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Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

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

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:57 am
by WoodButcher
Good stuff. The van is a beauty. =D>

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:16 am
by papagreen75
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.

Here is a glamor shot as promised.
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Gotta get back on craigslist to find a cheap brush guard.

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:24 am
by astroturf
Glamor On Brother...

That Shot belongs in an Off-Road Mag.

Nicely Done, Jim

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:32 pm
by unrreal
those hummer wheels look kickass on the van =D> =D> keep us posted!!!

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:20 pm
by Astrophysics
Very nice

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:24 pm
by Astrophysics
My 2003 AWD with 2 inch lift
Photos later

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:45 pm
by Astrophysics
The server does not seem to let me attach photos right now. I will try later.
AP

2003 AWD. 2 " lift
Tow hooks, and behind bumper cross bars for grille guard.
Rear air shocks
Bench seat Chrysler mini van dual fold mounted on uni strut to astro pedestal
Rear side mounted 2 person folding seat from Trooper
Front bucket seats from Trooper
Aux tranny cooler, aux pwr strng cooler
Rear oem 2" hitch
AP

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:04 pm
by littlevanman
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?

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:15 am
by arlon
Sure looks good. Love that color scheme on your van!

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:33 am
by justice
this is the post that inspired me to get the H3 wheels for my 04 Cargo... :guitar:

Re: 03 Safari 4" OLV Lift Install

Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:18 am
by 97CargoCrawler
I had not seen this thread until now....

AWESOME!

:cheers: