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GVM Upgrades

4×4’s, trailers

APE Suspension are authorised by the D.O.T to install Lovells and EFS GVM upgrades.  Many customers are not aware that they may be breaking the law due to inadvertently running over weight.  The Police and Transport inspectors are very much alive and well, not just in the state of WA but throughout the whole of Australia.

The usable payload of many 4X4 vehicles today is minimal. Additional basic optional equipment and two or three adult male occupants will bring the vehicle close to its legal maximum weight (Gross Vehicle Mass (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 kitchen sink then vehicle will ultimately exceed the Original Equipment allowable GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass).

Original manufacturers suspension is designed for comfort above all other considerations, thus load carrying and performance can be compromised.  APE understand this, supply and install suspension systems with matched components for the ultimate in performance, load carrying, and handling.

APE Suspension will take all the headache away for you as with the costs of each Upgrade we include:

Vehicle modification permits, supply, installation, wheel alignment, presentation and costs for complete pit inspection.  When you collect your completed vehicle all you need do is present your paperwork to your local ‘Rego’ office, pay nothing further, the job is complete! Simple.

For further information please call us or better still come by the shop with your vehicle for an informal discussion.  The subject of GVM Upgrades can be full on at times and confusing for our clients.  That’s normal! Its funny how there are so many experts out there?  Even your local hairdresser will know all about this subject, guaranteed!  We are here to help and provide you with the correct information, advice and ultimately the best GVM Upgraded installation.

Currently we provide GVM Upgrades for the following vehicles:


Ranger 4×4 PX 1, 2 and 3 to 3500 kgs


BT50 4×4 to 3500 kgs


Isuzu Dmax 4×4 06/2012 on to 3600 kgs


Prado 150 LWB 10/2009 On to 3500 kgs.

Landcruiser 200 series Wagon to 3800 kgs PLUS a Towing Upgrade On Pre-Registered Federal to 4000 kilos.  There is a cost for GVM and an additional cost for the towing upgrade.  Cannot be completed on pre-owned registered vehicles as Department of Transport in W.A. will no longer process paperwork.

Landcruiser 200 series Wagon to 4,000 kgs GVM.

Hilux KUN26 4×4 2005-2015 GVM upgrade to 3300 kgs.  Hilux 4×4 2015 on KUN126 to current GVM Upgrade to 3500 kgs.

Landcruiser 76 series GVM to 3660 kgs, Landcruiser LC70 78/79 series to 3900 kgs, Landcruiser 79 series ANCAP rated single cab to 4200 kgs.

We have new models being added to frequently, please call and ask.

In any case please contact us for further information preferably by telephone or better still come by the shop.

Thank you, look forward to hearing from you.

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