Toyota Landcruiser 300 – GVM Upgrade 3800kg-4200kg estimated capacities

Toyota Landcrusier 300 series GVM Upgrade

Upgrade your Toyota Landcruiser 300 series from factory 3280kg to estimated capacity 3800kg-4200kg GVM


TOYOTA LANDCRIUISER 300 SERIES - GVM UPGRADE 3800KG TWIN TUBE & GVM UPGRADE 4200KG PLATINUM REMOTE RESERVOIR - LOVELLS SECOND STAGE OF MANUFACTURE (SSM)

LANDCRUISER 300 SERIES GVM UPGRADE OVERVIEW

BUILD DATANEW GVM*BTC UPGRADE ELIGIBLE*RELEASE DATE*NEW AXLE CAPACITY
12/2021-ON3800KG TWIN TUBEYES 4000KG OPTIONALDEC 2022TBC
12/2021-ON4200KG PLATINUM REMOTEYES 4000KG OPTIONALDEC 2022TBC
GR-S / GR SPORT & SAHARA ZX will have a considerably delayed release due to electronic damper design. It may also have reduced capacities.
*Note: Exact specifications and release dates are subject to change

 

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 300 SERIES LOVELLS GVM UPGRADE - [ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS NOW]

  • Are you looking at upgrading your Landcruiser 300 series GVM? We are accepting pre-orders now.

    • The Lovells GVM upgrade for the Landcruiser 300 (LC300) series has an estimated release date of betwene July 2022 and December 2022.
    • Due to high demand the initial release and pre-release of this product is expected to completely sell out Australia wide
    • Pre-release orders are usually capped
    • Prior to COVID 19 GVM upgrades would generally take 4-6 weeks to receive from point of order. Since COVID 19 due to many world wide factors some GVM upgrades have taking substantially longer to receive from point of order.
    • We strongly recommend planning your upgrade well in advance.
    • If you are wishing to commit to the LC300 GVM upgrade we would recommend placing a pre-order. All that is required is a $1,000 deposit which will secure you in the que in order of prefence.
    • Your order will become available in the order it was received. It will be a first in best dressed approach.
    • Call us now to place a deposit to secure your LC300 GVM pre-order

 

LANDCRUISER 300 SERIES LOVELLS GVM UPGRADE - WHAT DO WE KNOW

  • The Landcruiser 300 series Lovells GVM upgrade

    • The GVM estimated capacities for the Landcruiser 300 series FJA300 as as follows

      • LC300 3800KG GVM

      • LC300 4200KG GVM

    • The shock absorbers for the Landcruiser 300 series (LC300) 3.3L V6 twin turbo diesel are estimated to be as follows

      • 3800KG GVM upgrade - Landcruiser 300 series - Twin Tube

      • 4200KG GVM upgrade - Landcruiser 300 series - Platinum Remote Reservoir

    • The Landcruiser 300 series GVM upgrade will have recommended fitment of modified Upper Control Arms (UCA).

    • If you have a Lovells GVM upgrade fitted you are eligible to increase your Braked Towing Capacity (BTC) to an estimated capacity of 4000kg

    • The LC300 GVM upgrade will be available pre-registration and post-registration (Queensland registered vehicles)

    • The LC300 BTC upgrade will be available pre-registration and post-registration (Queensland registered vehicles)

    • The Lovells 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.

    • LC300 series GVM upgrade for the GRS model may have a delayed release due to electronic damper design. It may also have reduced capacities.

    • There are many variables when it comes to testing GVM Upgrades, Axle Assembly Capacity increases and Towing Capacity Upgrades. Testing takes place between three States and multiple test tracks/facilities.

    • Product release is at the mercy of weather, track and facility availability, key staff and consulting engineers schedules, COVID, raw material supply, production issues, small component suppliers and the Federal Deptartment of Transport

    • Technical estimated specifications

      • Bore diameter = 46 mm

      • Shaft diameter = 20mm

      • 8 Step Adjustable bump and rebound settings, via finned/aircooled reservoirs.

      • Material (Body): Steel grade STKM12B , ZINC IRIDESCENT+NANO ELECTRO DEPOSIT LACQUER (NEDL) COATING

      • Material (Reservoir): Blue anodized Aluminium Finned tube .

      • Complete with rear stone deflectors and custom mounting kits for reservoirs

      • Piston retainer nuts, mechanically peened to stop failure at high temperature.

      • Shafts are manufactured from tough 20mm hardened chrome micro alloy steel, precision engineered to withstand the harshest of environments, while reducing friction and wear.

      • Damping force is increased by up to 40% on the hardest/highest setting over other aftermarket dampers to control spring oscillation at maximum GVM

      • Piston rod seals are high quality, high temperature multi-lip design to again reduce friction and provide longer life.

 

 

 

IS IT TRUE? CAN THE BRAKED TOWING CAPACITY BE UPGRADED ON A 300 SERIES?

Yes we believe this will be the case, and the Braked Towing Capacity increase is set to be SSM approved. Not only can the GVM be increased on the Toyota Landcruiser 300 series, but the Braked Towing Capacity can also be increased from 3500kg to 4000kg. Read more about the Toyota Landcruiser 300 series Braked Towing Capacity upgrade.

 

 

 

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) - SOME FEATURES OF THESE UPGRADES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DEPENDING ON WHICH STATE THE VEHICLE IS REGISTERED IN

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 ‚Äď 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