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by papagreen75
Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install
Replies: 26
Views: 8839

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

In my defense, the blocks were used only as secondary support along with jacks. Before I ever climb underneath a vehicle I rock it back and forth to be sure it is sold and steady. If the jack or blocks move, I reposition them until nothing moves. On this job I would have only used jack stands when d...
by papagreen75
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install
Replies: 26
Views: 8839

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Slept in a bit this morning and got started at the crack of brunch. I finished buttoning up the front end and installed my freshly modified $10 junk yard lower fan shroud. http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z371/papagreen75/van%20build/IMG_0371.jpg http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/z371/papagreen...
by papagreen75
Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:45 am
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install
Replies: 26
Views: 8839

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Well it's almost bed time and I didn't get as far after dinner as I had hoped to. Thanks to the roll of plastic I had laying around the garage (I never throw anything away), most of my tools stayed dry. Too bad the wheel was off the passenger side. The rotor got soaked and looks pretty bad now. I st...
by papagreen75
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:51 am
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install
Replies: 26
Views: 8839

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Guess this site doesnt like my HTML. Here is a link to my photobucket album:
http://s1186.photobucket.com/albums/z37 ... n%20build/
by papagreen75
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install
Replies: 26
Views: 8839

03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

So I started out the day planning to R&R upper and lower ball joints. After finishing only the drivers side upper, I changed my course. I figured the front end lift would be pretty simple (and it was...so far). I started by Jacking up the drivers side. I stacked some blocks and lowered the van onto ...
by papagreen75
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:04 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: How to R&R Lower Ball Joints on an 03 AWD Safari
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: How to R&R Lower Ball Joints on an 03 AWD Safari

Ended up passing on the lower BJ's since they looked like a real pain in the a-hole. Did get the front end lifted. Will start a new post on the build with lots of pix soon.
by papagreen75
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: How to R&R Lower Ball Joints on an 03 AWD Safari
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: How to R&R Lower Ball Joints on an 03 AWD Safari

Gonna give this a shot today. Might even get around to the OLV kit while I am under there. Wish me luck.
by papagreen75
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: How to R&R Lower Ball Joints on an 03 AWD Safari
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

How to R&R Lower Ball Joints on an 03 AWD Safari

Long time follower, first time poster. Have been reading the great info on these boards for the past couple of years. You guys lead me to buy my 03 AWD Safari April 1, 2010. Most passion I have had for a vehicle in years. Anyway, lets get to the point. Need to do lower ball joints on my ride asap. C...