Ford Ranger 3 (PY) 3650kg GVM Upgrade
West Coast Suspension is authorised under Federal approval number VTA-063141 to supply and fit a 3650kg GVM upgrade to Ford Ranger 3 (PY) 4×4 models. This enables the operator to legally carry up to 420kg over the factory stipulated GVM.
This kit has been ESC & brake tested by the Auto Innovation Centre (AIC) and fully certified under RVSA (Road Vehicle Standards Act 2018) by the federal Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts under the ROVER system.
This GVM upgrade has also undergone FEA analysis on OEM suspension components such as control arms, knuckles and diff housings to ensure each OEM part retained is up to the task of carrying the extra payload.
This kit can be fitted to pre-licenced vehicles under the federal second stage manufacture (SSM) system or licenced vehicles under the WA state based type approval (TA) system.
Once this kit has been fitted to your Ranger, it actually changes the vehicle category from NB to NB1. This requires fitting of category 6 side indicators, supplied with the kit.
Each GVM suspension upgrade is issued with a SVI (Secure Vehicle Identification) sticker for SSM or a vehicle compliance plate for TA, fitted next to the OEM compliance plate, stating vehicle particulars and approval number.
SSM modification and fixing of the SVI sticker must be done prior to any other modifications and must be done prior to the vehicle being licensed.
For vehicles that have already been licenced, the GVM certification process varies depending on state or territory. The vehicle may be need to be inspected by an authorised Automotive Engineer to comply with that state or territory’s GVM compliance requirements.
A list of variants of the Ford Ranger (PY) 4×4 models covered by this upgrade can be found under our Road Vehicle Descriptor (RVD) VTA-063141 on the ROVER website.
WCS GVM upgrades only increase the Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM). They do NOT increase the Gross Combined Mass (GCM) or Braked Towing Capacity (BTC).
Please be aware that these kits must be fitted by a WCS approved fitter/manufacturing facility.
Suspension kit consists of:
- 2 Front coil springs
- 2 Rear leaf springs
- 2 Front struts
- 2 Rear shock absorbers
- 4 U-Bolts
- 1 Shackle bush kit
- 2 Swinging shackles
- 2 Fixed pins
- 1 Centre bearing spacer
- 1 GVM Compliance plate/sticker
- 1 GVM tyre placard
- 2 Category 6 side indicators
This kit also requires Category 6 side indicators to be fitted to the vehicle before it is presented for licensing.