GVM or GVW + HD suspension?

Submitted: Wednesday, Oct 22, 2003 at 23:10
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Hi
My IFS 4runner has a kerb weight of 1900kg and a Gross Vehicle Weight of 2510kg. Now, everything being equal, this gives me a small payload of 610kg which is not enough for my requirements.

So I had an Old Man Emu suspension kit fitted (shocks and springs) which jacked the suspension up by about 50mm - what I don't know is this: how much has the GVW increased?

I know this cannot be an exact measurement but, what can I safely assume the new GVW to be? Is 10%, 20% or even a 30% increase in GVW a reliable guide?

Many thanks,

enzo
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 00:54

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 00:54
Enzo, your GVM does NOT increase with a suspension upgrade. The only way to get a GVM upgrade is to have it engineered. Sorry
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 01:05

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 01:05
Enzo, just had a look at your web site. Seeing that you are in Africa, and I do not know what the local laws are regarding GVM upgrades, I will quietly slip into the background. Please disregard the first post. Hope some body can answer your question.
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 01:44

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 01:44
Enzo, just finished reading your web site and your not in Africa at all. Still don't know anything about UK rules. Sorry I can not help you out. Thanks for the link to the Playtpus 4x4 site.
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Follow Up By: enzo- Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 06:05

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 06:05
Hi
Not in Africa yet! Anyway, what's your Platypus 4x4 connection?

enzo
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Reply By: Member - John - Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 19:20

Thursday, Oct 23, 2003 at 19:20
Enzo, No connection to Platypus 4x4, just my wife collects Platypus stuff and I have e-mailed them regarding stickerrs etc. Hope you sort out your GVM problem.
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Reply By: Les from Lovells Springs Central - Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 15:24

Friday, Oct 24, 2003 at 15:24
G'Day Mate...
If you have an upgraded suspension kit that lifts your vehicle around 50mm then you would find that the rate of the springs would and should go up around 25% - 35% then this should give you an incresae in your carry capacity of around the same.
It will depend on how and where you have the vehicle loaded.
As far as the law goes with the max gvm on your vehicle consult your local toyota dealer for all the relavent info on axle/ bearing loads as this plays a big part in this.
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