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by rvflyfish
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: DIY lift kit 2003 Safari
Replies: 65
Views: 50411

Re: DIY lift kit 2003 Safari

There's a thread about a 3+1 lift on here or the other Astro/Safari forum. That's 3" pucks and 1" torsion bar crank. I did a 2+2 lift but if I had it to do over again I would go 3+1. Less cranking of the torsion bars gives a better ride. Btw, I used rear leafs from SDTruckSprings.com and the rear en...
by rvflyfish
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: How to wire up a NP 236 in place of a 136.
Replies: 163
Views: 59038

Re: How to wire up a NP 236 in place of a 136.

Nice! Wow, 6 months. That must feel great!
by rvflyfish
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: How to wire up a NP 236 in place of a 136.
Replies: 163
Views: 59038

Re: How to wire up a NP 236 in place of a 136.

Your mom sounds like a real character. That's great.

Yeah the Photobucket thing. Ugh. Felt like they really screwed everybody. That's why I have no issue posting up a workaround. Glad it helped you.
by rvflyfish
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: NP236/246 hybrid build
Replies: 19
Views: 10150

Re: NP236/246 hybrid build

racr you say, "The front output shaft shown above the planetary on the right is from the 246 and will NOT fit in the 236/136 case. It uses different sized bearings not compatible with the 236/136 cases."

So did you have to swap the 236 front output shaft onto the 246 planetary?
by rvflyfish
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: How to wire up a NP 236 in place of a 136.
Replies: 163
Views: 59038

Re: How to wire up a NP 236 in place of a 136.

racrx7, Capn, Snowgeek, awesome info. Thank you for all your time and energy! For those unable to see images, someone on Expo posted plug-ins for Firefox and Chrome that fix the Photobucket problem: http://forum.expeditionportal.com/threads/177041-Firefox-and-google-chrome-plug-ins-so-you-can-see-qu...
by rvflyfish
Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: V8 - SMALL BLOCK
Topic: anyone here been through a California refferee station?
Replies: 10
Views: 5492

Re: anyone here been through a California refferee station?

Gabequest, you have an '04 with a 5.7 out of a '99 Suburban, right? How did it go with the referee? Darren Cole (SoCali V8) said, "The engine swap law in KarliFornia is the motor must be the same year as the vehicle or newer, and retain all its smog equipment that must work, including the check engi...
by rvflyfish
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:46 am
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: My DIY Roof Rack Picture with light
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

Re: My DIY Roof Rack Picture with light

How are the cross members attached to the outer frame?
by rvflyfish
Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?
Replies: 37
Views: 16209

Re: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?

Thanks PV, thanks Strover. BTW Strover, I went with the Ranchos. An awesome shop in Santa Rosa called Yodaman agreed with your recommendation. Said they were much better than Bilsteins. And he sells both.
by rvflyfish
Mon Oct 27, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?
Replies: 37
Views: 16209

Re: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?

Photo_Van, when you drilled and cut the shock mounts, what did you do with the brake line that's bolted to the back of the passenger side mount? Did you cut it off just below the bolt, leaving about 1/2" of the tab hanging below the axle? Or did you remount the brake line elsewhere?
by rvflyfish
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: EXTERIOR
Topic: Are front door handles supposed to look like this?
Replies: 2
Views: 2275

Are front door handles supposed to look like this?

Both my driver's and passenger door handles slant inward toward the door. The slider handle is straight. I'm thinking it's right and the other two are wrong. Is that the case?
by rvflyfish
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?
Replies: 37
Views: 16209

Re: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?

I'll second that emotion, very sloppy indeed. Thanks for the tip, PhotoVan. I'll try the latter.
by rvflyfish
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?
Replies: 37
Views: 16209

Re: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?

Ugh, sorry those pics aren't right side up. I don't know what happened there. The orientation is right when I look at them on my computer.
by rvflyfish
Mon Oct 20, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?
Replies: 37
Views: 16209

Re: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?

My buddy and I did the lift yesterday. Getting the new leaf springs in was kind of a PITA, but we finally accomplished it. One issue though: the rear axle has rotated about half an inch forward on the passenger side and half an inch rearward on the driver's side. Passenger side.JPG Drivers side.JPG ...
by rvflyfish
Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?
Replies: 37
Views: 16209

Re: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?

True. Re-valving is $75 a shock.
by rvflyfish
Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?
Replies: 37
Views: 16209

Re: Shock mounts, Bilstein HDs, wheels & tires for 4" lift?

I just talked with reps at Bilstein. They suggested the 5125 series shock, part number 33–062518. It has the following dimensions: Collapsed length 12.07" Extended length 18.5" External diameter 2" Damping rate 255 over 70 That damping rate might be an issue. According to the rep, stock damping on A...