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

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

Post by vintageracer » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:03 pm

Try statewidelist.com for your searches.

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I un-check the search titles only box and CHECK the results in a single list.

Much easier to review.

Try it you might like it!
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1987 4WD Astro

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

Post by chuck.z » Fri Mar 04, 2016 3:23 am

LiftedAWDAstro wrote:The only differences between the 1999 - 2002 and 2003 - 2005 vans is that the 03 - 05 vans have rear disc brakes, 6 lug axles, 16" wheels and they seem to have either stiffer or more arched rear leaf springs. Other than that they are identical. I personally prefer the 02 and older with the rear drum brakes. They are much more reliable in our area due to all the salt and sand they put on the winter roads.
Doesn't the 03-on come with the upgraded spider injectors? Or did they come out earlier?

I was in the same boat a few months ago. My 96 AWD had sprung up a pretty bad lower intake gasket leak, and was overall pretty well worn out. I was on the hunt for an 03+ to replace it. Couldn't find anything remotely close by for a few months, so I took a few weekends and replaced the LIM gasket, front end, rebuilt the steering gear, and got new tires...

I still find myself looking for the unicorn if it ever pops up. If only the right one shows up locally...
1996 Astro Awd - All stock, soon to be lifted and camperized
1998 GMC Safari 2wd - Work van. 258k miles and counting

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

Post by doyoulikeithere » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:46 am

I would way rather find another 1987, 4.3, 5 speed shorty in really good shape.
2021 Yamaha Tenere 700 - Blue.
2016 Yamaha XSR900 - Silver.
1990 Astro - AWD - Brown.
1987 Astro - With 5 Speed & 4wd - Silver & Blue.

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

Post by ihatemybike » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:51 pm

doyoulikeithere wrote:I would way rather find another 1987, 4.3, 5 speed shorty in really good shape.
Found a Safari
http://missoula.craigslist.org/cto/5464388703.html
Aaron

2005 Astro (Gandalf) - AWD, 4.3L, 3.42, 130k+ miles
1997 Astro (Grumpy - $250 Rally Van) - AWD, 4.3L, 3.42, LSD, 2" lift, 31" tires, 335k+ orig engine, $30 eBay fuel pump
Prev Astros:99,97,00,94,87,86

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