Toyota Landcruiser 200 – GVM Upgrade 4000kg & GVM 3800kg + GCM Upgrade 7500kg & GCM 7300kg

Toyota Landcrusier 200 series GVM Upgrade

Upgrade your Toyota Landcruiser 200 series from factory 3300kg to 4000kg GVM -or- to 3800kg GVM

GVM Upgrade

Step 1, upgrade your Toyota Landcruiser 200 series to 3800kg GVM (or the new 4000kg GVM) through Second Stage of Manufacture (SSM)

Braked Towing Capacity

Step 2, opt to upgrade through Second Stage of Manufacturing (SSM) and not LS11 code to ensure your braked towing capacity will not decrease

Success

With a 3800kg GVM (or the new 4000kg GVM), an unchanged OE 3500kg brake tow rating & a GCM from 6800kg to 7300kg (or GCM from 6800kg to 7500kg if you opt for 4000kg GVM) you are set up - (if complianced through SSM and not LS11)

Save

Save $550-$660 under the second stage manufacturer (SSM) scheme if GVM upgrade is carried out prior to inital registration point

GVM Upgrades with SSM vs. LS11

Find out more information on the specifics of doing a Second Stage of Manufacture GVM upgrade vs. LS11 GVM upgrade

More information on SSM vs. LS11


TOYOTA LANDCRIUISER 200 SERIES - GVM UPGRADE 3800KG & GVM UPGRADE 4000KG PLATINUM - LOVELLS SECOND STAGE OF MANUFACTURE (SSM)

LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES GVM & GCM UPGRADE OVERVIEW

BUILD DATANEW GVMOE GCMNEW GCMBTC UPGRADE ELIGIBLENEW AXLE CAPACITYNEW AXLE CAPACITY
11/2007-ON ALL VARIANTS38006800-68507300YES 4000KG OPTIONAL1800 Front2000 Rear
11/2007-ON ALL VARIANTS4000 PLATINUM6800-68507500NO 3500KG ONLY1900 Front2100 Rear

The Original Equipment maximum braked towing capacity for example on the Toyota Landcruiser 200 series is 3500kg. This doesn’t increase nor decrease when our GVM Upgrade is fitted, it remains at 3500kg. Unlike LS11 10% GVM upgrades where the braked towing capacity will decrease - but that is a completely different ball game marketed at vehicles prior to 2005 build dates & vehicles that do not have Second Stage of Manufacturer testing approvals, read more about LS11 vs. SSM here.

Expect approx. 30mm-50mm lift over OE, dependant on weight and location of accessories fitted. Save $550 - $660 if GVM upgrade is done prior to first inital registration point under the second stage manufacturer (SSM) scheme.

 

LANDCRUISER 200 SERIES LOVELLS GVM / GCM UPGRADE - SUMMARY AND OPTIONS

  • The Landcruiser 200 series Lovells GVM of 3800kg

    • If you have a Lovells 3800kg GVM upgrade your GCM can be increased to 7300kg
    • If you have a Lovells 3800kg GVM upgrade fitted you are eligible to increase your Braked Towing Capacity (BTC) to 4000kg
      • The GCM can be upgraded to 7800kg if you fit the 4000kg Braked Towing Capacity (BTC) upgrade in conjunction with the 3800kg GVM upgrade.
    • A vehicle that already has a Lovells 3800kg GVM upgrade fitted uses different suspension to the newly available Lovells 4000kg Platinum GVM upgrade. To increase a vehicle to 4000kg Platinum GVM that already has a Lovells 3800kg GVM upgrade fitted will require suspension alterations. It cannot be re-certified from 3800kg GVM to 4000kg GVM until the shock absorbers and springs are changed to 4000kg Platinum GVM compliant type.
  • The Landcruiser 200 series Lovells GVM of 4000kg Platinum (CPA 40257/46734)

    • If you have a Lovells 4000kg Platinum GVM upgrade your GCM can be increased to 7500kg
    • If you have a Lovells 4000kg Platinum GVM upgrade fitted you are not eligible to increase your Braked Towing Capacity (BTC) to 4000kg. The maximum Towing Capacity is 3500kg if you have a 4000kg Platinum GVM upgrade fitted.
      • If you require a 4000kg Braked Towing Capacity (BTC) and already have a 4000kg Lovells Platinum GVM upgrade fitted you must revert to 3800kg  GVM suspension followed by certification before you can apply a 4000kg BTC upgrade.
    • The Lovells 4000kg Platinum series GVM shock absorbers feature threaded height adjustable struts and 4 year / 100,000km warranty. The Platinum series shock absorbers have been developed and utilised on armoured vehicles in both the Middle East and USA for over 8 years with great success.
    • The Lovells 4000kg Platinum series GVM upgrade kit comes with an option of four (4) designs of coil springs for greater load/ride quality flexibility and the World famous Germany Technology 46mm bore Mono-Tube shock absorbers
      • FRONT COIL SPRINGS CAN BE SPECIFIED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
        • TFR-121- Vehicle has minimal load bearing front accessories and axle capacity is less than 1500kg
        • TFR-123- Vehicle has load bearing accessories such as steel bull bar, winch, dual batteries etc and axle capacity is greater than 1500kg
      • REAR COIL SPRINGS CAN BE SPECIFIED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
        • TRR-122HD- Vehicle has minimal load bearing rear accessories and axle capacity is less than 1600kg
        • TRR-122HDAV- Vehicle has load bearing accessories such as long range fuel tank, rear steel bar, drawer systems and its primary use is for towing. For axle capacities greater than 1600kg.
      • We suggest having your vehicle weighed with our calibrated weigh bridge prior to ordering.
  • The Landcruiser 200 series Lovells Braked Towing Capacity (BTC) of 4000kg

    • If you have a Lovells 4000kg Braked Towing Capacity (BTC) upgrade already fitted to your vehicle in conjunction with the Lovells 3800kg GVM, it is not possible to increase your GVM from 3800kg to 4000kg without loosing your 4000kg BTC.
      • The 4000kg BTC would need to be de-rated to 3500kg BTC to allow the 3800kg GVM to be increased to 4000kg GVM.
      • The 7800kg GCM would need to be de-rated to 7500kg GCM to allow the 3800kg GVM to be increased to 4000kg GVM.

 

 

IS IT TRUE? CAN THE BRAKED TOWING CAPACITY BE UPGRADED ON A 200 SERIES?

Yes this is certainly the case, and the Braked Towing Capacity increase is SSM approved. Not only can the GVM be increased on the Toyota Landcruiser 200 series, but the Braked Towing Capacity can also be increased from 3500kg to 4000kg. Read more about the Toyota Landcruiser 200 series Braked Towing Capacity upgrade here.

 

SUMMARY OF CURRENT FEDERAL LEGISLATION

At the time of the Identification Plate Approval on this vehicle, Lovells as a Second Stage Manufacturer under Federal legislation have revised their own upgraded GCM (Gross Combined Mass) past those specificied from the First Stage Manufacturer. Due to the format of the RVD/RVCS most vehicles GCM are not noted in Lovells DIT Approval for Second Stage of Manufacture. In considering the information on the RVD it is important to note that there are no ADR rules requiring a GCM value to be provided to RVCS (for this category vehicle), is not a requirement on the RVD1 form and is not on the First Stage Manufacturer (OEM) vehicle's Identification Plate Approval. The new GCM is basically governed by the new GVM of the vehicle and the maximum braked towing capacity.

The Federal Legislation, or superior legislation, is known as Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule – Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005.  The relevant definitions under the ADR:

"MANUFACTURER - the name of the person or company who accepts responsibility for compliance with the Australian Design Rules and to whom the ‘Compliance Plate’ approval certificate is issued."
"GROSS COMBINATION MASS - value specified for the vehicle by the ‘Manufacturer’ as being the maximum of the sum of the ‘Gross Vehicle Mass’ of the drawing vehicle plus the sum of the ‘Axle Loads’ of any vehicle capable of being drawn as a trailer."

From these definitions the Manufacturer is Lovells Springs Pty Ltd because that is the company that accepts responsibility for compliance with the ADR and to whom the compliance plate approval certificate is issued. Considering the definition of GCM, the Manufacturer Lovells can specify the GCM as being the maximum of the GVM plus the axle loads of the trailer.

At a Federal level, we can confirm the following which was uploaded to the infrastructure.gov.au website on 3rd August 2018. https://infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/compliance_and_enforcement/compliance_update/2018/rvcu-2018-August-issue-3.aspx

Administrator's Circular 0-4-6 (Certification of vehicles which have undergone a second stage of manufacture) was amended in June 2018 following industry consultation. The circular was amended to include arrangements for Second Stage Manufacture (SSM) Light Vehicles that have been subject to a Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) upgrade under Clause 10—and formalise current business practice for GVM upgrades to light vehicles.

Of note:

  • The revised circular only applies to new applications and new amendments to existing Identification Plate Approvals (IPAs).
  • The Circular will not affect the existing IPAs held by the second stage manufacturers. Existing IPA holders can continue to supply (to the market) vehicles covered by the approved Road Vehicle Descriptors (RVDs). This includes vehicles where the approved RVD has variants that exceed the first stage manufacturer's Gross Combination Mass (GCM) rating or Rated Towing Capacity or Maximum Braked Towing Mass rating.
  • The option of GCM or towing capacity upgrade may be available to consumers in some state and territory jurisdictions, after the vehicle is supplied to the market.

To clarify GCM & Braked Towing Capacity upgrades the Federal Deptartment states - Where an IPA has been approved for GVM increase as well as in some cases increased Rated Towing Capacity , GCM is a consequence of the modifications done under that approval.

This clarification from the Federal Deptartment clearly shows that we can continue to supply vehicles covered by the approved RVDs.  This is for GVM, GCM and BTC upgrades as described on the RVD1 passenger category vehicles.

Federal GCM upgrades are available for Queensland, New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania. When Gross Combination Mass is upgraded pre-registration the end user can register their vehicle into any state in Australia (including Queensland) and the SSM Approved pre-rego GCM upgrade will be recognised.

 

 

TRAVELLING THROUGH QUEENSLAND? WE CAN UPGRADE YOUR POST-REGISTERED VEHICLE AT OUR BRISBANE BASED FACILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING STATES

STATEMECHANICAL FROM BRISBANEFULL CERTIFICATION FROM BRISBANE
QUEENSLANDYESYES
NEW SOUTH WALESYESYES
VICTORIAYESYES
SOUTH AUSTRALIAYESYES
WESTERN AUSTRALIAYESNO
TASMANIAYESNO
NORTHERN TERRITORYYESNO

 

REQUIREMENTS TO PLACE AN ORDER

 

PRE-REGISTRATION UPGRADES (I.E. VEHICLE IS BRAND NEW, END USER HAS NOT ACCEPTED DELIVERY OF THE VEHICLE AND MOTOR DEALER HAS NOT YET REGISTERED THE VEHICLE)

Vehicle details

  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Engine number
  • Vehicle build date (month and year)
  • Seating capacity

Client details

  • End user name on contract of sale
  • End user address (not a PO box)

Financials

  • $1,000.00 deposit, if financed through vehicle package then a purchase order number from applicable Toyota dealership

Finer details

  • Is old suspension to be disposed of? There is no resale value on OEM suspension and it cannot be used as spare parts as it will deem your upgrade as non-compliant until GVM certified parts are re-fitted.
  • Is vehicle is having any front axle constant loads (i.e. bullbar or winch). If so, it is suggested to be fitted whilst we are carrying out the upgrade (or prior to). This is so the front spring platform height can be adjusted correctly. Altering the spring platform height at a later date can be costly.
  • Provide in detail how you heard or found out about BAM Garage

After upgrade

  • Upon insuring your new vehicle do make your insurance provider aware of the upgrade
  • Suspension to be retensioned within 0,500km. (0.5 hour labour charge applies).

 

POST-REGISTRATION UPGRADES (I.E. VEHICLE IS ALREADY IN-SERVICE)

Vehicle details

  • Copy of registration certificate - must show full engine number. These are no longer posted to you, it may need to be requested online.
  • Image front of vehicle
  • Image side of vehicle
  • Image rear of vehicle
  • Image current odometer reading
  • Image of the vehicle compliance plate

Client details

  • End user name
  • End user address (not a PO box)

Financials

  • $1,000.00 deposit

Finer details

  • Is old suspension to be disposed of? There is no resale value on OEM suspension and it cannot be used as spare parts as it will deem your upgrade as non-compliant until GVM certified parts are re-fitted. If your old suspension has already been lifted but is more than 3 years old or 60,000km you likely will find it difficult to get a worthwhile resale
  • Are there any future plans for additional front axle constant loads (i.e. bullbar or winch). It is suggested to be fitted whilst we are carrying out the upgrade (or prior to). This is so the front spring platform height can be adjusted correctly. Altering the spring platform height at a later date can be costly. This is not relevant if vehicle already has bullbar / winch, in which case answer not applicable.
  • Does vehicle have airbags fitted to the rear axle? Depending on vehicle current ride height these may be too short & not re-usable. If yes, are we to replace, reuse or decomission?
    • If vehicle does not have a true 2 inch lift already fitted the airbags will be too short and not salvagable
    • Warning: if airbags are over 18months old they are not suggested to be re-used as the airbag will have moulded into shape with the old coil spring which can result in leakage. In some examples the airbags are impossible to remove from the old coil due to swelling. This applies to both light duty and heavy duty airbags. There is no warranty provided for leakage post-recycling as per these age suggestions.
    • Always check with your insurance company as some do not cover a vehicle at all that has bellows airbags fitted
  • Provide in detail how you heard or found out about BAM Garage

After upgrade

  • Change of particulars form to be lodged with state transport authority (provided by BAM Garage).
  • Notify your insurance company of the upgrade. It should not affect your premium, under the rare condition that it does it may be worth looking at a different insurance provider.
  • Suspension to be retensioned within 0,500km. (0.5 hour labour charge applies).

 

 

WARRANTY – LOVELLS SUSPENSION AND TOWING KITS

Coil Springs                                          5 year unlimited km

Leaf Springs                                         5 year unlimited km

Shock Absorbers                                 3 year/70.000km whichever occurs first

Shock Absorbers Platinum series    4 year/100.000km whichever occurs first

Suspension Components                   2 year/40,000km whichever occurs first

Towing Components                           2 year/40,000km whichever occurs first