New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by RINNY » Sat Mar 28, 2015 6:45 pm

No Slicky I am going top use the stock diameter bolts , just longer.

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by Stroverlander » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:46 am

Do you mean hardware "grade", like 8.8, 10.9, etc or bolt length, ie not going too long and risk shearing?

OLV supplied 130mm 8.8 bolts with 2" body lift even though stock are 96mm and additional 2" would be closer to 150mm. Perhaps that is what he is talking about.

Unless you're going to weld in subframe spacers and use stock length hardware, I don't see aluminum spacers offering much if anything over nylon but everyone has there own approach.
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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by Astrophysics » Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:27 am

My account does not seem to let me attach photos??

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by A-Team » Sun Mar 29, 2015 11:25 pm

Also not able to upload photos......... What's up?

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by Stroverlander » Mon Mar 30, 2015 12:46 am

Not sure but can upload to a site like Imgur and paste link provided here.
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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by mdmead » Mon Mar 30, 2015 3:03 am

I've never tried to upload pics here... always host them on Photobucket and embed them.
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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by RINNY » Tue Mar 31, 2015 12:02 am

Going to use the Journey:

Super lift Kit
Brake line extention
Bump Stops
All fasteners included

ATS springs
22-1195XHD - Chevy Astro and Safari Compact rated at 2550lbs
Van Leaf Spring, Rear XHD
Leaf Spring Eye Bolt Kit, Grade 8 (2 Bolt Kit)
Chevy/GMC Astro Safari Upper U-Bolt Kit(2
U-Bolt Kit w/ Stud Bolts)

I want to replace the body mount bushing when I install the 2" body lift pucks. Will this kit work?
Prothane 7-108-BL Black Body and Standard Cab Mount Bushing Kit - 12 Piece
http://www.amazon.com/Prothane-7-108-BL ... B003AVR8FQ

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by Slicky » Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:57 am

Pretty sure that is the body rubber kit I used . It was a big improvement and I don't think I would do a body lift again without them . Looking forward to seeing some pics when you're done.

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by Stroverlander » Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:53 pm

Are there two threads? :)

Yes, that is the Prothane kit I used or Energy Suspension 3.4116
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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by Slicky » Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:45 pm

Yes there 2 threads :swords:

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by RINNY » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:04 am

What can I say I was over anxious and posted in 2 places when I joined, LOL.

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Re: New 2003 AWD asto owner wants to lift

Post by Stroverlander » Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:08 pm

Hey, it happens when you've got Astrovanliftitis! :cheers:
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