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What's involved in having a GVM suspension upgrade?

GVM stands for Gross Vehicle Mass, which is the maximum weight a vehicle is allowed to weigh when fully loaded. A GVM suspension upgrade is typically done to increase the weight-carrying capacity of a vehicle beyond its original specification.

Here are the typical steps involved in having a GVM suspension upgrade:

Consultation with a suspension specialist: The first step is to find a specialist who can provide advice on the GVM upgrade and which suspension system is best suited for the vehicle. The specialist will also determine the GVM upgrade capacity that is possible for the vehicle.

Inspection of the vehicle: The suspension specialist will inspect the vehicle and assess the current suspension system to determine if any additional components are required for the upgrade. They will also check if the current vehicle specifications meet the requirements for a GVM suspension upgrade.

Upgrade of suspension components: The suspension specialist will upgrade the suspension components, such as springs, shock absorbers, and sway bars, to meet the new weight requirements. The upgrade process can involve replacing existing components or adding new ones, depending on the vehicle's requirements.

Testing and certification: Once the GVM suspension upgrade is completed, the vehicle will undergo a comprehensive testing process to ensure that it meets the required standards. The testing process can include road tests, load testing, and other inspections to ensure that the vehicle can handle the increased weight capacity. The specialist will then certify that the vehicle meets the GVM upgrade requirements.

In summary, a GVM suspension upgrade involves consulting with a suspension specialist, inspecting the vehicle, upgrading suspension components, and testing and certifying the vehicle to ensure that it meets the required standards for carrying heavier loads.



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