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7 of the best 4wd tracks in Australia

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Many international 4wd lovers visit our website, and today we want to show them some of the best 4wd tracks in Australia. 

 

Of course, this is not just for them, that's also for all of us who live in this beautiful country and either have already experienced some of these trips or are planning them in the near future.

 

We don't want to put any itinerary on a podium, and it's a crime not to mention places like the Kimberley in WA, the Simpson Desert across SA, NT and QLD, the Red Centre in NT and dozens more.

 

This is just a brief introduction to some of the best 4wd tracks in Australia. Enjoy.


 

Stockton Beach, New South Wales

That may be slightly biased to put this first, but since we are Newcastle based, Stockton beach is our backyard. We have covered some of our Sand Driving Tips in our blog sometimes ago, and Stockton Beach is the perfect place to take your 4wd on the beach. Stockton Beach is a paradise of hilly, soft sand dunes, (some can be over 1 kilometre wide). In specific sections of the beach, the dunes are very steep and can go up to 30 metres high. Stockton Beach distance is approx 53Km, one day will be enough to cover it, and you can use it all year around

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Canning Stock Route, Western Australia

Ok, this is a tough one...the Canning Stock Route is one of the world's most challenging and remote 4WD tracks. It runs for 1850km through Outback Western Australia, from Wiluna to Halls Creek, and the minimum suggested travel time is 16 days. May to August is the best time of the year to attempt it. This used to be an old stock route; today is quite isolated and not many services are available along the route so travelling in convoy is advisable

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The High Country, Victoria

This fantastic itinerary will take you through some abandoned mining towns that used to be bustling gold towns in the 1920's. Rugged mountains, cute wineries, rivers, fantastic panoramic views, this itinerary provides steep 4wd tracks such as Billy Goats Bluff, which in 6km will take you from 250 metres above sea level to 1480m. The location is between the towns of Mansfield to Harrietville; it's approx 300Km, it will take you three days to enjoy it. December to April is the best time to go

Victoria High Country

 

 

Cape York, Queensland

Also called the Old Telegraph Track this itinerary would take you to Australia tropical North Queensland. This region is only open for four-wheel drive exploration from April to October due to monsoonal flooding. Beautiful beaches in the Starcke Coast, great clay driving in the CREB Track, plenty creek and river crossings, this is a one of the world's best offroad adventure destinations. The distance is approx 850Km between Cooktown to Seisia and 24 days will be recommended to get the best out of it

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The Flinders Ranges, South Australia

The Flinders Ranges is one the best outback destinations in South Australia. There are 4WD tracks across this rugged regions with astonishing landscape views. National parks such as Ikara-Flinders Ranges and Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges are a must as well as the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, the first legally protected wilderness sanctuary in South Australia that will provide the visitor spectacular mountain views. Not mentioning Wilpena Pound, a natural amphitheatre, created through erosion over millions of years.

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Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

A true unforgettable Australian experience voted as a World Heritage Area for his culture and natural beauty. 4wd tracks are available throughout the park and passing through 50000 years indigenous heritage that will make you feel like driving through a giant rock art gallery. Wildlife is incredibly rich with over 290 birds varieties and depending on what season you will visit it; you will find dramatic scenic changes as shown in the photo below. 

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Fraser Island, Queensland

Another World Heritage destination stretching over 180,000 hectares making it the largest sand island in the world. It's hard to describe the incredible beauty of this region with never-ending white beaches and sand cliffs, freshwater lakes, rainforests growing on sand dunes 200 Meters high. This place attracts thousands of keen 4wd lovers from all over Australia, and it's one of the must-do 4wd experiences in Australia. 

Fraser Island

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Starter Motor Solenoids Explained

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You may be someone who already knows the insides outs of a particular part mechanism, or you may be a mechanic by trade (and you should really know all this stuff already), or you may be merely the average Joe who wish to learn more... no dramas, let's take a refreshing look at what is a starter motor solenoid and how it works. 

 

Basically, a starter solenoid (or also called starter relay) is that component in any car which switches a large electric current to the starter motor from the car battery, in response to small control current from the ignition switch, and which in turn sets the engine in motion. Its the same principle of a transistor, but using an electromagnetic solenoid rather than semiconductor to perform the switching. In many vehicles, the solenoid also engages the starter pinion with the ring gear of the engine.

 

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starter solenoid diagram

 

 

All modern starters rely on the solenoid to engage the starter drive with the ring gear of the flywheel. When the solenoid is energised, it operates a plunger or lever which forces the pinion into mesh with the ring gear. The pinion incorporates a one-way clutch so that when the engine starts and runs it will not attempt to drive the starter motor at excessive RPM.

 

Some older starter designs, such as the Bendix drive, used the rotational inertia of the pinion to force it along a helical groove cut into the starter drive-shaft, and thus no mechanical linkage with the solenoid was required.

 

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The starter solenoid is a "needy" individual and just like any human struggling to perform any actions if they are starving, a starter solenoid that receives insufficient power from the battery, won't be able obviously to start the motor and will let us know that by producing a rapid clicking sound. Yes.. that not so joyful clicking sound you heard in the morning at least once in your life just before going to work or worst by letting you down in the most unappropriates places and situations.

 

There are many reasons when that happens though, a low battery, corroded or loose connections in the battery cable, damaged positive red cables from the battery and a few more. The result of all these events is not enough power will be sent to the solenoid that can only push the engagement gear, making the metallic click sound

 

There is a trick to know if your starter solenoid is bad.

 

1) Turn the ignition key to the “On” position.

2) Look for the large terminal posts on the solenoid where the thick red wires connect to the solenoid

3) Touch the metal shaft of a screwdriver to both of the large terminals at the same time.

If the engine turns over and starts, the solenoid is bad and should be replaced.

 

 

There is hope though and if you ever get stuck in remote locations try some of the tips given by our good friend MadMatt on his 80 series Landcruiser. Check it out!

 

 

You can get to these type of starters shown in MadMatt video, and if stuck you can still jumpstart off the second terminal of the starter. But other types of starters use a plunger to push on a lever to engage the drive gear so they will only turn the motor if you jump power to the motor cable but will not turn the engine over. So in these models, the solenoid can't really be serviced and needs to be replaced.

 

If that's the case we have got a good range of starter motor solenoid in store and if your vehicle is not listed, let us know, and we'll supply for you

 

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Learn how to increase GVM and Offroad Performance on your Landcruiser 70 Series

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Our latest addition here at All Four x 4 Spares is one of those premium products that will dramatically increase offroad performance in a vehicle. This vehicle is not just any vehicle..when we are talking about the Landcruiser 70 Series 

 

We are very proud to bring on board:

 


Ultimate Dana 60                                                                                                                     

A Premium Rear Axle Full Floating solutiondana_logo

for LandCruiser 70 Series that improves:

  • Drive-ability
  • Higher axle load capacity
  • and increases durability

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This Ultimate Dana 60 is the biggest, strongest Dana 60 axle ever built, incorporating upgrades demanded by off-roaders

 

 

Check Dana 60's Video to learn more:

 

 

 

 

This Axle Kit is pretty cool since the original axle centre is offset with 95mm wider overall track

 

and while retaining the full-float design, the vehicle weight is carried by housing for greater load-carrying ability.

 

Previously vehicle users resorted to fitting illegal wheel spacers or had their original axle extensively modified by workshops to overcome the narrower rear track width. 

 

Dana is now able to provide a fully tested alternative backed by Dana’s extensive engineering team and supported with a 12 month / 30,000 Km warranty. 

 

An excellent example of ‘Aussie’ design, manufacturing expertise and capability”.

 

On top of the new axle include 95mm increased rear track width, some other major features are: increased lubrication capacity, higher axle load capacity, heavy-duty suspension bracketry, heavy-duty cover plate, plug and play E-Locker. The design cleverly allows retention of the original equipment brakes, hubs and wheels.  

 

 

Design inclusions:  

  • Retains the full-float design; vehicle weight is carried by housing for greater load-carrying ability 
  • Original axle centre offset with 95mm wider overall track – no wheel spacers required 
  • 30 spline larger diameter forged 1541 steel alloy axle shafts 
  • Selectable electronic locking differential – genuine Harrop Eaton E-Locker™ 
  • Heavy duty 9¾” (248 mm) ring gear 
  • Massive 3½” (89.9mm) outside diameter 0.390″ (10mm) wall thickness axle tubes 
  • Heavy-duty suspension brackets – ready for your heavy-duty suspension upgrade 
  • Nodular iron diff cover 
  • Spicer® 1350 Strap-style/Half-round end yoke 
  • Heavy duty Spicer™ drive shaft 
  • Designed to re-use the original vehicles brakes, ABS, wheel hubs and wheels

 

 

Spot the Difference..


  TOYOTA Axle DANA 60 Difference

Axle Width

1460mm 1555mm +95mm

Tube Diameter

Welded 80mm DOM 88.9mm +8.9mm

Tube Thickness

6.3mm 10mm +3.7mm

Spindle

Original Superior Alloy Stronger

Axle Shaft

Original Superior Alloy Stronger

Crown Wheel

OD 241mm OD 248mm +7mm

Oil Capacity

2.4L 3.25L +0.85L

Axle Weight

86Kg 105Kg +19Kg

Gross Axle Mass

3.318Kg 4.746Kg +1428Kg

Diff Lock

Optional TMC Locker Harrop Eaton E Locker Higher Capacity

 

 

 

 


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How Dana 60 gets manufactured?

 

 

 

How's Dana 60 feels Offroad?

Click here to watch this video

Credits and Special Thanks to 4X4australia.com.au

 

 

 

What do you get from Dana 60 Rear Axle Kit?

 

 

 

Why Dana?

 

Off-Road applications in Australian conditions are among the most arduous in the world and require drivelines built to last where heat, load capacity and high performance are the norms.

 

With products that enhance the performance of a host of 4x4 models, the Dana Performance range includes products that include complete front and rear axle assemblies, drive shafts and gear sets, right down to the world’s best universal joints from Dana Spicer.

 

Dana has earned an enviable reputation for premium driveline components from more than a century of supply to manufacturing - stretching from heavy-duty on-highway trucks and some of the world’s largest off-highway vehicles, to passenger cars from every country – a reputation you can trust for your 4x4. 

 

 

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Dana 60 will also increase the GVM on your 70 Series

 

Would you need to increase the GVM? Check how much weight your 70 Series could be carrying:

 

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Then ASK yourself these questions: 

 

  • Does your vehicle carry one or more of the above?

 

  • If so, what capacity is my vehicle carrying and is it legal?

 

  • Are you adhering to vehicle and safety regulations?

 

  • Are you an Employer responsible for your company car fleet? 

 

  • If so, as you are the ultimate responsibility to provide a safe working environment for you and your employees, are you sure to operate your vehicles with weights beyond their current equipment limits for heavy and/or remote work?

 

  • And could these heavy loads be breaching Occupational Health and Safety Regulations?

 

  • Did you know that there is the possibility of litigation under common law if a vehicle is operated beyond its legal road limits? 

 

  • On top of the possibility of insurance companies voiding payout if the vehicle is loaded beyond the approval G.V.M. 

 

  • REMEMBER: a reputation can take years to build and only moments to destroy. Don't risk employee negligence or lawsuits

 

 


All Four x 4 Spares are proud Authorized Dealers and Fitters of Dana Products in Newcastle & Hunter Valley


 

So if you desire Superior Offroad Performance in your 70 Series, get the BEST Full Floating Rear Axle Kit in the market and give your 70 Series all of these:

 

  • Australian Design and Australian made

  • Increased Track width for off-road stability

  • Increased strength and durability

  • Increased axle load capacity and GVM

  • Harrop Eaton E-Locker for all-terrain traction

  • Increased oil capacity for longer duty cycle

 

 

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Or simply give us a call on 02 4041 4001 to learn more from one of our Differential Specialists   

 

 

 

We ship "Ultimate Dana 60" Australia Wide and we accept zipPay: Buy Now -  Pay Later -  No Interest

 

 

 

 

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This is HOW you restore a 1978 Landcruiser 40 Series Shorty (Part 1)

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THE STORY

 

For our friends at Brown Davis, 2018 will be a special year. In fact 2018 will be the 40th anniversary of Brown Davis Automotive or more simply "Brown Davis" how we got to know them.

 

For those few (and there's never shortage of these people) that lived under a rock for the past 40 years, Brown Davis is a top brand manufacturer of Long Range Fuel Tanks, Underbody Protections, Tail Gate Seals etc for over 200+ 4x4 models vehicles as well as Australian and US military, mining vehicles, trucks, carpet cleaning vans and motorhomes. (All Four x 4 Spares is a proud Brown Davis stockist of long-range fuel tanks and underbody protection for over 100+ 4x4 vehicles, see our vast range here)

 

40 years ago David Brown founded Brown Davis Automotive in Melbourne, Australia. Back to the very first days, to help Rod Stephen Racing to get those extra laps needed to go around Mount Panorama in Bathurst, David created a first prototype of lightweight aluminium fuel tank. Shortly after, this led to a close friend wanting the same for his Landcruiser 40 Series to get him all the way to Cape York Peninsula, right at the tip. Order after order and Brown Davis long range fuel tanks was born.

 

For this 40th anniversary, the Brown Davis Team wanted to celebrate it in an exceptional meaningful way..by restoring a Toyota Landcruiser 40 Series Shorty from 1978. And they partnered up with some 4wd industry pioneers.


 

 

THE TRIP

In summer 2018, the Brown Davis Team will be making a trip through the Victorian high country with the newly restored 40 Series and other awesome old 4wd. Leading this trip will be  Alan Johnson from Piranha Offroad in his 60 Series Land Cruiser, a true 4wd veteran with great knowledge of the area. 

 

 

THE BUILD

 
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  • For the body and chassis, they used an early model 40 series. The chassis is high tensile steel riveted together that cannot be welded along the ladder frame, only at each end past the last riveted cross members. All new brackets & cross members bolted on.
  • Front and rear assemblies were taken from a 60 Series with stronger & bigger brakes

 

THE DRIVELINE

  • V8 engine from a Chevrolet 350 (mounts made to suit)
  • Gearbox from a five speed Toyota 75 series (cross member made to suit) with marks adaptor kit to match engine.
  • Master cylinder and new H/D clutch from a 60 series 
  • New longer build tail shafts (100mm more compared to standard ones)

    

    


 

 

SUSPENSIONS

  • Front springs reversed in order to get the fixed eye at the front (less axel steer on the bump), and the axle was moved forward 50mm.
  • To align the tail shaft and reduce vibration, they changed the diff pinion angle and gave 3.5 deg positive caster to improve steering stability at speed
  • The Rear Springs was moved back on side rails of the chassis of 150mm ( total wheelbase extended by 200mm)
  • Front & rear long travel shocks were taken from a used 60 series and mounts on chassis made to suit.

   

 

   

 

   


 

 

BODY:

  • To match the new axel position, they moved the Front section of the body 50mm forward and the rear section 50mm back
  • To match the outer tyre & wheel width, they extended the Front guards 70mm wider 

   

   

   


 

Brand New wheels + David Brown himself...

    

    


 

REAR BAR

They made the mount to sit the rear bar higher and further from the body

    

    


 

And a New Roll Cage

    

    


 

More articles will be posted as they keep working on this restoration so stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Drive a Common Rail Diesel? You should probably read this!

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Why your common rail needs a catch can and fuel pre-filter

 

The modern diesel engine is a pretty awesome thing. Gone are the days of slow, rough and belching diesels that were tough to live with; these days diesel donks are powerful, efficient and quiet. On the flip side, they are much more complex than the good old days, and have some pretty tricky engineering that you should know about:

 

 

High-Pressure Fuel Injection

 

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Once upon a time, the fuel pump setup on a diesel was a fairly simple affair. There was a lift pump, which fed an injector pump. Then, the injector pump sorted out the timing and fuel dose for each injector. You can see where they get their reputation for being so simple.

These days, it’s a bit different. Firstly, you’ve got computers on-board that take care of the injection timing, no need for an injector pump for timing any more. What a common rail system does need, however, is fuel at a very high pressure.

 

Modern diesels use advanced pumps that develop up to 3,000psi of pressure in the fuel system. This feeds a reservoir right up near your injectors, called a ‘common rail’. It looks like a rail, and supplies your injectors with high-pressure fuel. The only problems with common rail are that they have much lower tolerances to wear and dirt than older system, and are only happy with clean fuel.

 

Trick injectors

 

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Injectors, controlled electronically and individually by the ECU, can use this ready supply of high-pressure diesel to inject a fine mist of fuel at the perfect moment. This keeps your diesel engine quiet, powerful and efficient.

 

Common rail injectors are able to provide incredibly precise and controlled fuel injections, in terms of amount and spray pattern. Modern injectors will often go through multiple, different injections for each combustion cycle, all in the quest for cleanliness and efficiency. The injection is controlled by very accurate and delicate electromagnets (magnets that are controlled by an electric current) or piezoelectric (crystalline materials that change size from electric current).

 

Keep it clean

 

If you want to take good care of your fuel system, there is one simple solution: keeping your fuel clean. Recently introduced Australian Standards keeps a fairly high minimum requirement for fuel these days, but your biggest enemy is contaminants.

 

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Stop dirt and water ruining your fuel system with two simple tips:

 

1: Change your factory fuel filter regularly, and only use good quality filters.

 

2: Install an additional fuel filter into your system, for extra protection. This will take the stress off your factory filter, and give your pump and injectors the best chance of a long, happy life.

 

 

 

 

 

More pressure

 

And of course, you can’t forget the turbocharger hanging off the side. Using spent exhaust gasses; the turbo compresses the air destined for the combustion chamber. Denser air means you can squeeze some extra fuel in, and make a bigger bang overall. Bigger bang equals more power.

 

Turbocharging is the main tool used to get big power out of relatively smaller modern power plants. At the end of the day, the engine is working a bit harder with a turbo to make that extra power, but there is one trick you can do it help out: Fit a catch can.

 

Fit an oil catch can.

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The oil catch can is a smart, simple device that keeps your engine running at it’s maximum. The engine crankcase needs to breath, especially if it’s a hard-working turbo diesel. This air, laden with oil mist, can’t be vented to the atmosphere. It has to be reintroduced back into the engine.

 

The problem with this is that as this oily air circulates through your EGR, intercooler, turbo, intake manifold and piping, it’s going to leave oil and carbon behind, which will slowly build up and reduce your engine’s power and efficiency. EGRs can be completely blocked with carbon, and intercoolers can literally fill with oil.

 

A properly installed catch can will intercept oil and crap in the crankcase gasses, filtering them out before they get reintroduced back to the engine. This keeps your engine cleaner overall, and running at it’s optimum performance. 

 

One fine example is Catch Can Pro from Flashlube - the answer to carbon build up in modern engines

 

Check these two videos from Penny Wells and Allan Gray for better understanding on how they work:

 

 

 

 

 

Check our Flashlube Catch Can Pro from Flashlube and Catch Can Pro & Fitting Kits suitable for plenty vehicles, find yours HERE

 

 
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GVM / BTC Upgrades – what are they and why are they important?

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(Update as per June 29th 2018)

Despite social media rumours in previous weeks we can confirm that there is no change to existing SSM Approvals. Any vehicles (as stated in current SSM Approvals and as noted on current RVDs) can still be plated with GVM Upgrades and Towing Capacity Upgrades (BTC upgrades) under the approved RVD. Thus Lovells SSM Approved kits can continue to be supplied. Please refer to rvcs.infrastructure.gov.au what's new page

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The implementation of Administrator’s Circular 0-4-6 is effective for all future IPA Approvals. That is, any SSM Approvals applied for beyond the current valid and active SSM Approvals.

 

Lovells GVM/GCM/Towing Capacity or variants of these modifications remain 100% legal in all States and Territories for all vehicles:

  • in service/previously modified
  • when modified prior to first registration (Federal Compliance).
  • when modified after first registration/in-service vehicles (State Compliance).State based GCM modifications are governed by the State Authority and their individual Type Approvals or Modification Codes.


The whole point of GVM/GCM/towing upgrades is to ensure the ongoing compliance and safety of vehicles and occupants when carrying/towing heavy loads and thus ensuring the safety of other road users. SSM Approval holders can attest to and advise categorically that there is no evidence of any safety issues, accidents or fatalities due to or related to any GVM/GCM/Towing Upgrade.

 

Unfortunately, all of the SSM Approval Holders who nominate a revised GCM and/or Towing Capacity increase will be affected by these changes in the future, as will any road user who wishes to tow a caravan, boat, horse float etc.

 

In Summary

PRE REGO there is no change in plating vehicles with GVM & Towing Upgrades. GCM as defined by the SSM manufacturer


POST REGO vehicles can be plated with GVM upgrade. The Towing and GCM upgrade would be supported and approved via State Authorities and state-based signatories.
The implementation of 0-4-6 is for all future SSM approvals

 


 

WHAT IS GVM?

 

There has been a lot of talks lately about GVM upgrades and BTC upgrades. If you found yourself googling gvm meaning, what is gvm, what does gvm mean, gvm weight, gcm meaning, gvm weight v tare weight, what is gross vehicle mass and the list can go on forever, well...you are not alone!.

 

Let’s clear up some of the confusion with terminology and explain some of the options we have available here at All Four x 4 Spares

 

 

First, let's define them:

 

 


GVM: Gross Vehicle Mass

The GVM of a motor vehicle means the maximum loaded mass of the vehicle. This is the most the vehicle is allowed to weigh overall, under any circumstances. This includes everything, so minus your kerb weight from your GVM to find out your payloads.

 

GCM: Gross Combination Mass

The GCM of a motor vehicle means the greatest possible sum of the maximum loaded mass of the motor vehicle and of any vehicles that may lawfully be towed by it at one time. This is an important one if you’re towing. Aside from the GVM and trailer ATM (Aggregate Trailer Mass), GCM sits atop it all.

 

BTC: Braked Towing Capacity 

The BTC of a vehicle is the maximum loaded mass of a braked trailer/caravan which can be towed by the vehicle

 

Tare Weight: 

is your vehicle as it rolled off the showroom floor, full of fluids and ten litres of fuel. Sometimes it includes a 75kg driver, sometimes it doesn’t.

 

Kerb Weight:

 

This is your real-world weight, as if it’s parked on the kerb and ready to drive. This includes accessories and other inclusions, plus a full tank of fuel. Want to know your kerb weight? Then get yourself to a weighbridge.


 

 

Is your 4X4 Overloaded?

 

 

Let’s look at two examples, Toyota 150 Series Prado and 200 Series LandCruiser :

 

 

  LandCruiser 200 GXL Prado 150 GXL
Tare Weight 2,630kg 2,235kg
Kerb Weight 2,740kg 2,315kg
GVM 3,300kg 3,000kg
Payload 560kg 685kg
Braked Towing Capacity 3,500kg 2,500kg
GCM 6,800kg 5,500kg

 

 

So, is your payload always going to be enough? If you’re dawdling around town with a couple of passengers, you’ll be fine. But if you’re going to fit some common modifications and tow some decent loads, then you might run into trouble.

 

 

 

Think about your passengers

 

Now, don’t go putting everyone on the scales before stepping into the car. You might lose all of your friends. But, this point is worth thinking about. Think about travelling with five adults, which could easily account for up to 500kg of mass. Throw in a few accessories, and you could be teetering on the edge…

 

 

 

 

Think about your accessories

 

Everyone wants the tricked-out touring rig that has all of the bells and whistles, but don’t forget they all add kilos.

 

Your biggest culprits are obviously barwork: bullbars, roof racks and other bolt-on steel all add significant weight. Drawers, fridges and slides are also big ones, plus things like recovery gear, compressors and tools that live in your car full-time. Don’t forget, everything adds up.

 

On top of this, there are plenty of hidden weights you’ll probably overlook. If you’ve fitted tyres with a light-truck construction, that’s good news. They’re stronger and more puncture-resistant, but they will also weigh a bit more. So will fade-resistant heavy-duty aftermarket springs and shocks.

 

Our best advice is to take your 4X4 over a weighbridge, to really know what your 4WD weighs. We have got a weighbridge in our Kotara workshop, give us a call on 02 4041 4003 and we can help you out

 

 

Some examples of typical weights of accessories include:

 

Where maximum loaded mass is mentioned above this includes accessories (bullbar, roof racks, long range fuel tanks, recovery gear, custom tradesman rear tray, etc.), tools, passengers, camping gear, food, fuel, water and equipment – everything!

 

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Why do we need to think about these factors?

 

Most people would understand there are weight limits with regards to how much your vehicle can carry and tow. The average driver in the average situation will not approach these limits. However, it is quite easy to approach or exceed them

 

Vehicle manufacturers don’t always play it straight when quoting vehicle weights. They are trying to sell cars and so will quote the most favourable numbers they can to sell their vehicles. Often the manufacturers stated unladen weight does not take into account simple things like dealer fitted accessories and a full fuel load which individually may not weigh a great deal, but combined can add up.

 

Like we discovered, try and add a couple of aftermarket accessories like a winch, long range fuel tank, roof rack etc., plus five adults and you can very quickly approach or even exceed the GVM

 

Trade vehicles can also be particularly susceptible to this when adding things like custom cabinet style tray backs on a cab chassis vehicle, and tools – they can add up very quickly. Throw some building supplies in the mix (a couple of bags of sand and cement wouldn’t hurt, would it?) and again you could easily find yourself exceeding GVM

 

Add these factors together, and you would be surprised by how many vehicles driving on the road today that would be very close to, or exceeding, their GVM

 

 

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So what?

 

Well, there are good reasons GVM limits exist, and just as good a reasons to have it increased on your vehicle OFFICIALLY!

 

Most important is safe and controllable vehicle handling, especially in emergency situations. Ever tried to change lanes in a hurry with a loaded-up vehicle? Especially if you have something on the roof, the lurch and sway can range from scary to outright dangerous

 

While investigating a claim, insurance companies often look at vehicle loading to determine if there have been any breaches of legislation. If it means they won’t need to pay out a claim, they are going to examine it closely, and they do!

 

Manage a fleet of vehicles for your company? To protect businesses and managers from breaches of occupational health and safety a GVM increase can provide that bit of extra cover for situations that otherwise maybe pushing the limits.

 

Some employees don’t always do the right thing, so again having a margin of error to allow for instances of overloading can provide a safety factor which wouldn’t ordinarily exist.

 

The RMS (here in NSW) and State Police actively monitor our roads and highways, and overloaded vehicles are on their radar. There are stories doing the rounds which describe holidaymakers being pulled over for a weight check only to find their vehicle is over the manufacturers GVM limit and are unable to continue their journey unless a tow is arranged or if they leave some heavier possessions on the side of the road to reduce weight

 


 

 

Our GVM upgrade partner - Lovells Springs - holds Compliance Plate Approvals as a Second Stage Manufacturer (SSM) of GVM upgrades for several makes of vehicle including:

 

  • Toyota 
  • Nissan 
  • Ford 
  • Isuzu 
  • Mazda

 

They are steadily expanding the range of vehicles for which they offer this upgrade.

 

But a comprehensive vehicle list can be found in our Lovell Spring promotional page, take a look at it here

 

Lovells Springs logo

 

 

 

 


 

All Four x 4 Spares has been assessed by the SSM, and we have been registered with the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services as a Production Facility.

 

This allows us to supply, fit, obtain engineering approval and submit paperwork to the relevant agencies to have your vehicles GVM officially increased. 

 

Do you need help on your vehicle? CALL US on: 02 4041 4001 or EMAIL US at: new.parts@allfourx4.com.au

 

 


 

 

 

 

The following table shows the vehicles we can currently install GVM upgrade kits to. This list is ever growing, so if your vehicle is not shown, please contact us as something may have recently become available

 

Make

Model

Series

Year

Original GVM (kg)

New GVM (kg)

New GCM (kg)

Notes

Toyota

Landcruiser

VDJ76 Wagon

2007 to 2016

3000

3660

7160

Pre 5 Star ANCAP

Toyota

Landcruiser

VDJ78 Troop Carrier

2007 to 2016

3300

3900

7400

Pre 5 Star ANCAP

Toyota

Landcruiser

VDJ79 Cab Chassis / Ute

2007 to 2016

3300

3900

7400

Pre 5 Star ANCAP

Toyota

Landcruiser

VDJ79 Cab Chassis / Ute

2016 on

3400

4200

7700

5 Star ANCAP

Toyota

Landcruiser

200 Series

all

3300

3800

7300

 

Toyota

Prado

150 Series (KDJ/GDJ/GRJ)

10/2009 on

3000

3500

6000

 

Toyota

Hilux

150 Series (KUN/GGN)

3/2005 to 6/2015

from 2710 to 2835

3300

 

State Compliance Only

Toyota

Hilux

GUN126

10/2015 on

3000

3500

7000

 

Nissan

Patrol

ZD30 GU/Y61 Ute Leaf Spring

2007 on

3400

3900

 

State Compliance Only

Ford

Ford

Ranger

Ranger

PX

PXII

2011 on

2015 on

3200

3200

3500

3500

7000

7000

4x4

2WD Hi-Rider

Mazda

BT50

UP/UR

2011 on

3200

3500

7000

4x4

Isuzu

D Max

 

6/2012 on

2950

3500

7000

4x4

 

 

 

 

Apart from the compliance plate, placards/decals and paperwork each Lovells suspension kit consist of a set of heavy-duty springs and long travel gas shock absorbers. Additional components vary from vehicle to vehicle

 

 

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Some vehicles require additional parts to comply with various ADR’s – like mudflaps or a handbrake cable extension bracket – which will be included in the kit if required.

 

Components may include polyurethane suspension bush kit, hi-tensile u-bolts, greaseable shackles, greaseable shackle pins, brake load proportioning valve spacer, handbrake cable extension bracket, ABS spacer kit and mudflaps

 

Of course, all of the load ratings above apply equally to the towed vehicle (trailer, caravan etc.) too, which leads to…..

 

 

 

BTC Upgrades

 

A Braked Towing Capacity upgrade is what you need if you have a large caravan or trailer.

 

Small vans can weigh 1000-2000kg. When towed with an appropriate vehicle you have a reasonable amount of wiggle room for loading.

 

Large vans even when empty can weigh 2000-3000kg, some even more. Even with a large 4x4, you will be approaching the limit with only a minimal amount of equipment on board

 

Think again about the amount of gear to be loaded – food, cooking utensils, sleeping gear, clothes, camping equipment, batteries, generator, gas cylinders, air conditioner. Got water tanks? 1L of water weighs 1kg, so a couple of 100L tanks…

 

In January 2017 - Victorian Police conducted Operation Roadhouse, part of which involved pulling over and weighing caravans. 41 of the 70 caravans weighed were found to be overweight in some respect. This was treated by the police as an educational exercise, and no fines were issued about weight, but the figures tell a story

 

As a side note, there were two fines issued although both were for unsuitable towing mirrors. This is also something we can help with our accessories department @ All Four x 4 Offroad

 

 

 

Federal V’s State Compliance

 

Are you about to purchase a brand-new vehicle and are planning on a caravan road trip of a lifetime?

 

Are you a tradesman about to renew your work truck with something shiny off the showroom floor?

 

 

 

Make sure you read this:

 

This is the time to seriously consider applying either a GVM or a GVM & BTC upgrade BEFORE registration

 

Once a vehicle has it VIN recorded in a state motor registry computer system you can only have the upgrade certified at a state level.

 

While most states allow vehicles complied in another state to be legally driven as complied in their state, if the vehicle is ever to be re-registered in another state the whole certification process needs to be started again

 

For a vehicle to be certified at a national level (Federal Certification) the upgrade needs to be completed before registration.

 

This is only available for new vehicles – hence why the Toyota Hilux KUN/GGN and Nissan Patrol GU can only attain state-level certification (see Table 1 above) as they are no longer being built

 

Federal certification has several benefits:

 

  • Federal certification does not require an engineering certificate, and so has a reduced overall cost
  • Federal certification carries on regardless of which state/territory the vehicle is registered in
  • Federally certified vehicles can fall in and out of registration, be sold or transferred interstate and it will indefinitely be certified with the GVM and BTC upgrades applied since new

 

You can imagine that this can quite significantly affect the resale value!

 

Definitely worth thinking about, especially considering the capital investment and depreciation of a new vehicle

 

 

 

 

Could I, or my mechanic fit the upgrade?

 

No. A competently trained person theoretically could install the components, but to achieve certification, the upgrade must be fitted by a Production Facility approved by the Second Stage Manufacturer (SSM). 

 

We work to supplied quality systems documents and are regularly audited. The installation process also involves organising the required paperwork, booking time with an engineer, booking time in the Production Facility workshop and completing / submitting paperwork to the relevant agencies

 

 

 

 

What about my new car warranty? 

 

The fitting of a GVM upgrade does not affect new car warranty.

 

During the design phase extensive testing and analysis, procedures are conducted by an authorised Automotive Engineer Consultant to ensure original equipment components are not compromised.

 

The SSM is responsible for documenting these tests and take responsibility for the GVM upgrade compliance.

 

The SSM will honour any component warranty which has a failure associated with the GVM upgrade providing written proof and testing by an independent body has been submitted

 

 

 

 

 

A Video is worth a Million Words...

Watch the videos below on Lovells GVM upgrades we have fitted:

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Want to know more?

If your vehicle is not included in the list above, or if you would like to speak to one of our suspension specialists you can:

 

 

CALL US

CALL US on: 02 4041 4001

 

or

 

Email_us 

EMAIL US at new.parts@allfourx4.com.au

 

 

 


 

 

If you are ready to make a Booking, Contact us at one of the above or simply

FREE_QUOTE

and we'll get back to you within four business hours

 

 

 

Some of our Happy Customers who had a GVM upgrade done

 

 

Steve_Jacques_GVM_testimonial Steve J.

Thanks to the boys at Allfourx4 for fitting my Lovells GVM upgrade to my Dmax, the car is so much better to ride in, more sure-footed and the extra payload is amazing,not to mention the extra ground clearance and the vehicle sits nicely now, easy compliance certification and a bunch of friendly guys who like a chat. The fit was completed before time quoted, will use them again for more accessories for my 4x4.Thanks, Steve Jaques.”

 


 

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Why your 4x4 needs a Long Range Fuel Tank

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Tossing up whether a big tank is a worthwhile investment? Here’s why it’s one of the best mods you can make to a 4WD.

 

It’s pretty simple, really. A long-range tank makes your 4X4 better. More fuel means your 4X4 can go further and longer, and long-range tanks are the best way of going about here. Here are five reasons why your 4WD needs a long-range tank.

 

 

Fitted tanks are cleaner than jerry cans

jerry_can

 

Jerry cans are cheap, but they definitely have their drawbacks. When you're decanting from drums, it’s hard to stay clean as fuel - diesel especially - attracts dust and dirt like it’s nobody’s business. It’s easier to simply fill long-range tanks at the bowser, just like you would a normal tank. Transfering fuel into and out of jerrycans can also be messy - once some spills on you, it’s impossible to get rid of the smell.

When they’re out in the elements, fuel stored in jerry cans will always be dirtier than fuel kept in proper tanks, especially when you’re out in the bush. There is just much more opportunity for water and dirt contamination. And as we all know already, a steady diet of bad fuel will lead to big and expensive engine repairs.

 

 

Retake your storage space!

 

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You have to think about where you’re going to store your jerry cans, When you’re going long distances. Fuel inside the cab of a wagon is a no-no, and fuel storage on the roof isn’t great for a few reasons: your centre of gravity is buggered, and the tanks are difficult to access.

Long-range tanks are a true fit-and-forget modification: they take up otherwise wasted space under the body and are smartly designed to not impact on off-road ability or other mechanical parts. This also means your roof rack, ute tray or wagon storage area just got a whole lot emptier.

 

 

 

 

 

You can buy fuel when it’s cheap

 

fuel_price

 

It’s a well-known fact that fuel prices go through regular cycles of high and low prices. Service stations and fuel companies jack up the prices before weekends and holidays because they know you’re all going to be filling up the tank. And some of the more popular servos are way more expensive than others. But if you’ve got more fuel capacity under your belt, you can shift the advantage onto your side by stocking up when and where fuel is cheap, and not getting caught out when prices are high. Not many 4WD accessories help you save cash.

 

 

 

Aftermarket tanks are stronger

tank

 

Your new tank is stronger, thanks to its construction and mounting. 2mm Aluminised steel is much, much tougher than composite and plastic; you won’t be needing a skid plate or guard to protect the tank anymore. Quality aftermarket tanks have an easily accessible drain bung, which means you don’t have to drop the tank to drop its contents. You can often choose between replacement and/or auxiliary tanks, depending on your budget and needs, which means the perfect solution for your needs is easily attainable. Here at All Four x 4 Offroad we can supply 100+ long range fuel tanks from the most popular long range fuel tanks manufacturer brands. Find one for your vehicle here!

 

 

 

 

Go farther! Go Longer!

gauge

Like, duh. More often than not, factory fuel tanks are good enough for just punting around town during the week. If you’ve got a big rural commute, or you’re planning a big trip or holiday, that small tank will quickly get on your nerves. Instead of constantly checking your gauge with range anxiety, a long-range tank gives you a much more comfortable range between re-fills.

If you’ve got a full load onboard or are towing, then your fuel range will naturally be reduced. And if you’re doing some serious off-road trips like the Simpson Desert or the mighty Canning Stock Route, then extra fuel is absolutely essential. 

And the best way to store it is in a long-range tank. 

 

 
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Landcruiser 70 Series Auto Conversion

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The 70 Series LandCruiser is a great 4X4, no doubt. It’s also a great vehicle for modification and improvement. One of the best things you can do is convert it to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

 

Automatic transmissions are a superior setup over manual, especially for off-road driving. You don’t have to button off the accelerator to change gears, which means you can maintain momentum. And a good gearbox setup with a torque converter gives you a lot more flexibility for on-road driving under load and up big hills.

 

You’re getting a wider spread of gears, and you’ll also pick up better comfort, smoothness, performance and economy. Compared to standard, the automatic conversion knocks almost 1,000 rpm off your tacho at highway speeds. 2,500rpm goes down to 1,550rpm, making your 70 Series quieter and more efficient.

 

And of course, when you’re loaded up and towing, there’s no sweat when you’re pointing uphill. Simply press the accelerator, and off-you go. Let’s have a closer looks at some of the details of the conversion.

 


THE ULTIMATE CONVERSION

 

The automatic conversion we fit is supplied by Wholesale Automatics, and it uses a new Toyota AB60 6-speed automatic gearbox featured in the Landcruiser 200 Series, which is rated for up to 900Nm of torque from the crankshaft. Tough enough for a Toyota V8, even a tuned one? You bet.

trans

 

Even though the gearbox is a tough unit, a heap of upgraded parts get thrown into the package. Stuff like a billet torque converter and Nomad valve body assembly, along with great controls and cooling capabilities, take this from being a great conversion to being the ultimate conversion.

 

The gearbox comes with a billet CNC-machined adaptor, which mates up to the original transfer case. That means the rest of your vehicle: differentials, chassis, universal joints and driveshafts, all stay factory.

 

 

 


 


KEEPING IT ALL COOL

 

Cooler

 

 

Heat is the enemy of any gearbox, so if you’re working your LandCruiser hard off-road or towing big loads, you can keep an eye on how hot things are getting with the built-in temperature gauge. This conversion also comes with a genuine Toyota cooler setup that has double the cooling capacity of a standard 200 Series LandCruiser, so your auto won’t be getting hot in a hurry.

 

 

 

 

 


THE BEST CONTROL

 

converter_lock_switch

 

 

Another great addition of this conversion is the Torque Converter Lockup. With this setup, you can choose between an automatic or manual lockup setup, which has heaps of benefits. You can go into manual lockup for economy on the highway, and also get awesome engine braking off-road. Or, leave it in auto for the extra flexibility. And for when you want to choose gears yourself, you can shift the gearbox over to tip-tronic manual gear selection.

 

 

 

 

 


THE COMPLETE LOOK

 

console

 

 

Inside, it looks like factory. A custom centre console is used, which mounts up to the interior like it was always meant to be there. The Compu-Shift display and controls are within easy reach, and you even score a couple of 12V and USB plugs, as well as cup holders and a carpeted storage compartment. To complete the conversion, new floor carpets, complete with Dynamat noise insulation, go in to suit the new interior look. If you didn’t know about it, you wouldn’t think it was a conversion.

 

 

 

 

 


 


This conversion suits all 70-Series V8 LandCruisers: 76 Wagon, 78 Troop Carrier and 79 Single or Double-Cab Chassis 

 

 

 

Want to know more?

 

If you would like to speak to one of our Auto Conversion Specialists you can:

 

CALL US on: 02 4041 4080

or

CHAT HERE in real time 

or

GET A QUOTE HERE and we'll get back to you within 4 business hours

 

 

 

 

 

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Understanding Vehicle Weights

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Is your 4X4 Overloaded?

 

Okay, first things first. Understand your weights and your terms: Tare, Kerb, GVM and GCM. One of the tricky things in understanding all of these terms is that they do vary slightly from different manufacturers. With that said, here is the simplest way:

 

 


 

Tare Weight: is your vehicle as it rolled off the showroom floor, full of fluids and ten litres of fuel. Sometimes it includes a 75kg driver, sometimes it doesn’t.

 

Kerb Weight: This is your real-world weight, as if it’s parked on the kerb and ready to drive. This includes accessories and other inclusions, plus a full tank of fuel. Want to know your kerb weight? Then get yourself to a weighbridge.

 

GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass): This is the most the vehicle is allowed to weigh overall, under any circumstances. This includes everything, so minus your kerb weight from your GVM to find out your payloads.

 

GCM (Gross Combination Mass): This is an important one if you’re towing. Aside from the GVM and trailer ATM (Aggregate Trailer Mass), GCM sits atop it all.

 


 

 

What’s important to note here is that in real life your maximum towing capacity and your GVM don’t add up to your GCM. In other words, you often can’t max out both at the same time. There are other considerations such as ball weight - the amount of weight your trailer or caravan is carried by the towing vehicle.

 

 

Let’s look at two examples, Toyota 150 Series Prado and 200 Series LandCruiser :

 

 

 

LandCruiser 200 GXL

Prado 150 GXL

Tare Weight

2,630kg

2,235kg

Kerb Weight

2,740kg

2,315kg

GVM

3,300kg

3,000kg

Payload

560kg

685kg

Braked Towing Capacity

3,500kg

2,500kg

GCM

6,800kg

5,500kg

 

 

 

So, is your payload always going to be enough? If you’re dawdling around town with a couple of passengers, you’ll be fine. But if you’re going to fit some common modifications and tow some decent loads, then you might run into trouble.

 

 

 

Think about your passengers

 

Now, don’t go putting everyone on the scales before stepping into the car. You might lose all of your friends. But, this point is worth thinking about. Think about travelling with five adults, which could easily account for up to 500kg of mass. Throw in a few accessories, and you could be teetering on the edge…

 

 

 

 

Think about your accessories

 

Everyone wants the tricked-out touring rig that has all of the bells and whistles, but don’t forget they all add kilos.

 

Your biggest culprits are obviously barwork: bullbars, roof racks and other bolt-on steel all add significant weight. Drawers, fridges and slides are also big ones, plus things like recovery gear, compressors and tools that live in your car full-time. Don’t forget, everything adds up.

 

On top of this, there are plenty of hidden weights you’ll probably overlook. If you’ve fitted tyres with a light-truck construction, that’s good news. They’re stronger and more puncture-resistant, but they will also weigh a bit more. So will fade-resistant heavy-duty aftermarket springs and shocks.

 

Our best advice is to take your 4X4 over a weighbridge, to really know what your 4WD weighs.

 

 

Some examples of typical weights of accessories include:

 

 

ALLOY BULLBAR 35KG STEEL BULLBAR 75KG
WINCH 45KG DUAL BATTERY 25KG
SPOTLIGHTS 5KG TOWBAR 25KG
ROOFCAGE ALLOY 20KG ROOFCAGE STEEL 50KG
EXTRA FUEL TANK 100KG SPARE WHEEL CARRIER 45KG
REAR DRAWS 100 KG WATER TANK 100LTR
ALUMINIUM TRAY 150KG STEEL TRAY 400KG
DOG CAGE 40KG LPG TANK 100KG FULL
ROOF TOP TENT 60KG 50L FRIDGE 30KG
TOOL BOX X 1 100KG LUGGAGE 100-300KG
TOWING 100-300KG PASSENGERS

 

 

 

What can you do to fix the problem?

 

If you’ve a 4X4 that’s well set up for touring and off-roading, one of the best and easiest ways to keep your 4X4 safe and legal is to fit a GVM upgrade

 

This can often give you an extra 500 kilograms on your GVM, which means you can haul and tow lots more legally

 

They often consist of replacement springs and shocks for your 4X4. But most importantly, the upgrades are engineered to suit the increased payload, and come with a certificate of compliance

 

 


 

 

Our GVM upgrade partner - Lovells Springs - holds Compliance Plate Approvals as a Second Stage Manufacturer (SSM) of GVM upgrades for several makes of vehicle including:

 

  • Toyota 
  • Nissan 
  • Ford 
  • Isuzu 
  • Mazda

 

They are steadily expanding the range of vehicles for which they offer this upgrade.

 

But a comprensive vehicle list can be found in our Lovell Spring promotional page, take a look at it here

 

Gvm Lovells Springs logo

 

 

 

 


 

All Four x 4 Spares has been assessed by the SSM and we have been registered with the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services as a Production Facility.

 

This allows us to supplyfitobtain engineering approval and submit paperwork to the relevant agencies to have your vehicles GVM officially increased. 

 

Do you think your vehicle needs a GVM Suspension Upgrade and you would like to speak to one of our suspension specialists? No worries, you can reach us in different ways:

 

CALL US on: 02 4041 4080  

or 

EMAIL US at: offroad@allfourx4.com.au

 

 


 

 

 

 

A Video is worth a Million Words...

 

Watch the videos below on Lovells GVM upgrades we have fitted:

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Want to know more?

 

Read our blog GVM / BTC Upgrades - what are they and why are they important? to get a deeper understanding of the topic

 

If you are ready to make a Booking, you can contact us at one of the methods listed above or simply GET A QUOTE HERE and we'll get back to you within 4 business hours

 

 


 

 

 

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New Product: Modified 5th Gear Set for VDJ 76 78 79 Landcruiser

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Finally - a solution for the over revving 4.5L V8 turbo diesel engine fitted to VDJ 70 Series Landcruisers!


 

5th Gear and Countershaft

 

For those of you who have the pleasure of owning one of these beasts, driving down the highway can be an unpleasant experience

Listening to the engine screaming (well screaming for a diesel...) revving at around 2500rpm just to keep up with highway traffic

This can cause loud engine noise, high fluid temperatures, poor fuel economy and excessive engine wear

Combined these issues can significantly decrease engine life especially for those vehicles spending a lot of time at highway speeds

 

Terrain_Tamer

 

We now have listed in our store a modified countershaft / layshaft and 5th gear set for Toyota Landcruiser HDJ and VDJ 70 Series vehicles manufactured up to November 2016

This countershaft and gear combination has been designed in Australia by Terrain Tamer

The parts are manufactured in Japan by an original equipment manufacturer - just like Toyota!

 

5th gear and countershaft 2

This gearset has a taller ratio 5th gear which provides an approximate 20 percent reduction in RPM

It brings the original ratio of 0.881:1 down to 0.736:1

Both the countershaft and the 5th gear are constructed from 62 strength Rockwell hardened steel

Designed as direct replacement for part numbers 33421-60121 and 33036-60010

Our part number 33421-MOD79K

 

Click here to view product listing

 

 

 

Heres a review by 4WD celebrity MadMatt:

 

 

 

 

Heres a time lapse of the gearbox strip down and install of this modified countershaft and 5th gear in our workshop:
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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