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What is a GVM Upgrade?

A Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM) upgrade involves increasing the maximum weight that a 4x4 vehicle can legally carry. This upgrade is particularly beneficial for off-road enthusiasts, overlanders, and commercial users. Here’s why:

  • Increased Payload Capacity: A GVM upgrade enables your vehicle to carry heavier loads, making it more versatile for transporting equipment, camping gear, or supplies for long-distance travel.

  • Improved Safety: Reinforcing the chassis, suspension, and brakes to accommodate the increased weight enhances stability and handling, reducing the risk of accidents, particularly on rough terrain.

  • Enhanced Towing Capability: With a higher GVM, your vehicle can safely tow heavier trailers, caravans, or boats without compromising performance.

  • Extended Range: The ability to carry more fuel, water, and supplies allows for longer trips without frequent refueling stops.

  • Better Off-Road Performance: Improved suspension components increase ground clearance, making the vehicle more capable of handling tough terrains.

  • Customization Options: Tailor your GVM upgrade with heavy-duty springs, shocks, and other aftermarket accessories to meet your specific needs.

  • Warranty Preservation: Engineered to meet legal and manufacturer guidelines, many GVM upgrades maintain the vehicle’s warranty.

  • Increased Resale Value: A vehicle with a GVM upgrade is often seen as an investment, leading to higher resale value.

  • Versatile Application: Beneficial for recreational and commercial vehicles alike, GVM upgrades enhance carrying capacity for tools and equipment.

  • Compliance with Regulations: Helps your vehicle adhere to weight regulations, avoiding potential fines.

What is a Coil Conversion?

A coil conversion replaces the leaf springs of a vehicle's suspension with coil springs. This modification can offer several benefits:

  • Improved Ride Comfort: Coil springs provide a smoother ride by absorbing bumps more effectively than leaf springs.

  • Enhanced Handling: Coil springs offer better flexibility and control, improving vehicle handling, especially on uneven terrain.

  • Increased Flexibility: Coil springs adapt more efficiently to various loads and road conditions, providing a consistent driving experience.

  • Better Off-Road Performance: Enhanced suspension articulation from coil springs allows for improved traction and stability on rough terrain.

  • Customization Potential: Coil conversions enable users to adjust the suspension setup to meet specific needs, offering more flexibility in ride height and load capacity.

At McCormacks4wd in Brisbane, we specialize in both GVM upgrades and coil conversions to help you unlock the full potential of your 4x4. Whether you’re seeking to improve payload capacity or ride comfort, our expert services are tailored to your vehicle’s specific needs.

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