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We know you have a lot of questions about our vehicle technology so we've compiled a bunch of handy videos so that we can show you the answers, direct from our workshop.

So have a look through the below information and videos, then come and see us to book your vehicle in for the Six Wheeler upgrade.

How can I finance a conversion on my vehicle?
There are a number of ways a vehicle can be financed. We can put you in touch with a finance broker, and or there are an increasing number of dealers who are happy to bundle the conversion into the new car package. Alternatively, raid that mattress as we do accept cash, and or a bank transfer is fine.

What certification can I get?
Most of our customers opt for the 4,495Kg GVM increase conversion option as this stays on a car licence, but we do offer a heavy vehicle variant on most brands with GVM's from 4,630Kg up to 5,800Kg. On our approved range of brand new, unregistered light vehicles (Ranger, BT50, Dmax, Landcruisers (79 & 200 series, Amarok, Hilux) we apply a new federal compliance plate, so the vehicle is first registered as a Six Wheeler. This means registration is a simple process in any state or territory. No need for any engineering approvals for the life of the vehicle (as long as it is not modified again).

All our vehicles leave here with vehicle specific data plates stating weight and towing capacities, as well as a new tyre rotation and tyre pressure chart. In addition , we have to ensure that all vehicles are in a road worthy condition when they leave our workshop, so any minor defects will be brought to your attention to be rectified.

On previously registered light vehicles the build and certification varies by state as follows:

Queensland - we issue a Blue plate in house. Customers then need to head into their local Qld Transport service centre to have their vehicle details updated (and pay a little extra registration fee for the privilege)

NSW - an independent engineer signs off on our work onsite at our workshop in Toowoomba and then submits approvals electronically with the RMS. You need to confirm details as soon as practicable at an RMS office when you get back to NSW.

Victoria - once the completed six wheeler gets back to Victoria, then it needs to be taken to our approved engineers in Ferntree Gully, Melbourne, who then inspect and issue the appropriate VASS certificate. That certificate is then presented to Vic Roads to update your registration details

SA/WA - we need to seek "Modification pre-approval" from the WA & or SA Transport Departments to modify the vehicle before the work is done. Once that approval is granted, we complete our cab chassis conversion, and the vehicle is then inspected by the relevant transport department back in that state for final sign off and the upgraded GVM's etc. However, in WA we can only achieve a GVM increase without any change to towing & or GCM (as their rules currently stand)

NT - ask us, as they do change a bit, as does Tasmania. Currently it is very difficult for us to get an official sign off on Tasmanian registered cars, but we are working on it. Let us know if you are from Tassie and we can work through the options with you.

For heavy vehicle variants please get in touch.

*** Please note that for previously registered BT50's, Dmax's, Rangers, Hilux and Colorado's there will be an automatic replacement of the drive axle springs to ensure compliance with our federal approvals. We cannot guarantee the suitability of used leaf springs, which in turn can affect ride, handling, weight distribution and road worthiness. So we will replace these with a suitably matched drive axle leaf spring (cost approx $1000 supplied & fitted). You are free to take your old springs away with you and sell them off for some cash back!

Can I get a suspension lift and put big tyres on?
In short yes, but within the confines of the relevant state laws. If you are thinking about getting a suspension lift, then this has to be done at the time of the conversion, as we use bigger springs and taller components. It is not worth you buying a lift kit immediately prior to the conversion as we have to replace the drive axle springs anyway. A typical suspension lift is 50mm (maximum legal). Tyres are a bit more tricky, as we can only certify tyre increases to a maximum of 50mm larger diameter than standard. Any bigger and this requires lane change & brake testing which is quite expensive. Offset rims are also an issue if they exceed the allowable track width for your make & model of vehicle, so before buying those extra rims check the maximum track width & offset with your tyre dealer and or double check with us.

Will registration go up?
Typically yes, as the registration in most states is based on either the GVM or tare weight. As most conversions have a GVM of 4,495Kg you can check with your local state/territory Dept of Transport to see what costs apply. Note that these costs will differ for public vs commercial use, but again it depends on your local regulations.

Where can I stay when my car is being converted?
Toowoomba has quite a few different caravan parks as well as the show grounds, with regular buses around town. Or why not take that island holiday so you can sip cocktails by the pool waiting for photo updates of your build progress from our team. If border uncertainty has you worried, then there are shipping options to get your come from home to us and return (extra cost)

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Six Wheeler licensing and rego

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