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Old 08-03-2012, 12:09 PM
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They are KMC rockstar HD 18" , btw in my area they not to common they preety expenciv wheels and i never see them on e-150 and they are 5 lugs
 
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:14 PM
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I'd like some spacers, the narrow rear is a stupid design.
 
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:20 PM
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Yes when install wheels and flares i was surprise they like one inch each inside of rear fenders and it was looking so bad and i can see and feel so much different handling also i install kyb monomax shocks and they are great, overall van feels nice and tight on road and hard, turns so much better
 
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:48 PM
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Well, they went narrow to improve the turning radius, but it sacrifices stability, a sway bar in the rear is mandatory with it of the result is easy to roll over, that's why the 15 passengers have such a bad rep, along with stupid drivers, taking curves as if they're in a car.
 
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:50 PM
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Yea you right but believe me right now with all tese wheels spacers good shocks tires im taking the turns almost like a normal car it handles great
 
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Old 08-03-2012, 06:59 PM
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I gutted mine, built a deck in the rear with a subwoofer system, have a wheelchair lift, put bags inside the front coils, aired to 25 psi, to counter the leaning effect caused by the lift, I hang corners in my 15 passenger, stock rear wheel arrangement, so hard I have to hold myself up on the armrests, it doesn't even feel like it's gonna tip. One day I may replace the old factory shocks, I keep my tires aired to 80 psi due to keeping the wear on the front even, this 99 has yet to feel unstable, but 45,000 miles are all you can get on a set of HWY Coopers, on an 8000 lbs van.


 
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:04 PM
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Nice van i was thnking to put some air lifetrs on rear because my van is 150 and sometimes i carry dirt bike on hitch and lots of stuff inside and i was thinking to installed because its sits lil low then what brand do you have?
 
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Mine are bags that go inside the front coil springs, air lift, I want a pair for my 73, but they don't make them, so I have to measure to match a pair for it, they are great, but sacrifice the ride, made it stiff, and varies with the pressure. I found a pressure I was comfortable with, let it settle a month, then took it for an alignment, to correct the camber, it's important to keep the same psi or the tires will wear due to the camber changing.
 
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:14 AM
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That's how my Van looked like when i bought it.
I don't have an current picture, because i'm in the middle of a paintjob, but this is how he looked like a couple of months ago



I'll post pics when the exterior is done
 
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:28 AM
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Looks good, I like that bodystyle.
 
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Limo tint in back.

 
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Heres some good pics of the War Wagon





 
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Originally Posted by Cobra-Kai;
I'll post pics when the exterior is done
And now I'll do it:








I'm not really satisfied with the paint, cause the clear coat was running away in a number of areas.
And the filler is shining through in the back, cause the black layer was sprayed to thin.
So that's why there are so many stickers on the right rear door - better than what's underneath it

But if i think about it i can be happy with it because:
- I paintet it outside instead of a dust-free room
- Parts of it i painted in darkness -> in one hand the spraygun, in the other a lamp
- It was hard for me to reach the roof - always ladder up, ladder down
 
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:19 PM
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How do you get away with the spare tire covering your license plate? I've got a ladder just like yours on the rear door and was wanting to mount a spare that way.
 
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Drivingmad44 View Post
How do you get away with the spare tire covering your license plate? I've got a ladder just like yours on the rear door and was wanting to mount a spare that way.

I'm pretty sure his license plate is on the spare tire cover.
 

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