Next is the rear air bags, and compressed air system. I'll use the compressed air for the air bags first, and then eventually it will power a diff locker and some train horns. I loved train horns on my last truck. Air Zenith air compressors are kinda expensive, but they are nice and rebuildable. A set of 4 train trumpets can empty a 5 gallon tank in less than 30 seconds, so its nice to have a quality compressor to refill the tank quick.
Then the wheels and tires. I ordered the new BFG Rugged Terrain (not Rugged Trail) 275/65/18/E, and some 18" MB Motoring wheels.
FYI, All E250 & E350 vans have 8 x 165 wheel lugs. Whereas 99+ F250 and F350 have 8 x 170 lugs. Why don't they make the vans and trucks have the same bolt pattern so they can use the same wheels? The vans get no love.
Got the air bags installed. I like em. They go up to 100psi, but I like it set around 20psi when unloaded. At 20psi it lifts the rear about an inch. At 50psi its a couple inches.
I also removed a row of seats. Now its easier to get in the van and more room to stretch your legs out. I added a couple 12v power outlets in the rear too, for charging up all our ipods and ipads, etc.
All hinged doors. Ill use it for hauling the family, hunting/fishing trips, and pulling my enclosed car trailer and dune buggy. And business purposes. I go to trade shows and stuff for my RC company. KillerRC.com - Home of Killer R/C Parts
Killer, again thank for the miror instructions. I'm not trying to steal you thread I just thought you would like to see another lifted van This is my 2011 Quigley they lift them 3" in the front and 4" in the rear. Thoses are 265's under the wheel wells and there is room for 305's I think. And since you are doing some nice up grades I also include picture of my dash.
Last edited by RICKWV; 05-10-2011 at 07:37 PM.
Reason: Forgot two of the numbers/tyring for Pic's
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.