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Off-road driving: Benefits of upgrading your 4x4 suspension

Updated: Aug 2, 2020

Gearing up to take on the off-road? Find out how a 4x4 suspension upgrade can increase your Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) and better equip you to take on the roads less travelled.

Benefits of a suspension upgrade

Whether you’re a regular on the beaten track or a newbie to the scene, it’s important to understand your car’s suspension.

When you first purchase your brand new 4x4, each vehicle is programmed to the suspension determined by the engineers that design them.

This standard suspension is usually good enough for most situations like carrying workloads and towing trailers, however, if you’re looking to kick it up a notch, you’re going to want to invest in a suspension upgrade.

Some of the benefits of a suspension upgrade include:

  • Greater vehicle clearance

  • Heavier load carrying capabilities

  • Better on-road handling

  • And of course, taking on bigger and better off-road tracks

That said, it’s important to understand that upgrading your suspension will not change the maximum load rating nor the legal amount of weight you can carry.

In order to do so, you will require a GMV upgrade.

GVM and GVM +

Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) is the maximum weight a vehicle can legally weigh. This includes your passengers, fuel, and workload, etc.

GVM + is a Suspension upgrade kit certified by the Commonwealth of Australia. This certified GMV+ kit allows you to legally increase the number of kilograms of payload you can carry.

All GVM + kits are federally certified and comply with the Australian Design Rules and Vehicle Safety Standards.

The benefits of a GVM + upgrade include:

  • Increased load-carrying capabilities

  • WHS compliance

  • Safer work environment

  • Improved stopping distances when laden

If your load is nudging the limits, be safe and consider a GVM + Suspension Upgrade Kit from the experts at Big Wheels.

Big Wheels offers a complete GVM + Suspension Upgrade Kit

Big Wheels GVM + Suspension Upgrade Kit is certified by all necessary parties so you can rest assured your suspension upgrade is legally recognised.

We have also partnered up with Pedders to enable us to perform this comprehensive upgrade kit.

At Big Wheels Truck Alignment we can also supply and fit non-certified two-inch lift kits in addition to the certified GVM Pedders Kits.

If you’re searching for aftermarket brands in non-certified, you can find them at Big Wheels Truck Alignment where we can also perform wheel alignments after the installation.

Ready to book your suspension upgrade or have any further questions for the team? Contact us today and we’ll get you on the off-roads in no time!

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