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by Captn. Crunch
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: DRIVETRAIN
Topic: 1987 Astro Tiger 2wd To AWD/4x4
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Re: 1987 Astro Tiger 2wd To AWD/4x4

Great project-I love those tigers! You will be going from carbed to fi right? If so you will need the ECM included in the swap. The BW4472 tc in the 93 was I tried and true unit but parts are no longer available. The np236 swap is all electric and electronic and I wouldn’t recommend it unless you lo...
by Captn. Crunch
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: what have I done to improve my Astro over the years.
Replies: 5
Views: 2869

Re: what have I done to improve my Astro over the years.

Nice list of upgrades! El Camino rear bumper huh? I’ve been spending quite a bit of time under my van lately needle gunning and rust proofing. I’ve been staring at the rear hitch and bumper set up looking to shorten the whole thing up. I’ve never really liked the way it protrudes sooo far past the r...
by Captn. Crunch
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: TOWING
Topic: Hitch for '03 Cargo
Replies: 4
Views: 3382

Re: Hitch for '03 Cargo

The first hitch you linked to has a bow to it that will match the curve of the rear bumper if that’s important to you but the other two have twice the frame mount surface and that’s a notable difference. The receiver on mine is tucked under the bumper cover and poses no obstacle. I never remove the ...
by Captn. Crunch
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: REAR AXLE / DRIVE SHAFT
Topic: G80 & GT4 for 2004 AWD Astro Conversion
Replies: 33
Views: 4849

Re: G80 & GT4 for 2004 AWD Astro Conversion

Quote: I just picked up my Astro Quattro from the shop. I ended up going with Yukon 3.73 Ring and Pinions that don't appear to make any additional noise. This is with the the Truetrac in the rear and the MFactory in the front. The front torsion is mounted in the stock aluminum casing Just a minor er...
by Captn. Crunch
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: REAR AXLE / DRIVE SHAFT
Topic: NP 233 spline count appears to be 32 in and out
Replies: 3
Views: 694

Re: NP 233 spline count appears to be 32 in and out

If by Blazer, you mean S-10 Blazer, then the doner vehicle also has the same 7.2 front diff. If you go back for the front prop shaft you can take measurements of yours before you go. If the shafts are the same length take the Blazer front diff yoke also. Then you can simply swap yokes and good to go
by Captn. Crunch
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: 96 Lifted, Locked, AWD, Safari in Tacoma
Replies: 3
Views: 1752

Re: 96 Lifted, Locked, AWD, Safari in Tacoma

Sooooo far away )>)
by Captn. Crunch
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: AUDIO / VIDEO
Topic: Safari SLE upgrade-speaker question
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: Safari SLE upgrade-speaker question

Still following! So I’m here to admit that I am an audiophile Sarg. Schultz - I know nothing NOTHING! I do appreciate good sound though so I am truly interested in how you end up re-speakering your van. Do you have a ball park $$ amount for what you’re looking at?
by Captn. Crunch
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Shock Absorber choices?
Replies: 10
Views: 4812

Re: Shock Absorber choices?

Umm personally I would give them to anyone who asked for one. I don’t think anyone who was in need of a pearl would care where it came from. a·nal·o·gy /əˈnaləjē/ Learn to pronounce noun a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification. "an analogy between t...
by Captn. Crunch
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: AUDIO / VIDEO
Topic: Safari SLE upgrade-speaker question
Replies: 8
Views: 1996

Re: Safari SLE upgrade-speaker question

I was just looking at speaker sets for my van at Crutchfield inc. but I think I will watch with great interest as you explore options for what appears to be amazing sound in your van.
Carry on!? :guitar:
by Captn. Crunch
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Shock Absorber choices?
Replies: 10
Views: 4812

Re: Shock Absorber choices?

If a not very nice lady was eaten by a grizzly bear, would you sift through the bear poop for the pearls she was wearing?
by Captn. Crunch
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: SUSPENSION
Topic: Shock Absorber choices?
Replies: 10
Views: 4812

Re: Shock Absorber choices?

by Captn. Crunch
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Topic: Speedometer No longer works HELP
Replies: 25
Views: 11352

Re: Speedometer No longer works HELP

Yikes ! Troubles are only supposed to come in three’s!!
Welcome back
by Captn. Crunch
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: FRONT AXLE / DRIVE AND CV SHAFTS
Topic: Front diff swap
Replies: 10
Views: 2309

Re: Front diff swap

I copied lumpdog on that one. He used rectangular steel tubing for his lift, 3”x5” iirc. I used 2”x3” because I had a chunk leaning against the shed and didn’t need to do the steering shaft. I drilled straight thu and then drilled another hole 1/2” forward on just one side. Deburring tool to dress i...
by Captn. Crunch
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: Rear shock re mount
Replies: 10
Views: 4129

Re: Rear shock re mount

Ya it’s not a game changer either way but I’ve always hated having those things dangling under the van. It’s a cleaner look and a simple job so I did it. Wheeling here in NE. it’s the tree stumps that kill ya. You hit a rock and it’ll slide, you hit a stump and your backing up and changing your line...
by Captn. Crunch
Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: anyone here from New England
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: anyone here from New England

Count me in. Coming out of S.E. Ct.
Welcome back to the right coast. I’m also a member of explore NH so ya I’m up for this!