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      TLX4X4 Canopy Customer Feedback

      TLX4X4 Canopy Customer Feedback

      Hi John,

      Just writing to tell you that I have now owned the LC79 that you helped with below, for 12 months. I am very happy with the TLX canopy and wanted to pass on my regards to the company for providing a robust build. 

      Whilst driving over the Outback Way this year on 1000+ km of dirt  over a month, the rear tray did not get any substantial dust ingress.  I get many compliments on the canopy and build quality - punters are impressed with the full seem welding.

      Thanks Jeremy

      TLX 4x4 now stock the new REDARC GOBLOCK 100 & 50 in Perth

      TLX 4x4 now stock the new REDARC GOBLOCK 100 & 50 in Perth

      REDARC, a leader in ruggedised mobile battery management, charging, and off-grid power solutions have extended their capability into portable power.

      Encompassing the 4WD, marine and outdoor recreational vehicle markets, GoBlock® can be used in a variety of applications that demand remote, vehicle and solar rechargeable portable power.

      “GoBlock® is the culmination customer feedback and extensive market research relating to the constraints of existing 4WD dual battery systems.  This highly engineered product features the latest in REDARCS’ proprietary DC charging technology which takes the guess work out of designing and building your own battery system” said Anthony Kittel, Managing Director.

      Uniquely Australian made and born from a dedication to innovation, the REDARC GoBlock® taps into the growing demand for portable and off-grid rechargeable power. The difference, however, is this product is built tough for the outdoors and optimised to be ultrafast charged while you drive.

      “I am excited for the owners of Ford Rangers and Mazda BT-50s among others who can’t fit a dual battery system under the bonnet, as this is the perfect solution” says Anthony Kittel.

      With USB, accessory, Merit, fridge and Anderson outputs, GoBlock® is the ideal solution for charging smart devices, phones, cameras, drones, as well as powering lights, compressors, fridges and more.

      Featuring lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery cells, GoBlock® offers 2000 cycles, some 4x greater cycle life than other brands on the market. The compact unit features an AC charger, DC charger, MPPT solar regulator, battery monitor and the lithium battery itself, all optimised to work flawlessly together and provide a portable auxiliary battery system no matter where you go.

      With multiple charging options, GoBlock® can be charged via DC input from the vehicle’s alternator while driving, AC or solar while parked and can accept up to 50 Amps from any DC power source utilising REDARC’s trusted DC charging technology, making it capable of charging a 100 Amp hour lithium battery in 2 hours.

      “Using Bluetooth, GoBlock® can connect to RedVision® our smartphone app that gives users access to the battery state of charge, system diagnostics, and input source information. This connection also allows GoBlock® to receive over-the-air software updates – the first product in our range to do so” Said Anthony Kittel 

      GoBlock® also includes a Start Battery Recovery (SBR) feature.  This is unique to GoBlock® and when activated via the RedVision® app, it enables you to safely recover a flat start battery, so you can always get yourself or a friend out of trouble.

      Extensively tested for durability and quality in REDARC’s state of the art South Australian manufacturing facility, GoBlock® has been built tough enough to withstand all the elements associated with outdoor activities. 

      The unit comes in either a 50 or 100Ah models and measures just 425x196x230mm, allowing plenty of space in the vehicle, boat or tent for all the other essentials.

      GoBlock® has been designed to perfectly complement REDARC’s existing product offerings such as our portable solar range, allowing REDARC to provide the total portable, versatile and durable off-grid power solution.  

      UTE TUB or TRAY? Why should you change?

      tlx 4x4 ute tray in perth wa
      Six of the ten top selling cars in Australia last month were 4WDs – and half of those were utes. Utes have been Australia’s best-selling cars for a long, long time now. The safety, comfort, power, and convenience of a dual cab means that owners have the best of both worlds.

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      OVERLOADED 4X4: Dangerous and results in hefty fines

      OVERLOADED 4X4: Dangerous and results in hefty fines

      If you have been 4WDing for a while, you must have heard of GCM and GVM. But what do they mean? 


      The Gross Vehicle Mass is the maximum your vehicle can weigh when you decide to head out for your 4WD adventures. It is specified by your car’s manufacturer in the driver’s door well and in your owner’s manual. The weight includes everything in and on your vehicle including the passengers and all your off-roading gear.


      Gross Combination Mass (GCM) is again specified by your manufacturer and is the combined weight of the vehicle and whatever it is towing. This does NOT increase if you increase the GVM of your vehicle.

      Source: https://marscampers.com.au/


      It is the mass of the brand-new vehicle with a full tank of fuel but excluding the accessories, passengers, and luggage.


      Put simply, it is the difference between the GVM and Kerb Weight.

      Here is an example using some common vehicles, all 2020 models:


      Toyota 79 D/Cab

      Hilux D/Cab SR5

      Ranger D/Cab XLT

      Kerb Weight (Kg)




      Gross Vehicle Mass (Kg)




      Payload (Kg)





      What is a GVM Upgrade?

      There is a solution to the weight problem that allows you to avoid any fines and does not compromise on your safety: GVM Upgrade.

      It is technically called a Second Stage Manufactured (SSM) modification that increases the GVM rating of your vehicle.

      At TLX4x4, we offer GVM Upgrades from Pedders and West Coast Suspension.

      Customers who invest in a TLX Chassis Mounted Canopy or a TLX Tray and Lift Off Canopy combination are advised to install a GVM Upgrade to their vehicle.

      If you need more info, feel free to get in touch with the sales team at TLX4x4.