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by Meterpig
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:12 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: Swapping from the NP136 to the BW4472 (need feedback please)
Replies: 11
Views: 4991

Re: Swapping from the NP136 to the BW4472 (need feedback ple

So here is the deal, the tcase sits on my work bench. I have sourced a front shaft..and that is the next step. I don't want to swap it to my current van as it's not an 05. But...I realize swapping it to the new van won't be hard either. At any rate, I love having the tcase and the option of the Borg...
by Meterpig
Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350330

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

well the cap and rotor made the spark a little better but still no fire. Swapped out the Crankshaft Position Sensor ( figured mine is org with over 200k km and dirty as hell ) but still no fire. Keep in mind I am doing this at work between phone calls and loading trucks LOL After lunch I pulled one...
by Meterpig
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:34 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: astro awd vs express awd
Replies: 9
Views: 4705

Re: astro awd vs express awd

I researched this choice for about 6 months. Here are my conslusions based on the 2007-2009 AWD Pros: 1)Space-(duh) 2)Larger rear axle 3)Full time AWD (no computer/clutch drama). Viscous clutch 4)Higher clearance stock 5)5.3L motor. Best and toughest chevy ever made. 6)4L80 transmission vs. 4l60 (ma...
by Meterpig
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Well guys I did it.
Replies: 7
Views: 3878

Re: Well guys I did it.

I see those at the pick and pulls. Very, very handy.
by Meterpig
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )
Replies: 18
Views: 9663

Re: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )

Does a 2005 not have the same transfercase as a 2002? Other than 6 lug wheels and rear disc brakes is there much difference? Honestly my 98 is in better condition than most of the newer vans I looked at . Just curious what the diving force for a newer van is . It does have the same "Tcase" (I use q...
by Meterpig
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )
Replies: 18
Views: 9663

Re: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )

It took me a year to find the van that I have now. I looked at a lot of duds before I found one that was about 95% of what I was looking for. I have rear AC but no rear heat and this van came from Colorado. The rear heat would be nice but I can survive without it since I got most of the other thing...
by Meterpig
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )
Replies: 18
Views: 9663

Re: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )

So, when I checked out Rock Auto, the front calipers on 03 and up seem to be 2 piston while 02 and older seem to be single piston. I prefer dual piston. The braking on my current astro is barely adequate. In reading other members experiences with finding and retrofitting larger rear brakes, I don't ...
by Meterpig
Thu Jan 15, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )
Replies: 18
Views: 9663

Re: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )

It's sort of funny you posted this one. If I look at the photos, it does not have rear heat. I let the dealer know this..they disagreed...but when I clarified it..they never replied. Probably realized they got a bum deal.
by Meterpig
Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Astro van and their owner's retirements..kinda quiet
Replies: 38
Views: 13966

Re: Astro van and their owner's retirements..kinda quiet

I have been quiet on the two forums (this one and the sell out one)...and have noticed a drop in overall traffic. When I got the van 3 years ago..lots of activity..now not soo much. Is this a trend? Am I wrong on this? Apparently there was so much traffic that the other site was sold...so maybe it'...
by Meterpig
Sun Jan 11, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )
Replies: 18
Views: 9663

On the hunt for a Unicorn (2005 AWD astro/safari )

The plan is now completed and approved by the boss. We currently own a 2002 Astro. To be honest, it has not been as reliable as my 1999 4runner. That said...I understand that the 4runner was overbuilt...the astro is just built. Anyway, we have had this van for a little over 4 years. I have killed tw...
by Meterpig
Sat Jan 10, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Bought yesterday
Replies: 2
Views: 2468

Re: Bought yesterday

If that truck had a stick...it would be worth it. Auto and old 5.7? Two time bombs.

Nice welder. I live in Colorado. Don't think the glock can reach that far.
by Meterpig
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: 4.10 gears install
Replies: 24
Views: 9651

Re: 4.10 gears install

Just want to say... I googled "4.10 Gears Astro" and this was the first or second google hit. This site pops up about 60 percent of the time on astro google searches. Fun stuff.
by Meterpig
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: BODY
Topic: Motorhome body on 99 SAFAR AWD
Replies: 33
Views: 11816

Re: Motorhome body on 99 SAFAR AWD

That is pretty cool. I am wondering how it looks on the inside?
by Meterpig
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Just got the call I feared would come someday
Replies: 11
Views: 5533

Re: Just got the call I feared would come someday

My mother has done a fantastic job of alienating herself from everyone...I finally had to put some distance between us as she was not safe around my kids. I suspect to be in your exact situation at some point...sorry.
by Meterpig
Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: WHO ARE WE?? - Post your ugly mug
Replies: 255
Views: 70176

Re: WHO ARE WE?? - Post your ugly mug

Here is the most recent photo of me and the fam. For reference, I am the fat guy on the right.

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