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    Thinking of doing a gvm upgrade on my lc 90 wagon....currently on 33s and 2"tough dog shocks and springs...but have just purchased a new caravan and want to bring the towing capacity up a bit to take it over legal...and advice greatfully accepted

  • #2
    Unfortunately a GVM upgrade wont increase your tow capacity only your payload.
    Cheers
    Micheal.

    2008 GXL D4D Auto. GOING... GOING... GONE
    2015 GXL 1GD Auto. And it begins again...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by 120D4D View Post
      Unfortunately a GVM upgrade wont increase your tow capacity only your payload.
      It can do. I thought the same, but just had my Patrol GVM upgraded to 3495kg and the GCM was upgraded to 6000kg at the same time. So my tow weight is increased if my car weighs less than 3495kg. You will need to talk to an engineer in your state.
      Stephen Bloomer
      I did have - 2010 GXL D4D Auto, ARB bullbar, rails, sliders, winch, 40mm lift, Brown Davis bash plates and long range tank

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      • #4
        Originally posted by smakb View Post

        It can do. I thought the same, but just had my Patrol GVM upgraded to 3495kg and the GCM was upgraded to 6000kg at the same time. So my tow weight is increased if my car weighs less than 3495kg. You will need to talk to an engineer in your state.
        If you're doing a GVM and GCM upgrade and they combine it with a tow upgrade then yes, but usually a GVM upgrade is just that.
        Cheers
        Micheal.

        2008 GXL D4D Auto. GOING... GOING... GONE
        2015 GXL 1GD Auto. And it begins again...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 120D4D View Post

          If you're doing a GVM and GCM upgrade and they combine it with a tow upgrade then yes, but usually a GVM upgrade is just that.
          After doing some more reading, the main upgrade offered for towing must be done before initial registration. The example on the website talks about a 200 series which they upgrade the GVM by 500kg and up the towing capacity to 4 ton.

          The GVM part is to allow for the towball down weight from the van whilst still allowing the vehicle to be legal.

          It it drives me nuts that the upgrade is legal on one car, but not on another just because one is registered. The is obviously no safety issues involved as this would prevent both vehicles being upgraded.
          Stephen Bloomer
          I did have - 2010 GXL D4D Auto, ARB bullbar, rails, sliders, winch, 40mm lift, Brown Davis bash plates and long range tank

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          • #6
            It would be a waste of money to spend that much on a 90 series. Better to sell and buy something else if you need to tow more.
            Michael and Kelly

            [SIZE=1]1999 Prado Snowy 3.4L petrol, Ultimate Suspension 50mm lift (2013)[/SIZE][SIZE=1], BFG A/T, bull bar, winch, Twine hot water shower, home made rear drawers, Shippshape car top tent, UHF radio, tablet GPS & Navman GPS (both running OziExplorer)[/SIZE][SIZE=1], Spot 1, solar panel, second battery, inverter, Engel fridge and more[/SIZE]

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