order Form (Federal Compliance Order Form and State Compliance Order Form) for each vehicle variant that must be filled out by the specified Lovells Authorised Fitter or End User per vehicle to be modified. On completion of the Kit being fitted by the Lovells Authorised Fitter, a Federal or State Compliance Check List must be filled out and retained by the Fitter and Lovells for future reference.  Procedures such as these ensure requirements of Lovells being a second stage manufacturer are being fulfilled.

 

What do I do to get the ball rolling?

If vehicle is new and has never been registered

By getting your GVM upgrade before your vehicle is registered for the first time you can save yourself $600 in Engineering Fees

We will require:

  • $1,000.00 deposit, or purchase order from new car dealership.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Month and year of vehicle build date
  • Seating capacity
  • End user name
  • End user address
  • Purpose of use

If vehicle is already registered

  • $1,000.00 deposit
  • Copy of registration certificate - both sides
  • Image of the vehicle with registration plate visible
  • Image of the vehicle compliance plate
  • End user name
  • End user address

 

 

The usable payload of many 4x4 vehicles today is minimal. Additional basic optional equipment along with two or three adult 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, Ironman 4x4 GVM upgraded suspension systems come with matched components for the ultimate in performance, load carrying and handling.

Ironman 4x4 products are extensively tested in real world conditions, both in-house and by independent automotive engineers to ensure conformity and operator comfort.

Ironman 4x4 regularly maintains and reviews its own internal processes and procedures as part of our ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification.

Formal testing verifies product safety and performance through official certifications issued by independent testing agencies and Government departments, including DOTARS, TÜV Nord and KBA.

Accreditation Logos

When can a GVM Upgrade kit be fitted?

GVM kits can be fitted to vehicle both Pre and Post Registration.The differences are explained below.

FEDERAL COMPLIANCE: For New vehicles the kit must be fitted prior to the vehicles first registration. They are then simply 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. Extra Cost for Engineers Inspection and documents will be incurred.

 

What amount of GVM Increase should I expect?

The increase of GVM varies from vehicle to vehicle. Please select your vehicle for more information

 

Will the GVM kit give my vehicle a lift?

You can expect an increase of approx. 40 – 50mm over OE. This can vary due to weight and location of accessories fitted

 

Does the Ironman 4x4 GVM Upgrade affect my Original Equipment Warranty?

No. Vehicle warranty is not affected when a GVM Upgrade is fitted. Ironman 4x4 stringent testing and analysis procedures that are undertaken by an accredited Automotive Engineering Consultant to ensure original equipment components are not compromised.

 

Does the GVM upgrade affect my towing capacity?

No. Increasing your GVM does not effect your Braked Towing Capacity.

 

Can anyone fit the Ironman 4x4 GVM Kit?

No. Ironman 4x4 GVM Kits can only be fitted by an Ironman 4x4 authorised Fitter (Production Facility) as the Kit is approved on the basis of Ironman 4x4 being a Second Stage Manufacturer, and the responsibility ultimately lying with Ironman 4x4.

 

Who would require a GVM Upgrade for their vehicle?

GVM Upgrades will suit any vehicle owner/operator who has a need to carry loads approaching/topping the OE GVM GVM.  This includes Government Departments,
Mining Companies, Farmers, Tradesmen, large and small businesses, even individuals loading their vehicles for travelling.

 

What do I need to do to place my order?

 

-If vehicle is new and has never been registered

By getting your GVM upgrade before your vehicle is registered for the first time you can save yourself $600 in Engineering Fees

We will require:

  • $1,000.00 deposit, or purchase order from new car dealership.
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Month and year of vehicle build date
  • Seating capacity
  • End user name
  • End user address
  • Purpose of use

-If vehicle is already registered

  • $1,000.00 deposit
  • Copy of registration certificate - both sides
  • Image of the vehicle with registration plate visible
  • Image of the vehicle compliance plate
  • End user name
  • End user address

 

SUITS VEHICLE

BUILD DATA

OE GVM

NEW GVM

FORD RANGER PX1, PX2 & PX3

01/2012-ON 4X4 & 2X4 HI-RIDER

3200kg

3500kg

MAZDA BT50

01/2012-ON 4X4 & 2X4 HI-RIDER

3200kg

3500kg

HOLDEN COLORADO RG

2012-2015

2900kg

3500kg

ISUZU D-MAX

06/2012-ON 4X4 2950kg 3600kg

NISSAN PATROL

12/2006-ON ZD30DDTi LEAF ONLY

3400kg

3900kg

TOYOTA HILUX

03/2005-09/2015 4X4

2710-2835kg

3300kg*

TOYOTA HILUX GUN126R

10/2015~ 4X4 & 2X4 HI-RIDER

3000kg

6500kg*

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 76

03/2007-ON

3000kg

3660kg

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 78

03/2007-ON

3300kg

3900kg

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 79

03/2007-08/2016 ALL SHAPES

3300kg

3900kg

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 79

09/2016-12/2017 DUAL CAB ONLY

3300kg

3900kg

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 79

09/2016-ON SINGLE CAB ONLY

3400kg

4200kg

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 79

01/2018-ON DUAL CAB ONLY 3400kg 4200kg

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200

11/2007-ON

3300-3350kg

3800kg

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200

11/2007-ON

3300-3350kg

4000kg

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO 150

11/2009-10/2017 EXCLUDES KAKADU

3000kg

3500kg

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER PRADO 150

11/2017-ON

3000kg

3500kg

 

 

 

 

 

FORD RANGER PX/PXII/PXIII

01/2012 ON 4X4 & 2X4 HI-RIDER

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

FORD RANGER PXIII

3200

3500

6000

No Change

3500

LOVELLS

FORD RANGER PXIII

3200

3500

6000

7000

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRONMAN 4X4

FORD RANGER PXII

3200

3500

6000

No Change

3500

LOVELLS

FORD RANGER PXII

3200

3500

6000

7000

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IRONMAN 4X4

FORD RANGER PX

3200

3500

6000

No Change

3500

LOVELLS

FORD RANGER PX

3200

3500

6000

7000

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLDEN COLARDO RG

2015-2015

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

RG 2012 - 2016

2900

3500

5400/5900⁴

No Change

2500 - 3000⁵

 

5400kg Petrol Models/5900kg Diesel Models     ⁵ 2500kg Petrol Models/3000kg Diesel Models

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ISUZU DMAX

06/2012 – ONWARDS 4X4 ALL SHAPES (SINGLE CAB / EXTRA CAB / DUAL CAB)

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

06/2012 - ONWARDS

2950

3500

5950

No Change

3500

LOVELLS

06/2012 - ONWARDS

2950

3600

5950

7000

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAZDA BT50

01/2012 – ONWARDS 4X4 & 2X4 HI-RIDER

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

LOVELLS

01/2012 – 07/2018

3200

3500

6000

7000

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NISSAN PATROL

12/2006 – ONWARDS Y61 GU ZD30DDTi (LEAF ONLY)

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

LOVELLS

12/2016 - ONWARDS

3400

3900

6660

No Change

3200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA HILUX

03/2005 – 09/2015 4X4 KUN26R & GGN25R

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

03/2005 – 09/2015

2710 - 2835⁶

3350

4600 - 4750⁷

No Change

3200

 

⁶ 2710kg Extra Cab, 2780kg Dual Cab & 2835kg Single Cab     ⁷ 1GR-FE 4750kg / 2TR-FE 4600kg

LOVELLS

03/2005 – 09/2015

 

2710 - 2835⁶

3300

5210 - 5335⁷

No Change

2500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

⁶ 2710kg Extra Cab, 2780kg Dual Cab & 2835kg Single Cab     ⁷ 1GR-FE 4750kg / 2TR-FE 4600kg

 

*GVM figures will alter, on all Hilux variants, as towing capacities with automatic transmission can be de-rated by 250kg, please refer to your owner’s manual for confirmation

* Important: When fitting a Lovells 3500kg GVM Upgrade to the Toyota Hilux 2WD high ride, the vehicle must have a minimum tyre load index of 110 and 6 stud rims to remain compliant. (Does not suit low-ride/non-high-ride 2WD variants which run 5 stud wheels).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA HILUX

0310/2015 – ONWARDS GUN126 SERIES 4X4 & 2X4 HI-RIDER

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

10/2015 – ONWARDS WORKMATE

3000

3510ª

5850

No Change

3200

 

ª Requires CAT6 indicators to be fitted to the front guard

 

IRONMAN 4X4

10/2015 – ONWARDS SR / SR5

3050

3510

5850

No Change

3500

LOVELLS

10/2015 - ONWARDS

3000

3500*

6500

7000

3500

 

*GVM figures will alter on all Hilux variants as towing capacities with automatic transmission can be de-rated by 250kg, please refer to your owner’s manual for confirmation

* Important: When fitting a Lovells 3500kg GVM Upgrade to the Toyota Hilux 2WD high ride, the vehicle must have a minimum tyre load index of 110 and 6 stud rims to remain compliant. (Does not suit low-ride/non-high-ride 2WD variants which run 5 stud wheels).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 76

03/2007 - ONWARDS

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

LOVELLS

76 series WAGON 02/2007 - ONWARDS

3000

3660

6500

7160

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 78

03/2007 - ONWARDS

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

LOVELLS

78 series TROOP CARRIER

3300

3900

6800

7400

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 79

03/2007 – 08/2016 ALL SHAPES

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

03/2007 – 08/2016 ALL SHAPES

3300

3900

6800

No Change

3500

LOVELLS

03/2007 – 08/2016 ALL SHAPES

3300

3900

6800

7400

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 79

09/2016 – 12/2017 DUAL CAB

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

09/2016 – 12/2017 DUAL CAB ONLY

3300

3900

6800

No Change

3500

LOVELLS

09/2016 – 12/2017 DUAL CAB ONLY

3300

3900

6800

7400

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 79

09/2016 – ONWARDS 5 STAR ANCAP SAFETY RATED

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

09/2016 –ONWARDS SINGLE CAB ONLY

3400

3900

6900

No Change

3500

LOVELLS

09/2016 –ONWARDS SINGLE CAB ONLY

3400

4200

6900

7700

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 79

01/2018 - ONWARDS

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

01/2018 -ONWARDS DUAL CAB ONLY

3400

3900

6900

No Change

N/A

LOVELLS

01/2018 -ONWARDS DUAL CAB ONLY

3400

4200

6900

No Change

3500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 200

11/2007 – ONWARDS

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

IRONMAN 4X4

200 series 11/2007 – ONWARDS

3300 – 3350

3580

6800 – 6850

No Change

3500

LOVELLS

200 series 11/2007 – ONWARDS

3300 – 3350

3800

3800-6850

7500

3500⁸

LOVELLS

200 series 11/2007 – ONWARDS

3300 – 3350

4000

6800 – 6850

No Change

3500⁹

 

⁸ 3500kg – Upgrade to 4000kg available     ⁹ 3500kg – Upgrade NOT available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA PRADO 150

11/2009 – 10/2017 EXCLUDES KAKADU

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

LOVELLS

11/2009 – 10/2017 EXCLUDES KAKADU

3000

3500

5500

6000

2500ª

 

ª 2500kg – Upgrade to 3100kg available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOYOTA PRADO 150

11/2017 – ONWARDS EXCLUDES KAKADU

GVM BRAND

SUITS BUILD DATA

 

OE GVM

NEW GVM

OE GCM

NEW GCM

TOWING CAPCITY

LOVELLS

11/2017 - ONWARDS

3000

3500

6000

6500

3000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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