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Old 07-25-2014, 04:08 PM
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What size tires?

If you get some pics, I would love to check it out.

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Old 07-25-2014, 05:04 PM
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I think it looks pretty cool...thanks

I'll take several pics tomorrow...working right now. I'll post several pics i took of the rear lift blocks before install too.

I believe if your looking for a rig as you described...this would probably suit your needs. i have taken it up a pretty steep rocky and grass incline prior to the lift. It does a really good job...Freaked my mother out a little...hahahaha

The tires are 205x75rx15 General Grabber AT2. They fit with no problems on a stock Aerostar (27 1/8" tall). If I had the lift prior to the tires, I could have went a little larger tire. The speedometer is electronic, and more accurate now than before.

The rims are American Racing Baja AR172 (15 x 7). A 215 series tire would have fit a little easier on the rim. The 205 is narrow and hard to set the bead.

The 215 would have been 27 3/4" tall, and i feared rubbing when i turned due to the additional 10 cm (appx 3/8").
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:52 PM
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Here are some pics...

I wish i had a little larger tire...definitely wider, but i will wait until i wear these out.Click the image to open in full size.

Rear Lift blocks


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Rear lift block closeup


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Rear lift block installed - suspension unloaded and shock connected.


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No lift block installed - suspension unloaded and no shock connected


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Completed lift


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Completed lift


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Rear view of lift installed - vehicle on ground


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Rear block..snug fit


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Front wheel opening


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Old 07-28-2014, 07:55 PM
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Looks awesome!!

How does the 4.0 do? Plenty of power?
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:56 PM
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What did the overall lift come to?
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Old 07-28-2014, 07:56 PM
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I am planning to install a rear sway bar...

I will probably lower the rear brake line connection just to be safe. I am adding a stock used bracket, a short length of brake like and just reconnect. No modification to the hard line on the van.

Adding this lift DID affect the CAMBER of the front. It appears to be negative...but a little negative will make it handle better...i will get it checked when i have time, just to verify the numbers.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:02 PM
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P.S. excuse my welds...I haven't welded in a while and should have practiced before i did these. I was in a hurry to get it done.

I welded the galvanized and got kind of nauseous for 24 hours...I took precautions, but not enough i guess...and milk doesn't help much after your already sick...f.y.i.

Zinc poisoning isn't very fun...lol
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:07 PM
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The 4.0 is adequate for power. I have towed stuff with this....
Typically utility trailers to the dump, etc....

I think i need to repalced my MAF again...The truck has a slow pulse feeling when i am going down the freewatClick the image to open in full size.

Rear wheelwell

The 4.0 is a much better engine than the 3.0. I have read there were a lot of problems with that engine.
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:11 PM
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I really like your van.

Thinking of upgrading to a 4.0 AWD.

Gonna need that kit!!!! lol
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