03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by T.Low » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:42 pm

Looking at this thread during lunch, so i'm scrolling down thru the pics and text while eating a sandwich, scrolling, scrolling scrolling, OH!... Big Grin at the finished product. =D>

Looks sweet. Looks so good it's making me reconsider the front lift (I still have not installed the OLV Keys).

I gotta agree with Herbs, though, why spend good dough on a lot of good tools, but then not use jack stands where your safety is concerned.

The van looks super. :yawinkle:
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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by WoodButcher » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:57 am

Good stuff. The van is a beauty. =D>
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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by papagreen75 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:16 am

In my defense, the blocks were used only as secondary support along with jacks. Before I ever climb underneath a vehicle I rock it back and forth to be sure it is sold and steady. If the jack or blocks move, I reposition them until nothing moves. On this job I would have only used jack stands when doing the leaf springs. Even then I would have had to set them on pavers to get the height needed for the rear of the van. Using jack stands fully extended is not very safe. Using undersized jackstands is also unsafe.

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Got the alignment done today and it drives great. Have a little rattle over bumps coming from the back. I think it might be the muffler bracket on the rear leaf. Raining again, so I cant get under there and check it out. Will go back through and tighten everything up again over the weekend. ABS light comes and goes, guessing I got crud on one of the front sensors. Will mess with that while I am under there.

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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by astroturf » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:24 am

Glamor On Brother...

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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by unrreal » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:32 pm

those hummer wheels look kickass on the van =D> =D> keep us posted!!!
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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by Astrophysics » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:20 pm

Very nice

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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by Astrophysics » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:24 pm

My 2003 AWD with 2 inch lift
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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by Astrophysics » Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:45 pm

The server does not seem to let me attach photos right now. I will try later.
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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by littlevanman » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:04 pm

Lift looks great, especially on a newer van. I did the 4" OLV lift on my 97 AWD. Have you solved that camber problem. I am having trouble getting rid of mine completely. Got any tips?

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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by arlon » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:15 am

Sure looks good. Love that color scheme on your van!
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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by justice » Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:33 am

this is the post that inspired me to get the H3 wheels for my 04 Cargo... :guitar:
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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Post by 97CargoCrawler » Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:18 am

I had not seen this thread until now....

AWESOME!

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