If you want to increase the GVM (Gross Vehicle Mass) for your Ram 2500, then come check us out at SCD - we manage the whole process for you.
Each vehicle has been assigned an allocated gross vehicle mass (GVM). This is the maximum a vehicle can weigh when it is fully loaded. You need to factor not only the weight of the vehicle, but everything that is added to it including; passengers, fuel, accessories, cargo, tools, tray body and also the tow ball load that is applied by a boat, caravan or camper trailer.
If you exceed the limits that is set by the Australian Design Rules (ADR) approval process, you could receive a costly fine and possibly void your insurance, plus it's also dangerous to be driving an overloaded vehicle.
To stay safe on the road, the SCD American Vehicles engineers have a process to upgrade your GVM which will allow your vehicle to carry more weight.
We upgrade the suspension and run some thorough tests to meet the minimum ADR safety requirements. We then put on an upgraded Compliance Plate which then allows you to re-register your vehicle with the new, increased GVM.
The GVM upgrade will take the Ram 2500 from 4.5t to 5.3t giving you an extra 800kg of payload.
This GVM Upgrade includes:
- New Heavy Duty Coils (either stock height or 2" lift)
- New Shocks (either EFS 2.5" Monotube or Radflo 2.5" Remote Reservoir & Compression Adjustable shocks)
- Engineer's Report & all the necessary inspection certificates required for Transport & Main Roads
- Heavy Vehicle Road Worthy Certificate
- HVRAS Inspection
If you have the OEM Auto Levelling Airbags for the Rear Suspension, we insert a 2" Spacer Block and replace the OEM Bags with a higher rated, heavy duty Firestone Airbags.
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