Is carrying heavy loads part of your regular work routine? Or maybe you’re a keen adventurer who loves nothing more than loading up your 4×4 with the dirt bikes and heading off into the bush for the weekend?

Either way, now might be a good time to start thinking about upgrading your suspension and load -carrying capacity. And you’re in luck, AME & Pedders offers complete GVM upgrades in Perth!

But don’t just take our word for it – AME & Pedders premium GVM upgrades in Perth are also available across the country. We offer a truly first-class service, and it’s backed by our nationwide network of certified installers and service centres!

GVM Upgrades in Perth and across Western Australia

Four-wheel drives and SUVs are becoming ever more popular on the road, with many of these vehicles being used for both work and recreational duties. However, if you’re regularly carrying or towing heavy loads, there’s a chance you might be operating your vehicle outside of its designed operation parameters.

For some vehicles, just adding a caravan or toolbox, a full load of passengers and a bullbar might already have the vehicle operating close to, or over its specified maximum GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) rating.

An overloaded vehicle is a potential safety hazard, as cornering and braking performance can be compromised. For peace of mind, our a AME & Pedders GVM Upgrade might be just the ticket for you – we’re available right through the Perth metropolitan area.

AME & Pedders offer our Perth GVM upgrades in outlets across the city and bay, wider Western Australia and beyond. We’re also proud to cater for a wide range of vehicle makes and models – whatever your vehicle, give us a call or drop in and we’ll do our best to help!

So, whether you’re in the market for the best Toyota Hilux GVM upgrade in Perth, or you’ve decided it’s time to treat your Ford Ranger to that GVM upgrade in Perth – AME & Pedders is the place for you!

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Industry Best Solutions from AME & Pedders

  1. All our GVM Upgrade Kits are certified by the Department of Infrastructure and Transport giving you peace of mind and assuring the very best quality.
  2. Quality Guaranteed with AME & AME & Pedders 2 Year/40,000kms Nationwide Warranty: Every suspension component we install as part of a AME &AME & Pedders GVM upgrade package is covered.
  3. Do you holiday with a towing caravan? Or tow horse floats or standard trailers? You may need a helping hand with extra load carrying capacity – if so our GVM Upgrade is made for you!
  4. The perfect choice for hefty 4x4s stacked with bull bars, winches, recovery equipment, drawer systems, camping gear and under body protection! We’ll make sure you’re 100% compliant to the federal and state GVM laws.
  5. For new vehicles, after installing the GVM Upgrade kit, a compliance plate will be fitted by the AME Automotive team: this means you can register your vehicle with the new increased GVM. Now you can legally drive your vehicle across every state in Australia. Too easy!
  6. Alternatively, if your vehicle has already been road registered, you will need to arrange for an authorised Automotive Engineer to inspect it and issue you with a compliance certificate.

GVM Terminology Explained
Many vehicle and caravan weight terms exist.But most leave us wanting more information.

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Effect Of Additional Weight On A Vehicle
AME & Pedders understands that weight and excessive weight impacts on a vehicle’s drive-ability in six ways.

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1. Chassis Dynamics: The Pitch, Roll and Yaw (The front to back, side to side and rotational motion) of the vehicle body over the wheels and in particular the reaction of these movements to driver input. Increased weight changes the speed and magnitude of these movements and creates a greater disconnect between driver input and vehicle response.


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2. Suspension Travel: The available upward (compression or bump) and downward (rebound) range of movement within the vehicle’s suspension system. Increased weight (typically seen with rear sagging caused by heavy loads) decreases the available compression travel for normal suspension operation thus increasing the frequency and severity of contact with the bump stops. This causes harsh ride characteristics, ineffective suspension control and increased risk of premature wear and tear on steering and suspension components.

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3. Braking Efficiency and Distance: Increased Total Weight creates a magnification of energy and force onto the vehicles braking system which in turn generates increased heat and stress. Increasing total Weight and/or Inconsistent Vehicle Loading has a significant impact on brake performance, braking longevity and most importantly braking distance.


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4. Tyre Contact and Steering Effectiveness: Towing and other increased rear end loads cause longitudinal weight transfer which reduces weight over the front axle. The result of this is reduced front tyre contact and grip with the road reducing the responsiveness of steering and braking to driver inputs and more specifically allowing the front of the vehicle to wander or float.

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5. Wheel Alignment: This is the correct angle of a vehicles tyres to maximise tyre contact under normal driving conditions. Increased weight causing changes in suspension travel and geometry, which affects the angle of the wheel resulting in the reduction of tyre contact with the road and increased tyre wear. Incorrect Wheel Alignment and Tyre Contact affects all facets of vehicle performance, most importantly safety through diminished steering responsiveness and braking efficiency.

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6. Legal Compliance: Every vehicle must operate within the weights tolerance specified by the original manufacturer. Failure to adhere to this deems the vehicle unroadworthy. And has other potential consequences including OH+S and insurance compliance issues.

Is your car compatible for a GVM upgrade? Click Here for a list of vehicles. Not in the list? Click Here to enquire about GVM Upgrades or book an appointment with AME Automotive.