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by timelessbeing
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap

Good question. All GM has now is the antiquated full size platform in 3/4t and 1t capacities. Their days are probably numbered. Especially with Biden. There is no 1/2t option. No AWD option. The City Express was a flop. I don't really have high hopes for whatever they come out with. Astro/Safari are...
by timelessbeing
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: ELECTRICAL
Topic: LED 1156 fittment issue and fix - reverse light upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: LED 1156 fittment issue and fix - reverse light upgrade

Thank you. How does the light from it look?

I notice that the LED is side-firing. Is there a reflector to guide the light straight out?
by timelessbeing
Sat Nov 14, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: OFF-ROAD
Topic: Engine oil leak drips onto front skid plate
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Engine oil leak drips onto front skid plate

Hi AP. Please only submit topics once. Thank you.
by timelessbeing
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap

Herbie wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:44 pm
At least one person over on Expedition Portal has done a 4x4 swap on an AWD express, so this should be doable. (With a Silverado NP242, IIRC)
I can't seem to find it. Any chance you have the link please?
by timelessbeing
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap

The 242 looks pretty slick. Full time constant mesh center diff AWD , or locked 4WD, or 4WD low range, and neutral. My documentations says the 242 was used in Jeeps (2500 kg weight rating) and H1 Hummers (4700 kg rated)
by timelessbeing
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap

Herbie wrote:
Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:27 pm
EDIT: There's a bit more info and some photos and a schematic on my Blog from when I swapped in the NP233:
https://herbiesworld.blogspot.com/2017/ ... -with.html
Thanks. That's perfect. My Express AWD has a 4L60E as well so this could come in handy in the future.
by timelessbeing
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:47 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap
Replies: 18
Views: 580

Re: looking for info for 1st gen AWD to 4x4 swap

Astrophysics wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:14 pm
I needed to add a jumper wire to the ECM to tell it it was in Low range.
That's rather interesting. I had no idea that the Astro had provisions for low range pre-installed. Do you have more info about that?
by timelessbeing
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:25 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: [sold] 2000 Owner's Manual + Repair manual
Replies: 4
Views: 1827

Re: 2000 Owner's Manual

Still available $15 + postage One owner's manual for the 2000 Chevrolet Astro or GMC Safari van, with vinyl cover. Excellent condition. No rips, missing pages or stains. You also get: - Haynes repair manual - a binder full of schematics, technical information and service manual printouts. https://se...
by timelessbeing
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: TRANSFER CASE
Topic: looking for info on 4472 to 231 swap
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: looking for info on 4472 to 231 swap

It's a bw4472. It's made by Borg Warner, not New Venture Gear.

The info you're looking for is all in the 'transfer case' forum section.

http://astrosafarivans.org/bb2/viewtopi ... 812#p80812
by timelessbeing
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: TIRES
Topic: Anyone running LT tires at this point?
Replies: 6
Views: 782

Re: Anyone running LT tires at this point?

If you travel forest roads then go for LTs. One shredded tire will be enough to change your mind. I've seen enough seemingly innocent rocks end a trip to convince me.
by timelessbeing
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:06 am
Forum: INTERIOR
Topic: Driver's Seat Flip
Replies: 6
Views: 1114

Re: Driver's Seat Flip

could it have been swapped with one of the rear seats?
by timelessbeing
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2536
Views: 465454

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

gunther wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:02 pm
I might just pull the front drive shaft for now and wait to fix the TC so I can drive the dern thing.
With a Borg Warner transfer case? No. Don't do that.

I had leaky oil cooler lines. I just cut off the factory crimps and replaced them with double hose clamps. Dry as a bone after.
by timelessbeing
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: Differential gear ratios
Replies: 11
Views: 20127

Re: Differential gear ratios

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