Coil sprung patrol GVM upgrade?

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 at 07:10
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Hi all,

I'm interested in purchasing a patrol station wagon (2008 model) and was curious if anyone knew of a GVM upgrade available for this model?

I know there is one available for the rear-leaf models.
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Reply By: mechpete - Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 at 09:05

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 at 09:05
think you will find it difficult , a mate of mine had his coil cab ute done a month ago
an found not many are keen on coil spring upgrades .his was done in Shepparton
cheers mechpete
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Reply By: Member - John - Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 at 09:48

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 at 09:48
Yes, my 4.8 was done a few months ago, ATOC in Lilydale Melbourne. Many other firms do the wagon also, google will be your friend.
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Reply By: mountainman - Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 at 20:27

Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 at 20:27
Keep an eye on the coil spring retainer mounts on the chassis
They are known to crack on the patrols in the rear when frequently driven with a decent load on.
There are bracing kits you can buy on the market from superior engineering or similar companies
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 06:25

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 06:25
Mountainman, is part of the GVM upgrade, has to be the welded type, not the bolt on type.
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Follow Up By: Member - Vince M (NSW) - Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 07:55

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 07:55
John is spot on
There are several ways & there is also a kit to beef up the chassis all have to be welded on
It was common to get the cracking
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 08:33

Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 08:33
My dual cab chassis belt and braces, ATOC welded in coil tower brace, lower circled bit, CSE coil tower brace, upper circled bit, PSR chassis fishplates welded along chassis rails also.
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Reply By: sweetnam - Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 at 13:02

Thursday, Nov 28, 2019 at 13:02
With the weld on brace i believe the new limit is 3540kg based on the axle load ratings.....
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