GVM Upgrades

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Lock and Load with Pedders GVM Upgrades

If you carry loads for a living or are serious about what you take with you on your next journey then look no further. Pedders GVM Upgrades offer one of the best suspension upgrades and car suspension replacement for your vehicle proudly backed by our nationwide network of certified installers and service centers.

When your vehicle is fully loaded for the journey ahead or if you’re carrying the tools of your work trade, chances are that your car may be overloaded beyond its GVM and you may not even know it. Common items such as tools, tool boxes, cargo, bull bars, winches, towbars, recovery gear and even your passengers all combine to increase the overall gross vehicle mass. It is also important to note that if you have purchased a cab/chassis, the weight of the tray is not part of the “curb weight”. Every vehicle on our roads today has an official legally allocated gross vehicle mass rating (GVM). The GVM rating is a legal weight figure (in kg’s) that results in the total maximum allowable weight of a vehicle when fully loaded. It’s essentially the maximum legal weight, that you can safely drive at for that particular vehicle.

Pedders offer a GVM suspension upgrade solution for selected models to assist in compliance for GVM ratings. The reason for this solution is to satisfy the following requirements: O.H.&S. motor vehicle insurance, warranty issues and being road legal. Through exhaustive and detailed testing, the Pedders GVM Upgrade Kits have been approved by the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport.

So if you’re unsure about the GVM of your vehicle or if you think that you are running your vehicle over the legal weight limit, then book your car into one of our Test Lane or Test Lane Plus Stores for a Pedders Tech Check and Report. With the use of our Test Lanes we can check the axle weight and corner weights of your vehicle to determine the overall GVM figure and advise you if your vehicle is overloaded and what options are available for your vehicle.


GVM Upgrades from Pedders:

  • We offer Australian certified suspension upgrade kits that comprise heavy duty Pedders Suspension components, drive shafts and joints. This means that all of our GVM upgrade solutions kits are endorsed and certified by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport.
  • All components installed as part of a Pedders GVM upgrade package are backed by a Pedders 2 Year/40,000kms Nationwide Warranty.
  • Ideal choice for towing caravans, horse floats, camper and general trailers who need that extra load carrying capacity.
  • Great for serious four wheel drives fitted with bull bars, winches, recovery equipment, drawer systems, camping gear and underbody protection looking for compliance to the federal and state GVM laws.
  • When the GVM Upgrade kit has been installed to a new vehicle by the trained Pedders technicians at a Pedders store, a compliance plate will be fitted. The new vehicle can now be registered with new increased G.V.M. This procedure will allow the vehicle to be legally used in all states of Australia. For vehicles that have already been road registered, the vehicle is to be inspected by an authorised Automotive Engineer in that state and be issued with a compliance certificate.
  • So, if you are planning ahead with an impending new vehicle purchase, or have realised that your current vehicle isn’t quite handling the load we have the solution.

Official Approval Documentation Links:

Included in the following website links you will find the official approval documentation for each Pedders GVM kit we offer.

Model Download documentation
PX Ranger Hi Rise Download
RG Colorado 2wd Download
RG Colorado 4wd Download
Isuzu D-Max Hi Rise Download
Mazda BT50 Hi Rise Download
Nissan Navara D40 Download
Toyota Hi Lux 4wd Download
Toyota landcruiser 70 series Download
Volkswagen Amarok Download
GEN 8 Hilux Download

Pedders GVM upgrade solutions for selected vehicle models assist in compliance for increased certified GVM ratings. The reasons why you may require a GVM parts solution is to satisfy the following requirements: O.H.&S., vehicle insurance, warranty issues and being road legal. Through exhaustive and detailed testing, the Pedders GVM Upgrade Kits have been approved by the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Transport.

Compatibility: For brand new vehicles; prior to registration. When the GVM Upgrade kit has been installed to a new vehicle by the trained Pedders technicians at a Pedders store, an additional compliance plate advertising the uprated GVM figure will also be fitted. A replacement axle ratings sticker will also be fitted where required. The new vehicle can now be registered and legally operated up to the new gross vehicle mass in all states of Australia.

Compatibility: For used vehicles that have already been registered and present as used with many kilometres and years of driving. For such vehicles that have already been road registered, the vehicle is to be inspected by an authorised Automotive Engineer in that state and be issued with a compliance certificate. This system does vary from state to state, please contact the registration Authority in your state or territory for further information.

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Legend: TL = TestLane, TL+ = TestLane Plus, GVM = GVM Upgrade Solutions
Australian Capital Territory
Belconnen TL+ GVM 02 6253 1755 Details
Phillip TL+ GVM 02 6217 0699 Details
Northern Territory
Darwin TL+ GVM 08 8941 1222 Details