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Old 17-03-2017, 11:25 PM
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Default Up rate towing capacity on a van

Hi All,
as the title asks, does anyone know if you can upgrade the towing capacity on a 3.5 ton panel van?

I remember seeing a link on here for a company doing it to Hilux pick-ups, just wondering if its possible?

Google not throwing much up, only towing laws etc!

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Old 18-03-2017, 06:48 AM
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Try svtech in leyland, i know they can provide help with vehicle plating alterations.
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Old 18-03-2017, 09:13 AM
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Don't think you can on panel vans and if you could would probably need ti be a rwd van. Might be easier/cheaper to change vans to iveco 35c or a pickup
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Old 18-03-2017, 07:26 PM
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I updated my crafter from 2t to 2.8t towing capacity with sv tech. What van are you wanting to uprate?
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Old 18-03-2017, 08:26 PM
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WhAt is involved in up rating? Is it a physical change to the van e.g. brakes suspension? Or is it purely a paper exercise?

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Old 18-03-2017, 09:56 PM
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WhAt is involved in up rating? Is it a physical change to the van e.g. brakes suspension? Or is it purely a paper exercise?

Jordan
On mine i had to send a picture of the chassis plate and confirm the ratio of the diff fitted in the rear axle. They didn't need to inspect van and just sent me a secondary data plate to fix next to the standard one. No parts needed to be changed.
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Ahh ok I see but how does it work? Or how is it legal. And not asking for prices but is it expensive?

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Oh and sorry forgot to ask is it changed on the van tax you know the part with all the weights?
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Old 19-03-2017, 12:25 AM
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Didn't change anything tax wise as was still a standard commercial vehicle under 3500kg. Not sure about other cases, but the crafter had a designed towing capacity of 2800kg, but for an unknown reason is only rated in the uk to tow 2000kg. There was a way via factory/dealers to make it 2800kg but every dealer I asked had no idea how to do it! Some even told me I would need to run a tacho if uprating Sv tech were very easy to deal with, I don't actually know what they did in the background apart from provide additional plate but I'm sure everything is legit! It's about 5 years ago now when I had it done, was 120.
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Ok so I finally look into to this as I'd like to up the payload of the trailer just a bit.

Sv tech Can re class it to 6.3 ton gross. but it involves a diff change to a lower ratio. To whole thing would cost just over 1000.

I don't think it's worth it for what I want and need.
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