The VMN Body LIft kit for the Toyota Hilux is what established the VMN brand. Little did we know 10 years ago when starting to manufacture the kit as an after hours hobby that it would form the basis of a full time business that now operates from dedicated commercial warehouse and manufacturing facilities in Acacia Ridge, Queensland., Australia.
The VMN body lift has been so successful because of our commitment to deliver a complete product to our customers and our quest for continuous improvement. This has led to the inclusion of a number of additional components over the years without increasing prices to our customers. It's hard to believe that in 2019, 10 years after the initial launch, we are still enhancing the product.
One of the things that sets our body lift kits apart from any others worldwide is our attention to detail in the components we include and the quality of our instructions which have been honed by user feedback over many years. For our non-English speaking customers we provide instructions in their native language with their purchase.
The VMN body lift raises the body of the vehicle 50mm above the chassis by inserting 50mm spacers between the chassis and the body. We do not manufacture any other height. To achieve a 50mm body lift, a number of other components need modifying and the most difficult of these is to extend the steering shaft in such a way that it remains safe by ensuring recommended spline engagement is maintained, universal joints are not overextended and this critical vehicle steering system remains compliant with government regulations.
We include radiator drop brackets to ensure the radiator remains centred on the fan, air inlet extensions and fuel filler extended brackets and longer fuel filler hoses if required. We also include radiator bottle relocation brackets to prevent damage to the radiator overflow bottle from the air conditioning pulley if required. As part of the product family we also offer mud skirt kits to prevent mud from the wheel arches entering the engine bay. For vehicles with top mount intercoolers, we have a spacer that raises the engine cover so it seals around the bonnet scope to retain air flow through the intercooler. This has been designed to allow the mounting of an intercooler fan for additional cooling under extreme offroad conditions.
Please be aware of inferior competitor products. We know that if you don’t extend the steering when fitting a body lift, there is a high probability the steering shaft will snap from constant flexing offroad. Also be aware that zinc coated or welded steering extensions are not permitted in any Australian state due to the risk of failure. To this day, the VMN steering extension remains the only one we are aware of that meets Australian Design Rule (ADR) requirements and is backed by independent engineering analysis. Thats why we issue a certificate with every body lift kit we sell so that vehicle engineers Australia wide can be confident that our body lift kit is compliant and safe to fit where engineering approval is required.