4WD Load Ratings & Vehicle Setup

When upgrading your vehicles suspension it is important to consider the additional accessories that are fitted to your vehicle and the additional weight impact on the vehicles suspension.
For each accessory added the vehicles springs take up the load.

Most kits available on our website feature the option to customise the kit relative to fixed accessories and constant load carrying. By making your selections the appropriate spring rate is then supplied with the kit.

Options include the following:

Front Setup

  • No Bull Bar/ Alloy Bull Bar
  • Steel Bull Bar
  • Steel Bull Bar & Winch

Rear Setup

  • 0-300kg Light Load
  • 300kg Constant Load
  • 500kg Constant Load

*Constant Load refers to fixed or permanent accessories currently fitted to the vehicle.

The following guide can be used to assist with making the right setup choices for your vehicle!

Nudge Bar +14kg
Aluminium Bull Bar +40kg
Xrox Bar +45kg
Standard Steel Bull Bar +50kg
Heavy Duty Steel Bull Bar +65kg
Additional Steel Side Rails +15kg
Steel Side Steps +50kg
Winch with Steel Cable +45kg
Winch with Synthetic Rope +25kg
Additional Battery +30kg
Light Bars/Spot Lights +5kg


Steel Tray +200kg
Fibreglass Canopy +50kg
Small Tool Box Alloy (Empty) +50kg
Under Tray Tool Box (Empty) +30kg
Spare Wheel (Each) +40kg
Draw System +60kg
Roof Top Tent +80kg
Roof Rack +50kg
Fuel/Liquids 1 L = 1 Kg


Also consider what you are loading into the canopy or tool boxes as tools, camping and recovery gear all add up!

By calculating the total weight of the permanent accessories this should allow you to select the right setup option for your vehicle!

The information on this page is intended to be a guide only and the weights specified are approximate.

Weight variations can be caused by different materials used for accessories, custom designs, variations between models and other factors.

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