Increase your 200 series GVM and Towing capacity!
APE Suspension using LOVELLS offer an increased tow from 3,500 kgs to 4,000 kgs whilst also increasing the ball weight from 350 kgs to 400 kgs. THIS APPLIES TO PRE REGISTERED VEHICLES ONLY! Do not allow your dealer to register your new vehicle if you are requiring a Towing Upgrade. This must be installed BEFORE REGISTRATION.
PLEASE NOTE* The DOT in WA will no longer process a used or already registered Toyota Landcruiser for a BTC towing upgrade! On Pre-registered vehicles.
APE Suspension have been granted authority by Department of transport WA to install these upgrades to new un-registered vehicles only.
WHY DO VEHICLES REQUIRE BTC (Braked Towing Capacity) UPGRADES?
If you need to tow to 4000kg (up from 3500kg standard Braked Towing Capacity), while at the same time meeting the practical and documentary compliance requirements of Work Safety, Police Licensing, Insurance, Lessors and Fleet Managers. Then the APE Lovells upgrade is compliant by the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government and Federal Compliance and come complete with a Second Stage Manufacturers compliance plate.
Federal Compliance (pre-registration) BTC Upgrades can only be fitted to vehicles fitted with a Lovells 3800kg GVM Upgrade. It cannot be installed to a standard vehicle with standard GVM.
Lovells Toyota Landcruiser LC200 GVM Upgrades have been tested and approved for Full Volume Second Stage Manufacture to comply with ADR35/05 ESC (Electronic Stability Control) Sine with Dwell verification and are suitable for KDSS and non-KDSS variants.
The process involves a GVM increase which involves the fsupply and fitment of APE (Lovells) approved (engineered and tested) coils and shock absorbers together with compliance plate and pit inspection. GVM upgrades due to their nature will increase the height of the vehicle fom standard. Height varies on load i.e. accessories installed to vehicle. A standard vehicle with no accessories may rise in height by approx 50 mm or 2 “. Stability and handling is greatly improved.
Once Lovells GVM is installed a new drop hitch assembly is supplied together with a new 6 point mount hitch assembly and load levelling bars. A new compliance plate is also supplied and installed. This is all fitted at the same time as it is Pit inspected prior to registration.
Please call us at APE Suspension 08 9302 6648 for more details.